Water activity

Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel

Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel
Likely to sell out Booked 29 times yesterday

From US$ 141.21 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 29 times yesterday

Cruise from Tromsø to the whale sighting area along the coast of Northern Norway. Enjoy the arctic scenery along the way and get to observe the whales in their natural habitat.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Sail through the Norwegian fjords
  • Spot humpback whales, killer whales, and orca and harbor porpoises
  • Learn about the ecosystem and culture of this fascinating region
Full description

Experience the pristine beauty of the Arctic landscapes and fjords on a catamaran cruise. Observe native wildlife in their natural habitat with insightful commentary from a local guide.

Board a comfortable catamaran in the Tromsø city center. Marvel at the Arctic landscape and the beautiful fjords. Learn about Norway’s wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, and weather from your knowledgeable guide.

Take photos from either the indoor or outdoor viewing decks. Enjoy hot coffee or tea, while admiring the unique natural setting. Pick up snacks at the kiosk on board if you feel hungry.

During late October to late January, have the best chance of seeing a humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise, or even a fin whale. Arrive at the whale feeding site and enjoy 1-1.5 hours to take an up-close look at the feast.

  • Scenic transport via a comfortable catamaran (up to 3 hours one way)
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Hot drinks and biscuits
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Kystens Hus on the side closest to the harbor.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • The weather in the arctic can be rough. If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it half an hour before the trip starts.
    • Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Sightings can be affected by weather conditions and/or whales’ natural behavior so it is impossible to be able to offer a guarantee.
    • The route, duration, and destinations seen on the tour differ from day to day based on the weather.
    • The boat used on the day will be determined by the number of passengers. The local partner uses 3 boats, MS Aurora Explorer (maximum 144 passengers), MS Strønstad (maximum 30 passengers), and MS Leone (maximum 12 passengers)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 457 reviews

    Review summary

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    I have no words to describe how fantastic this trip was. I've been whale watching in Iceland and Tenerife and this is by far the most excellent. The scenery was breathtaking , the crew ensured we went further out to find Orca and Humpback and neither disappointed. We spent all in all about 1.5 hours with Humpback and the Orca who were a mid sized pod , with a very playful calf in tow. We saw them spyhop , roll, play, wave all whilst keeping at a safe distance. One thing I will say is wrap up warm and I mean very warm. They provide excellent suits but we still had 4 layers plus the suit and it was bitter. This is hands down the best travel experience of my life. Thank you so much.

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    November 25, 2022

    Well organised and our guide was very knowledgable. Explained about the various whales and explained the journey and where we would be going to see the whales. We seen lots of whales amazing. Katamaran warm spacious clean tea and coffee included. Would recommend this was best trip I had done in Tromso.

    November 24, 2022

    It was a lovely day trip sailing in between the massive fjords, the catamaran was well equipped and we had plenty of coffee, tea and hot chocolate and few biscuits were placed now and then. It was a calm day I believe so sailing was smooth and stress less. We were able to locate plenty of huge Whales but Orcas didn’t turn up. Like all things in a trip there will also be negatives, but nothing in this trip that I can pinpoint on but the announcements were not clear maybe due to the sound of the waves or the propeller other than that it was awesome. And lastly the guide on the tour Mena (hope I have spelt it correctly, apologies in advance if wrong) Was very helpful answering my questions and also very cheerful whilst making our journey comfortable. And also thanks to all the persons operating the boat for making our trip safe and memorable…

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    November 22, 2022

    Product ID: 277427