Join our bird safari trips to watch white tailed eagles, gannets and puffins among other from our RIB! if you are lucky, we might also encounter harbour seals, harbour porpoises, otters or minks . During the trip we stop by Bleiksøy, one of the most famous bird colonies in Norway, with about 75.000 pairs of nesting puffins, auks and guillemots . Our next stop will be Forøy, where we will meet a colony of nesting gannets, seagulls and cormorants .
Before going on sea we give a short presentation about the birds and safety. After the trip we offer coffee and tea as well as the opportunity to learn more about the species you have encountered on the trip. Our experienced and dedicated crew will explain information before, during and after the trip. We follow our code of conduct when we approach birds.
Our trips are weather dependent and it is therefore wise to add an extra day or two to your stay in case the wind conditions prevents us from going out on sea . Contact us for more info!
The trips last around 1,5 hours. Daily departures from May-August. NEW! In Addition we offer midnight bird watching at 22:00 o'clock on specific dates. The trip lasts around 2 hours.
Sea Safari Andenes offers snorkelling with Puffins in the summer from may until mid august. In this period hundred thousands of Puffins come to breed and hedge to Bleiksoya. Which makes it one of the most important bird cliffs of Northern-Norway. Bleiksoya is situated next to the Bleikscanyon, a high productive deep sea canyon which attracts a lot of birds and whales.
Puffins are very good swimmers and divers and almost as skilled as Penguins under water. In the shallow waters off Bleiskoya with its sandy bottom and crystal clear waters you can now enjoy a underwater view of the emblematic Puffins. Which is unique in Norway. Because of our winter Orca snorkel program we do have the necessary equipment and know-how of what it takes to snorkel in arctic conditions.
You will snorkel in a dry suite which keeps you dry and warm in the arctic waters. The water temperature oscillates around 10 degree celsius. We operate in a respectull manner and distance to the Bleiksoya bird sanctuary.