Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari with RIB

Address: 9000 Tromsø Date: Friday 24 jan 2020 Show map

Address: 9000 Tromsø

This is a whale safari combined with a RIB tour. You will join the regular Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari from Tromsø, and when we reach the whales, get into the RIB boat for a close encounter with these beautiful big mammals.

As an extra treat for you, from late October to the end of January, some of the world’s biggest mammals visit the coast outside Troms to feed on herrings.

The most common whale species we see are the humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbour porpoise and sometimes even the fin whale. You are invited to come on board to take a close-up look at the feast.

Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed, as a consequence of weather conditions and whales natural behaviour. The Arctic weather forces are unpredictable and can change quickly. Also, the behaviour of wild animals are affected by weather, food recourses, temperature and other causes.  Due to these changes the tour can be amended at short notice. This can make the route, duration and destinations different from day to day.

The catamaran has comfortable seating inside for 146 guests as well as spacious decks outside on two levels for excellent viewing and photo opportunities. There is a kiosk on board to purchase hot expedition meals, snacks and cold drinks.

Season: Daily from 26 October 2019 to 31 January 2020 (subject to whales).

What to bring: Warm boots, hat, scarf and mittens

What is included:
• Scenic transport by comfortable catamaran (Up to 3 hours one way)
• Safety instructions
• Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
• Local history, nature and culture
• Short documentaries and presentations about the whales and the eco-system in the Arctic
• Thermal winter suit and life jacket
• Hot coffee, tea and biscuits

Number of guests: Max 12 guests per RIB, b8 to 146 guests on the catamaran
Duration: 5-7 hours
Level: Medium.

Read about the Whale Watching guidelines on:

Want to help out in Norwegian whale-research? Send your fluke photos of humpback whales to the Norwegian ID-catalogue at: whaleobs@akvaplan.niva.n

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