Water activity

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Activity provider: Brim Explorer
Water activity

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Activity provider: Brim Explorer

From US$ 152.89 per person

Gain a unique perspective on majestic humpback and killer whales as they feed in the herring-rich fjords of the Arctic. Get close to the animals on board a silent hybrid catamaran cruise.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian, Danish
Wheelchair accessible


  • See humpback whales and Orca's with more than 95% success rate
  • Sail silently on a hybrid electric boat purpose built for whale watching
  • Experienced and professional in person guides
  • Enjoy food and drinks which can be purchased onboard
Full description

Set sail on a hybrid electric catamaran cruise for the Arctic waters and observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Watch orcas and humpback whales feed in the icy fjords and admire the stunning landscapes around you.

Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. Take in the breathtaking views of frozen landscapes in comfortable, panoramic lounges, and multi-level decks. Find a selection of food and drinks for purchase on board.

Sail for about 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the whales and spend about 1 to 1.5 hours with them. The boat uses a hybrid engine to reach their feeding grounds. As you near the whales, the captain will switch to a silent electric engine that allows you to get close without disturbing them.

  • Experienced whale watching guide
  • Heated indoor saloons with panoramic windows
  • Purpose built hybrid-electric whale watching boat
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tap water
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet your cruise crew at the pier to the side of Skarven Kro Restaurant in Tromsø (Kaigata 6). Look for the white boat with the activity provider's, Brim Explorer, name written on the side.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The duration of this trip depends on the whales’ location and can, therefore, range from 7 to 9 hours
  • There’s no guarantee, but the tour operator will always do their best to see the whales
  • Food and drinks can be purchased on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 745 reviews

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boat was excellent, spacious, lots of seating, windows all around from floor to ceiling so you didnt have to go outside in the cold if you didnt want to. crew were fab and the food and snacks were great. although most took food with them. boat holds about 150 i think they said from memory, clean facilities too. would highly recommend. long day at sea, the whole thing is from 8-5pm - its like 4 hours out, 1hr whale watching and 4 hours back but the scenery along the way is stunning and of course the boat may go to different places next time that arent so far out...something to check. we went to sverjoy.

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March 23, 2023

The trip met all of our expectations, some were even exceeded. Extremely friendly crew - very proactive and approachable. We struggled a little with the weather at first and they were very open about the potential consequences for the trip. In the end, all turned out great. We saw whales, kept a comfortable distance for the well-being of the animals but still got a good impression of these fantastic animals. The silent electric engine around the animals makes it a great possibility. Even if we’d be unlucky with the whales, it would have been a great trip as the nature is sheer mind blowing.

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March 23, 2023

I absolutely loved this trip, the staff were well organised and informative regarding the whereabouts they had spotted the whales, it was a long trip and the travel time is tiring but worth it, the only thing I didn’t like was the talk from the staff about whaling, the rest of the talk on the way back was good, telling us about the different whales and all sorts of good stuff I learnt but I’m sure the people on the trip didn’t want to hear about harpooning whales and how they cut them into pieces, I really did not like that myself.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 286815