Wildlife Sea Safari

Wildife Sea Safari
Price: $165.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAalesund. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, waterproof clothing with closed-toed shoes you do not mind getting slightly wet.
RestrictionsThis tour is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must be a minimum of 140 cm (4.59 feet) tall.
Tour Details

Wildlife Sea Safari

Exploring this port town's coast by boat is ideal. Once aboard the Rubber-Inflated-Boat (RIB), you'll note the waterfront Art Nouveau buildings before powering through the fjords. An active seal colony and the bird colony at Runde island is seen prior to returning. Travelers seeking an authentic Nordic sea adventure find this tour thrilling.

Steeped in history, the port town of Alesund has been prominent since the 10th century. Today, its commitment to build Art Nouveau structures is popular. Even so, the big draws are still the stunning fjords along its coast, created by deep channels of sea water cutting through high cliffs.

After boarding your high-powered RIB-boat, your licensed captain will provide safety gear and instructions. With your adrenaline pumping as you plane atop the sea, you'll soon reach the seal colony located near the Island of Runde. Depending on the season, many seals are present mating, playing, fishing, and of course, sleeping.

After enjoying the seals' antics, you'll motor to Runde, where a famous bird colony exists. With Rundebrandon Mountain as the focal point, a vast number of birds including puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and white-tailed eagles are present. Hugging the coastline, you'll return to port refreshed with a thrilling dose of nature. Reserve your Nordic Sea Safari today.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Aalesund. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, waterproof clothing with closed-toed shoes you do not mind getting slightly wet.
Restrictions
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must be a minimum of 140 cm (4.59 feet) tall.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
an exhilarating boat ride
August 15, 2019
This was a great trip with lots of excitement and the tour guide, Jim, was very fun and knowledgeable. We saw thousands of birds! They were very helpful in accommodating our guest with a mobile wheelchair and stored it in the office while she participated in the tour!
Reviewer: Patsy E.
5 Stars
great trip
August 07, 2019
This was a great trip. I was traveling with someone in a wheelchair and they stored it in the office so she could get on the boat and enjoy the trip! Very fast paced and fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Patsy E.
5 Stars
Great ride!
August 12, 2017
I loved the sea safari! We rode 14-foot waves down the fjord for 10 miles, thumping and roaring. My companions didn't care for it; they weren't expecting the jolting and such a long time in the boat. It was billed as an opportunity to take wildlife and bird pictures, which was nearly impossible. Because of the high seas we couldn't get close enough to the cliffs where the birds were, and we saw nothing else. I think you should bill it more as an extreme adventure ride rather than a wildlife viewing opportunity. That said, I LOVED it! The heck with the birds...
Reviewer: Karen Cunningham
5 Stars
Great time
May 19, 2017
We had a terrific time in the boat and saw a lot of good birds. I recommend this excursion to others.
Reviewer: Rob Petterson
5 Stars
Enjoyed the Wildlife Sea Safari
August 13, 2016
Staff was efficient and friendly. We say puffins, gannets, a white tailed eagle flying close, guillemots, cormorants, seals, and more. It was a terrific experience.
Reviewer: Robert Petterson
5 Stars