Water activity

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Activity provider: Brim Explorer

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Activity provider: Brim Explorer
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From US$ 158.59 per person

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Gain a unique perspective on majestic humpback and killer whales as they feed in the herring-rich fjords of the Arctic. Get close to the animals on board a silent hybrid catamaran cruise.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian, Danish
Wheelchair accessible


  • See humpback whales and Orca's with more than 95% success rate
  • Sail silently on a hybrid electric boat purpose built for whale watching
  • Experienced and professional in person guides
  • Enjoy food and drinks which can be purchased onboard
Full description

Set sail on a hybrid electric catamaran cruise for the Arctic waters and observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Watch orcas and humpback whales feed in the icy fjords and admire the stunning landscapes around you.

Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. Take in the breathtaking views of frozen landscapes in comfortable, panoramic lounges, and multi-level decks. Find a selection of food and drinks for purchase on board.

Sail for about 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the whales and spend about 1 to 1.5 hours with them. The boat uses a hybrid engine to reach their feeding grounds. As you near the whales, the captain will switch to a silent electric engine that allows you to get close without disturbing them.

  • Experienced whale watching guide
  • Heated indoor saloons with panoramic windows
  • Purpose built hybrid-electric whale watching boat
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tap water
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet your cruise crew at the pier to the side of Skarven Kro Restaurant in Tromsø (Kaigata 6). Look for the white boat with the activity provider's, Brim Explorer, name written on the side.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The duration of this trip depends on the whales’ location and can, therefore, range from 7 to 9 hours
  • There’s no guarantee, but the tour operator will always do their best to see the whales
  • Food and drinks can be purchased on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 534 reviews

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La actividad está muy bien organizada. La tripulación, está constantemente dando explicaciones sobre el recorrido y sobre las ballenas. Saben bien dónde pueden encontrarlas y es un verdadero espectáculo verlas en su habitat natural. La única recomendación es llegar lo antes posible para ocupar un buen sitio. Hay asientos para todos, pero los más madrugadores se instalan mejor.

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November 28, 2022

Fred & Iona were fantastic - they gave so much information about the region, the animals, the history, everything! We saw so many orcas and several humpback whales, it was amazing (and I felt good about being on a more silent boat so as not to disturb the whales as much). Definitely bring more layers than you think and some snacks, and I recommend arriving early so you can get a seat with a good view!

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November 28, 2022

We were lucky to see a lot of orcas and humpback whales. The weather was perfect so just a short area was more bumpy. But I go a lot on boats, so I’m used to rough seas. The crew was super attentive and provided a lot of info on the area, whales, behaviors and helped spot the whales. I am very pleased with the tour overall, and loved the fact they are very focused on sustainability and the whales’ welfare. We saw some small boats going really close to the whales and I think it’s not ok at all to chase them. The boat we were on is super nice, and also a hybrid - so once we got close to the whales the captain switched to electric. Highly recommended tour, bring your binoculars and long lens if taking photos. Help this more sustainable whale watching way.

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November 28, 2022

Product ID: 286815