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From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy
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From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy

By Polar Adventures
Increase your chances of seeing whales and seabirds in the wild on this boat tour to Whale Island from Tromso. With wildlife expert guides, cruise to the best locations for spotting humpbacks, orcas, and sea eagles, while learning all about their behavior and the region’s culture. Sit up on deck or inside the cozy salon and keep warm with delicious soup—made with the boat's fresh catch—and beverages.
from
RM 838.17
per adult
from
RM 838.17
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 66 per group
Duration:6–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Wildlife expert guides take you to the best whale and seabird viewing spots
  • Savor the provided delicious snacks and drinks
  • Convenient, centrally located pickup and drop-off location in Tromso
  • Learn about Norway's marine life from the experts

  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Local fish soup
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the centrally located departure point. Board the boat and begin the journey toward Kvaloya (or "Whale Island"). From the open-air deck or the cozy indoor lounge, look out for humpback whales, orcas, and seabirds, including the distinctive sea eagle, which has a wingspan of up to eight feet (2.4 meters). While cruising, your guide offers insight into the diverse sea life found under and above the mineral-rich water. In between wildlife spotting and taking pictures, keep warm by enjoying a bowl of soup and warm beverages. At the end of the trip, your boat returns to the original departure point, where the tour concludes.

Departure details
  • Scandic Ishavshotel, Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Meet the guide outside the main entrance of Scandic Ishavshotel 10 minutes prior departure time.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25455P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 66 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy?
From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy price starts from RM 854.29. Discover and book From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy on Tripadvisor
What is the From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy cancellation policy?
From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy on Tripadvisor
Which company provides From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy?
From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy is hosted by Polar Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Polar Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book From Tromso all-inclusive Whale and Seabird Safari by Boat to Skervøy on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25455P7

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Scandic Ishavshotel
    Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    Meet the guide outside the main entrance of Scandic Ishavshotel 10 minutes prior departure time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Polar Adventures
    Stop: 6 hours
    Fjords to Skjervøy
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Marco T
Marco T
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Stay away to avoid disappointment
This experience was a nightmare more than anything. The first time the provider called me the day before the tour t
travelsAtoZ
travelsAtoZ
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Good but a few logistical issues
This tour was ok. The night we went was really clouded and the guide and driver did manage to get to a spot to see
Plliow
Plliow
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Amazing Aurora Experience
Thank you to our Sami guide, Odd Levi and the driver! We’d a wonderful experience watching spectacular Aurora Borea
elliel666
elliel666
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Northern lights tour 23/11/2022
The whole trip was just amazing. We saw the northern lights in two different spots- it was breathtaking. The guid
Liz H
Liz H
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Aurora Borealis small group trip tromso
This trip hosted by Barbara and Max and Patrick was by far outstanding! I learned so much about the country the aur
Q4602HUandream
Q4602HUandream
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Not so great
I was going back and forth between rating this 3 or 4 stars. I will also start by saying that the actual guides sho
Carlos Alberto S
Carlos Alberto S
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Whale Safari and Fiords. I recommemd
We did 2 tours with them, they are very professional and friendly. There were 7 hours on each tour. I recommend.
Leakej
Leakej
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Magical experience to find the Northern Lights
You will be welcomed by a friendly guide who instantly will make you fell at ease and looking forward to the night
254debc
254debc
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Fish stories followed by fish soup.
The crew and guides were great and the best ever. Roger told us lots about life on the waters around Norway. We saw
caronb246
caronb246
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An amazing experience
Although we didn't see any whales or dolphins, the whole trip was absolutely brilliant. We did see some sea eagles
matpas2019
matpas2019
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Exceeded our expectations
We weren’t quite sure what to expect when we booked this tour and we can’t say enough good things about it. We went
Cvazquez4
Cvazquez4
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Northern lights tour
I want to thank Thomas and Luann for a for an amazing time, even though we weren’t able to see the lights they made
richard h
richard h
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Amazing
Staff on the boat were faultless and we enjoyed every moment of the trip, I caught my first fish and had a incredib
Rachy89
Rachy89
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A brilliant trip!
We did a 5 hour fjord and fishing excursion. The boat was clean and comfortable, with thermal suits provided for th
lesterm635
lesterm635
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It was great
Great fishing adventure with a fun crew! Also, I caught a huge fish. The weather in Tromso is ideal, which makes m
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Charlotte E
2 contributions
Absolutely amazing, cannot recommend enough. Thank you all so much. We left promptly at 8am, the boat ride out was stunning and the guide advised us we would hopefully see whales around 2hr 45 in, however around 2 hours in we were lucky enough to come across a gorgeous pod of orcas. 3 hours in we saw countless orcas and then again were so so lucky to come across 30/40 humpbacks. It was spectacular. I really liked that the boat got close enough for you to see but kept their distance from these beautiful animals, it didn’t feel like we were intruding.
Tip- wear the suits provided as it is so cold if you are outside for hours. On board is warm and comfy, hot drinks provided all day as well as soup
Written 13 November 2022
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fra1000
Montpellier, France7 contributions
Thanks to the whole team, smiling, funny and so kind for this great trip to the sea.
We were able to admire orcas and whales, thanks to the "nose" of the captain who found the best spots.
The great soup, the snacks, the beverages, everything was really perfect, unforgettable outing.
Written 2 January 2020
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polardventures
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing with us, your The Whale Safari's experience with Polar Adventures. All our guides use to do their best for offering you a pleasant day tour in our fjords. Our service includes plenty of details to provide a very comfortable tour with us. We hope to see you again to experience more Polar Adventures with us! Best regards, The Polar Adventures' Team.
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marta P
Stavanger, Norway3 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
We were on a Whale Safari trip. It was totally amazing! Crew took us to a wonderful place, where there was lots of hummocks and orcas. Wonderful views.
Crew was also perfect. Kenneth was telling lots of interesting things about the area, Kalinka is the best chef of the world, her fish soup was the best I've ever eaten. (She is best entertainer also, very communicative and helpful).

I want to recommend it to everybody who is visiting Tromsø. I regret much that we didn't have time to look for northlights with them.
Written 30 December 2020
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British
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Really rough weather and stormy snow storm, not enough space in the boat for number of people, especially when some became unwell. I did not feel the crew keep a eye on people to ensure of their safety, or checking everyone was., or warning when the boat was suddenly going to speed up so you could get in a better safer area. The outside of the boat very icy, no good rails all around to use, and view from inside poor. The crew was friendly. There was no focus on seabirds . No information that it will take 3 hours to get to spot, and because of the weather was4+ hours getting back, with limited space ( where people unwell) was not pleasant.
Written 23 January 2020
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polardventures
Dear guest, thank you so much for your opinion. We understand, that some of our guests have small or no experience of boat- life. You have to understand that we live up here and have experience with very rough weather conditions. The day you describe was a normal windy day up north. You should see a real snow storm up here, then you would not complain about the wind blowing a bit :) If we in advance know that it will be very windy, we offer our guests a full refund, to reschedule or another excursion. We put safety first. For the ones that choose to go anyway, we explain that this is a longer and more adventures tour maybe not for the fainthearted. Of curse it`s a bit icy outside, as you are on a boat out in the Arctic. Our boats are built in the Arctic as rescue boats for bigger groups to evacuate people in stormy conditions. As we don`t use our boats full capacity, I can`t imagine anyone with knowledge saying they feel unsafe on board with us. I have full respect for your emotions but if you asked us before booking this adventure we would not recommend it to you. Take care and welcome back a less windy day :) Kind regards Marlene and the crew
Written 27 January 2020
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Stefano S
28 contributions
Dec 2021
Nice trip on the boat, along the fjords and in the magical moment of the (almost) sunrise. A beautiful scenario while reaching the destination. We were lucky, being able to see whales and orcas since we arrived at the designated area.
The way back was rough since the weather conditions worsened rapidly (but those sailors should know better).
The boat is ok, although it really needs some maintenance on the interiors. The staff was friendly, but they gave us really a little information on the activity. During the "hunt", also, no one told us what was going on and we understood we were leaving only because the boat increased the speed considerably.
Written 25 December 2021
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polardventures
Thank you for your feedback. We really hope you had a nice time with us and that you got to see and experience what you came for. Our crew and captain has long experience on the sea in the Arctic waters. We know that the weather can change, so sometimes the sea can be a bit rough. We have to go the same way back and the "bad sea" is present over a certain distance, depending on wind direction and coverage from the mountains. We appreciate the feedback and we will be sure to take measurements to make our tour better. Have a happy new year!
Written 26 December 2021
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marceljoseph777
London, UK2 contributions
Saw loads of Orca at least 4 different pod big males, females with baby orcas.
Saw Fin whales and humpback whales.
Water got a bit choppy got a little sea sick crew were very helpful with this.
Good soup for lunch, Good snacks.
Friendly crew good experience and recommendations for local activities to do in Norway.
Was recommended a nice restaurant ‘Fullsteam’ great menus.
Written 16 November 2022
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Morgyn G
London, UK5 contributions
Jan 2020
We booked the Whale Watching & Fjord Cruise with out fingers crossed. Unfortunately, we did not spot any whales as it was the very end of the season. We still enjoyed our day on the water with the amazing scenery around us and the interesting presentation from our guide Tanya.
It was easy to see Tanya's passion for the whales and their habitat and the wealth of knowledge this has given her. She spent some time with my husband and I discussing her experiences on other ships around the artic and the things she had seen (we were able to commiserate over a lack of narwhals unless you go well into the ice!). My husband and I have discussed coming back at another time of year to be more likely to see the whales.
Written 1 February 2020
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polardventures
Dear Guests, Thank you for sharing with us this nice experience of The Whale Safari, which starts on November and finish at the end of January. We hope to see you again for more Polar Adventures her sin Tromsø! Best regards, The Polar Adventures' Team.
Written 17 March 2020
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Claudie P
Oslo, Norway1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
My childhood dream as come true today. I highly recommend this tour. They did all things possible to take care of us all with a crazy good energy and smiles. They took time to teach us about those amazing animals, we saw all of them and they weather was with us. The food was good and in quantity (also for vegetarians)
Do not hesitate this boat was perfect and not too big compare some nother boats we have seen.

To the captain and his guide: Thank you so much for everything, it almost makes me want to become a tourist guide. I've never been so happy on a tour.
Take care of you both and have a nice life.
Written 19 November 2021
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polardventures
Thank you so much for the kind words! :) It is a true blessing that we can have our office with you and all the other fantastic guests on the tours! We are really glad that you enjoyed the tour with us and we welcome you back in the future ;) Thank you and all the best from all of us in Polar Adventures!
Written 19 November 2021
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lucyrhay
County Durham, UK613 contributions
We saw so many Orcas and Humpbacks and the fjords were beautiful. The guys running the tour were lovely and looked after a few of us who got seasick - we spent around 8 hours on the boat (6 hours travelling, 2 following the whales slowly) and it does get pretty choppy but it’s worth it for the amazing view of the whales. There was food and drink available to help yourself to throughout the day which was great. A once in a lifetime experience!
Written 12 January 2020
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polardventures
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing with us, your The Whale Safari's experience with Polar Adventures. All our guides use to do their best for offering you a pleasant day tour in our fjords. Our service includes plenty of details to provide a very comfortable tour with us. We hope to see you again to experience more Polar Adventures with us! Best regards, The Polar Adventures' Team.
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris L
14 contributions
This was a great whale watching trip.

After setting off at 8am, we reached the whales around 11am. We saw a number of orcas and humpback whales while around the area for the next couple of hours or so.

The crew were very helpful and it was interesting seeing them try to locate the whales. We were told that is was virtually 100% that we would see orcas and humpbacks and they were correct!

Some of the whales came incredibly close to the boat and we even saw an eagle.

Great trip that was topped off with a very nice fish soup. Highly recommended!
Written 11 January 2020
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polardventures
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing with us, your The Whale Safari's experience with Polar Adventures. All our guides use to do their best for offering you a pleasant day tour in our fjords. Our service includes plenty of details to provide a very comfortable tour with us. We hope to see you again to experience more Polar Adventures with us! Best regards, The Polar Adventures' Team.
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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