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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

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| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 1500
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US$96.37*
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
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Big Whale Safari and Puffins Tour from Húsavík
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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%.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and daughter took me out on September 16th and we went Whale watching almost to the arctic circle (30 KM). We saw humpback and dolphins and a minka whale. I had such a memorable experience. Not as many whales as Alaska, but in...More

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Giant thanks, user 9753MD, for highly recommending Gentle Giants Whale Watching to others! It makes us very happy to read what you write and we appreciate your words a lot. All the best, Alexia Askelöf

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This was our first trip to Iceland and also out first time on a whale watching tour. We booked online and the process was very straight forward. At the day of our arrival (one day before the actual trip), we visited the Gentle Giants Headquarter,...More

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thanks tobiasw368 for sharing your experience! It is great to see that you enjoyed your time with Gentle Giants and our whale watching so much. We appreciate your feedback. Seems like you were lucky seeing breaching whales too. We are happy for that! All the...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

My sister and I had a great time on this tour. Staff were friendly and helpful all the way. Saw plenty of cute puffins on Puffin Island before heading out further to find whales. We sighted 4 whales. The ride back was exhilarating and everyone...More

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Bronjac, Thank you for your very positive rating and review about Gentle Giants! We think the RIB speedboats are really great for whale watching and are happy to see that you and your sister agree. Good to see that you had such nice puffin...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This was the most amazing whale watch we've been on. The crew was super friendly and upbeat. They knew just where to go to find the whales. We saw a few different species and so many whale up close. The gear was clean and warm...More

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear thebradco7, Thank you so much for taking yourself time to share your experience and for all your nice words about Gentle Giants! We are very happy to see that you would highly recommend our whale watching to others. All the best, Alexia Askelöf

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

fantastic experience! we sighted whales and humpback whales! we also found ourselves in a colony of puffins flying above our heads! experience to do in Iceland Sara e Leo

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you Sara and Leo for rating Gentle Giants "excellent"! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us - whales and puffins included. Thanks for sharing! All good things, Alexia Askelöf

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

All the crew was fantastic. The explanations about Icelandic nature were spectacular by our guide. Amazing experience watch the whales so close. Returning trip with music and the boat at high speed was exciting. Thanks to all.

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear tzon2017, Thank you for your positive feedback! It is great to see that you liked your whale watching experience and its close-up encounters so much and thought our crew was "fantastic". We are indeed very proud of our team. Best regards, Alexia Askelöf

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We did the speedboats and boy are we ever glad we did!! Got to get right up close to the whales, able to zip over as soon as there is a sighting. Dress warm for sure, no matter what time of year you go, its...More

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear Ilana Z, It is good to see that you had such a great time with us! The RIB speed boats are indeed great for whale watching - both the experience around the animals themselves and to quickly get between the whale areas. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The entire staff was great including our guide and boat driver. We saw so many whales! It was awesome, and truly a once in a life time experience. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is going to be in the area.More

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear walsh101, Thank you for taking yourself time to review us here! We are very glad to see that you really enjoyed your time with Gentle Giants, appreciated our crew and encountered many whales. That is how we strive to make every passenger's experience. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

It was excellent whale watching. We saw 3 whales. The guide coment was nice and guide explain us everything.

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Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you Tereza R for rating us so nicely! It is great to see that you call your whale watching experience with Gentle Giants "perfect" and "excellent" - and thank you for sharing it with others! All the best, Alexia Askelöf

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SammyK5
1 December 2017|
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Response from Alexia_Askelof | 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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Dear connie f, It is possible to make a tour without booking in advance. However, we do recommend booking before at least a few days in advance, especially during the high season from June to August. You can always change... More
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