Whale Watching Cruises
A Wild Life Adventure
Whale watching cruises has become more and more popular, and a day or two off the Hurtigruten can give you this adventure for life.
It is a fact that many tourists has spotted whale even from the deck of the Hurtigruten, but like any other business:
The professionals are the best.
A whale safari is no guarantie for seeing a whale, but in 95 - 99% of the whale safari tours you will see whales.
Let us present you to one of the Whale Safari companys, and what they say about their passion for whales, and their whale watching cruises.
Whale Safari Andenes
Let us start with a question:
Why Going On A Whalesafari From Andenes?
1. A Natural Advantage
In Andenes, the edge of the continental shelf is closer to land than anywhere else along the coast of Norway.
Here, a special deep sea area called Bleik Canyon was formed thousands of years ago.
This extraordinary spot provides a stable stock of Sperm Whales with food such as deep sea squid and fish.
Andenes is the most convenient location for whale watching in Northern Norway - it takes only one hour to reach this magnificent whale watching grounds.
2. The Product
Right from the start in the 1980`s, our whale safaris combined research, education and adventure.
A Whale Centre was established in 1988 and is situated in an old fish processing warehouse at the
harbour front. Here, you can book your Whale Safari and participate in a guiding at the Whale Museum.
Our experienced and international guide team offer you a museum guiding in different languages.
This will give you a deeper insight on whales, their biology and our research projects.
Afterwards we are heading out to the deep sea - to Bleik Canyon in search for whales.
Our most famous and most sought after species is the Sperm Whale. During the 4-5 hours trip we might be able to spot several of this large marine mammals. We watch them while they are resting on the surface.
But the most impressive moment is the up to 18 meters/60 feet long Sperm whale raising its humongous tail fin, just before descending to the depth of the vast ocean.
3. Whale Guarantee
Experience shows that whales are spotted during 95-99% of our safaris.
Our guarantee: We´ll give you a free new trip or your ticket reimbursed if you are unfortunate and don´t see whales the first time.
4. Scientists and Guides
The guides at the Whale Centre and onboard our vessels are scientists and students from many different countries.
In such a way, every whale watching trip is partially devoted to research.
Our long-term project is the photo identification of Sperm Whales. Those creatures each have an unique tail fin pattern,
comparable to our fingerprint being singular to every human being.
That`s how we count and recognize Sperm whales year
after year since the late 1980`s.
Research on living whales has been important to us since the establishment of the Whale Centre in 1988. Whalesafari Ltd.
offers researchers from different universities to stay and use the facilities connected to the centre.
Biologists, biology students and experienced naturalists work on board our vessels and in the museum , and in this way both get training in
education and research.
All photos with permission from ©:whalesafari.no
Want to know more about it?
Go to the Whalesafari Andenes Homepage.
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