Tromso Friluftsenter does not run whale safari anymore, but our colleagues we have cooperated with during the past years are running a tour with a catamaran that offer the quality we recomend. The catamaran M/S Gabrielle runs quickly, safely and directly from Tromsø city center to the whale area, sit back and enjoy the beautiful lyngen Alps and the rural coastal scenery on the way there.
From late October to end of January (approximately) some of the world’s biggest mammals visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herrings. The most common whale species we see are the humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise and sometimes even the fin whale. You are invited to come on board to take a close-up look at the feast, once we reach the whale feeding site, we stay for 1 – 1,5 hours.
The boat will provide you with a good opportunity to take photos and nice sightseeing. MS Gabriele has a kiosk on board where you can buy coffee/tea, mineral water, beer and wine, as well as snacks and something light to eat.
There is no guarantee that you will see whales on this trip, but we are bringing some of the most experienced skippers in the industry and they will do everything they can to give you the best whale experience.
If you do not get to see whales on your trip, do not worry - we will give you the opportunity to join the next available whale safari, free of charge!
The route, duration and destinations seen on the tour can differ from day to day based on the weather.
Remember to dress well for a arctic adventure like this.
Price per person:
Adult 1550 NOK
Student 1150 NOK
Children under 12 years 775 NOk
Children under 3 years free
Please bring: warm clothing
Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5-6 hours
Departure time and place: 09:00 Tromsø Kai 1, the quay at Nerstranda
(Meeting time 15 min before departure)
Available from Oktober 15th to January 30th.
Ps: This activity is not delivered by Tromsø Friluftsenter. The activity provider will have the possibility to change boat type depending on how many people booked, to be sustainable.