Silent Whale Watching

A whale diving in front of Brim Explorer
Brim Explorer catamaran
Orcas outside of Skjervøy north of Tromsø
Whale diving outside of Skjervøy north of Tromsø
Brim Explorer and whales in Arctic winter colours
Orcas outside of Skjervøy north of Tromsø
Brim Explorer catamaran
Girl photographing from Brim Explorer
Prices from

1690 NOK

per person

This tour is operated by Brim Explorer. Get a unique perspective on the magnificent Humpback Whales and Orcas as they feed in the herring-rich fjords of the Arctic. Our silent hybrid-electric ship allows us to minimise disturbance to nature and whales.

General information

• The majestic Humpbacks and Orcas
• Chance of spotting porpoise
• Spectacular landscape including the Lyngen Alps
• Arctic winter light

We depart Tromsø at 08:00 in the morning and head out to the whales’ feeding grounds in time to enjoy the few hours of polar daylight. On the way you can take in the breathtaking views of frozen landscapes in comfortable, warm lounges with panoramic windows. You’ll find a selection of food and drinks for purchase on board.

While we search for the whales, our passionate guides will share personal stories about interesting sights along the way and give you in-depth information about the Orcas and Humpback Whales.

Once the whales have been spotted, we switch to our electric and silent engine to minimise disturbance to the whales. Our hybrid electric ship is purpose built for whale watching, our ship has multiple decks, giving you space and a great views.

*Please note that the duration of this tour depends on the whales’ location and can range from 6-9 hours. The exact season varies year to year, but is usually between November and January. Our crew will do their best to find the whales but we can not guarantee whales sightings.

Other facilities:
• Silent hybrid-electric catamaran boat
• Bathroom facility available
• Wheelchair accessible
• Multi-level outdoor decks and indoor saloons with uninhibited views

Included: English speaking guide, free wifi. Food and drinks can be bought on board
Please bring: Warm clothing, jacket, warm hat, mittens, camera

Departure time and place: 08:00am (08:00). Meet 15 minutes before departure at the pier by Clarion Hotel the Edge (Kaigata 6)
Duration: 6-9 hours
Level of difficulty: easy/for everyone
Number of participants: 1-140

Contact information Brim Explorer +47 776 51 100 / [email protected]
Visit Tromsø Region has phone hours mon-fri: 9am to 4pm. Phone number +47 77 61 00 00, e-mail [email protected]

Prices from

1690 NOK per person

- Adult NOK 1690

- Child 3-11 NOK 1290

- Youth 12-16 NOK 1490

- Student NOK 1490

- Infant 0-2 Free


  • Student price
  • Dog-friendly
  • Suitable for children and families
  • Guide
  • English
  • Boat (over 12 persons)
  • Winter
  • January
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • Very easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Family friendly
  • Easy
  • Disability-friendly
  • Toilet on bus
  • Eco certified
  • Vegan
  • Eco-Lighthouse
  • Child 0+
  • Child 4+
  • Child 6+
  • Child 12+
  • 8+ hours
  • Green travel

About Brim Explorer

Northern Norway’s coast – impressive, isolated and vulnerable. Stretching to the top of the world, this Arctic wilderness is an oasis for exploration and discovery. Our pioneering hybrid-electric catamaran brings a new dimension to your Arctic adventure.

With environmentally conscious design driven by the latest sustainable technology, you silently carve through crystal clear waters. The sound of silence is a majestic experience, especially at sea where the absence of disturbing engine noise allows us to get even closer to nature. An underwater drone and hydrophone bring you pictures and sounds from below the surface and give you a unique insight to this deep blue world.

During the winter season we offer silent whale watching or wildlife cruises during the day, depending on the season, and evening cruises where you can combine the spectacular northern lights with an exclusive five course tasting menu. The menu is based on local produce and traditions with a modern twist. There’s also a full vegetarian menu. During the day you can purchase a selection of food and drink on board.

We welcome families on our ships and offer activities for children, a children’s menu tailored to younger pallets and a nursery for infants.

Our ship is built with universal design, enabelling guests with disabilities to participate. Guests arriving in a wheelchair will have access to the main deck where you can move both indoor and outdoor on deck and find accessible toilet facilities, the restaurant and information screens.

Our passion for the ocean and the environment is the backbone of our operation. We collaborate with Zing Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit environmental organization working to conserve and improve the ocean´s health and prevent marine pollution. As well as providing sustainable travel, we aim to give 1% of our profits to ocean conservation efforts, starting 2019.

Visit Tromsø
Phone: +47 776 10 000
Email: [email protected]