Whale Watching onboard RIB: Skjervøy


12 hours

3 hours on the RIB

Group Size

3 – 24

small groups using 2 boats



pick up in Tromsø



1st November – 30th January

RIB boat Tromso


What is included?

Whale watching in the fjords

Experienced local skipper

Transport from Tromsø by coach (inc.wifi, charging points and air-con)


Insulated flotation suits

Hot drinks after the tour

A light meal after the tour

Arctic sea breeze!

Please note, that it can be windy on the tour and you may get splashed by waves. You are welcome to bring your camera on the boat, however please take care to protect any equipment from exposure to salt water. Personal possessions are stowed onboard at your own risk. Although snacks and drinks are provided after the tour, it is a long day, so you may wish to bring extra food and water with you.

Whale pod family watching, Skjervøy


05:30 at Scandic Ishavshotel

meeting is 10 mins prior to the departure time, outside the main entrance of the hotel


Please note, that if you are late for the meeting time and miss the departure, we are unable to refund you.

Pricing 2024/2025

Low season

(27th October to 15th December/15th January to 31st January)



per adult


per student

High season

(16th December to 15th January)



per adult


per student

12 seater RIB boat driving across water at fast speed

Search for whales on a 34ft open RIB speedboat tour. Observe humpback whales in their natural habitat on a tour from Skjervøy, and enjoy hot chocolate after the tour.

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RIB, Northern Norway


Breathe in the sea air. Among the fjords, mountains and arctic waters you might be lucky enough to witness the gentle giants.


Killer whale, Skjervøy

Between October and January we welcome the migrating herring to our local waters. With their arrival, the Orcas and Humpback whales are never too far behind.

Whales, Skjervøy

Tour Itinerary:

Meet your bus driver at 05:20 at the pick up point and settle in for a comfortable and scenic drive out to Skjervøy. When you arrive, your skipper will greet you and walk you to the dressing room. Here you will receive a thermal flotation suit, life vest, goggles, a hat and mittens.

Once you are kitted up, then it is time for the search to begin! Spend 3 hours marvelling at these incredible animals, and watching them feed on the herring shoals that surround Skjervøy. After your RIB tour is over, your guide will assist you in the dressing room and give you a baguette snack to enjoy on the bus ride home.

The bus will arrive back into Tromsø at approximately 17:30.

Orca, Skjervøy

RIB boat tour

Whale watching, Tromsø


We follow responsible wildlife tourism guidelines

RIB boat Tromso


Orca killer whale and seabirds, Skjervøy


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