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From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

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.

Haukøya: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

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.

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4.7
(366 reviews)

We found the whale watching tour exactly as described. The team were very friendly and did explain everything fully to us. We understood that we had to be realistic about a whale encounter and this is not garaunteed. The team did everything they could and we were really impressed with Bridgette and where she took us, they even stayed out slightly longer and we were lucky to have an encounter at the end which made our day. Nice sandwich for lunch. As advised wrap up warm, you’ll need the layers in winter and out at sea, especially thick socks. If you can stomach it, and I get sea sick so bad to take a tablet before, then I would recommend this type of tour as the best chance for an encounter.

The bus driver and Captain Rib were both excellent drivers, and the staff at the meeting point at the pier were also very polite and welcoming. On the last day of January, we were lucky enough to see several sperm whales and observed them up close for a long time.

Saw whales, the guide drove across the water at speed (high fun factor), the view was very beautiful. It was a great experience and would be recommended to everyone. The tone is very rough, but that's probably due to time pressure. I highly recommend it.

I was able to realize my dream despite my seasickness. Negative point, too many boats which disturb them during their meals.

We saw 6 orcas and a humpback whale. Our guide was nice!