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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise provided by Whale Safari Iceland

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-07-31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise
Efforts are made to invite passengers to stay 2 meters apart from others whenever possible, but guests are asked to wear a face mask during the tour for their own safety. You can purchase a mask in our ticket office before departure. Hand sanitiser dispensers are available in certain areas.
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Updated 20-07-31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Though Iceland may be best known for the raw beauty of its landscape, it's also a go-to whale watching destination for international visitors. Experience these majestic creatures in the wild on this whale watching cruise on Faxaflói Bay. Just hop in your rigid inflatable boat as your guide skims you through Reykjavik Old Harbour, and helps you spot local species—like dolphins and porpoises—and migrating species, like the elusive and beautiful minke and humpback whales.
Highlights
  • Cruise around Faxaflói Bay on a whale watching adventure, from Reykjavik
  • Try to spot various aquatic species, and pass the seasonal puffin colonies
  • Take in the views of Reykjavik, from its fishing huts to Harpa Concert Hall
  • Get a great value with coveralls, safety gear, boat ride, and guide included
Important Information
Departure Point
Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of coveralls
  • All necessary safety equipment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress warmly: Wool or fleece seater, Hat, gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended
  • In the case of no sightings you will get a ticket for an alternative tour
  • Hotel pickup in Reykjavik available at supplement
  • Suitable for children over the age of 10 and over 145 centimeters tall
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travellers with knee problems
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Irinel M wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Both the guide and the captain were friendly and enthusiastic - they made the trip memorable. The boat offers a roller coaster of a ride.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Finn Morrell wrote a review Aug. 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
The trip is worth it for the friendly knowledgable guide and captain, immense boat ride across the ice-like North Atlantic Ocean and the sheer feeling of anticipation that whales are swimming underneath the boat and one may just pop up. The captain was an experienced boater and
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Pratik B wrote a review Aug. 2020
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked via Elding. Was very confused between doing the ship and this and so glad I opted for this. It’s more personal and the speedboat is really fun. It would have been amazing without spotting whales but we saw a minke (I actually missed this) and 2-3 humpback whales which
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Sightsee792668 wrote a review Nov. 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
excellent and exciting trip with first class guide and pilot,saw dolphins and minky whales in bay ,great
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MCB wrote a review Nov. 2019
London, United Kingdom194 contributions95 helpful votes
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I was so excited about this tour and it did not disappoint! People say the boat is ruff but the seats in this boat had hydraulic suspension so was very comfortable, the driver made the trip exciting and a great rush. Being in the speed boat meant within seconds of sightings you
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Kim F
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A great experience!
The boat was fun and very comfortable. The suits provided were extremely warm and perfect for the ride. The crew
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Pontelungo
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Great experience
Great whale watching tour to the marine life in the waters around Reykjavik. The necessary protective clothing and
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Caitriona T
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Whale of a time
Staff were excellent Very efficient Went out on the rapid rib boat Got to see loads of porposes and minke whales Gr
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Uwe63Kuessner
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A very impressive trip
I made a very interesting whale watching trip with the speedboat with Elding! The organization was very good, the f
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Peter T
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Cool trip... very far whales
Everything from the gear, the boat and customer attention was exceptional. The only downside is that only a few of
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tjohnluo
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Good boat and nice guide, but whales not spotted
Really nice trip sailing with rib boat. But whales were not spotted. We booked our trip the last day stayed in Icel
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sfryling2019
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Safety First
They were very professional and honest. Our trip was canceled the morning of due to high seas with no immediate re
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sapalma2019
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Excellent Adventure!
We did this on our second to last day in Iceland-well worth it! WHile it looked daunting to get into a RIB to go fi
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GoPlaces55529650710
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Whale Safari Reykjavik
You need to go with an open mind as the whales may be there or not. They do their best to find them which is a lot
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ecoost
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Reactive tourguide and not right information
The tour was advised by the hotel. We ended up just seeing minki whales and the puffins. Both from far away. Imposs
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kimrR5760UT
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Great (RIB Boat) experience 10/10
Hello, greetings from Finland. Everything right from the beginning until the end went perfectly: Making the reserva
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CathrineOslo
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Whale safari
Nice boat and crew! We didn't find the whales but dolphins and puffins. Our crew had extensive knowledge of the wil
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Betty M
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Wonderful
My niece and I had a great experience ! We only saw the back of one Whale. Seeing the Puffins on the Island was gre
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Sly551
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Fun trip
Excellent excursion even though we didn’t encounter any whales that day. The boat ride alone was worth the price, a
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namay283
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Wet and wild!
We had our whale safari early July, 2019. It was rescheduled once due to a strong wind. The company contacted us pr
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