Sailing boat Expeditions with World Sea Explorers

Winter - in Wonderland


6 days

5 nights onboard

Group Size


small group tour



pick up and drop off



October – December

whale watching expedition onboard sailing boat stella oceana

humpback whales feeding in front of norwegian cabin

What is included?

   Whale watching in Skjervøy

 Former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain

   Tender boat

   Thermal flotation suits

  Hot drinks

  All meals included, (local homemade cuisine)


  Fishing Rods

   Wi-fi onboard

   Shared bathroom and hot tub onboard

Please note, that this activity is run by our trusted partners World Sea Explorers. They cannot guarantee sightings of the whales, however they will do everything in our power to spot them. If there are no sightings, we cannot refund the tour.




Check-in between 18:00 and 22:00


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Tromsø Harbour

exact meeting spot will be confirmed once the skipper has been allocated a berth



17500 NOK

per person (minimum booking 6 guests)



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sunrise onboard stella oceana sailing boat tromso



Insulated flotation suits are provided

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

“Truly an amazing experience, worth every penny.  If you are looking for a unique trip while you’re visiting Norway, don’t think twice and book.  Stella Oceana is stunning, the scenery is breathtaking and even the cold Norwegian winds won’t stop you from walking up and down the deck at all times to watch the whales eating the herring. The crew will make sure you’re comfortable, provide warm drinks and cook delicious food for you.  Their knowledge and experience and passion is what makes this tour all the more enjoyable.”  ~Jane H


“We spent an amazing long weekend on Stella Oceana. The captain’s experience made us feel safe, we went to places that no other boats were and saw so many whales!  The nature is just breathtaking. The crew were passionate, friendly and super accommodating. They took very good care of us. We had delicious hot drinks and food as well as thermo suits to keep us warm.  The hot tub on deck is a major plus and we even saw a little bit of northern lights! I cannot describe in words the beauty of the scenery – you should experience it for yourself. It’s definitely worth it! We came on board as tourists and left as friends. I cannot wait to book the next tour with them!”  ~Karl K


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.

Check-in to the yacht between 18:00-22:00 on Thursday evening in Tromsø.  Sail through beautiful arctic fjords on an exclusive expedition in search of the wild orca, humpback whales and northern lights.  This is an all inclusive live-aboard cruise on a charming and lavish sailing yacht.  Increase your chances of seeing the whales by more than 100% compared to short day trips with limited time.


Other wildlife that are common in this area are the white tailed eagle, harbour porpoises, seals, otters, and many other types of birds. Each day we will sail to find the whales and if you are lucky you will also hear the whales at night when they blow out and get ready for a new dive!  There is also an opportunity to try fishing and have the fresh catch prepared for your meal.  Each night we will either drop anchor or dock at a harbour.

The routes and locations of where we go are determined by the weather and where the whales are.


On Monday, we will sail back to Tromsø by 17:00.  The menu is ever-changing, inspired by Norwegian traditions and local, ethical, fresh and organic ingredients.  All food, coffee, tea and water are included.  Alcohol is available for purchase onboard.


Whales, Skjervøy


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Orca, Skjervøy

hot tub onboard sailing boat stella oceana tromso

Whale watching, Tromsø



Promoting responsible wildlife tourism

stella oceana sailing boat on whale watching tour tromso

saloon of stella oceana sailing boat

Whale watching, Skjervøy


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