Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

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Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

From US$ 227.46 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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  • 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 in a small group of between 4-12 people. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early at 6 AM. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your English-speaking 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
  • English-speaking guide
  • Flotation suits
  • Sandwiches
  • Tea
  • Coffee
    Not suitable for
    • 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

    Scandic Ishavshotel, Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway.

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    • 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)
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 62 reviews

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    Amazing activity. We were able to watch a large group of orcas very close to the boat and also one humpback whale. The guides acted respectfully around the whales and helped ud to point out the whales. I would warmly recommend the trip, though I must mention it can be rough if you suffer easily from seasickness.

    January 24, 2020

    Pleasant excursion, no luck for me I saw no orcas or whales, luck still smiled because a beluga was invited to the party. The agency that takes care of the tour is very professional. Equipment adapted to the cold is provided in addition to your warm clothes, which is not negligible.

    January 20, 2020

    Beautiful experience! Departed at 6 from Tromso, arrived at the port around 10, they provided us with overalls, boots, gloves, mountain passes, masks. Then almost three hours at sea. Warn whales and killer whales! Brigitte was very kind and good at spotting animals. I recommend to cover up very very well because despite everything you get wet and it is very cold!

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    January 19, 2020

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