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Whalesafari Andenes

#1 of 5 things to do in Andenes Features Animals
Hamnegata 1C, Andenes 8480, Norway
+47 76 11 56 00
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breathtaking experience

The crew is very sympathetic and informative. Before we went out with the ship we learned all about... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Adinda D
Great opportunities, great staff. Best choice for whalewatching in Andenes!

Definitely the best choice for Whalewatching in Andenes! The day starts with a very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
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14 Aug 2016
“Wonderful Moby”
1 Aug 2016
“Rough start, but amazing whale watching”
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Hamnegata 1C, Andenes 8480, Norway
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+47 76 11 56 00

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The crew is very sympathetic and informative. Before we went out with the ship we learned all about the male Sperm whales, the once we expected to see. During the trip one of the crew members listens to the sounds of sonar underneath the water...More

Thank Adinda D
Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a few words here. The sperm whale is our most common whale and during our guided tour we will tell you the basics so you can understand them a bit better and so that you know how we...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Definitely the best choice for Whalewatching in Andenes! The day starts with a very interesting and educational tour through their own whale museum. On the boat, the staff is very friendly, helpful and always willing to provide additional explanation. The whale sighting chances on this...More

Thank Mirakelman
Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review. We are really glad to hear that you were able to enjoy our whale safari. Our crews and guides are very dedicated to their job and they will do their best to provide you with the necessary knowledge for...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I went on this trip in early February- there were a lot of photographers on our boat so they delayed the trip an hour or so for better lighting, no one seemed to mind, and it was well worth the wait. We got on the...More

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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review. The light during this period has been really good for photography. Sometimes the skipper changes the departure time slightly in order to give you the best experience. Some people are not used to the movement and are prone to...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is a tour for people who are not comfortable with going out in a rib boat but prefer to be in a substantial boat to go out to sea to look for wildlife. Unlike the rib boat companies they do not specialise with orca...More

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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this review

Hi and thanks a lot for your words. I will pass your comments to our guides. As far as we know, we are the only ones in Europe offering such a guarantee. Our guides undergo a specific training that involves many stages and have your...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Saddened by the lack of communication by this company. We have tried three times and twice we made the journey of a couple of hours to go on safari. While we understand no one has control over the weather, it would be advantageous if the...More

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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your feedback. Something must have gone wrong with your reservation. I know that we made a mistake in that period and gave a wrong phone number to some of you (so nobody answer that number). We always try to stay in...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Looking for whales in open seas is always a gamble. The weather can be very rough; it is often quite cold out there, there can be heavy rains, massive waves and thick fog - and you can be out there for anywhere from 2 to...More

Thank smbjerke
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are entitled for a refund (i.e. if safari is cancelled due to weather), the company will only pay you back if you chase them!!!! They already tell you at the reception: "Should be paid back in 1 week, but if not just call...More

1  Thank ermlich
Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write something. It is very sad to read your review. As of today we have refunded everybody when the trip was canceled. In same rare occasions the money does not go back to your card because of IT-technicalities, and...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We were so looking forward to this safari. Unfortunately when we arrived they told us the weather was too bad to go out on the sea. So we stayed for the guided tour of the museum, and that was great! We learned so much in...More

1  Thank Silvia A
Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this review

Hi Sivlia and thanks a lot for taking the time to write this review. It looks like you planned your trip to Andenes very well since you have more than one day available. This is very important as the weather here changes so quickly that...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were a little worried about this trip after readings of trips being cancelled due to bad weather however our trip ran and we had the most beautiful day! The museum tour was very informative and a must!! But the real treat is the trip...More

Thank Liberty W
Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review. Reading your comment filled us with immense joy: there is quite a big job behind the guided tour we offer to our guests and we are very glad you think it is a must. We are sorry about the...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

if you're interested in not just seeing whales but also in learning about them and in supporting the Research and protection of whales, this is the place where you want to be. The tour will be preceded by a guided tour through the whale museum....More

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Phil E
I expect to be in the Lofotens in late August. Is that a good season for whale watching? Thank you.
6 May 2017|
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Response from Whalesafari | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, August is a good month for whale watching. Since there can be a bit of traffic, we recommend that you make a reservation in advance and that you rely on more than one day since all our safaris our weather dependent... More
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imexcited
Hi, May I know if there is any difference between whale watching in Andenes or Sto? We will be flying to Lofoten from Alesund and would like to go either one of the spot to do whale watching. Thank yoU!
1 June 2016|
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Response from meadejh | Reviewed this property |
Andenes is in a special location at the beginning of a continental shelf-- whales are specifically drawn to this spot throughout the year because of it
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Emily B
Hi! Me and my sister are thinking of going on a whale-safari, or even snorkeling with whales. We are going to be in and around Lofoten in December, but I wonder if it's not too dark in December so actually see much. How exactly does that work out, seeing the Orcas? Does anyone have a picture maybe? Thanks a lot for any help and advice!
9 April 2015|
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Response from Whalesafari | Property representative |
Hi Emily! Thanks for your inquiry. The best winter period to watch whale is from the beginning of December to the beginning of February. There is always a light window between 10.00 and 14.00 which is normally enough to run... More
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