This is one of our most spectacular programs and brings to a scenario that you would never believe if somebody tells you about.
Have you ever dreamt to be with your boat among 200-300 Orca feeding in cooperation with humpback whales.
This is just breathtaking!
This is the meeting point of the Arctic orca population and they team up with hungry humpback whales. This place is about 500 km north of the Arctic Circle. Large schools of herrings enter the fjords by the end of October coming from the Arctic feeding grounds. They are followed by Orca, Humpback whales, Fin whales and Sea Eagles. All this combined with the pastel colors of the sky that make a dream scenario for nature lovers and photographers.
The highlight is the possibility to snorkel with Orcas and Humpback whales. They don’t even look at you while they feed and therefore it is so different than in other spots where we would disturb the animals. In the evening the sky is colored by northern lights, the Aurora Borealis. The photography is fascinating, so far up north and once the sky is open without clouds we see the lights almost every night.
We operate Whale Watching since more than 25 years and during the last 4 years the Orca Camp in Norway. We follow the herring patterns and opened up the new Orca Camp around Skjervoy. Scientist expect the Herring to return here the next 4-5 years.
We have 3 different options for the camp accommodation and 2 programs:
Stay at the fishing Camp in Hamneided
Here we have 2 apartments with each 4 bedrooms, with the boats are just in front of the house;
Stay at the nice Skjervyoy Maritim Hotel
The boat docks just in front of the Hotel, 2 minutes to walk Breakfast is included and the Hotel offers a nice menue on reasonable prices;
Stay at the Rotsund Seafishing Base
The Rotsund Seafishing Base is located in the eastern part of Uløya Island just 8 miles from Skervoy. Its a perfect base for the whale watching and a very exclusive cozy place to stay. The apartments are comfortably equipped with everything you need for a home away from home;
For each location we offer 2 programs:
- Orca and whale watching
- Orca and whale snorkeling
For snorkeling we provide weight belts and weights. all other equipment you are expected to bring.We expect that you know how to snorkel. The water temp. is around 8-10 celsius so you can use dry suit or good apnea wetsuits.