Water activity

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Activity provider: Brim Explorer
Water activity

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Activity provider: Brim Explorer

From US$ 149.42 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 on board a silent hybrid catamaran cruise.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian, Danish
Wheelchair accessible


  • See humpback whales and Orca's with more than 95% success rate
  • Sail silently on a hybrid electric boat purpose built for whale watching
  • Experienced and professional in person guides
  • Enjoy food and drinks which can be purchased onboard
Full description

Set sail on a hybrid electric catamaran cruise for the Arctic waters and observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Watch orcas and humpback whales feed in the icy fjords and admire the stunning landscapes around you.

Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. 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.

Sail for about 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the whales and spend about 1 to 1.5 hours with them. The boat uses a hybrid engine to reach their 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.

  • Experienced whale watching guide
  • Heated indoor saloons with panoramic windows
  • Purpose built hybrid-electric whale watching boat
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tap water
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet your cruise crew at the pier to the side of Skarven Kro Restaurant in Tromsø (Kaigata 6). Look for the white boat with the activity provider's, Brim Explorer, name written on the side.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The duration of this trip depends on the whales’ location and can, therefore, range from 7 to 9 hours
  • There’s no guarantee, but the tour operator will always do their best to see the whales
  • Food and drinks can be purchased on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 769 reviews

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An enjoyable trip . Chairs not too comfortable for long spells. Crew very informative, explaining before hand what we were likely to see. I have difficulty getting about and so some areas best for observing the whales was hard for me to get to, but I enjoyed the trip. A soup was offered to some passengers who had ordered in advance. This had not been offered when I booked.

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February 14, 2023

The tour was well organised, we were told the basic information about the wales and the service on board is very good! The scenery you get to see is incredible and totally worth it the price. We were lucky to see the wales on our day and the weather was fantastic what made it unforgettable! the best part is to stand outside and watch at the mountains etc., so I recommend to book it with a good weather forecast.

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February 13, 2023

22-01. We were supposed to go with 2 boats, but because of the bad weather we started with a briefing on 1 boat. Clear options: drop out and get a refund or go and hope for the best, with a chance of a possible return halfway through. Then lose money. Logical in itself. We (10 Dutchmen) decided to take the chance. After the briefing we went to boat 2, where we ended up with only about 40 people. Delicious! Contrary to expectations, the weather was very favorable to us and we were mainly found outside on the deck. Wonderful trip through the fjords. When we almost had to go back, life was spotted on the horizon: a large group of orcas and humpback whales. Wow! We didn't stay with them for very long (because time slot and already sailed far) and would have liked to have come a bit closer (now about 100 meters away I guess), but what a cool experience this was. On the way back super interesting information from an enthusiastic Giulia. Had a wonderful day. And in Tromso all day bad weat

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February 7, 2023

Product ID: 286815