Whale watching with bird and seal watching
With whale guarantee!
Our classic whale watching tour combined with bird and seal safari.
Duration: usually 7-8 hours, sometimes longer, depending on the whales
Departure times: 10:30
Guiding: You will be accompanied by one of our qualified nature guides during the whole tour. Our guides have firsthand knowledge about the marine wildlife of this area.
Before the tour:
The safari begins with a 20-minute-long presentation in our auditorium where one of our marine guides will inform you about the tour, safety on-board and the animals we can expect to encounter.
Stop 1: Anda Nature Reserve
The first stop on our whale safari is the island Anda. Here we will take you close to the bird cliffs, which are home to thousands of seabirds. We will also go close to the flat rocks north of the island to see if we find harbor seals resting on the rocks. Some of the bird species you can expect to see are:
- White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
- Thousands of puffins (Fratercula arctica)
- Cormorants and shags (Phalacrocorax carboandPhalacrocorax sinensis)
- Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla)
- Common guillemots (Uria aalge)
- Razorbills (Alca torda)
The whale area
After our stop at Anda, we continue towards theunderwater canyon of Bleik, in search of the highlight of the whale watching tour - the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). On the way offshore, we regularly encounter different whale species inhabiting these waters, for example:
- Pilot whales (Globicephala melas)
- Minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)
- Orcas or killer whales (Orcinus orca)
- Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
- Atlantic white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus)
- Harbour porpoises (Phocoean phocoena)
Each safari is different, which makes the experience even more exciting! When we set out from the harbor, we never know exactly what kind of whales wait for us at the sea on that particular day.
Return to Stø:
On the way back, we will serve you a hot meal: our delicious fish soup or vegetarian soup with bread. You can enjoy the boat ride and magnificent landscapes while summing up the experiences of the safari with our friendly guides.
Our safari success rateis around 95 %, but occasionally, it happens that we fail to spot any whales (we are dealing with nature, after all). For such rare days, we have a whale guarantee: If we do not see whales, guests who are interested can join another safari free of charge, or get half of their ticket refunded. In this case, the guests need to contact the reception themselves.