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We are Private Cruise

Private Cruise is a high-end luxury private cruise & charter company in Stavanger. We provide cruises to families and small groups aboard our exceptional yachts. On this page you will find more information about who we are, who are partners are and what makes us your perfect service provider for Fjord Cruises in South/ Western Norway.

Private Cruise prides itself on the ability to make the perfect cruise for almost any occasion. We deliver daily private sightseeing cruises as well as delivering a service which is completely customized, unique and personal. We understand compassion and careful planning are key factors. We take pride in our high-standard service and immaculate attention to detail that we provide to each one of our clients.

In addition to our cruises we can arrange and plan various excursions and activities for you and your group. We tailor make our experiences to what you want to see and do. 

Private Cruise was founded in 2014 by CEO and owner Helge Ljones. Helge carries unrivaled knowledge and experience which comes as a result of a countless of hours in Stavanger’s surrounding fjords. Helge serves himself as the captain to ensure the highest level of safety and quality on his cruises.

The client list at Private Cruise ranges from VIP’s, to corporate, small businesses, sightseeing and individuals. Our doors are open to anyone that needs a private yacht experience.

VAT Registrator number Private Cruise AS / 998 243 777


Pål Maribu – 25 y.o.

Captain with Private cruise for 2 years. Former captain on 170 ft fishing vessel in the north sea.


Tommy Raanti – 41 y.o.

With Private Cruise for 3 years. Former manager for some of Stavanger best restaurants. Runner up in both Norwegian and Nordic championship for chefs. Cooking around the world promoting Norwegian products.

Deck Hand

Helge Ljones – 60 y.o

Owner of Private Cruise. Deck hand – service – event/tour organizer.

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Partners and friends

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“Our SkyLodges are 22 square meters and includes two double bedrooms, designer kitchen from Vipp, fully equipped bathroom and a dining room with a view to die for.Go to sleep and wake up immersed in nature.With fully adjustable beds you have the option to relax and recharge – your way.”

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“Our boutique hotel is a hidden gem – tucked between Stavanger’s old wooden houses and modern high-rise buildings. With 11 individually designed rooms we invite you to a hotel stay beyond your expectations..”
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“Lysefjorden and its majestic mountains which is carved out and shaped by the ice age is the perfect place to explore real Norwegian nature. Let us help you create some unforgettable adventures in and around this breathtaking fjord. We are here to help you explore, and to get the most out of your stay here in the region.”

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“GT Service has since 1985 offered professional transportation services throughout the Stavanger area. Our team is up for any job, from big to small. What really makes us stand out is our dedication and attention to detail. We focus on good service and reliability!”
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“Flor & Fjære is where the rainbow hit Earth. A visit to Flor & Fjære starts off with a pleasant boat trip on the fjord, followed by a walking tour in the lush gardens – and rounds off with an abundant buffet that makes your mouth water.”
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“A stay at Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge is like living in the middle of Stavanger’s maritime history. Here you live in modern sea stalls that have won awards for their architecture and have become a symbol of modern Stavanger.”
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Flørli is a roadless hamlet serviced by four ferries per day. It lies deep into the spectacular Lysefjord, close to the Kjerag bigwalls. Flørli is popular for its 4444 steps right up the mountain – the longest wooden stairway in the world. It is also known for its hydropower history – in the power hall you can visit the exposition and enjoy the summer-open Power Café.”

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“Gayo Aviation is a Nordic Air Charter provider with a global network of 20.000 aircraft and 2.000 operators. We are able to assist 24/7 with any type of air charter request whenever you need to fly in and out of Stavanger.”
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Tripadvisor Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

A perfect day: the weather, the boat, the food, the helicopter ride. Captain Helge was a perfect host. After enjoying a boat trip with all kinds of amenities, the perfect culmination was the Helicopter ride. Seeing from the air all that impressive landscape was the perfect end to a trip like this. The price is expensive, but I would highly recommend this to any one. Having the two perspectives of the fjords is something unimaginable.My 3 children and I enjoyed it every minute.

– one of many 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor, this one from user “EmilioM66” 

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“Three couples, one motorboat, a terrific skipper and beautiful scenery…all the ingredients for a brilliant day on the water. Our cruise took us through the breathtaking Lysefjord to gaze up in wonder at the famous Pulpit Rock, where we drank champagne washed down with clear, pure water scooped from the nearby waterfall. It was an idyllic, laughter-filled, memorable trip that we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Thank you to our friendly, knowledgeable and professional skipper”

– one of many 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor, this one from user Fiona W, Jersey. UK

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Getting to stavanger

Stavanger is located on the south west part of Norway, and offers easy access by plain directly from several European cities and easy transfer through hubs like Copenhagen, Amsterdam and London for overseas travelers.

Stavanger has Norway’s second largest airport when it comes to international air traffic. To/from Stavanger International Airport Sola, there are direct flights from more than 60 destinations in Norway and abroad.

An airport shuttle bus links the airport and the city centre of Stavanger. It departs every 20 minutes, and travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Here you can find a map of pickup point and departure point/main harbour for Private Cruise.

Tours map

This map shows the progression of the tours. Depending on the tour chosen, it might go around in Ryfylke, to the end of the Lysefjord, or it may be shorter. To see more detailed information about each trip, visit our tours page.

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The captain Helge, founder of private cruise

The captain

Helge Ljones is both the captain and the Owner of the Stavanger based company Private Cruise. He will take great care of you during the entire cruise, and make sure that you have an unforgettable and safe experience in the majestic Norwegian landscape. 



Telephone: +47 934 97 707


We’re open 24 hours – all days – all year

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