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Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

From US$ 178.41 per person

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 without disturbing them on board a silent silent electric ship.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian, Danish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Get a unique perspective on the giants of the sea with underwater footage and sound
  • Sail silently on a brand new hybrid electric catamaran
  • Enjoy food and drinks which can be purchased onboard
Full description
Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. On the way, 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. The boat uses a hybrid engine to reach the whale’s 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. Please note that the duration of this trip depends on the whales’ location and can, therefore, range from 6 to 8 hours. There’s no guarantee, but the tour operator will always do their best to see the whales.
Includes
  • Infoguide on what animals you might see
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

The ship is located in the harbor next to Clarion Hotel The Edge, Kaigata 6, 9008 Tromsø, Norge

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour is 6 to 8 hours long
  • Food and drinks can be purchased on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 129 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Incredible and unique experience! We saw several pods of orcas, as well as humpback whales all feeding and feasting on shoals of herring. We expected to see one or two individuals but instead were spoiled by Mother Nature. Additionally, the crew were absolutely fantastic, helpful, kind and very knowledgeable. The Captain ensures to respect the animals in their natural habitat by keeping a healthy distance, allowing these beautiful creatures to approach the boat instead, once they feel comfortable enough to do so. A must do in Tromsø.

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January 5, 2021

This was experience was way better than I expected. The guides often came to our group to discuss with us. One guide was speaking in a microphone that could be heard everywhere inside and outside on the boat, explaining the history of the surrounding areas and the behaviors of the whales and some animals that live around Trømso. We were lucky enough to see many white tailed eagles, and a TON of whales (around 10 humpback whales). The wales were spotted in the distance, and we were able to get a bit closer. At the end some came very very close to the boat, it was epic. My only regret is not bringing a camera or binoculars with me! Another thing I appreciated with this tour is that it uses a hybrid propulsion system, which is less impactful on the climate and the whales. Aboard the ship they had food that looked good and a good selection of beverages. Overall this was a great experience and I would highly recommend it.

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December 22, 2020

Awesome experience. Very friendly and charismatic crew onboard a modern, silent catamaran. It was a long excursion but worth it when we reached our destination and saw the Orcas and humpbacks in their natural habitat, just swimming around and bobbing in and out of the water. The crew are very passionate about conservation and imparted vast knowledge about the animals and the ocean along the way. We were a small group, around 11-12 plus the crew so social distancing wasn’t a problem. Incredibly scenic tour, highly recommended.

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December 12, 2020

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