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62°NORD
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: DAILY DEPARTURES: 10:00 and 18:00 Enjoy the exciting Wildlife Sea Safari! The safari goes along the coastline outside Alesund in a high-speed RIB-boat. Experience the dramatic coastal landscapes, and the wildlife in Fjord Norway. Let the adrinalin flow freely on an exiting safari on the open sea in a open, high speed RIB. Visit a seal colony and Runde’s famous bird sanctuary with its eagles and puffins. Our local guide will tell you interesting stories and take you exploring on the open sea. Wildlife Sea Safari takes you close to nature and is an exciting and fun experience for the whole family. -The activity have departure and arrival form our Activity Centre in Alesund City Centre. -Participants must be over 140 cm tall to join the activity. -The activity is weather depended. PRIVATE WILDLIFE SEA SAFARI TOURS, AVAILIABLE ALL YEAR, PRICE ON REQUEST
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Took a private RIB tour from the Storfjord hotel. Easy and convenient. Great views, great guide, nice time out. Let my 18 year old drive back...he loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

We had an afternoon to fill before our late-night ferry, so decided to do the wildlife sea safari. The staff were super friendly and you're provided with all the gear to keep you (relatively) dry and warm. They take you out to sea, so it's windy and bumpy and we got pelted with waves at the back of the boat, but that's all part of the fun. We saw seals and were lucky enough to see hundreds of puffins sitting on the water and taking flight when we got too close. The captain was very mindful of checking in with everybody to make sure they were okay. My tip would be to wear waterproof shoes as you can get splashed, and pants you don't mind getting wet as a little bit of water comes through the suits. A couple of guys on our boat had unfortunate wet patches on the front of their jeans when we returned! Great way to spend the afternoon!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Q4115MVkathyl
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The wildlife sea safari from Ålesund was the highlight of my recent trip to Norway - we saw harbour seals, skuas, guillemots and puffins on the trip. 62 NORD provide you with all of the gear you need (survival suit, lifejacket, goggles) so you just need to remember your camera. You can choose where to sit on the boat - rougher at the front, wetter at the back - depending on your preference. Our guide was warm, friendly and helpful throughout and really made the experience a positive one. Tusen takk! :)

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Were on the wildlife sea safari hoping to see puffins and seals. On arrival we were fitted out with all-in-one suits, goggles and gloves and once on the rib we were given a safety briefing. Our driver/guide was very friendly, helpful and competent.
Tip: If you want a more exciting ride go to the front, for a less bumpy ride sit behind the driver.
Tip: get your goggles and hood in place before he speeds up as you cannot change it once the rib is speeding along.

We spotted seals, saw an amazing cliff of gannets, lots of guillemots and razorbills and puffins high in the sky. We were not lucky enough to see puffins on the water but that is nature!

As regards customer service, I left a camera in the pocket of the suit and realised that evening. The next day I emailed the company to explain. Lisa immediately went to the office to check the suits, found the camera and emailed me back. I arranged with her to post the camera to my home address which she did the next working day. The camera got home the day after we did. Thank you Lisa, that was so kind of you. Amazing customer service. 10/10 :))

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Very exciting and well captained rib ride around the islands of Ålesund with the opportunity to sight puffins, skuas and harbor seals! The 4 meter waves made things ever so slight more exciting. The rib was solid and powerful! Well worth it!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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