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Whalesafari Andenes

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Hamnegata 1C, Andenes 8480, Norway
+47 76 11 56 00
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Fantastic experience!

This is a 'must do' if you visit Andenes and if you're fascinated by wildlife and especially the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
anirak83
,
Oslo
via mobile
Fantastic

Brilliant museum pre tour so you really understand how these animals live and behave. Very... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
GeorgieHudson
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Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
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The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) has given us the following commendation: The world's largest, most successful Arctic whale watching operation is Hvalsafari AS in Andenes. Why Whalesafari from Andenes? We have a natural advantage in Andenes since the edge of the continental shelf is closer to land than anywhere else along the coast of Norway. In the bay that constitutes this part of the shelf, a stable stock of sperm whales feeds and thus forms the basis of whale watching tours in the region of Vesteralen. It is only a one hour voyage from Andenes to the whale feeding grounds. A normal trip lasts about 2 to 4 hours (the duration depend on the distance where the whales are that day and how long it takes to find the first one). The product educational activities form the nucleus of whale safari tours in Andenes. Right from the start, our whale safaris have involved research, learning and adventure joined together in one single, integrated unit. The idea has attracted considerable attention both in Andenes and abroad. Guarantee - The great sperm whales are found in a specially nutrient-rich area northwest of Andenes. There are no other places in Norway where the edge of the continental shelf lies so close to the shore as it does near Andenes. Experience shows that whales are spotted during 99 percent of the safaris. Our guarantee: we´ll give you a free new trip if the boat does not find any cetacean the first time, or your money back (minus admin expenses). Scientists and Guides: the guides at the Whale Centre and on board our vessels are scientists and students from many different countries. In such a way, every excursion feels like a research project.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
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“whale museum” (9 reviews)
“sea sickness” (11 reviews)
“boat trip” (6 reviews)
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Hamnegata 1C, Andenes 8480, Norway
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+47 76 11 56 00
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This is a 'must do' if you visit Andenes and if you're fascinated by wildlife and especially the ocean and ocean creatures. We saw 5-6 sperm whales and over 20 pilot whales. It took an hour to get as far out as we needed to...More

Thank anirak83
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Brilliant museum pre tour so you really understand how these animals live and behave. Very knowledgeable friendly staff who are willing to help with any questions and a fun gift shop with some unusual things. The whale tour itself is about a 10 minute walk...More

Thank GeorgieHudson
Reviewed 27 August 2017

First let me say to all of the previous reviewers - if you have a problem with sea sickness, this probably isn't for you - but it's not Whalesafari's fault! We had a lovely afternoon. Yes it was cold - but this is northern Norway!...More

1  Thank chicagolover59
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We have tried for 2 days the whales tour but the wheather was windind and raining and it was not possibile to go out with the boat. So it is better to plan more then one shot for to see whales. The organization is fine....More

1  Thank Ale130663
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What a great little trip this was. The sun was shining and we saw 4 sperm whales. Very professional and very worth our time and money!

Thank Catharina P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

During our one week roud tour at Lofoten and Andøya we decided to participate on a Whale Safari. Checking all the possibilities - according to locals - Hvalesafari AS has the most professional service - so we made reservation in advance. It was windy the...More

Thank Marta K
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The staff is really nice and do everything to can to keep you happy, the tour in the museum was interesting, we saw whales which was really cool. But on the boat we were really, really cold (be sure to bring A LOT of extra...More

Thank yisman
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first trip looking for whales, normally I am very fortunate to see Wales and other wildlife from my sea kayak. The displays and tour were both very informative as well as being delivered in an easy to digest format. The guides were...More

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We booked with a mixed group a whale safari. This activity starts in a museum with a good explanation on the life of the whales. Due to the 100% guarantee the captain has to stay navigating until he sees a whale. After more than 4...More

2  Thank Marc V
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This trip was so worth the money. We were so lucky to catch a great weather and saw many of sperm whales. The crew was funny and very friendly, not only we saw whales but also we got to hear something about their habits and...More

2  Thank silviadJ374DT
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addictwonder
23 November 2017|
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Response from anirak83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a direct flight from London to Tromsø with Norwegian. From Tromsø it’s just a 25 minute flight to Andenes. During the summer time Norwegian also has a direct flights between Oslo and Andenes.
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Phil E
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
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Response from Mad072017 | Reviewed this property |
in Andenes if the weather is bad, it´s very dangerous, the ship are bad and the organization only want the money. All people was sick and terrified.
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