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Silent Whale Watching

25 October - 31 January

Tromsø Day Tour

Get a unique perspective on the magnificent Humpback Whales and Orcas as they feed in the herring-rich fjords of the Norwegian Arctic. Join a daily Whale Watching tour from Tromsø with special hybrid-electric boats, which minimise disturbance to nature and whales.

Brim’s Silent Whale Watching tour departs Tromsø at 08:00 in the crisp arctic morning air. Our destination is a whale watcher’s dream, the feeding grounds of both Orcas and Humpback whales. We arrive in time to enjoy the few hours of polar daylight that the Tromsø winter season gives us. On the way to the whale watching area, you can take in the breathtaking views of the Tromsø fjords and frozen landscapes of the arctic fjords from Brim’s hybrid-electric boat.

The captain will keep an eye out for the whales. Sometimes it takes a little longer to spot an Orca or Humpback, but our guides have some nifty tricks to spot them. While we search for the whales, the passionate guides will share their personal stories from the Tromsø area and interesting sights that we can see from the fjords. Of course, a whale watching tour would not be complete without an abundance of information about the Orca & Humpback Whale.

Once the whales have been spotted, we will switch to our electric and silent engine to minimize disturbance to the whales. The vibrations and noise from the engines have been cited by researchers as a large disturbance to marine life and whales.

Designed for whale watching, our boat has comfortable, warm lounges with panoramic windows, so that you will have a front-row seat to the whales from wherever you are. You’ll find a selection of food and drinks for purchase onboard.

*Please note that the duration of this tour depends on the whales’ location and can range from 8-9 hours. The exact season varies year to year but is usually between November and January. Our crew will do their best to find the whales but we can not guarantee whales sightings.

Tour Highlights

  • The majestic Humpbacks and Orcas
  • Chance of spotting sea eagles and porpoise
  • Arctic winter light

Tour information

Price per person
Adult 1790 NOK
Youth (12-16) 1343 NOK
Child (3-11) 895 NOK
Infant (0-2) Free
The pier to the side of Skarven restaurant in Tromsø (Kaigata 6)
Time and duration
Pick up at 07:45, drop off before 17:00 (8-9 hours)
  • Guide and information in Scandinavian and English
Highlights and features
  • Silent electric catamaran boat
  • Bathroom facility available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-level outdoor decks offer uninhibited views
Add-On (Optional)
Fresh pastry, coffee, seasonal local foods and drinks available for purchase


The trip will be cancelled in case of severe weather conditions or if we have not reached the minimum amount of participants. In those rare cases, a full refund will be provided.

Before you book

Important Things to Note

About this tour

This activity is conducted by our partner, Brim Explorer.

You will return early enough to join our Northern Lights chase in the evening.

If the whales are far away, we need to use our diesel engines for the transfer. On arrival to the whale site we cruise in silent electric mode.

Exact season and duration depends on the whale migration patterns. In cases where this cruise does not operate, you can either join the Tromsø Fjord and Wildlife Cruise with a refund of the difference in price or cancel your booking with a full refund.

Please note that whales are wild animals, and constantly on the move. We can guarantee that we will do our best in finding them but cannot guarantee sightings.

Dogs & cats are welcome on board as long as they are on a leash and you mind the other guests.

Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy This tour requires manual confirmation by Chasing Lights. You will not be charged for this tour until it has been confirmed. If you cancel:
More than 72 hours before tour
Full refund
Less than 72 hours before tour
No refund
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