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Arctic Whale Tours

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Sto harbour, Sto 8438, Norway
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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 6 January 2018
ScottKemballs
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Brussels, Belgium
Is not really about luck...

The tour itself have been chosen as within the different offers of the area ( andenes/ sto) was the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Alice T
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Milan, Italy
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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 their natural surroundings and to spread knowledge about their behaviour and biology. We support research projects and cooperate with different environmental organizations, such as IFAW (International Federation of Animal Welfare), WWF and ORCA-organization.
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“sperm whales” (11 reviews)
“killer whales” (9 reviews)
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Sto harbour, Sto 8438, Norway
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Reviewed 6 January 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

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Reviewed 20 August 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

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

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Reviewed 2 August 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
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Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 July 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.

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Reviewed 13 July 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
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Reviewed 5 July 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

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

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Reviewed 8 June 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

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Reviewed 30 January 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 Evi M
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We chose this tour as it has strict rules for not 'chasing' down whales and stressing them which was important to us. Lauri and his crew were so warm and welcoming and couldn't do enough to make our trip excellent. It took about an hour...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went for a tour during the winter from Tromsø and everything went very smoothly. We booked online and just showed up on the booked day and time at the location described on the website, and got a spot. The boat was very nice and...More

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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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