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From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

Activity provider: Green Gold of Norway AS

From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

Activity provider: Green Gold of Norway AS

From US$ 293.56 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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Duration 12 hours
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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
Full description

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. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your 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
  • Tour guide
  • Flotation suits
  • Sandwiches
  • Tea
  • Coffee
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • 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

    Meet your guide/driver outside the Scandic Ishavshotel.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • 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)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 193 reviews

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    We had a really enjoyable day out. An early start but a modern and comfortable bus with a friendly and careful driver. We departed at 5:30am and reached Skjervoy at 9:20. Two quick stops along the way and a toilet on the bus too. Once at Skjervoy we got kitted up quickly in our waterproof thermal flotation suits, boots gloves, balaclava and goggles and were boarded on the RIB at 10am after a safety briefing by our Captain and Guide There were 12 on board. We spent about 3.5 hours at sea and saw lots of pods of Orcas hunting as well as 5 humpback whales. Our captain (Norbert) and our guide kept everyone informed throughout and made sure all were comfortable. We were lucky with clear skies and calm seas so the trip couldn’t have been better and exceeded our expectations. Once back on land we handed our kit back and were given hot drinks and a nice baguette. The bus back to Tromso departed at 14:20 in order to get two ferries so not as much driving. We were back at Tromso at 18:00.

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    November 27, 2022

    Following a pod of about a dozen humpbacks, up to a distance of about 10-20 mt at its closest, is something unique. Definitely recommending anybody to go with the inflatable boat tour. It's a little rough ride (we got excellent weather, though) but it's the best chance to get closer to the animals - still respecting their space - and offers incredible sights over the fjords. Impeccable tour both by organization, guiding and boat skipping, plus the bus to Skjervoy was comfortable and not crowded at all.

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    November 19, 2022

    The whales did a fantastic job but the activity can be better organized, they are in a rush all the time, the boots are not waterproof at all after 2 min in the boat I had completely wet feet, for the price they should treat you better , “there are sandwiches and coffee grab and go back to the bus” organizer words! An earlier pick up would have made the day much more enjoyable.

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    November 15, 2022

    Product ID: 275872