Water activity

Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel Company

Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel Company
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From US$ 138.75 per person

Cruise from Tromsø to the whale sighting area along the coast of Northern Norway. Enjoy the arctic scenery along the way and get to observe the whales in their natural habitat.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Norwegian, English


  • Sail through the Norwegian fjords
  • Spot humpback whales, killer whales, and orca and harbor porpoises
  • Learn about the ecosystem and culture of this fascinating region
Full description

Experience the pristine beauty of the Arctic landscapes and fjords on a catamaran cruise. Observe native wildlife in their natural habitat with insightful commentary from a local guide.

Board a comfortable catamaran in the Tromsø city center. Marvel at the Arctic landscape and the beautiful fjords. Learn about Norway’s wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, and weather from your knowledgeable guide.

Take photos from either the indoor or outdoor viewing decks. Enjoy hot coffee or tea, while admiring the unique natural setting. Pick up snacks at the kiosk on board if you feel hungry.

During late October to late January, have the best chance of seeing a humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise, or even a fin whale. Arrive at the whale feeding site and enjoy 1-1.5 hours to take an up-close look at the feast.

  • Scenic transport via a comfortable catamaran (up to 3 hours one way)
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Hot drinks and biscuits
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the harborside of Kystens Hus.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • The weather in the arctic can be rough. If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it half an hour before the trip starts.
    • Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Sightings can be affected by weather conditions and/or whales’ natural behavior so it is impossible to be able to offer a guarantee.
    • The route, duration, and destinations seen on the tour differ from day to day based on the weather.
    • The boat used on the day will be determined by the number of passengers. The local partner uses 3 boats, MS Aurora Explorer (maximum 144 passengers), MS Strønstad (maximum 30 passengers), and MS Leone (maximum 12 passengers)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 273 reviews

    Review summary

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    We departed from the port at 9 on what was a very dark and cloudy morning. The crew members gave us a very warm welcome from the very beginning and explained what to expect from the tour. One of them even took the time to get to know the passengers one-by-one! They know exactly the spot where wildlife activities commonly happen and it did not disappoint. I saw humpback whale(s?) and pods of orcas splashing and swimming about. The journey there and back was quite long but the scenery made it all bearable. Can’t complain!

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    January 9, 2022

    It takes 3 hours to get to the “spot” where the killer whales and whales are. The outward journey was very complicated, the sea was very rough. Arrived on the spot we stayed only 15min… we had the chance to see 2 killer whales and the tail of a whale then we had to leave, for again 3 hours of boat. We didn't understand why we stayed so short while other boats stayed to watch the killer whales. Fortunately, the landscapes are magnificent and the staff on board are very friendly.

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    January 5, 2022

    The guides were lovely, super friendly, really looked after us, over and beyond! The trip was great except when we travelled in the open water. The sea was so rough, a lot of us suffered from sea sickness including me. It was awful but the guides were amazing. Checking up on everyone offering advice, fanning us down. Despite the terrible weather with a blizzard and storm, we managed to see a orca and humpback whales. The Captain and guides we determine to let us see some fish, then pointed out where their were and it was a really community atmosphere on the boat. Everyone was great, and except the weather but what can you do. Next time l will book a trip that doesn’t go across open water, my stomach can’t handle it! I will go with one that sticks to the coast and between the islands, because the sea is that rough!

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    January 1, 2022

    Product ID: 277427