Sail With The Whales | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Hop aboard our open vessel/boat for this 3-hour whale-watching excursion. You will sail out on Disko Bay to meet the gentle giants in their natural habitat.
On this whale-watching tour, you will be venturing into the world of magnificent sea creatures. The whales thrive in the cold water of the bay, and feast on the summer krill. Most commonly seen are humpback whales, minke whales and fin whales, but occasionally bowhead and blue whales come up to wave their fins.
You will be meeting your captain at Ilupe - a grey house, next to the road going to the airport. Here you will be matched with a floating suit and life jacket to keep you warm and safe. Once you are ready, we sail out on Disko Bay in the scenic surroundings of icebergs coming from Ilulissat Icefjord. From here, the tour takes us, to where the whales are. The captain is in close contact with a local fisherman about the whale's location, why we have great success finding the whales.
When we spot a whale or a larger herd, we come as close to the whales as safety allows and shut off the engine. Seeing the whales slide through the water, with the tails gliding up and down, is an impressive sight. If lucky, we can see the whales blow water through their blowhole and feel the small pebbles falling from the sky. As all-natural elements are out of our control, it is just nature doing its magic. Just pure natural beauty at its best!
Get close to nature, as you have never seen it before by selecting your date of departure and clicking on Book Now.
- Floating Suit
- Life Jacket
What to bring
- Woollen hat
As all-natural elements are out of our control, we cannot guarantee whale sightings. But as the tour takes place on Disko Bay, we can guarantee beautiful views of the Icebergs coming from Ilulissat Icefjord.
Because this tour takes place on an open boat, you will be exposed to wind and water. It is therefore important that you remember to bring a hat and gloves.
Terms of service
Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.
We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry. We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.
Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy
Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".
1 075 DKK