Whale Watching Summer Season
The waters of Andenes are highly productive, attracting a great diversity of both baleen and toothed whales! The most common sightings in Summer are Sperm whales, who stay here the whole year-round. The sight of a Sperm whale is really an overwhelming experience that already inspired Melville's tale about Moby Dick. It is the largest toothed whale in the world, growing up to 20 m and 60 tons! Get your camera ready to take outstanding shots of the Sperm whale fluke before they dive!
Whale watching trips to Sperm whales and other whales
Our spring and summer whale watching trips take place daily between May and September and are weather-dependent. If you would like to organize a tour in April and October, please contact us beforehand.
Note: Wildlife watching is weather dependent, particularly in the Arctic. Therefore it is a good idea to plan two days or more for your stay around Andenes, just in case waves or fog inhibit a whale watching trip. Please, contact us or read the FAQs.
How we do whale-watching in Spring and Summer
- Arrival: Please be at the SeaSafari Brygga (office and guesthouse) 30 minutes prior to departure.
Check-in and informative introduction about whales and the sea as well
as a safety briefing. When necessary, information is given in different
languages (English, Norwegian, German, Dutch, and Spanish).
ready for the sea: We provide a thermo-floatation suit and a life-vest
which is mandatory, Please, wear warm and comfortable woolen or fleece
clothes, in winter long underwear e.g. merino is recommended as well as
- Boarding: Together we go to the boats, just next to the reception.
Off we go! Depending on where the whales are, we drive between 15 - 50
minutes to their position. When we approach the whales we do operate
very respectfully in their proximity, following our code of conduct for
- The spring/summer tours last between 2,5 and 3,5
hours and take place from May to September (weather-dependent). Please,
contact us beforehand for whale watching in October and April.
- Back on land:
From the harbor, we go back to the reception where we change and during our trip summary you
can get more information on the whales you just watched.
For the whale watching trips, we provide
- Water-repellent thermal flotation suit
We recommend wearing
- warm middle-layer (e.g. fleece)
- comfortable clothes
- warm jumper
- beanie and gloves
- warm, waterproof shoes/boots
Duration: 2,5 - 3,5 hours
Max.passenger number: 12/boat
2 Adults plus 2 Child (up to 12)