Tours and Tickets

Silent Whale Watching provided by Brim Explorer

Silent Whale Watching
4.5
from $199.07 per adult
Book in advance
from $199.07 per adult
Free cancellation
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Norwegian, English
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Norwegian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 120003P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Restroom on board • WiFi on board
Departure details
Clarion Hotel The Edge, Kaigata 6, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Our catamaran ship is located in the harbor right outside Clarion Hotel The Edge
Inclusions
Restroom on board • WiFi on board
Departure details
Clarion Hotel The Edge, Kaigata 6, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Our catamaran ship is located in the harbor right outside Clarion Hotel The Edge
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Clarion Hotel The Edge
    Kaigata 6, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    Our catamaran ship is located in the harbor right outside Clarion Hotel The Edge
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Skjervøy fiskecamp AS
  • You'll end at
    Clarion Hotel The Edge
    Kaigata 6, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    Our catamaran ship is located in the harbor right outside Clarion Hotel The Edge
    See address & details
+
Popular mentions

4.5
93 reviews
Excellent
67
Very good
16
Average
5
Poor
4
Terrible
1

C Winter
1 contribution
Amazing
Dec 2020 • Family
We were so lucky. We saw both Orcas and Hunchback whales. Also eagles. The weather was perfect. An amazing experience.
Written January 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martins
1 contribution
Martin
It was amazing experience with amazing crew. Lots of educational information. And plenty of wonderful views.
Written December 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Renate S
Cha-am, Thailand1 contribution
Perfect
Dec 2020 • Couples
Thank you for a perfect Day . Excellent service, good guides. Good food. Many whales and some really Nice pictures:)
Written December 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kristine Winge
Svalbard, Norway4 contributions
Fantastic day aboard the MS Bard
Nov 2020
We were on a trip with Brim Explorer / MS Bard at the end of November. A fantastic trip that started with a little hard sea. This made the trip even more exciting. After all, we are north of the Arctic Circle. When we arrived outside Skjervøy we saw both humpback whales and killer whales. An amazing sight! The service on board the MS Bard was 5 out of 5 stars. We got great food, fun stories from the guide and comfortable seating. The captain also stopped by from time to time to tell about the boat which is truly unique. I have nothing to complain about. It was nice and clean in the toilets, and in the common areas and that infection control was taken seriously. I would love to do this again. Thanks for the ride!
Written December 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Monika S
Bergen, Norway6 contributions
Would choose it again. And again.
Nov 2020 • Couples
Wonderful! Great views from everywhere inside. Skilful guide, good captain, clean toilets, good food
Written November 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brieuc Van Damme
2 contributions
Gorgeous boat tour
Nov 2020 • Couples
Amazing tour through the gorgeous Arctic scenery. Truly one of the most beautiful surroundings I’ve seen, made even more special by the humpbacks and orka’s we saw. Also comforting to see the strict Corona measures were followed up by crew and guests. *****
Written November 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yulia
Oxford, UK17 contributions
So much better than we expected!
Nov 2019
We have been on the Silent Whale Watching tour in late November and enjoyed every minute of it!! We were lucky to see a big group of orca whales. They've been feeding on herring for around an hour, so everyone on the boat had enough time to enjoy watching them and take a photo/video. Despite the weather being cloudy, the views of the mountains on the way out and back are fantastic. I'd say the view itself worth the trip. The boat is absolutely incredible - such a beautiful contemporary design, big seamless panoramic windows, 3 decks, clean facilities. They serve a very good fish soup and some other snacks (the price is reasonable for Norway). Couple of tips: - The camera batteries don't last long on the freezing cold and can easily go down from 100% to 0% in less than 10 minutes, so get another one! - Please go and get motion sickness tablets from any pharmacy if you've never been on a boat or you already know you might struggle.
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

katie f
Hamburg, Germany28 contributions
Most amazing experience!!
We booked a tour with the Brim Explorer before traveling to Tromso and we had an amazing experience! The ship is fantastic - brand new and great panorama windows (be there at 7:30 to get the front window seats on the first floor!!) and the crew is really lovely! They really want to make you feel as comfortable as possible (I was a bit worried about being seasick before). On our date of booking they told us, that the weather will be really bad and they cannot guarantee to make it to the whale region. They offered everyone to drop out with 100% refund, to reschedule (what we did) or to stay on the boat and receive part of the money back if they do the wildlife Fjord Cruise instead if the weather turns too bad. On the next day we came back and started on the boat and had the most amazing weather conditions. They mentioned before that the whales have left earlier this year and they cannot guarantee that we will see them. So everyone still had a chance to drop out. We stayed on the boat and had the most memorable cruise ever! The sun started to rise and the light over the fjords were incredible! Never seen something like this before. The trip lasted 8 hours - unfortunately we didn’t see any whales but spotted dolphins. Really wonderful! The Motor was then turned to silent to not disturb them. Be aware that it will be super cold outside. We were lucky to have worn many layers, so we stayed outside a lot while other guests sticked to stay inside (playing with their phones or sleeping! Don’t understand that during such a wonderful tour!!) This trip was really such a unique experience! Will definitely come back to Tromso during high whale season because the boat and this company are a great opportunity to explore this beautiful nature.
Written January 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ScottThorley
Burton upon Trent, UK77 contributions
Wonderful & inspiring trip in Arctic Norway
Jan 2020 • Solo
Just had the most beautiful trip with this company. Despite not seeing any whales as they appear to have left the region now, we saw white beaked dolphins swimming right in front of the hybrid-electric catamaran. The captain took us a different route than they normally do, due to to lack of whales. This was a great decision because the scenery we witnessed was amazing. Standing outside on the front of the ship as it travels between the fjords and islands makes you feel like an Arctic explorer; and when I needed a rest bite from the cold and wind, I was able to relax inside, drink unlimited coffee and watch the scenery through panoramic windows. The staff offered superb hospitality and expert knowledge of the ecosystem and environment of Northern Norway. Considering the trip is 8+ hours long, it is excellent value for money and a must-do activity in Tromso. Thank you Brim.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gert E
2 contributions
Nice tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
Due to the storm we could not reach Skjervoy and its whaling grounds. But instead we made a nice tour through some fjords (and got all a 500 NOK refund). Very friendly staff on board.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 59
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Brim Explorer
985ta
985ta
00
Not as expected but anyway: Great tour because of what we hadn't expected!
What we had expected (or better: hoped for): For sure: To see the Northern lights and also having a big and good no
ABCmeant2Travel
ABCmeant2Travel
00
Amazing Must-Do Experience!
We found Brim Explorer through Chasing Lights and are SO glad we did!! My husband and I recently did one of their N
CynSpecht
CynSpecht
00
The chillaxing way to hunt for the northern lights!
Thank you to Elin, Larsen, and the rest of the crew for a wonderful night with Brim Explorers. The boat is large an
Elke B
Elke B
00
Boring, boring!!
The ship is new, but there were too many people on board that there were not enough seats on board and you had to s
olivguto
olivguto
00
Boring Tour - Tromso Fjord and Wildlife
The tour was called “fjord and wild life” but it was just a boring tour around Tromso and no wildlife. The weather
kimi91
kimi91
00
Boring tour around Tromso sea
Nice new ship and crew, the tour was called "fjord and wildlife" but it was just a boring tour around the sea. Not
489eirikw
489eirikw
00
Amazing boat. Amazing crew. Amazing views!
This is a must do in Tromsø! The boat is a unique, in terms of beiing electric so the trip is almost completely sil
RebeccaA354
RebeccaA354
00
Beautiful surroundings!
We had a wonderful trip with the crew through the fjords. The weather was perfect, with the sun shining on the surr
Leona V
Leona V
00
Friendly people
We all enjoyed the trip. The team were all very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend the trip to others.
Tracyo1312
Tracyo1312
00
Amazing Cruise!
My friends and I had so much fun on this cruise! The crew were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and talked ab
iKumarDhruv
iKumarDhruv
00
Amazing experience if you want to the still and open waters beyond norway
The boat was modern and amazing. The trip was for 4-5 hrs and took us to the tip of norway with amazing views. The
Justyna D
Justyna D
00
Wonderful dinner cruise...
We had wonderful time on this beautiful eco friendly electric boat. Very friendly staff and delicious food (made b
prithvi g
prithvi g
00
Tromso fjord and wildlife cruise
I did the fjord and wildlife cruise with Brim Explorer. I must say the tour was extremely well organized and did ma
oscarno1
oscarno1
00
A nice way to see the fjords
This was a nice little trip around the fjord and area in which tromso is situated. The cree of the explorer are v
laszlod792
laszlod792
00
Whale watch
On the first try they had to cancel the trip because the weather was awful in the target area. Instead we did a fjo
Frequently Asked Questions about Silent Whale Watching