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Big Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour in an RIB speedboat
  • See more of the coast in a speedboat tour
  • Spot whales and porpoises with help from expert nature guides
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Big Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík
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09:30 GG2 Big Whale SafariMost Popular
Experience the Big Whale Safari & Puffins tour from Húsavík on board a RIB speedboat, with higher chances of finding the big whales. A visit to Puffin Island is included during the nesting period.
USD 165.25
12:30 GG2 Big Whale Safari
Experience the Big Whale Safari & Puffins tour from Húsavík on board a RIB speedboat, with higher chances of finding the big whales. A visit to Puffin Island is included during the nesting period.
USD 165.25
11:00 GG2 Big Whale Safari
Experience the Big Whale Safari & Puffins tour from Húsavík on board a RIB speedboat, with higher chances of finding the big whales. A visit to Puffin Island is included during the nesting period.
USD 165.25
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Overview
Discover Iceland’s most iconic wildlife with a 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour from Húsavík on an RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of the Skjálfandi Bay as you skim along the coast, covering an expansive territory in the high-powered craft. Watch for massive blue whales and acrobatic humpbacks, and learn about life beneath the surface from your experienced guide. During the breeding season of mid-April through mid-August, visit ‘Puffin Island’ to find a thriving colony of brightly-colored birds before returning to Húsavík.
What to Expect
The Big Whale Safari & Puffins is an exciting 2,5-hour tour on a modern RIB speedboat, allowing passengers to explore a wider area of Skjálfandi Bay in search of its gentle inhabitants. With the high speed, the boats can get faster around and increase the chances of spotting some of the bigger whales, such as the majestic blue whale and the acrobatic humpback whale.

For nature lovers, this tour also includes a visit to Puffin Island during the breeding season (April 15th – August 20th). This small island is swarming with thousands of the colourfully-beaked birds, often called “The Clowns of the Ocean”.

Your specialized guide will explain the safety and comfort on board as well as give you commentary on the wildlife and sights encountered. At the end of the tour, you will be served a little surprise from Húsavík’s only winemaker.
Reviews (42)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing whale watching!

We splurged for the smaller/longer range boat - definitely worth it! Great views of the fjord on a gorgeous day. The puffin colony was very neat as well. Afterwards, we chased blue whales in the bay - we were very close to them a number...More

Thank kd1289
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Choose a RIB tour and thank me later

So this particular day we ended up doing 2 tours in one day. First, in the morning with another operator, and in the afternoon with Gentle Giants, the experiences differed immensely. The tour with Gentle Giants was amazing, and I would recommend this tour to...More

1  Thank AndrewG7474
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Loved this tour!

The staff were amazing and this experience exceeded our expectations. The weather was rough that day due to winds and the guides warned every person on our tour that we would get very wet and it would be a bumpy ride. It wasn't as bad...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great staff, amazing experience

I did today the safari on the speed boat and it was amazing, only "riding" it was very funny (although I was a bit concerned at first, and someone got seasick) The personal at the desk and our guide Aksel were amazing, very professional and...More

Thank Darwin3k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spectacular !!!

We saw plenty of puffins ( they move fast so difficult to take pictures), stripy white dolphins, minke whale and about 7 humpbacks!!! they move around boats showing their bautiful tails and spraying water in the sun making rainbows :))) At the beginning there was...More

Thank kaska79
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