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
Likely to sell out Booked 17 times yesterday

From US$ 160.95 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 17 times yesterday

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 520 reviews

Review summary

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after having to turn around on our original booking day due to high wind, we went again two days later. The company was amazing regarding the change of booking (Thanks Mick). Finally went on the trip again today and what a day!! orcas, whales, awesome crew (especially Josephine that had us laughing all the way). bring some food and a book/games with you as 8h of travel is long

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November 26, 2022

We saw about 20 killer whales during the excursion, unfortunately at a little too far a distance for good photos. Food and drink would be for sale, unfortunately the only food was tomato soup and nothing else, it would have been good to know that you could bring your own lunch bag/sandwich. Otherwise it was a nice trip.

November 16, 2022

Don't look elsewhere - this is the best whale watching experience in Tromsø! We had an incredible experience. The crew consisted of multiple marine biologists who had plenty of knowledge about the whales. They were very conscientious about treating the animals with respect, though we still were able to get close to the whales. Josephine was a great host and Julia was very helpful with answering questions. I would recommend to anyone!

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November 15, 2022

Product ID: 286815