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Arctic Whale Tours

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Sto harbour, Sto 8438, Norway
+47 76 13 43 00
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Nice, but technologically outdated and with a distance disadvantage

To start with the positive: When you arrive at the end of the world (in Norwegen: Sto), the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc L
Nice tour

After the first day with very bad weather and nothing to see we got a secound chance for... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
tm50s
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Arctic Whale Tours offers unique whale safari experiences from Stø in Vesterålen, Norway. Whale bird and seal watching in one unforgettable adventure! Our main goal is to provide our visitors with a unique opportunity to observe marine animals in their natural surroundings and to spread knowledge about their behaviour and biology. We support research projects and cooperate with different environmental organizations, such as IFAW (International Federation of Animal Welfare), WWF and ORCA-organization.
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“sperm whales” (11 reviews)
“killer whales” (9 reviews)
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Sto harbour, Sto 8438, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To start with the positive: When you arrive at the end of the world (in Norwegen: Sto), the friendliness of the staff is heartwarming. Everybody on board and in the office is good mooded and during the journey this does not change. The boat is...More

Thank Marc L
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Arctic Whale To... T, Receptionist at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Marc, Thank you very much for your lovelyand detailed review. I am happy to hear that you find the staff friendly. There is always luck involved when going out to the sea to see live animals. Sometimes the whales swim very close and sometimes...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

After the first day with very bad weather and nothing to see we got a secound chance for free. Safety first - so we went a longer way back caused by the bad weather. The second day was beautyful. We have seen whales and birds....More

2  Thank tm50s
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Arctic Whale To... T, Receptionist at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear tm50s, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am very glad to hear that you had a good trip and that you enjoyed the experience! Have a great end of summer! Kind regards Arctic Whale Tours Team

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We went on a whale safari in june from Stø. It was a fine tour, but I would recommend to take a tour from Andenes to see whales, as for 2 hours you just go towards the area where the animals live (and 2 hours...More

3  Thank paulien88
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Arctic Whale To... T, Receptionist at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Paulien! I am glad to hear that you had a fine tour. We do always try to go as close to Anda island as possible, depending on the sea conditions. There is always luck involved when going out...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We contacted them after we had done another tour with a company based in Tromso which disappointed. You cannot guarantee whales as it is wildlife, but they went further North with a fast catamaran and we saw both orcas and humpbacks...truly magical. We booked directly...More

4  Thank ScottKemballs
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Arctic Whale To... T, Receptionist at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Scott! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Have a great end of the summer! Kind regards Arctic Whale Tours Team

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The tour itself have been chosen as within the different offers of the area ( andenes/ sto) was the one offering a more complete tour: whales + birds + seals. I did several whale tour. Indeed, you have to be also lucky to spot whales.....More

3  Thank Alice T
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Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your review, Alice! I am sorry that you were not pleased with our safari. I will bring up the problem of not all people being able to see with the captain. You are completely right, everybody should be able to see the...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

It is a great experience. We saw sperm whales, orcas and mink whales. Long Trip, so be patient. But worth it. The crew is very experienced and know the area inside out.

Thank Christian S
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Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our safari. Welcome again :)

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Our first whale safari. Lucky with weather and we got to see 3 kinds of whales. Very engaged tour guide, Lauri, who added a lot. Long trip, 2 and a half hours, to and from the whale looking spot.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Arctic whale tours in Stø, Vesterålen is run by a friendly, skilled crew. At arrival we were instructed about the trip and safety measures. The boat was old and diesel run, the fumes came into the 'salon' which was kind of nauseating. Otherwise it was...More

Thank Christina K
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Overall an enjoyable and comfortable day on a boat. Spotted a pod of killer whales, some sperm whales a bit further off and a couple of puffins. Binoculars, warm clothing and a good camera zoom lens strongly recommended. Boat facilities were good and staff friendly....More

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Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words! It is nice to hear you had a good safari with us. Binoculars, warm clothes and a good camera zoom are definitely good to bring with, as well as something to do, just in case. Sometimes we see the...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely trip in the norwegian fjords around Tromso with the boat MS Jaqueline - a wonderful wooden interior boat- and met a lot of orcas and humpbacks feeding on herring. The captain has always been respectful towards the animals and enough distance...More

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worldtravel1985
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Response from Arctic Whale To... T | Property representative |
Hello. From Tromso you can get a car, it is an approximately 6-7 hours drive from there. Or you can come by the Hurtigruten coastal cruiser to Sortland and thn take a car from Sortland. Stø is a tiny village the big cruise... More
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