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Whalesafari Andenes

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Hamnegata 1C, Andenes 8480, Norway
+47 76 11 56 00
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whalesafari andenes

We took a part at a boat trip to see some sperm whales, we have seen three of them, it was really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helena K
Beautiful but too long

We were lucky to get a place to the whale watching the same day in the afternoon at 17.30. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Hamnegata 1C, Andenes 8480, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a part at a boat trip to see some sperm whales, we have seen three of them, it was really amazing to observe such a big animal. The weather was also great (almost sunny and not really windy), at the end we have...More

Thank Helena K
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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Helena. Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Something warm, such as a soup, is always nice at the end.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a place to the whale watching the same day in the afternoon at 17.30. We were sceptical about the museum but in the end it turned out as very interesting and informative. Our guide Pedro gave a good insight into...More

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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Myska. Thanks for your feedback. Your description is quite accurate and I can explain a bit more here. The whale feeding ground off Andenes is about 45 to 55 minutes away by boat and it is quite big (some square kilometres). The whale food...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We event on the whalesafari and it was great. Before the safari it was a guided tour in the whalemuseum. On the safari we saw there whales. It was amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well maybe we expected a bit too much after our great whale Tour in Greenland two years ago. In Andenes the Result of the Whale Safari turned out to be kind of poor. Twice we saw 40 years old Spermwhale Glen on the Surface and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not plan to go to the whale safari, because it is quite expensive for the whole family. But decided to go, since the weather was super nice, and afterall, we did drive for 1500km to get to andøy. We were not dissapointed! The...More

Thank Mikael P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in Andenes on my bike trip from Lofoten to Tromsø, and even though initially I thought I wouldn't have time for a whale safari, I tried to make time - and I was not disappointed! I was surprised that the whole experience lasted...More

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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review. It is really nice to read that you enjoyed our solution with the guided tour and then the boat excursion. But I really happy to read that we transferred our knowledge to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic experience: Within a four hour boat tour the team brings their customers to the beginning deep water canyons. Prior to the boat tour an informative walk through their whale museum is offered. At June 20 2018 we saw three times the same sperm...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best whalesafari ever. Saw around 10 orcas and 1-2 sperm whale. Absolutly breathtaking to watch. We went on a summer day with NO WIND, but the boat did rock, especially went saling to the whale area (for one hour). Så if you get seasick easily...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience to watch the sperm whales, guided by professionals and scientific people/students. Although we encountered some rainy weather, we enjoyed the trip and the museum tour. Encountering these extraordinary species is a once in a lifetime !

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We took the morning whale safari including the informative museo tour before the boat’s departure. Our Finnish-speaking guide Rebecca was knowledgeable and friendly just like all the other guides and staff with our group. We got three close-up encounters with sperm whales, twice with the...More

Thank Katariina H
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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 Julie M | 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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