5. From Tromsø: 3 Day Cod Fishing Tour
The outer Troms region is one of the best fishing destinations because of the abundance in marine life due to a sustained, clean and balanced ecosystem. For thousands of years, the arctic Atlantic cod (skrei) have migrated from the Barents Sea to the northern Norwegian coast to spawn between February and March. This historic fishery was a key factor in the foundation of Norway's development as a country and is still one of the world's largest seasonal fisheries. The majority of the cod have been and are still caught in the Norwegian arctic. On this 3-day fishing trip, you will be jigging with a fishing rod, and no experience is needed. Whether you are a seasoned fisher or beginner, the crew will help teach you how to use the equipment onboard the yacht. The chances of catching a big Atlantic cod are almost guaranteed. Learn about the Atlantic cod and the history of this incredible fishery and enjoy the the luxury of living aboard a yacht. Experience the spectacular nature and picturesque views surrounding Tromsø while aboard sailing yacht Stella Oceana. We provide a classy, comfortable, spacious and relaxed atmosphere with friendly and professional crew. On this tour, you can expect to catch a big Atlantic cod, capture great photos, relax in a hot tub, watch for northern lights and eat fresh fish. DAY 1 (Friday) Check-in to the yacht in Tromsø at 10:00am Settle into your cabins and go over the weekend plan with the captain according to the weather. Depart from Tromsø harbor at 11:00 am to start fishing for the day. Lunch will be served after departure. After several hours of fishing, the yacht will dock at a harbor for the night, where you can enjoy your fresh caught fish for dinner, then go for an evening walk. DAY 2 (Saturday) After breakfast, you'll cruise out again for your second day of fishing. Relax on the top deck & watch for wildlife while cruising to the next fishing spot. We’ll explore various fishing spots depending on the winds, tides and sea state. Your World Sea Explorers fishing trip ensures an authentic fishing experience - out in the deep water, exposed to wind and sea, hours of jigging and a very high probability of a big catch. There is no better way to experience deep sea fishing than onboard a luxury yacht captained by a local Norwegian who knows all the best places and can share the traditional fishing techniques and stories with you. Sleep cozy in berths, enjoy gourmet, locally sourced meals, and warm up in the outdoor hot tub as you look for the northern lights. DAY 3 (Sunday) Your last day of open sea fishing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard with a coffee bar and snacks available all day. Family and friends who do not participate in fishing can enjoy the incredible scenery outside or relax in the warm interior saloon with blankets, a book, playing cards, or electronic entertainment. Pack up the fish you caught or have the crew donate it to the local elders. Disembarkation in Tromsø at 15:00 (3pm).