Whale Safari with Gabriele- Big Boat

You will stay with the whales for about 1-1.5 hours with the chance to see humpback whales, orcas, and fin whales.

November campaign

From November 1st to November 31st you can book this tour and get 15% discount by using the promo code: Whaleisback

Join this whale safari tour with MS Gabriele, a vessel with comfortable seats and a lot of space on deck. The tour starts at 09:00 in the morning and due to the high speed of the vessel, the time to reach the whale area, Skjervøy, only takes about 2 hours. Once you have reached Skjervøy, the search begins for the whales and orcas. You will stay with the whales for about 1-1.5 hours with the chance to see humpback whales, orcas, and fin whales.

A guide will always be close by to provide you with necessary information and guide you through the day. Included on this tour is coffee, tea, Wi-fi, a limited selection of thermal suits and binoculars. Refreshments such as mineral water, beer, and wine, as well as snacks and something light to eat is possible to buy in the kiosk.

This tour is also disabled friendly with larger toilet and two window seats for wheelchair users. The tour has a duration of 6 hours, so you will be back in Tromsø at 15:00.

NB! This activity is not provided by Polar Adventures. The provider of this activity is responsible for any changes, complaints, adjustments, and decisions.

Tour Details

Availability: From the 27th of November 2023 to the 15th of January 2024 

Participants: 10-195 pax 

Duartion: 6 hours (09:00-15:00) 

Level: Easy 

Departure: 09:00, TROMSØ quay 2, at Nerstranda shopping centre 

Meeting time: 08:45, 15 minutes before departure time 


Adult – 1650 NOK per person 

Youth (15+) - 1250 NOK per person 

Child (6-14 years) - 825 NOK per person 

Infant (0-5 years) – Free 


  • Coffee, tea
  • Wi-fi 
  • Toilets 
  • Wheelchair friendly 
  • A limited selection of thermal suits
  • Binoculars 

Available on purchase: 

  • Mineral water 
  • Beer & wine 
  • Light meal 
  • Snacks 

Important information:  

No whale guarantee: if you do not see whales on your first tour, you will be offered free places on  one of the following days. 

Guests who do not meet on time will not be able to receive a partial or full refund. For any changes or cancellations, a 48-hour cancellation deadline applies. Cancellations must be sent on email to booking@polaradventures.no.

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Amazing cruise even though the weather was not great the tour operator did everything to help make the trip fun. Saw various birds and even managed to catch a fish. Food was also great and plentiful, even catered for food allergies.


Lovely Visitor

Stunningly beautiful. As a person whose been to many remote places the sights here were truly stunning. Also the man who led the tour is absolutely hilarious.


Lovely Visitor

It was a really really good experience, very well organized and father and son were a really good crew. We had done to the wale safari too which was also a good trip, Thomas is a really nice and friendly guy. We can only say we will do it again if we stay in tromsø.


Lovely Visitor

Amazing trip. The guides were fun, friendly and helpful. They shared stories about them and interesting information about the area. The captain was great at getting close to the whales, we got there before everyone else each time.


Lovely Visitor