“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain

WINTER TOUR #1: SNORKELING WITH ORCAS

Andenes is situated in the arctic, app. 300 km above the polar circle. Besides whales a world of magnificent and uparalleled natural wilderness awaits. 

The purpose of this tour is to allow guests to experience at close range, some of the most captivating marine life such as Finback  whales, Humpback Whales and of course the Orcas feeding on herring during the winter season. Besides this this tour provides an overall taste into the wildlife of the Lapland region of Norway, featuring sights of reindeer and moose. With numerous activities and a hands-on tour guide adventuring with you, this will prove to be the most amazing experience ever! 

Exciting details about the tour to follow: 

Andenes  is conveniently located in the north of the Vesterålen islands just adjacent to the “Bleik-canyon” – a deep-sea canyon at the edge of the continental shelf which is occupied by a variety of whale species the whole year round. In just 15 – 50 minutes we can reach the whales with our RIB Boats to see up-close these intriguing animals. In order to find the whales we actively collaborate with local marine-researchers including the Norwegian Orca Survey

  1. Arrival: Please be at the SeaSafari Brygga (reception and guesthouse) 30 minutes prior to departure.

  2. Reception: 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, Spanish, and Italian). You will also need to complete a medical disclaimer form before the trip.

  3. Getting ready for the sea: We put on the snorkel equipment that we provide or you can bring your own. Please, wear warm and comfortable woolen or fleece clothes and long under wear e.g. merino.

  4. Boarding: Together we go to the boats, just next to the reception.

  5. Tour: Off we go! Depending on where the whales are, we drive between 10 – 20 minutes to their position. When we approach the whales we do operate very respectfully in their proximity, following our code of conduct for whalewatching. To be able to snorkel we need to find the whales feeding (not travelling or socialising!) and quite conditions out at sea regarding currents and waves. So the final decison, if we can go into the water is taken out at sea!

  6. The autumn/winter tours last between 2 and 3 hours and take place from November to March (weather-dependent). Please, contact us beforehand for whale watching in October and April.

  7. Back on land: From the harbor we go back to the reception where we change and enjoy some warm soup, bread, coffee and tea, and during our trip summary you can get more information on the whales you just watched.

Whats included?

  • Tour experts 
  • Activities as mentioned

  • Debriefing and education session 

  • Soup, bread coffee/ refreshments

  • Snorkelling gear:

    • Dry suit
    • Hood, gloves and shoes
    • Snorkel equipment
  • Duration: 2-3 Hours

Price and Availability

Price and availability can be further discussed through direct enquiry with Animals around the Globe. 

Adult price: Kr. 2100 (193,92 €)

Child price:  Kr. 1595( €147,29)

Maxium Passengers on a tour: 12

As this is a winter tour, and groups are always limited this tour is in high demand. This tour operates in winter, please email for more information and exact details for booking.  

  • December 2020 (Available)  
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This is a truly wonderful activity. Sea safari really sets itself apart from its competitors by using the small rubber boats with at most 12 people. This makes it seem like you're are much closer to the whales. We saw 4 sperm whales on our trip!!!
Lisa Swinkels
Previous Explorer
5/5
We went whale snorkelling with Sea Safaris Andes in November it was an incredible experience, Just make sure you give yourself a couple of days for the experience not just one. We swam with a humpback whale something you’ll never forget. Martin and his team are very competent and know whale behaviour and patterns very well. Highly recommend for whale snorkelling in Skjervoy an experience you won’t forget..
Daniel Mardi
Previous Exporer
5/5
Superb whale watching tour. Very exciting to go out to sea in the smaller boats operated here. The staff are super friendly and professional. We had an excellent time with the family and felt safe at all times.
Jacob Kellenberger
Previous Explorer
5/5

WINTER TOUR #2: Summer Snorkelling with Puffins

This tour is for the wildlife birding and ocean enthusiasts! On this tour you can expect to see Puffins and possibly watch them underwater in a snorkelling adventure.

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.

Crystal clear waters allow you to now enjoy a breathtaking underwater view of the Puffins who are unique to Norway.

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 .

 

  1. Arrival: Please be at at SeaSafari Brygga (office and guesthouse) 30 minutes prior to departure (60 minutes for snorkelling!).
  2. Reception: Check-in and informative introduction about birds and the sea as well as a safety briefing. When necessary, information is given in different languages (English, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Spanish).
  3. Getting ready for the sea: We provide a thermo-floatation suite and a life vest which is mandatory, Please, wear warm and comfortable woolen or fleece clothes and water proof boots.
  4. Boarding: Toghether we go to the boats, just next to the reception.
  5. Tour: Off we go! When we approach the birds we do operate very respectfully in their proximity.
  6. Bird watching tours last between 1,5 and take place from May to August (weather-dependent).
  7. Back on land: From the harbour we go back to the reception where we change and enjoy some coffee and tea, and during our trip summary you can get more information on the whales you just watched.

Whats included?

  • All activities as mentioned in the program

  • Educational debrief session
  • Refreshments
  • Kit provided: Water-repellent thermo flotation suite and Life-vest
  • Duration: 1,5 hours

Price and Availability

Price and availability can be further discussed through direct enquiry with Animals around the Globe. 

Adult price: Kr. 2100 (193,92 €)

This tour operates in the Summer from may until mid august, please email for more information on exact details for booking.  Also available during midnight sun boat tours. An incredible phenomenon. 

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We saw 15 whales and thousands of birds The skipper traveled long and far away to find the whales, and we did! Saw lots of whales, and with a midnight sun trip we got some great photos 🙂 We had a combo trip and also went to the bird mountain at Bleik, and saw lots and lots of puffins as well as at least 10 eagles. Great experience, great staff!
Summer_angel04
Previous explorer
5/5
The one & only greatest adventure to meet and greet whales, orca's, eagles, puffins, seal........ in all their freedom 🙂 In the beautiful breathtaking Norwegian nature, guided by friendly team with professional knowledge. And not only in the summer, but in the colorful wintertime see whales & orca's under the northern lights... no words for it. Keep up the good job Sea Safari Andenes team !!
Greet Alderweireldt
Previous explorer
5/5
I participated in the summer snorkeling with Puffins as well as the whale watching tour with “Sea Safari Andenes” in June, 2018. All in all, both were great experiences and I can wholeheartedly recommend both of the trips to any other traveler. As there are many on the day guests I would recommend booking in advance if you want to make sure that you’ll get on the boat
Nitae100
Previous explorer
5/5

TOUR #3 Northern Lights Photography guided evening tour Northern Lights Safari Andenes guided evening tou

PHOTO WORKSHOP Presentation at Sea Safari Brygga and practice 1,5 hours: If you are looking for genuine Arctic experiences, wildlife like whale watchingeagles, and Northern lights and all that surrounded by a stunning coastal and fjord landscape, then Andenes is the place to come to.
Between October and March, the days are very short here in Andenes, north of the polar circle, and there is a period, from the end of November until middle January when the sun does not make it over the horizon. 

We welcome you at Sea Safari Brygga and give you an introduction in the fenomen of the Northen Lights , after that we take the buss for a small trip to the place outside Andenes, were you will have optimal possibility to see the northern lights  when it appears, we offer you warm drink and small snacks , we have benches around an open fire . We help you to make northern light pictures and explain you about the area were you are . Also we make pictures of our trip and you together with the northen lights: a great souvenir !

Included in the prices is : warm suit ,  headlight , transport, warm drinks and small snacks, guiding : so all is included. 

The tour is weather depented , if the trip is canseled we inform you by telephone. The trip starts at 20.00 and end at midnight. We bring you back to the Brygga with the bus.

Itinerary:

19:45 welcome at Sea Safari Brygga 

20:00 Introduction in the fenomen of the northernlights , coffe and tea will be served

Jump in your suit and get your head-light

20:45 Buss to the northern light lokation

(at the location we serve warm drinks and small snacks.) 

around mid night we bring you back to he Sea Safari Brygga, were you deliver your suit and head light. 

 

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A magical experience, only enhanced by Marten and his team's knowledge and professionalism. We were even treated to a comprehensive marine biology lecture post whale sighting accompanied by soup and coffee. We will be back, thank you.
Rose Sutcliffe
Previous explorer
5/5
Awesome Whale-watching event, well out to sea, October 2018. RHIB expertly piloted with skilled use of SONAR to locate while not disturbing the feeding whales. Top quality floatation suits provided and fitted. Skipper kept the RHIB as stable as possible to provide photo opportunities. Highly recommended and very safe for families.
John Cole
Previous explorer
5/5

Price and Availability 

Kr. 250,- pr pers ( 88,93 € )

From the end of August  until the beginning of April.

 

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