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Whale Safari Iceland

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Whale Safari is Reykjavik's premier small groups whale watching & wildlife tour operator. Our specially made RIB boats are made to get close to the whales, dolphins and puffins of the Faxafloi Bay. We only seat 12 passengers per boat, and each boat...more
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Aegisgardur 7 | Reykjavík Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 497 0000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked our trip the morning of the tour since it was such a beautiful day! We went on the 4 pm tour. We got all geared up in the warm suits and mini life jackets. They nicely stored all of our bags at the...More

Thank Sherri L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We suited up and were taken on a fast Rib boat .. we found a minke whale and then we darted across the sea.. to find 3 pilot whales. Our guide was great

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the money. We saw the back of a minke whale a couple of times, but the knowledge of our guide was fantastic. While we were waiting for the whale she told us all about the different birds that we could see as well...More

Thank ejmills6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the whale and Puffin watching Tour on the speed rib boat, the ride on the boat was exhilarating and fun it was almost like I was on a roller coaster ride. We first went to the island where we found the puffins and seen...More

Thank Mi Chelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone at Whale Safari was amazing! I went with my sister on a birthday trip to Iceland. We were scheduled for a 3pm excursion, but got lost on our way there. They were kind enough to put us on the 4pm expedition which turned out...More

Thank karfogs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The RIB ride was exhilirating over the waves and we had fun. But no whales today so can't give this a high mark, even though it's not the Whale Safari's fault. Still we did get a free tour for the classic whale safari (bigger and...More

2  Thank Now68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our leader was a really good and explain so many thing about whales and the seelife in the short time. We made a perfect tour from the puffins until to the we saw THE whale. This tour worth of money and time. And maybe you...More

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Thank tothjacint74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That trip was absolutely amazing! We saw dolphins playing and joking around, it looked as if they had a lot of fun with our little boat. We saw lots of the beautiful puffins, and also 2 minke whales. The staff was so friendly and explained...More

1  Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had an amazing time on the 2 hour RIB whale/puffin cruise out of Reykjavik. First stop was a small island off the coast that contained a puffin colony, those birds are really cute! Then we went out further into the bay and saw dolphins, they...More

Thank Ellenw0223
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were a bit nervous about the small boat, but we had a great time! We followed a humpback whale (Charlie) around for awhile and saw a bunch of dolphins playing in our waves. And all the puffins! Our guide and driver were super awesome,...More

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pooja g
29 June 2018|
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Response from Halla S | Property representative |
Hey Pooja! Thanks for the interest in joining a tour with us at Whale Safari! Our age limit for both Whale Watching and Puffin Tours are 10 years and there is a height limit of 145 cm as well. You can e-mail us at... More
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Hetal S
11 August 2017|
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Response from Halla S | Property representative |
Hey Hetal! This September as well as October we still had excellent sightings spotting all of the four main species the Humpback Whale, Minke Whales, White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises in Faxaflói Bay. The Puffin... More
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Jessica_Karen1990
19 March 2017|
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Response from Halla S | Property representative |
Hi Jessica_Karen Thanks for the interest in our tours and I hope the following will cover your questions! If you're visiting in the end of April I'm afraid it's highly unlikely that we'll see puffins during the tours as... More
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