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Whalesafari Andenes

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Hamnegata 1C, Andenes 8480, Norway
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Do not use this company. We drove at 0500 A.M. with two young children from Svolvær. The trip takes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Renny T
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Very nice and kind

We went on a trip with them with our son of 11 month. They where all very nice and helpfully during... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Pepoetto
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The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) has given us the following commendation: The world's largest, most successful Arctic whale watching operation is Hvalsafari AS in Andenes. Why Whalesafari from Andenes? We have a natural advantage in Andenes since the edge of the continental shelf is closer to land than anywhere else along the coast of Norway. In the bay that constitutes this part of the shelf, a stable stock of sperm whales feeds and thus forms the basis of whale watching tours in the region of Vesteralen. It is only a one hour voyage from Andenes to the whale feeding grounds. A normal trip lasts about 2 to 4 hours (the duration depend on the distance where the whales are that day and how long it takes to find the first one). The product educational activities form the nucleus of whale safari tours in Andenes. Right from the start, our whale safaris have involved research, learning and adventure joined together in one single, integrated unit. The idea has attracted considerable attention both in Andenes and abroad. Guarantee - The great sperm whales are found in a specially nutrient-rich area northwest of Andenes. There are no other places in Norway where the edge of the continental shelf lies so close to the shore as it does near Andenes. Experience shows that whales are spotted during 99 percent of the safaris. Our guarantee: we´ll give you a free new trip if the boat does not find any cetacean the first time, or your money back (minus admin expenses). Scientists and Guides: the guides at the Whale Centre and on board our vessels are scientists and students from many different countries. In such a way, every excursion feels like a research project.
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“whale museum” (9 reviews)
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Hamnegata 1C, Andenes 8480, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not use this company. We drove at 0500 A.M. with two young children from Svolvær. The trip takes 3.5 hours in the car. We had to be there at 0900 A.M. 08:50 A.m. they called and said that the trip was canceled due to...More

Thank Renny T
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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! It is sad for us to read this message, but sometimes a mistake can be made. We actually checked the weather the day before your trip and until 17.00 the forecast was good and the captain said we were going to have a safari...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We went on a trip with them with our son of 11 month. They where all very nice and helpfully during all the trip. To see the whales is fantastic but their organisation helps a lot to make the experience unforgettable.

Thank Pepoetto
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Marten and His Crew are very Profesional group. They are very hospitality with all the persons on the boat, they try many time to watch Whales and the sea life. They explain all that you will see. Very recomendable !!!!!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This review is not about Whalesafari company but I'd like to prevent others who are going for snorkeling with orcas. This was our main idea of a whole trip to Norway from Russia and that's what you'll find on many websites - that you can...More

1  Thank Vladislav P
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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hi Vladislav! I think you chose the wrong page to publish your review. Our company does NOT have snorkeling with killer whales or any other whale, so you must have done it with somebody else. We don't even advertise a killer whale safari, but a...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Before the safari starts you get a museum tour. A real friendly girl told us all about these magnificent creatures. Hvalsafari gives you a 100% guarantee that you will see whales. In the unfortunate event that there aren’t any whales and you can’t go on...More

1  Thank Carmen B
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Whalesafari, Front Office Manager at Whalesafari Andenes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hi and thanks for your review. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The guided tour in our museum is quite important in order to understand a bit more about these incredible animals.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This is a 'must do' if you visit Andenes and if you're fascinated by wildlife and especially the ocean and ocean creatures. We saw 5-6 sperm whales and over 20 pilot whales. It took an hour to get as far out as we needed to...More

2  Thank anirak83
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Brilliant museum pre tour so you really understand how these animals live and behave. Very knowledgeable friendly staff who are willing to help with any questions and a fun gift shop with some unusual things. The whale tour itself is about a 10 minute walk...More

2  Thank GeorgieHudson
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

First let me say to all of the previous reviewers - if you have a problem with sea sickness, this probably isn't for you - but it's not Whalesafari's fault! We had a lovely afternoon. Yes it was cold - but this is northern Norway!...More

2  Thank chicagolover59
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We have tried for 2 days the whales tour but the wheather was windind and raining and it was not possibile to go out with the boat. So it is better to plan more then one shot for to see whales. The organization is fine....More

2  Thank Ale130663
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What a great little trip this was. The sun was shining and we saw 4 sperm whales. Very professional and very worth our time and money!

1  Thank Catharina P
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addictwonder
23 November 2017|
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Response from anirak83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a direct flight from London to Tromsø with Norwegian. From Tromsø it’s just a 25 minute flight to Andenes. During the summer time Norwegian also has a direct flights between Oslo and Andenes.
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Phil E
6 May 2017|
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Response from Whalesafari | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, August is a good month for whale watching. Since there can be a bit of traffic, we recommend that you make a reservation in advance and that you rely on more than one day since all our safaris our weather dependent... More
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imexcited
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Response from Mad072017 | Reviewed this property |
in Andenes if the weather is bad, it´s very dangerous, the ship are bad and the organization only want the money. All people was sick and terrified.
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