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Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

1. Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

Enjoy a whale-watching adventure on a RIB speedboat. Search for humpback whales and orcas frolicking in their natural habitat as you sip on hot drinks admiring the views. Start by meeting in central Tromsø where you will join your fellow explorers on the bus route to the island of Skjervøy. Relax on the 4-hour journey on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with WiFi and toilets onboard. Meet your guide in Skjervøy which is the town closest to the feeding grounds of the whales. Be escorted to the dressing room where you will put on your protective thermal gear. Then, board the speedboat and begin the search. Look out for humpback whales and orcas in their natural habitat. Learn about them and other local marine life with an experienced guide, and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and tasty Norwegian sweet bread. After approximately 3 hours onboard the rib boat, you will return to harbor and warm up with tea and coffee in the dressing room. From here, your guide will escort you back to the bus, give you a packed lunch of a baguette and bottled water to enjoy on the relaxing journey back to Tromsø.

From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

2. From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

Embark on a boat tour through the waters of Tromso and Skjervoy and watch for whales and wildlife as you gaze at the beautiful landscapes of Norway. Spot different animals, in particular, the Orca, and learn the history from your guide. Begin the tour at 8 AM and be the first boat into the whale-watching area from Tromso. Take your time admiring the majestic Orca whales in complete silence for the ultimate chance to hear their charming calls. While on board, delight in food and snacks, and sip on a hot drink. Look out over the landscape and hear the crew's stories and information about the whales, and other wildlife such as seagulls, the white-tailed eagle, guillemots, wider ducks, and cormorants. Discover the coast of Tromso and SKjerboy, widely considered among the best areas in the region for spotting whales. Be on the lookout for the inquisitive humpback and killer whales swimming and feeding on herring. Frame all the action through the lens of your camera. With outdoor decking and indoor seating on board the heated boat, you can enjoy an up-close experience with Norway’s native wildlife. 

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4.7 / 5

based on 810 reviews

Wicked cold when you stand outside on the boat so prepare for that, but so worth it. We saw double digits of orcas, humpbacks and fin whales. The boat is smaller than some of the others so it gets closer to the whales, but cuts the motor so as not to endanger them. Even if you don’t see whales, the view is spectacular and the crew are passionate. It’s a long journey there and back, but there are cookies and hot drinks on the way there, as well as warm soup when you come back in from the cold.

We had a great time on this boat, killer whales and boss whales, the boat respects distances and cuts the engine. Hot drinks and biscuits available. A small soup to gain strength, Be careful to take pills against seasickness if necessary !! It stirs sometimes! And cover up well!

Very passionate host, I highly recommend we saw a lot of cetaceans and a lot of killer whales, I recommend (during periods And the snack that goes well on the way back)

Very experienced guides. We were the first to see the whales and always the first to see whales again. The captain positioned the ship perfectly for everyone to see.

It was amazing. The crew did everything for us to enjoy the trip and see the whales as close as possible.