Whale Watching Cruise

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Whale Watching And Northern Lights Expedition Cruise

Embark on an overnight arctic adventure on board a modern and comfortable sea going catamaran. Combine a hunt for the Northern Lights with a search for the gentle giants of the sea in the waters around Skervoy. This short expedition cruise offers a flavour of life at sea in the Arctic. Far from the light pollution of the city, the expedition will give you a fantastic opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis after dark as you venture through sheltered fjords. By day, your crew will be looking out for whales and providing opportunities to learn how to sail the boat and to try fishing at sea. With a maximum of 8 passengers on board, this trip will provide life-long memories and a personal experience.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

DAY 1:

Arrival to Tromso Airport and transfer to Tromso. If you wish you can add an extra night in the city at the beginning of the holiday to acclimatize to the Arctic and join an optional Northern Lights excursion. In the evening of your overnight experience, make your way to the harbour, where you can leave any unnecessary luggage in a locked store,before boarding the catamaran. The beautiful vessel is spacious inside and out, and provides a comfortable and exciting way of travelling. The wonders begin as you depart Tromso harbour under a starry sky and the search for the northern lights begins as you reach the non light polluted areas of the fjord. This evening the chef on board will prepare a delicious home cooked meal and a taste of Norway whilst your crew keep a constant look out for the Northern Lights. The heated catamaran saloon is a great place to catch up with the crew and learn more about your route and the area you are sailing through. Below deck you will also find your comfortable twin/double cabin equipped with an en-suite wash basin and closet. Here you can spend a restful nights sleep, whilst you continue to sail to the whale watching grounds.

DAY 2:

After a galley breakfast, the whale watching part of the expedition begins in earnest. The captain will check the waters for signs of the mighty whales which may include humpbacks and orca as well as the opportunity to spot sea eagles. The expedition will be flexible depending on the conditions and there may also be an opportunity to learn the basics of sailing and navigating a sailing boat from the skipper. Your crew will have extensive knowledge of whales and Arctic marine and wildlife and will be happy to share this with you during your cruise. Lunch is prepared from the freshest ingredients, fish caught from right off the side of the boat. The onboard chef may even show you his secret recipe for a traditional fish soup, perfect for warming you up on cold winter days. The final leg of your journey takes you through the stunningly beautiful scenery of the fjords and the Lyngen Alps. Sit in the heated saloon and enjoy the view or head out on deck and lay back on the nets of the catamaran, the choice is yours. After your amazing overnight experience you'll return to Tromso in the early evening, where you can collect the rest of your luggage and check into the four star hotel The Clarion Hotel The Edge.

Staying at: Clarion Hotel the Edge



DAY 3:

Transfer to the airport in time for your departing flight. If you'd like to extend your stay in Tromso, our team will be happy to tailor your itinerary accordingly. You may also wish to visit other destinations in Northern Norway to continue your search for the Northern Lights or to try your hand at one of the many activities on offer including dog sledding and snowmobiling.

PRICE

From £865 per person excluding flights

£865.00 GBP roughly converts to: 952 EUR | 1,168 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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Price Includes

  • Authentic, small group, Arctic overnight sailing experience with certified professional staff

  • Guided evening sailing tour and northern lights chase on a comfortable catamaran

  • Guided “Whale Safari”, an ultimate Whale & Wildlife sailing tour in the Norwegian fjords

  • The opportunity to try sea fishing

  • Accommodation in warm comfortable en-suite cabins

  • Homemade Norwegian dinner, breakfast and lunch

  • Small bites, coffee & tea

  • Warm Safety Suits

  • Access to a base camp lounge and baggage storage in central Tromsø

  • One nights accommodation at the Clarion Hotel The Edge, in a Standard room on a Bed and Breakfast basis at the end of the cruise

 

All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration  

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Tromso
  • Transfers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals and optional excursions in Tromso city

 

Image credits: Pukka Travel

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Tromso (TOS)

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