Orcas in Norway

Orcas in Norway 2018-02-14T12:05:23+00:00

Swim with Orcas and feeding humpbacks in the majestic fjords of Norway

WINTER 2018 SEASON

Join us for an amazing winter expedition high above the Arctic Circle to swim with pods of orca that follow the massive herring schools into the Norwegian fjords.

Tour Dates for 2018

WUWN1801     8-16 November 2018 
WUWN1802     15-23 November 2018
WUWN1803     22-30 November 2018

TO SECURE A PLACE: Choose your preferred tour date, simply download and complete the WHALES UNDERWATER BOOKING FORM and return it with your deposit of AUD$1500 to Jackie at reservations@whalesunderwater.com

See the Whales Underwater Booking Form for Booking Terms and Conditions.

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Swim with Orcas
Every year, millions of herring over-winter in the fjords of Norway, making the most of the seas warmed by the Gulf Stream. Families of orca feast on these massive schools and they’re joined by pods of non-breeding humpbacks that have stayed north rather then travelling to winter in the tropics. This spectacular seasonal concentration of marine life is just waiting to be experienced by you and your camera.

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Your Days on the Water
We’re offering options for snorkelers who want in-water encounters as well as for those wanting to stay on the boat and topside watch only. Our Zodiacs will be out for around 3 hours per day, during the Winter’s short daylight hours. Our floating basecamp the small ship Ostsee Star will also be a great platform from which to shoot topside images  of the whale activity.

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Your Arctic Days
Each day you’ll have time on the water with the whales, time to explore the area, process your images, maybe shoot some landscape if logistics permit, and shoot (or just relax) under the Northern Lights when conditions are right.

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Northern Lights
The orca season matches the Northern Lights season too, so when conditions are right we’ll be able to capture this incredible spectacle. One of the planet’s must-see phenomenon, not to be missed.

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Your Hosts
Darren and Jasmine will be once again joined by a great local team in Norway. Assisting Darren and Jasmine will be zodiac skipper Norbi, who has years of commercial experience in northern waters, and has been an orca watch skipper for 5 years. Your local guide Krisztina has studied orcas in Canada and has been working for 3 years as an orca swim guide. (that’s Norbi and Krisztina pictured looking for orca on the left)

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Our Location
The herring find their way into the spectacular Norwegian fjords, with thousand-metre-high, snow-covered mountains rising all around.  When you’re not on the water we plan to explore the surrounds and capture the evening arctic scenery ’til your memory cards are full!

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Our Vessel
The Ostsee Star will be your home away from home in the fjords, taking you right into the heart of orca territory and providing a flexible and comfortable floating base-camp from which to launch our zodiacs and explore the wonders of the Arctic.

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Gear
We have included quality dry-suit, warm undergarment and fin use in your tour price, so you’ll only need to bring mask, snorkel, wetsuit hood & gloves. You’ll also be provided with an exposure suit for use on the boat and if you need extra warmth on an evening walk. For general living, if you’ve travelled to the ski fields or to the Arctic or Antarctica before, you will have all you need. A full gear list will be forwarded to you as the tour approaches.

Tour Price
AUD$8,750 Snorkelers/ in water encounters
AUD$7,750 Surface Watching

The tour price includes:

  • Accomodation –  Twin Share
  • All Meals as per itinerary
  • Dry Suit with under-garment, Fins (for Snorkelers)
  • Exposure suit
  • 2-3 hours of boat time per day
  • Services of Skipper, Guides and Hosts
  • Photography Tuition & Post-processing sessions

Tour Dates for 2018

WUWN1801     8-16 November 2018 
WUWN1802     15-23 November 2018
WUWN1803     22-30 November 2018

TO SECURE A PLACE: Choose your preferred tour date, simply download and complete the WHALES UNDERWATER BOOKING FORM and return it with your deposit of AUD$1500 to Jackie at reservations@whalesunderwater.com

See the Whales Underwater Booking Form for Booking Terms and Conditions.

Typical Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival Day (overnight twin share apartment) (Dinner)
Day 2 Dry suit fitting, depart port in evening on board Ostsee Star (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3- 8 Whale Watching onboard Ostsee Star (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Disembark Ostsee Star after breakfast,  onward connections (Breakfast)

Why not extend your stay in Norway? Talk to Jackie in reservations about the many options!