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From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

1. From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

Embark on a boat tour through the waters of Tromso and Skjervoy and watch for whales and wildlife as you gaze at the beautiful landscapes of Norway. Spot different animals, in particular, the Orca, and learn the history from your guide. Begin the tour at 8 AM and be the first boat into the whale-watching area from Tromso. Take your time admiring the majestic Orca whales in complete silence for the ultimate chance to hear their charming calls. While on board, delight in food and snacks, and sip on a hot drink. Look out over the landscape and hear the crew's stories and information about the whales, and other wildlife such as seagulls, the white-tailed eagle, guillemots, wider ducks, and cormorants. Discover the coast of Tromso and SKjerboy, widely considered among the best areas in the region for spotting whales. Be on the lookout for the inquisitive humpback and killer whales swimming and feeding on herring. Frame all the action through the lens of your camera. With outdoor decking and indoor seating on board the heated boat, you can enjoy an up-close experience with Norway’s native wildlife. 

From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

2. From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

Watch magnificent humpback whales and orcas feed on shoals of herring when they migrate to Skjervoy between November and January. Enjoy a scenic panoramic drive from Tromso to Skjervoy, then hop into a rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your guide. Once in Skjervoy, receive a warm flotation suit before getting into the RIB. Then, set off on a 2.5-hour whale watching excursion in the Kvaenangen Fjord. Marvel at the natural scenery and keep your eyes peeled for orcas and humpback whales, as well as other local wildlife. After your excursion, refresh with some sandwiches, tea, and coffee before driving back to Tromso.

Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

3. Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

Enjoy a whale-watching adventure on a RIB speedboat. Search for humpback whales and orcas frolicking in their natural habitat as you sip on hot drinks admiring the views. Start by meeting in central Tromsø where you will join your fellow explorers on the bus route to the island of Skjervøy. Relax on the 4-hour journey on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with WiFi and toilets onboard. Meet your guide in Skjervøy which is the town closest to the feeding grounds of the whales. Be escorted to the dressing room where you will put on your protective thermal gear. Then, board the speedboat and begin the search. Look out for humpback whales and orcas in their natural habitat. Learn about them and other local marine life with an experienced guide, and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and tasty Norwegian sweet bread. After approximately 3 hours onboard the rib boat, you will return to harbor and warm up with tea and coffee in the dressing room. From here, your guide will escort you back to the bus, give you a packed lunch of a baguette and bottled water to enjoy on the relaxing journey back to Tromsø.

Skjervoy: RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour

4. Skjervoy: RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour

Every year at the end of October, huge shoals of herrings arrive around Skjervoy and the Kvanangen Fjord 3.5 hours North East of Tromso. Hundreds of Orcas and many Humpback whales follow these shoals of herring and stay around Skjervoy until the end of January. For your whale watching excursion, you will be picked from the meeting point in Skjervoy, and provided with a warm floatation suit. You will then board a small RIB boat to head out to see. You will see many whales, and even hear and smell them. Enjoy their company and take as many photos as you like. It will be cold, so make sure you bring warm and waterproof clothes for the excursion. We will give you flotation suits that you will wear on top of your own clothes. An experienced instructor will be there to answer any questions you might have about the whales or the area. When the excursion is over, you will have sandwiches, tea and coffee in the local operator's office to warm you up.

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4.7 / 5

based on 585 reviews

amazing day! the boat is small but it has everything you need (comfy seats, tables, toilets and spacious deck). Unlimited hot drinks and cookies are provided all day and hot soup on the way back! The staff were really friendly and eager to talk with you throughout the journey. The size of the boat makes it possible to go really close to the whales which is great! we saw many orcas and a few humpback whales. The whole 8 hour journey is beautiful among the icy fjords! highly recommend this trip!

Superb experience! We saw dozens and dozens of orcas as well as a dozen humpback whales. The boat is very comfortable. However, we must expect movement because we are not on a lake! Also, it should be noted that if you have never been on a boat to see marine animals, do not be surprised at the lack of information provided by the crew. Nevertheless I think they are open to all questions! The meal is light but hot, bring something to snack on :)

Perfect round. We were able to see several orcas. The crew did not hesitate to go further than expected for this!

Whales for 30 minutes and killer whales to finish with the sun… day dreamed and realized…. Magical

A very good whale watching trip, thanks to our captain! A group worth recommending!