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Skjervoy: RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour

4.8 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Green Gold of Norway AS

Skjervoy: RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Green Gold of Norway AS
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From US$ 245.79 per person

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Join a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience on a RIB boat. Head out to sea to witness Orcas and Humpback whales, who travel to Skjervoy every winter.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • See hundreds of whales that meet around Skjervoy every year
  • Witness humpbacks whales up close
  • Come so close to Orcas that you can hear them
Full description
Every year at the end of October, huge shoals of herrings arrive around Skjervoy and the Kvanangen Fjord 3.5 hours North East of Tromso. Hundreds of Orcas and many Humpback whales follow these shoals of herring and stay around Skjervoy until the end of January. For your whale watching excursion, you will be picked from the meeting point in Skjervoy, and provided with a warm floatation suit. You will then board a small RIB boat to head out to see. You will see many whales, and even hear and smell them. Enjoy their company and take as many photos as you like. It will be cold, so make sure you bring warm and waterproof clothes for the excursion. We will give you flotation suits that you will wear on top of your own clothes. An experienced instructor will be there to answer any questions you might have about the whales or the area. When the excursion is over, you will have sandwiches, tea and coffee in the local operator's office to warm you up.
  • Return transportation from Skjervoy
  • RIB boat whale-watching excursion
  • English-speaking instructor
  • Use of floatation suit and life jacket
  • Coffee/tea and sandwiches
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People under 4 ft 6 in (140 cm)
    • People over 230 lbs (104 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet at 9:30 AM at the main entrance of the Coop Extra supermarket in Skjervøy.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Waterproof shoes

    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • If you are staying in Tromso, you can either rent a car and drive (3.5 hours to Skjervoy), catch the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer (4 hours), or catch the Hurtigboat public speed boat (2 hours). It is recommended that you travel to Skjervoy the day before the excursion
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 14 reviews

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    Fantastic whale tour. Helpful, gracious crew. They have their craft totally under control. Because it was so beautiful, we treated ourselves to another tour the next day. Both times great in every way. Thanks

    November 4, 2022

    Fabulous outing! We were able to observe killer whales and whales for a long time! Our guides were very pleasant. I recommend !

    November 2, 2022

    unforgettable experience, we saw two families of whales and a group of killer whales, nothing to do with the tours made with boats and relative covered seats, here you feel the cold (if not well covered), but it is absolutely worth it!

    December 17, 2021

    Product ID: 393650