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From Tromsø: Whale Watching Safari on High-Speed Catamaran

From Tromsø: Whale Watching Safari on High-Speed Catamaran

Step aboard our high-speed modern catamaran and join an exhilarating journey to the heart of the whale's winter wonderland. Our swift vessel ensures that we are one of the first boats to arrive at the whale sighting area on every tour, maximising your time among these magnificent creatures. During winter the humpback and killer whales migrate to Northern Norway, to the cold waters of Tromsø to feed on the Atlantic herring throughout the winter months (mid-October until end of January). As we cruise to the whale location, you are treated to stunning views of the Lyngen Alps and a captivating, scenic voyage. Our knowledgeable guides offer insightful information about the whales and local history, ensuring a fun and educational experience. Relax in our spacious lounge, fitted with panoramic windows and watch the ocean wonders unfold. If you don't see any whales on your tour, you get to book a second tour for free at Norwegian Travel sales shop, Sjøgata 16 (subject to availability on the next tour). We are dedicated to providing eco-conscious experiences and our tours are designed to respect marine life. We adhere to the AECO guidelines for whale watching, and we are Eco-lighthouse certified. Our boat is spacious with a comfortable, warm lounge with panoramic windows, a big kiosk, lavatories, and several outside decks.

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

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

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

Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour

Enjoy a whale-watching adventure onboard an open RIB boat. Search for humpback whales, fin whales and orcas fin their natural habitat as you admire the incredible landscape of the Arctic. Starting in central Tromsø, you can relax on the 4-hour bus journey to the island of Skjervøy, the town closest to the feeding grounds of the whales. Here, you are met by your skipper for a pre-departure briefing and provided with all you need to stay safe and warm. Then, the fun begins as you speed through the stunning fjords of Northern Norway, searching for a dorsal fin or the splash of a fluke. Have your camera at the ready to capture the stunning sights of whales in their Arctic feeding grounds. Look out for Orcas, Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, White-tailed Sea Eagles and much more. Learn about them and other local marine life with your experienced skipper. After approximately three hours at sea, you will return to harbour and warm up with a hot drink in the dressing room. From here, your guide will escort you back to the bus and give you a baguette to enjoy on the journey back to Tromsø.

Skjervoy: Guided Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour

Skjervoy: Guided Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour

Begin your Arctic adventure with a scenic transfer from Tromso to Skjervoy. Upon arrival, you'll meet our experienced skippers who will provide a safety briefing and introduce you to the local marine wildlife. Board the RIB and set out into the pristine Arctic waters, surrounded by stunning fjords and snow-capped mountains. As you navigate through the icy waters, you'll have the opportunity to witness some of the ocean's most magnificent creatures. Keep your eyes peeled for the chance to see orcas, humpback whales, and fin whales in their natural habitat. While sightings are not guaranteed, the excitement of the search is part of the adventure. Our expert skippers will share fascinating insights into the behavior and migration patterns of these whales, as well as the unique ecosystem of the Arctic. The RIB's agility allows for close encounters, enhancing your chances of spotting these majestic animals. You'll also have ample opportunities to capture stunning photos of the wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Throughout the safari, you'll be immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the Arctic environment. The combination of the crisp, cold air, the expansive views of the fjords, and the possibility of encountering marine giants creates a truly unforgettable experience. After several hours on the water, you will return to Skjervoy, filled with awe and memories of an incredible wildlife adventure. The transfer back to Tromso will give you time to relax and reflect on the day's experiences. To ensure your comfort in the Arctic temperatures, dress warmly in layers, including woolen underwear and a wool sweater. This whale watching RIB experience is perfect for those seeking both adventure and a deep connection with nature. Book now to secure your spot on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, and prepare for an Arctic adventure that you will cherish forever.

Skjervøy: Whale and Orca Watching Tour by RIB Boat

Skjervøy: Whale and Orca Watching Tour by RIB Boat

Embark on a winter adventure on a whale watching tour by RIB boat from Skjervøy. Go in search of orcas, humpback whales and fin whales, and enjoy feeding the magnificent cetaceans in their natural habitat. Even sperm whales are presence. Set off from Skjervøy and go in search of magnificent cetaceans in their natural habitat. With your expert crew, travel in a RIB vessel and try to spot sperm whales, fin whales, humpback whales, and orcas who inhabit the coastline of the Arctic region of Norway. Enjoy a safe and secure journey with thermal suits, life vests, mittens, and goggles provided. Learn a bit about the whales' behaviour and ecology from your crew. Keep on the lookout for the whales as you zoom across the water. Watch as the giants of the sea breach the ocean surface and admire their gargantuan size. If orcas are spotted, take part in a feeding session where you can admire their grace, beauty, and intelligence up close.

From Tromsø: Overnight Northern Lights & Whale Watching Tour

From Tromsø: Overnight Northern Lights & Whale Watching Tour

Departing in the evening, we'll bid Tromsø's city center farewell and start sailing into the night, away from light pollution and thus optimising our chances of witnessing the Northern Lights. Enjoy an exquisite 3-course dinner, find warmth and comfort in your heated cabin, the cozy panoramic lounge, or brave the crisp Arctic air on our spacious deck for a clearer view of the auroras. But that's not all! The adventure continues after breakfast, with a thrilling morning whale-watching experience, offering a unique opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Our expert guides provide fascinating insights into their behaviour and biology, making it an educational and exhilarating experience. At midday, we will serve a nourishing lunch at our restaurant on board, followed by an interesting lecture on whales while we sail back towards Tromsø. All-Inclusive: We provide everything you need for an overnight whale-watching and northern lights excursion, eliminating the hassle and cost of purchasing expensive winter gear, packing food, or booking individual tours. Comfort: Our large ship boasts a comfortable panorama lounge, ocean-facing cabins and a fully staffed Arctic cuisine restaurant, Safety: Your journey begins in central Tromsø, where you'll meet fellow explorers and receive a safety briefing from our expert guides and crew on board the vessel before embarking on your adventure.

From Skjervøy: Whale Watching in a Heated Cabin Cruiser

From Skjervøy: Whale Watching in a Heated Cabin Cruiser

Enjoy a whale-watching trip in the fjords around Skervøy, famous as the location of one of the largest gatherings of orcas in the world. See beautiful views of the surrounding area and the orca whales. Start the tour at Skjervøy Marina where you will be greeted by your guide/skipper for your 4-hour tour. Meet at the office at 09.30 where your guide will provide you with a flotation suit to keep you warm and comfortable during your adventure. Board one of our boats which have both indoor and outdoor seating. Cruise the fjords looking for the whales, where you are free to move around the boat's heated cabins to take photographs of the breathtaking scenery. See the place where from October to February, the whales come to feed on the Herring. Spot killer whales as well as large numbers of other whales including humpback whales and fin whales. Enjoy the views of the whales from the comfort of our boats with just a group of like-minded people. While you enjoy the views of the whales, your skipper/guide will answer any questions you may have and help you to make the most of the encounters with these incredible creatures. Admire the whales and if the situation is right a hydrophone may be deployed so that you can enjoy the extra dimension of listening to the whales. Enjoy some refreshments during your tour before returning to Skjervøy Marina at approximately 2:00 pm.

Skjervøy: Birds and Wildlife of Arctic Norway

Skjervøy: Birds and Wildlife of Arctic Norway

Join us cruising the fjords in our safe and steady Rib, in search for birds, whales and other mammals of our region. This is a unique chance of witness the amazing variety of wildlife of Arctic Norway. Is all dynamic and the presence of the species varies during the year. Our beloved residents dolphins; white beaked dolphins and harbor porpoise are common to see in our areas all year round. We are happy to also time to time see the other cute residents marine mammals seals and otters. In the end of January, after the winter whales ends their feeding party in the fjords around Skjervøy, whales/ cetaceans are still time to time being observed. Like the juvenile humpback whales and other traveling whales passing into/ through our fjord system. We also keep an eye on land for moose and reindeer, which we commonly see too. We are also pleased to witness the amazing diversity of birdlife of the region. The eagles and cormorants are majestic in their size and wing movement. Other fascinating seabirds as puffins, guillemots, razorbill, little auks, arctic terns and ducks like the eider ducks and long taled ducks, are to mention some. During the period of spring and summer the birdlife is to be real fascinated of. As a nature based activity provider with local anchoring in Skjervøy – Arctic Norway, we find story telling important to us. To introduce you to the landscape affected by countless generations of Sami and Norwegian people, and other aspects of culture and history, is something we would be pleased to bring on the table for you. Our local guide will make sure this activity at sea is high in quality and safe, for you to feel taken care of and catered to. We look forward to being your host!

Skjervøy: Whale-Watching RIB Tour

Skjervøy: Whale-Watching RIB Tour

Embark on an unforgettable Arctic RIB adventure in the pristine waters off Skjervoy. Your journey begins with a safety briefing and an introduction to the region's marine life by our experienced guides. As you board the RIB, the excitement builds as you set out into the fjords, surrounded by breathtaking Arctic landscapes. With the cold air invigorating your senses, keep your eyes peeled for the majestic orcas and humpback whales that frequent these waters. While sightings are not guaranteed, the thrill of the search and the possibility of encountering these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is unmatched. You might also spot fin whales, sperm whales, and a variety of seabirds. The RIB's agility allows for close encounters, ensuring you have the best possible chance to observe the marine life. As the adventure continues, your guide will share fascinating insights about the behavior and migration patterns of the whales and the unique ecosystem of the Arctic waters. Throughout the safari, you'll be surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains and the serene beauty of the Arctic Ocean. There will be opportunities to pause and take in the silence and majesty of this remote area, capturing memories and photos that will last a lifetime. After several hours on the water, the tour concludes as you return to the harbor, filled with awe and a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Dress warmly in layers, as the Arctic temperatures can be quite cold, and prepare for an adventure that combines the thrill of wildlife spotting with the tranquility of the Arctic wilderness. Book now for a potentially unforgettable journey!

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Our most recommended Skjervoy Nature & adventure

From Tromsø: Whale Watching Safari on High-Speed Catamaran

From Tromsø: Whale Watching Safari on High-Speed Catamaran

Step aboard our high-speed modern catamaran and join an exhilarating journey to the heart of the whale's winter wonderland. Our swift vessel ensures that we are one of the first boats to arrive at the whale sighting area on every tour, maximising your time among these magnificent creatures. During winter the humpback and killer whales migrate to Northern Norway, to the cold waters of Tromsø to feed on the Atlantic herring throughout the winter months (mid-October until end of January). As we cruise to the whale location, you are treated to stunning views of the Lyngen Alps and a captivating, scenic voyage. Our knowledgeable guides offer insightful information about the whales and local history, ensuring a fun and educational experience. Relax in our spacious lounge, fitted with panoramic windows and watch the ocean wonders unfold. If you don't see any whales on your tour, you get to book a second tour for free at Norwegian Travel sales shop, Sjøgata 16 (subject to availability on the next tour). We are dedicated to providing eco-conscious experiences and our tours are designed to respect marine life. We adhere to the AECO guidelines for whale watching, and we are Eco-lighthouse certified. Our boat is spacious with a comfortable, warm lounge with panoramic windows, a big kiosk, lavatories, and several outside decks.

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

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

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

Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour

Enjoy a whale-watching adventure onboard an open RIB boat. Search for humpback whales, fin whales and orcas fin their natural habitat as you admire the incredible landscape of the Arctic. Starting in central Tromsø, you can relax on the 4-hour bus journey to the island of Skjervøy, the town closest to the feeding grounds of the whales. Here, you are met by your skipper for a pre-departure briefing and provided with all you need to stay safe and warm. Then, the fun begins as you speed through the stunning fjords of Northern Norway, searching for a dorsal fin or the splash of a fluke. Have your camera at the ready to capture the stunning sights of whales in their Arctic feeding grounds. Look out for Orcas, Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, White-tailed Sea Eagles and much more. Learn about them and other local marine life with your experienced skipper. After approximately three hours at sea, you will return to harbour and warm up with a hot drink in the dressing room. From here, your guide will escort you back to the bus and give you a baguette to enjoy on the journey back to Tromsø.

Skjervoy: Guided Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour

Skjervoy: Guided Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour

Begin your Arctic adventure with a scenic transfer from Tromso to Skjervoy. Upon arrival, you'll meet our experienced skippers who will provide a safety briefing and introduce you to the local marine wildlife. Board the RIB and set out into the pristine Arctic waters, surrounded by stunning fjords and snow-capped mountains. As you navigate through the icy waters, you'll have the opportunity to witness some of the ocean's most magnificent creatures. Keep your eyes peeled for the chance to see orcas, humpback whales, and fin whales in their natural habitat. While sightings are not guaranteed, the excitement of the search is part of the adventure. Our expert skippers will share fascinating insights into the behavior and migration patterns of these whales, as well as the unique ecosystem of the Arctic. The RIB's agility allows for close encounters, enhancing your chances of spotting these majestic animals. You'll also have ample opportunities to capture stunning photos of the wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Throughout the safari, you'll be immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the Arctic environment. The combination of the crisp, cold air, the expansive views of the fjords, and the possibility of encountering marine giants creates a truly unforgettable experience. After several hours on the water, you will return to Skjervoy, filled with awe and memories of an incredible wildlife adventure. The transfer back to Tromso will give you time to relax and reflect on the day's experiences. To ensure your comfort in the Arctic temperatures, dress warmly in layers, including woolen underwear and a wool sweater. This whale watching RIB experience is perfect for those seeking both adventure and a deep connection with nature. Book now to secure your spot on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, and prepare for an Arctic adventure that you will cherish forever.

Skjervøy: Whale and Orca Watching Tour by RIB Boat

Skjervøy: Whale and Orca Watching Tour by RIB Boat

Embark on a winter adventure on a whale watching tour by RIB boat from Skjervøy. Go in search of orcas, humpback whales and fin whales, and enjoy feeding the magnificent cetaceans in their natural habitat. Even sperm whales are presence. Set off from Skjervøy and go in search of magnificent cetaceans in their natural habitat. With your expert crew, travel in a RIB vessel and try to spot sperm whales, fin whales, humpback whales, and orcas who inhabit the coastline of the Arctic region of Norway. Enjoy a safe and secure journey with thermal suits, life vests, mittens, and goggles provided. Learn a bit about the whales' behaviour and ecology from your crew. Keep on the lookout for the whales as you zoom across the water. Watch as the giants of the sea breach the ocean surface and admire their gargantuan size. If orcas are spotted, take part in a feeding session where you can admire their grace, beauty, and intelligence up close.

From Tromsø: Overnight Northern Lights & Whale Watching Tour

From Tromsø: Overnight Northern Lights & Whale Watching Tour

Departing in the evening, we'll bid Tromsø's city center farewell and start sailing into the night, away from light pollution and thus optimising our chances of witnessing the Northern Lights. Enjoy an exquisite 3-course dinner, find warmth and comfort in your heated cabin, the cozy panoramic lounge, or brave the crisp Arctic air on our spacious deck for a clearer view of the auroras. But that's not all! The adventure continues after breakfast, with a thrilling morning whale-watching experience, offering a unique opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Our expert guides provide fascinating insights into their behaviour and biology, making it an educational and exhilarating experience. At midday, we will serve a nourishing lunch at our restaurant on board, followed by an interesting lecture on whales while we sail back towards Tromsø. All-Inclusive: We provide everything you need for an overnight whale-watching and northern lights excursion, eliminating the hassle and cost of purchasing expensive winter gear, packing food, or booking individual tours. Comfort: Our large ship boasts a comfortable panorama lounge, ocean-facing cabins and a fully staffed Arctic cuisine restaurant, Safety: Your journey begins in central Tromsø, where you'll meet fellow explorers and receive a safety briefing from our expert guides and crew on board the vessel before embarking on your adventure.

From Skjervøy: Whale Watching in a Heated Cabin Cruiser

From Skjervøy: Whale Watching in a Heated Cabin Cruiser

Enjoy a whale-watching trip in the fjords around Skervøy, famous as the location of one of the largest gatherings of orcas in the world. See beautiful views of the surrounding area and the orca whales. Start the tour at Skjervøy Marina where you will be greeted by your guide/skipper for your 4-hour tour. Meet at the office at 09.30 where your guide will provide you with a flotation suit to keep you warm and comfortable during your adventure. Board one of our boats which have both indoor and outdoor seating. Cruise the fjords looking for the whales, where you are free to move around the boat's heated cabins to take photographs of the breathtaking scenery. See the place where from October to February, the whales come to feed on the Herring. Spot killer whales as well as large numbers of other whales including humpback whales and fin whales. Enjoy the views of the whales from the comfort of our boats with just a group of like-minded people. While you enjoy the views of the whales, your skipper/guide will answer any questions you may have and help you to make the most of the encounters with these incredible creatures. Admire the whales and if the situation is right a hydrophone may be deployed so that you can enjoy the extra dimension of listening to the whales. Enjoy some refreshments during your tour before returning to Skjervøy Marina at approximately 2:00 pm.

Skjervøy: Birds and Wildlife of Arctic Norway

Skjervøy: Birds and Wildlife of Arctic Norway

Join us cruising the fjords in our safe and steady Rib, in search for birds, whales and other mammals of our region. This is a unique chance of witness the amazing variety of wildlife of Arctic Norway. Is all dynamic and the presence of the species varies during the year. Our beloved residents dolphins; white beaked dolphins and harbor porpoise are common to see in our areas all year round. We are happy to also time to time see the other cute residents marine mammals seals and otters. In the end of January, after the winter whales ends their feeding party in the fjords around Skjervøy, whales/ cetaceans are still time to time being observed. Like the juvenile humpback whales and other traveling whales passing into/ through our fjord system. We also keep an eye on land for moose and reindeer, which we commonly see too. We are also pleased to witness the amazing diversity of birdlife of the region. The eagles and cormorants are majestic in their size and wing movement. Other fascinating seabirds as puffins, guillemots, razorbill, little auks, arctic terns and ducks like the eider ducks and long taled ducks, are to mention some. During the period of spring and summer the birdlife is to be real fascinated of. As a nature based activity provider with local anchoring in Skjervøy – Arctic Norway, we find story telling important to us. To introduce you to the landscape affected by countless generations of Sami and Norwegian people, and other aspects of culture and history, is something we would be pleased to bring on the table for you. Our local guide will make sure this activity at sea is high in quality and safe, for you to feel taken care of and catered to. We look forward to being your host!

Skjervøy: Whale-Watching RIB Tour

Skjervøy: Whale-Watching RIB Tour

Embark on an unforgettable Arctic RIB adventure in the pristine waters off Skjervoy. Your journey begins with a safety briefing and an introduction to the region's marine life by our experienced guides. As you board the RIB, the excitement builds as you set out into the fjords, surrounded by breathtaking Arctic landscapes. With the cold air invigorating your senses, keep your eyes peeled for the majestic orcas and humpback whales that frequent these waters. While sightings are not guaranteed, the thrill of the search and the possibility of encountering these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is unmatched. You might also spot fin whales, sperm whales, and a variety of seabirds. The RIB's agility allows for close encounters, ensuring you have the best possible chance to observe the marine life. As the adventure continues, your guide will share fascinating insights about the behavior and migration patterns of the whales and the unique ecosystem of the Arctic waters. Throughout the safari, you'll be surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains and the serene beauty of the Arctic Ocean. There will be opportunities to pause and take in the silence and majesty of this remote area, capturing memories and photos that will last a lifetime. After several hours on the water, the tour concludes as you return to the harbor, filled with awe and a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Dress warmly in layers, as the Arctic temperatures can be quite cold, and prepare for an adventure that combines the thrill of wildlife spotting with the tranquility of the Arctic wilderness. Book now for a potentially unforgettable journey!

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