RIB Excursion at the Whale Island
The Whale Island is the 5th biggest island in Norway and consist of fjords, mountains, beaches, settlements and an amazing wildlife
– like white-tailed eagles, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, cormorants and black-backed gull. On the Whale Island people of the North have been living, fishing and hunting since at least the 1500. Our beautiful and harsh coast and fjords are resources for food, travel, recreation, traditions and culture.
For the lasts 7 years we have had orcas and humpback whales coming into the fjords for feeding on herring in the middle of October. We don´t know when or where they will come this year, but we might be very lucky to see the first ones arriving.
A fun and efficient way to explore the island is by a RIB boat (Rubber speed boat with max 12 guests). The tour starts in Kaldfjord where you get dressed up in warm floating suits and then we head out. Our skippers are certified and will tell stories and guide you about the area, wildlife, Norwegian coast culture and make stops during the tour for photos.
08:45 Meet at Scandic Ishavshotell (bring your booking ref).
09:00 Pick-up by our driver with the minibus. A short drive to our dressing room at Kvaløya -The whale Island.
09:20 Introduction by our guides and skippers. We hand out all the equipment you need to stay warm.
10:00 RIB Excursion and guiding in the fjords.
12:45 Our minibus will bring you back to Scandic.
*The times may vary a little due to weather conditions.
We know the arctic climate and will make sure you stay warm
and safe on our RIB Excursion.
Following are included in the price:
- The mini-bus drive to Kvaløya
- Warm floating suits
- Life jackets
- Winter boots
- Woolen socks
- Mittens (bring thin gloves,nice to use to take pictures)
- Our famous chocolate cake and hot chocolate
- Hand warmers
The boat Orca
Orca is a RIB boat (Rigid-inflatable boat) or also known as a rubber speed boat. Orca is used for RIB Excursions on the fjords during summer and fall and for whale watching during winter season from October untill February.
Model: Waverider 1060
Length: 10.60m/ 34f
Service speed: 35 kn
Weight empty: 1350 kg
Passengers: Max 12
Engines: Evinrude E-Tec G2