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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Choose from one of the multiple daily departures and then make your own way to Reykjavik Old Harbour to meet your guide & captain. After a quick safety briefing, pull on your provided overalls and safety gear and hop aboard your RIB speedboat.

    Hold on tight as your captain zips you out of the harbor, and look out for some of the wildlife for which Faxaflói is famous. Loop around the wind-beaten islands of the bay to see puffins in their natural habitat during their breeding season from May to the end of August, and then head out on the open water to scout out the majestic whales and dolphins.

    On the return to the harbor, cruise along Reykjavik’s shoreline and spot the sights from the sea. Colorful fishing huts and bustling restaurants make up the cityscape in this part of town, alongside some thought-provoking attractions, too. Enjoy looking at the Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, and the Harpa Concert Hall — a glittering glass building that is said to be inspired by the country’s volcanic geology.

    After roughly two hours on the water, travel back to the start point where your tour ends.
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    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 travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travellers with knee problems
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Very sad I don’t remember the name of our guide but his parents were visiting that day and joined us! Just 6 people including them plus guide and captain. Captain was safe and smart and very cool, and guide was so intelligent and informative! Amazing to see so much and learn so
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    My family did a zodiac whale watch but unfortunately the water was very choppy. The tour went anyway and hit huge waves crashing on each one with the zodiac smacking the water. The harbor was rough but they went outside of the bay anyway. Finally they decided it was too rough
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    I booked this excursion as my partners dream was to see whales in their natural habitat, we always knew it would be hit and miss, and tried not to get our hopes up too much. Whale Safari, were friendly & informative. They geared us up, talked us through the tour and got us on
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    Response from whalesafariiceland, Front Office Manager at Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise
    Responded 16 Sep. 2019
    Dear Amy W, Thank you for your kind and detailed review! It sounds like you had a great tour with calm seas and smooth waters. We are very proud of our guides, they are certainly very knowledgeable about all the Icelandic nature and are so enthusiastic with their jobs. Your sightings were great, a humpback whale is always a fantastic sight to behold. We hope to welcome you again to Iceland soon! All the Best, The Whale Safari Team
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    Thank you to our guide Louise for making trip safe, informative, fun and all very knowledgable on whales, birds, dolphins Great fun Thank you to our captain Excellent and fast driving skill... We got to see minke whales and porpoise whales Very little rain so very lucky Thank
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    Response from whalesafariiceland, Front Office Manager at Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise
    Responded 6 Sep. 2019
    Hey there Thanks for reviewing our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík Tour on the RIB speedboats. We are grateful for your kind words and it sounds like you had a fantastic tour with minke whales, porpoises and lots of seabirds! Great that you enjoyed the boat trip and getting some knowledge about the wonders of Faxaflói bay! It is true our red overalls are very fashionable...! Hopefully you had a great stay here in Iceland :) I'll pass your kind words onto Louise and the Captain All the best, Max
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    We did this tour but sadly didn’t see any whales. We did see a pod of dolphins playing and we got up close to them. The boat ride itself is so much fun. It goes REALLY fast but we felt 100% safe. If you don’t see any whales,they will give you a ticket to go on another whale
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    Response from whalesafariiceland, General Manager at Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise
    Responded 1 Sep. 2019
    Dear LynneR80, Thank you for your review! Unfortunately, it is the way sometimes with nature that we are unable to see any whales despite our best efforts at searching, but we're happy that you got to see dolphins and you get the chance to come again! I'll pass the compliments onto Mike, who will be very happy to hear them! We look forward to welcoming you to Iceland again soon! Best Wishes, Max H.
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