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Swim with Orcas

Location : Alta, Norway

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An amazing 6 days/6 nights Orca Safari operating every year in November !

 

These expeditions offer an amazing chance to spend time snorkelling with these most intelligent and fascinating creatures and experiencing  grandeur and beauty of the magnificent fjords of Alta.  

November is herring season and this region becomes host to one of the planet’s largest gathering of orca. 

Up to 50-60 have been seen at one time – incredible! 

 
Jump in our cosy, warm & well equipped Liveaboard boat. Every day we will be on the water looking for orcas to swim with for 2/3 hours in our comfortable zodiac. We will equip you with dry suits and get the cameras ready for action. 

The water is often very clear at this time of the year and offer excellent visibility.

 

Once the swimming done, we will be back on the boat with hot food & every evening, we have lectures from an Orca Expert to learn more about the amazing creatures you came to see!
 

 

 


Oh, and did we tell you?

When the weather is clear and conditions are right in the evenings and early in the morning we may well find ourselves experiencing the majesty of the beautiful Northern Lights : the AURORA BAUREALIS!

A trip of a lifetime!

Please Note: we do not operate day-trips on random dates with the orcas

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What is included?

6 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS PACKAGE

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Transferts : Pick up from Tromsø city and back at the end of your stay to Tromsø airport.

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Shared cabin  6 nights in our comfortable liveaboard boat. Bedlinen and towels for you on board.

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All meals / food / coffee / tea / soft drinks

Professional chef on board! Everything to keep you warm.

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6 excursions to swim with orcas including a professional guide and the zodiac from where we will be looking out for orcas

Scuba diving also available (for certified divers with at least 30 dives with dry-suit).

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All snorkelling equipment dry-suit with mask, snorkel, fins and gloves, under-wear, thinsulate, Aquafloat (cover for your body topside for windy and raining weather), weight belt

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USEA Lectures with Orca Expert Pierre Robert de Latour – USEA CEO and Co-founder. (Approx one hour each evening). To learn more about the amazing orcas you saw in the morning!

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An evening out on the tender with a Hydrophone for listening to the sound of orcas and humpbacks.

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Wifi onboard

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Choose your date!

9 -15 November 2024

Group 1

10 spots left

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1-7 November 2025

Group 2

10 spots left

8-14 November 2025

Group 3

10 spots left

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Price per person (shared cabin) : USD 7,430

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Other information

Water temperature : about 4 degrees.

Air temperature : from -7°C up to +7° C.
Daylight? From 10:00 hrs to approx 14:00 hrs.​​

Our liveboard boat, dry suits and hot food are here to keep you warm the whole time!

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Where to fly to?

The nearest airport is in Alta, Northern Norway.
The easiest way to get there is to take a domestic flight from Oslo airport (OSL) to Alta airport (ALF).
 
ARRIVAL :  ALTA AIRPORT (ALF)
DEPARTURE :  ALTA AIRPORT (ALF)
 
Domestic Flights (Inside of Norway) :
Oslo (OSL) – Alta (ALF), Arrival
Alta (ALF) – Oslo (OSL), Departure
(There are many daily flight departure from Tromsö to Alta. Air company: www.sas.no, www.norwegian.no or www.wiederoe.no)

You will need to be at the departure location, in Northern Norway and ready for pick-up from the designated hotel at 2pm on the Saturday of your tour start date  – for your transfer to the boat harbour in readiness for our departure on our live-aboard vessel.
Your tour will finish back in harbour on the following Friday at 6 pm.

Spots are going fast, be first to book!

Not included :

- All international flights to come to Tromsø

- Travel Insurance

This wonderful video below – Norway feeding frenzy – was produced by Atlantic Ridge Productions and
Visualmondo and is from a BBC Blue Planet 2 sequence.


Watching it is just like being there again for us!

Where will you stay?

You will aboard our Live aboard Boat : "S Joyeien" !

 

The boat is certified for 12 passengers maximum. There are 6 cabins accomodating 2 persons each, 5 toilets and 5 showers.

The lounge has 20 seats for our orcas lessons & lectures and a flat TV screen.

On board you will find a sauna and a jacuzzi perfect after a swim with the orcas!

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