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About Arctic Explorer
Whalesafari, northern lights and fjord cruises by boat from Tromsø city centre. Svalbard Cruise to Barentsburg and Pyramiden from Longyearbyen. 4 and 5 day cruise in the Hidden Fjords of Northern Norway. Expedition Cruise Svalbard.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing trip on the 4/1/18. The guide (sorry forgot your name!) was so passionate and friendly, a bonus was seeing the lights! An excellent trip!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R933DMsand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip on the Aurora Explorer catamaran was fantastic and one my husband and I will remember forever. Setting out from Tromso in the polar night, the fjord scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. The boat skips along at a fair speed, so even though the whales...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank smeehoo
Traveler819626, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your feedback, it is great to hear you had a good experience with us. Welcome back any time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can fully recommend the boat tour to the northern lights offered by Arctic Explorer. The guide was very nice and helpful, and the capitan found the openings in the clouds along the fjord. We eventually got a view on the Aurora. The agency offers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephanh535
Traveler819626, Eier at Arctic Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your feedback. Welcome onboard again next time.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cruise was amazing. They were intent on giving us a great experience and brought us to the best location. We saw Orcas and Humpback whales. It was truly awesome. Unfortunately when it was time to turn back, the engine got caught in a net....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We left Tromsø at 09:00 and we were back at around 15:00 ...we got lucky and we saw a lot of orcas ...unfortunately no humpback whales ! We got the RIB experience as well ... amazing close look to orcas ... we strongly recommend to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We did the 9am departure whale cruise aboard Aurora Explorer (the large catamaran). You spend 2.5 hours sailing in each direction to get to and from the area where the whales are, there was a 20 min period where the seas were rough in each...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hpsov
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We had a fine trip through the marvelous sounds of the archepilago north of Tromso. We spotted a number of Humpback whales rather close and a few orcas at the distance. IE - Mission completed. But if you have the possibility, I recommend you travel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

My group and I, we decided to give a try to this excursions, as we did not want to do excursions with many people, we tried. We did not book anything before, we arrived on board and paid there. I did not really like the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Luca P
Reviewed 7 December 2018

To all Reviewers…. UNSAFE and DISHONEST… NO WHALES OR FJORD VIEWING…. JUST VOMIT On Wednesday 21st November my three friends and myself decided to go on the Whale Watching / Fjord tour organised by @arcticexpedition (Previously branded: Arctic Explorer), as we had been unfortunate to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

PLEASE NOTE: This company now operates under the name ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS!!! PLEASE READ THESE NEGATIVE REVIEWS and you will see that this company has put people's safety & comfort at risk multiple times and operated in a very DISHONEST way. My friends & I had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from ArunK3624 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Apologies, I am not entirely sure of the answer to this question. I would suggest to call the companies, that run the boat tours, directly and check with them. These boat tours are mostly seasonal and hence need to... More
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Response from Abhishek D | Reviewed this property |
I would agree to what others are saying. In Tromso your chances of seeing Northern Lights is good even with KP 0 but you can be seen them only in clear skies. Car/Mini bus provides more mobility and so it can take you to... More
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