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Swim with Orca in the fjords 2024 & 2025

Location : Alta, Norway





Our amazing 6 days/6 nights Orca Safari  in the stunningly beautiful fjords 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 north-west Norway.  

These expeditions offer an amazing chance to spend time snorkelling with these most intelligent and fascinating

creatures and experiencing  grandeur and beauty during their feeding season.  

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 on our cosy, warm & well equipped live-aboard vessel, S Joyeien". 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 offers excellent visibility.


Once the swimming done, we will be back on the boat with hot food & every evening, we have lectures from our Orca Expert, who is known internationally as ‘the orca-whisperer’, 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 orca


What is included?



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


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


All meals / food / coffee / tea / soft drinks

Professional chef on board! Everything to keep you warm.


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

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


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


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 orca you saw in the morning!


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


Wifi onboard

Choose your date!

2024   9 - 15 November   - 7 spots left


2025  8 - 14 November    -  9 spots left

2025   15 - 21 November   - 10 spots left

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

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!

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:, or

You will need to be at the departure location, in Alta Northern Norway and ready for pick-up from the designated hotel at noon 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 Alta on the following Friday at 6 pm.

Our incredible tours to swim with Orcas in the fjords of Norway are now open for 2024 / 2025

Not included :

- All international flights to Alta

- 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 orca lectures & 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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