Our land based orca snorkeling trips have been discontinued
because we feel that liveaboard trips are more reliable.
Please follow this link to find out more about our:
Liveaboard Orca Snorkeling Expeditions
Your orca diving expedition includes 7 nights
accommodation in Sommaroy on Kvaloya island, 6 days on the ocean (weather
permitting) looking for orcas and other cetacean species,
all meals while at Sommaroy, and transfers from Tromso
Drysuit/snorkeling equipment rental, flights,
SWIMMING WITH ORCAS IN THE
KILLER WHALE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
In the last few years, Norway has emerged as
a hotspot for orca interactions. Throughout most of the
world it is impossible to enter the water with orcas but in
the fiords of Norway these beautiful cetaceans can be
encountered while they feed on herring which migrate along
the Norwegian coastline each spring. This is your chance to
appreciate these magnificent animals in their wild, pristine
ENJOY WORLD CLASS
ORCA ENCOUNTERS IN A COMFORTABLE COASTAL SETTING
This is a land based expedition. You will be
based in a comfortable Scandinavian style shared cottage in
Sommoroy. Cottage designs may vary but these images will
give you a rough idea of what to expect.
During your trip, there is also the possibility of
encountering a number of other whale species including humpack whales, sei whales, minke whales, fin whales and
Day 1. Pick up in Tromso and transfer to your
accommodation in Sommaroy on Kvaloya island.
Days 2 to 7: After a hearty breakfast we will venture
just off the coast in an aluminum chase boat designed to
hold your crew and six eager snorkellers. Your day will be
spent looking for / interacting with pods of
hunting orcas and other whales. You will return to the hotel in the
afternoon to warm up
and enjoy a delicious evening meal with the other guests.
Day 8: After breakfast and some fond farewells, we will
transfer you back to Tromso.
WHY COME WITH BIG FISH
There are very few places where one can dive with orcas.
North American regulations do not permit divers to enter the
water with resident orcas and sightings in most other areas
of the world are simply too unreliable. Although orca
expeditions in Norway are not always successful, we are
heading there at exactly the right time of year when the
killer whales are following the herring
migration. As always Big Fish Expeditions is putting
everything together to try to make this the best opportunity
for the orca encounter of a lifetime.
Home after an incredible trip to
Norway to swim with orcas! Another awesome time with Big
Fish Expeditions! We had some perfect encounters with orcas
in the water, and watched humpback whales feeding with them
on herring from the boat. This was the most amazing thing
I've ever done, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Trisha Stovel, Vancouver, BC., Canada.
If you’ve ever had the desire to
see Orcas from their perspective, this is the trip. Right
from the start, the crew has a method for encounters that
start with the whales first having the option of staying
away from us. You can jump in the water with a lot of
different large species, but these intelligent and social
animals are pretty much the pinnacle. What struck me on this
trip was not so much being in the water with a pod of Orcas,
that was anticlimactic after all the planning and preparing.
It was their sheer power and size seeing them from the dive
boat that impressed me the most. They are more remarkable
when you’re at their level on the surface than you’d ever
imagine if you saw them from a whale watching tour on a
large boat from 100 meters away. Here, they surface right
next to you and you’re looking right at that two meter tall
dorsal fin sail by. If you’re not into diving or snorkeling,
this would still be the trip of a lifetime if you want to
see and photograph Orcas up close. You will also see other
whale species spouting, and perhaps like
us, see Humpbacks together with the Orcas sharing the bait
ball. If you want to get in the water, be prepared for an
extreme adventure, but one that you’ll never forget.
Dustin Hurbut, Washington State, USA.
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