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 22 times yesterday

From US$ 139.20 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 22 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 516 reviews

    Review summary

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    This trip was AMAZING! However, the boat was broken and we were not informed until we got to the meeting point in the morning of. We were lucky to make it to the alternative boat in which we joined with another tour. We saw plenty of orcas, a fin whale and a few sea eagles. We even got a spectacular view of the northern lights on our return.

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    December 5, 2022

    This cruise was so beautiful and comfortable. There are plenty of seats in the warm area below deck, with coffee, tea and hot chocolate provided. Even when below deck there were great views through the wide windows. The guides were very knowledgeable and made sure to teach us about the types of wildlife we would see. Almost as soon as we reached our destination, we were able to spot at least a dozen orca, and a couple of humpback whales feeding on herring. This is a fantastic experience that I would definitely recommend.

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    December 4, 2022

    Our guides were Daniel and Nina/Ninou?). They were super sweet, cheerful, informative and patient. They did everything to make the tour interesting and fun! And she was! They helped spot the whales. You could clearly see that it was just as important to the crew not to disturb the whales and that they love animals. We saw orcas and humpback whales. We had enough time to watch them. It was rather too cold, so that one went in below deck oneself. There was enough space on the ship. It was clean and the hot chocolate is recommended ;) All in all a great experience that you absolutely have to have made once in your life.

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    November 28, 2022

    Product ID: 277427