Trip Reviews: Scotland to Spitsbergen Expedition Cruise

We are home after wonderful trip. We saw blue whales, walrus, Arctic fox and the great finale polar bear, a mother and two cubs, and numerous birds. We could not have wished for anymore, a trip of a lifetime. We loved the smaller sailing boat on the subsequent North Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage we did and will be booking it again. It was very personal, great guides and we fell in love with the whole trip. Lots of hiking trips in the snow, which were exhilarating. Once again thank you again for all your help and advice assisting us to plan this wonderful memory in our lives.

Maureen & Bruce Simons, Australia
Scotland to Spitsbergen Expedition Cruise & North Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage

On the North Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage we managed to get the vessel to the pack ice at 80 North which was also pretty exciting. We had many wildlife sightings including 6 polar bears, around 80 walrus in the sea and on the land, a school of belugas who 'played' for us at close quarters in the sunshine for ages with a magnificent glacier as a back drop. We also had a magic close encounter with an Arctic fox who ignoring us proceeded to steal 3 eggs from a goose nest! And of course - thousands of seabirds and geese. The guide was excellent and we were very privileged to have a man with such a long and intimate knowledge of the Spitsbergen wildlife and habitats. The skipper and crew were also great and fun to be with.

I'd happily recommend both trips to anyone.  Thanks to you and all at Aqua-Firma for helping us put this trip together. Your service is second to none.

Bill Ritchie & Mandy Haggith, Scotland
Scotland to Spitsbergen Voyage & North Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage

I really can't fault the tour in any way. I've tried to think of something, but failed ;-)

I had a great time on this expedition. I can't really fault it in any way. If you're thinking of booking with Aqua-Firma, do it with confidence as I had no issues whatsoever. Holly at AF was great from when I first made my booking, right up until I landed at home. She never tired of all my questions!

Victoria Andrews, Essex

  • Walrus in Spitsbergen - Andrew Wilcock
  • Orca in Scotland - Andrew Wilcock
  • Gannet - Andrew Wilcock
  • Puffin in Fair Isle - Andrew Wilcock
  • Seal in Spitsbergen - Dennis Imfeld
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