Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

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Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

From £157.34 per person

Explore the beauty of the Kvaenangen Fjord by Skjervoy and see orcas and/or humpback whales chasing large amounts of herring fish.

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  • Go whale watching in a rigid-inflatable boat with no more than 12 people aboard
  • Marvel at orcas and humpback whales as they chase herring
  • Take in panoramic views of the Kvaenangen Fjord by Skjervoy
  • Experience nature and wildlife in their own habitat
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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 in a small group of between 4-12 people. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early at 5:30 AM. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your English-speaking 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.

  • Bus transfer from Tromso
  • Rigid-inflatable boat whale watching excursion
  • English-speaking guide
  • Flotation suits
  • Sandwiches
  • Tea
  • Coffee
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • People with heart problems
    • People with respiratory issues
    • People with epilepsy
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
    • People under 4 ft 6 in (140 cm)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Scandic Ishavshotel, Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway.

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    • The total duration of the tour is 12 hours
    • You spend 2.5 hours on the rigid-inflatable boat
    • There are 4-12 participants per boat
    • This tour has a medium level of difficulty
    • The minimum height to take part in this tour is 140 centimeters (55 inches)
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 99 reviews

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    It was a fantastic trip! Very well organised! The coach was very comfortable and the long drive went quick with a lovely bus driver. Everything was prompt and as soon as we got off the bus we were getting our extra clothes on and heading straight out. We were extremely lucky and the orcas seem come to us to say hello! The tour was a good amount of time. By the end the hit drink and tasty baguette were very welcome! Take as much warm clothing as possible.

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    27 November 2021

    those who book should know that it is a demanding excursion. Wake up at dawn with early departure due to tunnel works near the port, travel by comfortable bus with bathroom, quick dressing outdoors, I believe because of the covid, I recommend that you bring only your camera with you and leave everything in bus, 2 and a half hours of wonderful excursion on a rubber dinghy where, however, you will hardly be able to move and you will be attached to the opposite person (sooooo attached, for those who are overweight or claustrophobic it is an excursion not to be recommended, I myself who are 1.65 tall and weigh 58 kg I suffered). You go back wet but dry, gloves, soaked balaclavas. they provide you with a ski mask, absolutely take it. On return, excellent sandwich to eat in 5 minutes because the bus is ready to pick you up. For the rest, you will see the whales and killer whales up close, it is a poem

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    14 November 2021

    Our guide Susanne was great and told us a lot about the ocean and the whales. We had amazing weather, too. Unfortunately the guides did not communicate good enough with each other, so that one boat saw Orcas and we didn’t because of taking another way at the same time. That made me really sad. Nevertheless it’s the magic of these animals that you can’t find them everywhere at any time. Hopefully I’ll get another chance one day. Thank you so much Susanne! And I can definitely recommend this trip. You just need to know that it’s a long way by bus, too. But landscape is amazing all the way and the driver was very friendly as well.

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    7 November 2021

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