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Address: | Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 464 1500
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle...

Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle Giants and welcome you to join us.

Gentle Giants offers whale watching tours and other exciting seafaring adventures from Husavik, in the north of Iceland – often considered as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe.

Our company is proud of its originality and background with more than 150 years of family history in Skjalfandi Bay.

Welcome aboard traditional Icelandic oak boats or modern RIB speedboats in search of the giants of the ocean. Your chances of seeing whales are up to 97-99%.

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US$84.53*
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
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US$154.79*
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Big Whale Safari and Puffins Tour from Húsavík

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Trully breathtaking! Though we were extremely lucky because we had two spanish marine biologist on board as passengers. Their sightseeing was amazing actually they pin pointed a... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Monica F
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Trully breathtaking! Though we were extremely lucky because we had two spanish marine biologist on board as passengers. Their sightseeing was amazing actually they pin pointed a lot of different species even before the guide was able to tell us anything. The trip was pretty comfortable, our guide was a charming girl and the crew definately knew their stuff.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Monica F, Thanks for this awesome review! I am happy that you had a truly breathtaking experience. Great that you saw many different whales and had a comfortable trip. Thanks for kind words towards the crew. All the best, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the last boat out to the sea which was close to 5pm. Mind you, the return trip lasted for 3-hours, so we arrived back to base around 7-ish pm. Way out to the middle of the sea took us close to an hour, to an area where it was recently reported of whale sightings. Unexpectedly, there were a... More 

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear MademoiselleNadia, Thank you very much for this fantastic review and sharing your detailed experience! I am happy to read that you had a "once in a lifetime experience" and lucky seeing several humpback whales. You are indeed right that it can be very cold out at sea, that is why we offer warm overalls for all our passengers -... More 

Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Perfect trip to the whales just outside Husavik. Great tourguide :-) Hope to be able to come back some time in the future.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Stefan W, Thank you for this wonderful review! I am happy that you had a "perfect trip" with us and that you enjoyed the guide on board. You are definitely welcome back to Húsavík anytime and looking forward to seeing you aboard with us again! Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My daughter and I had a wonderful trip. We had great whale sighting. The trip was organized, well equipped, and overall terrific.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear andrewmQ6461GN, Thank you for this wonderful review! I am happy that you and your daughter had a terrific experience with great whale sightings. Glad to hear that you felt that the trip was well organized. Thank you for the feedback! Best regards, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Ostrava, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Everything was OK, whales were on the sea in right moment:-), wheather was pretty, staff was experienced and professional.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you skaunic for this great review! Happy to hear that you had a "fantastic experience" with whales and good weather. I really appreciate that you considered our staff experienced and professional. Thanks and all the best, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Macher, Spain
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was the first of a number of pre-booked whale watching excursions in north and west Iceland and was a great taster for what was to come! We were lucky in that there were only 6 other people on the RIB with us which meant we had plenty of room for taking photographs. Normally these boats are quite full so... More 

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Norman S, Thank you for this great review! It indeed seems that you had a wonderful tour with lots of space on board, 10 humpbacks and many puffins. Thanks for nice feedback on our knowledgeable and friendly guide. All the best, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

taipei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The staffs are very nice and friendly.We see whales many times. Although the price is a little be higher than I think before, it is really worth.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear orange760409, Thank you for this good review and rating! I am glad that you saw whales many times and even though you feel the price was high, that it was really worth it. Thanks for great feedback on our friendly staff. All the best! Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Whale Watching was amazing! After one hour we arrived at the right spot and after a few minutes we spotted at least 15 whales! The wheater was very stormy und quiet cold, but it was fun! Must Do in Husavik

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you very much Dominik F for this amazing review! I am happy that you had such an amazing trip with at least 15 whales. Great that you had fun despite the weather conditions. Thanks for the feedback! Best regards, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Amazing viewing of puffins and whales. Worth going for the smaller, faster speedboat. When a whale pops up you can be there in seconds whilst the larger ships take 5 minutes to get there by which time the whale has moved on!

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Alexander H, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! It is great to see that you had an amazing tour and saw whales and puffins. I completely agree with you that it is a "must to do in Iceland". The RIB speedboats indeed give another positive experience to the whale watching. Thanks again and all the best, Daniel... More 

Chatillon, France
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

wonderful trip with professionnals who shared with us their deep knowledge of the bay and the way to watch whales. We spent more than two hours watching at least 10 whales and took many photos. excellent address!

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you Rémi B for this nice review! I am glad to see that you consider us professionals with deep knowledge of the bay. Great that you had a wonderful trip and could discover so many whales. Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

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