Whale Safari information
Far and away Andøya's biggest outfit, Whale Safari runs popular whale-watching cruises between late May and mid-September. It also operates the Whale Centre. Tours begin with a guided visit to the centre, followed by a two- to four-hour boat trip. There's a good chance of spotting minke, pilot, humpback and orca (killer whale).
Trips depart at least once daily with more sailings in high summer. Bad weather and/or high seas only rarely prevent a Whale Safari sailing. All the same, try to build in an extra day on the island, just in case you're unlucky. If you fail to spot at least one whale, your money is refunded or you can take another trip for free. Your fee includes a snack, and staff pass around the seasickness pills, just like airline boiled sweets, before takeoff.