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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

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| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
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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 Húsavík, 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 Skjálfandi 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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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Horrible tour. Probably the most miserable thee hours of my life. It rained non stop and the boat was on the verge of capsizing the whole time. When we got there they told us that the weather might be bad, and we asked about being...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a must-do if you are visiting Iceland!! We were all given waterproof overalls to go over our outdoor clothing, which kept out the cold. We set off on our 3-hour trip and very quickly saw our first humpback whale. Puffins were flapping past...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Seen 2 species of whales, and many dolphins. It was a blast. We had such a great time on the water. The guide was very informative

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was excellent we watched 100% whales! You have to be patient at the beginning because they will bring you exactly to the point to see them. The attention was exellent too. 100% recommend

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful trip - we enjoyed very good weather and saw whales which were absolutely amazing! Thanks to Gentle Giants for perfectly organised trip, highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our boat, loved our guide Aksel who fell deeply in love with whales and knew how to share his passion with us, loved the weather and LOVED LOVED LOVED the 7 humpbacks, playing around the boat as if showing off, just for us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great. The equipment they gave us was comfortable and kept us warm and dry. The ride was fun, the guide was very nice, the puffins were adorable and well, the whales... they left me speechless.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky with the weather so our whole trip was unbelievable. I never expected such a good view of Humpbacks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the tour with the bigger and slower boat and had a really lovely experience. More then 10 whales sorrounded the boat at the same time. We could watch both Humpback whales as well as the smaller Minke whales, sometimes as close by...More

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Michele M
4 June 2018|
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Response from erictmullis | Reviewed this property |
Very low. But make sure to check the weather and cancel if it is bad. They don’t care how bad the weather is, we did a tour today and it was pouring rain and the waves almost knocked over the boat multiple times and the... More
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skippy029
11 March 2018|
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Response from Charla_Basran | Property representative |
Dear skippy029, Thank you for your question! There is no time of the day when we are more likely to encounter see the whales, really. They come and go and the situation in the bay can change very fast. Nature is... More
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SammyK5
2 December 2017|
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Response from Charla_Basran | Property representative |
Dear SammyK5, Thank you for your question! The whales' behaviour is very unpredictable and that is what makes whale watching so exciting as no two tours are ever the same. Both the previous answers here (from Joop V and... More
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