1 DEEP SEA RAFTING
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Get ready for the ride of your life! We will be rafting in sturdy RIB boats at high speed. Before boarding, we provide a thermal flotation suit, headgear, gloves and goggles.
Before departing you will be briefed on safety issues and the kind of adventures and experiences that you can expect. The pace of the ride is determined by the group, and always by safety considerations.
There will be a number of stops during the tour, where the guides will provide you with interesting information about the local sights and surroundings. During the tour you are surrounded by a spectacular natural environment, with a multitude of bird and animal life. We may even see seals, otters and moose on the trip. Close to the airport, the guides will inform you about the U-2 spy plane, which used Bodø Air Base on a number of occasions during The Cold War, and one particular landing that led to an international crisis. We will stop to observe the Straumøy geologic formation and fish farms when we cross Saltenfjord.
Another stop is at Sundstraumen - where we will tell you about the Stone Age settlements and tidal currents. Then we will sail into the world’s strongest maelstrom - Saltstraumen - where a thrilling and spectacular adventure awaits you. Saltstraumen provides a unique photo opportunity for both the amateur and professional photographer.
TOUR DESCRIPTIONIt is a short walk from the cruise ship to the quayside where the RIB boats await. Before departing you will be briefed on safety issues and what experiences and adventures awaits you. Then everyone will be given a warm flotation suit, goggles, gloves and headgear.
SPECIFIC DETAILS: Age is no obstacle - this trip is suitable for anyone age 5 to 95. However, his trip is not recommended for persons with back problems or for women in the final stage of pregnancy. (There is a base station at the harbour with a changing room/floating dock, as well as a fleet of five operative rafting boats and guides who speak a number of languages. Tours are arranged in groups in relation to number of persons and the group’s wishes.)
Availability: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Maximum number of Pax: 60