Ever seen a whale?

Duration: 3 Hours
Number of participants: Minimum 4 people – Maximum 12 people per boat
Season: June – September
Whale Season: May – September (not guaranteed)
Language: English/Danish
Price: DKK 1.095,- per person – DKK 547,50,- Child (0-11 years old) –
Boat type: Targa 31 – 37

Whale Safari in Nuuk

The boat tour sails in the fiord of Nuuk, where you will get a chance to view the colourful houses from seaside. 

The captain and the guide actively hold a look out for whales and maybe with the help of the passengers, you might spot a whale or two. Seals, Icebergs, seabirds and the beautiful waterfall coming off the Sermitsiaq Glacier are also in focus on this tour.

We find, that 3 hours is the perfect time in Nuuk to get to the whales.

But of course, we do not offer any form of guarantee of seeing the whales as this is wild animals, that move around at their own free will.

The deep fiords, some places all the way down to 600 meters deepth, is the perfect places for the great gentle giants, the humpback whales.

The humpback whale is one of the animals in the world that moves furthest.

They come to Greenland during the summer, from June-september to eat large amounts of krill and small fish. The whale typically comes from Haiti and Puerto Rico, where they breed in winter. Humpback whales can grow up to 15 meters long and can weigh up to 30 tons.

The humpback whale is the whale we usually see in the fiords around Nuuk, and it is easily recognizable on the beautiful tail. To experience these giants of the sea at close range is almost a spiritual experience that overwhelms many.

Important Note:
When you are going out on an adventure, it is highly recommended to bring both camera and binoculars. It is also advisable to bring warm clothes. On this boat there is heated cabin, but prepare and bring clothes that keep you warm, when you want to sit outside on the front deck. A neck warmer and glowes is always good.

You are allowed to bring your own food.

  • Warm footwear
  • Warms socks
  • Jacket
  • Hat
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Sun lotion
  • Sun glasses


  • English/Danish speaking guide
  • Tea and coffee will be served onboard
  • Covered heated boat/restroom onboard
  • Toilet on board


  • Departure is from the “Nuuk Water Taxi” by the Colonial harbour
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure
  • Transfer is not included

Book tour now on E-mail: info@tupilak.gl