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Arctic Whale Tours

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Nice tour

After the first day with very bad weather and nothing to see we got a secound chance for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tm50s
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Wonderful small company with a true passion for wildlife

We contacted them after we had done another tour with a company based in Tromso which disappointed... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
ScottKemballs
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Arctic Whale Tours offers unique whale safari experiences from Stø in Vesterålen, Norway. Whale bird and seal watching in one unforgettable adventure! Our main goal is to provide our visitors with a unique opportunity to observe marine animals in...more
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Sto harbour, Sto 8438, Norway
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+47 76 13 43 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the first day with very bad weather and nothing to see we got a secound chance for free. Safety first - so we went a longer way back caused by the bad weather. The second day was beautyful. We have seen whales and birds....More

1  Thank tm50s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a whale safari in june from Stø. It was a fine tour, but I would recommend to take a tour from Andenes to see whales, as for 2 hours you just go towards the area where the animals live (and 2 hours...More

2  Thank paulien88
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We contacted them after we had done another tour with a company based in Tromso which disappointed. You cannot guarantee whales as it is wildlife, but they went further North with a fast catamaran and we saw both orcas and humpbacks...truly magical. We booked directly...More

4  Thank ScottKemballs
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

The tour itself have been chosen as within the different offers of the area ( andenes/ sto) was the one offering a more complete tour: whales + birds + seals. I did several whale tour. Indeed, you have to be also lucky to spot whales.....More

3  Thank Alice T
Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you for your review, Alice! I am sorry that you were not pleased with our safari. I will bring up the problem of not all people being able to see with the captain. You are completely right, everybody should be able to see the...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

It is a great experience. We saw sperm whales, orcas and mink whales. Long Trip, so be patient. But worth it. The crew is very experienced and know the area inside out.

Thank Christian S
Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our safari. Welcome again :)

Reviewed July 14, 2017

Our first whale safari. Lucky with weather and we got to see 3 kinds of whales. Very engaged tour guide, Lauri, who added a lot. Long trip, 2 and a half hours, to and from the whale looking spot.

Thank Zoltan F
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Arctic whale tours in Stø, Vesterålen is run by a friendly, skilled crew. At arrival we were instructed about the trip and safety measures. The boat was old and diesel run, the fumes came into the 'salon' which was kind of nauseating. Otherwise it was...More

Thank Christina K
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Overall an enjoyable and comfortable day on a boat. Spotted a pod of killer whales, some sperm whales a bit further off and a couple of puffins. Binoculars, warm clothing and a good camera zoom lens strongly recommended. Boat facilities were good and staff friendly....More

Thank yflyyy
Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thank you for your kind words! It is nice to hear you had a good safari with us. Binoculars, warm clothes and a good camera zoom are definitely good to bring with, as well as something to do, just in case. Sometimes we see the...More

Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely trip in the norwegian fjords around Tromso with the boat MS Jaqueline - a wonderful wooden interior boat- and met a lot of orcas and humpbacks feeding on herring. The captain has always been respectful towards the animals and enough distance...More

2  Thank katafazekas22
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Most important for me when I travel and want to see some cool animals is that the company I choose is eco- and animal friendly and this company is. Animals are the most important for them and I respect that! I saw sperm whale and...More

Thank Ewa M
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worldtravel1985
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Response from Arctic Whale To... T | Property representative |
Hello. From Tromso you can get a car, it is an approximately 6-7 hours drive from there. Or you can come by the Hurtigruten coastal cruiser to Sortland and thn take a car from Sortland. Stø is a tiny village the big cruise... More
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