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Whale Safari Iceland

#15 of 50 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Reykjavik Features Animals
Aegisgardur 7 | Reykjavík Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 497 0000
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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise
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Whale Safari is Reykavik's only small groups whale watching 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 has a expert whale watching guide and captain on board. Another thing is that all our small group tours are real ocean safaris, as we search for the whales we also visit the puffins when they are in season and do a sightseeing tour of Reykjavik from the sea front. Oh! And all of this in less then two hours. Our ticket office and service center is located in the Old Harbor in downtown Reykjavik and is open year round from 8:00-21:00. Tours are operated up to 7 times a day, everyday from the 15th of April to the 30th of September.
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Aegisgardur 7 | Reykjavík Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

Overall the tour was great! The guide was intelligent and explained everything clearly and well. My only complain would be that the overall tour felt a little rushed, maybe just not long enough. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

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Thank dmano1320
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The best boat tour for whale watching (you can see the big boat passengers and they are not having as much fun as you!) the speed boat is the coolest (especially if you sit in the front), the staff is very friendly and know a...More

Thank Manuela E
Reviewed yesterday

This tour was so much fun, we saw lots of whales, puffins, and dolphins. The crew made us feel really safe and made it very fun and educational! Would definitely recommend.

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Thank katiebS2030MB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the whale and puffin tour on the 600hp speedboat and had Alex for our tour guide. Phenomenal trip and very informative... spent the full 2 hrs out on the water and made very sure the 12 of us saw both Puffins and whales....More

Thank alwazlayt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the RIB boat from Akureyri to see the humpback whales and were not disappointed! The captain and the guide were friendly and helpful answering any questions we had. They quickly found the humpbacks and we watched in awe. At one point we have...More

Thank shubanacadie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about the RIB boat safari was amazing 💯, we encountered all the animals, except the humpback (how unlucky), we still had lots of fun and the guide and captain were both very friendly.More

Thank Khouw A
Whale S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Khouw Thanks a lot for taking some time to review our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour! It's great that you got to see all the main species except for the humpback. You'll just have to join us another time for that one! We're happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had so much fun out on the water with our guide, Mike. Weather was absolutely perfect that day. I love birds so I appreciated all of the interesting bird facts! The harbor was somewhat quiet that day but we did see a minke and...More

Thank lekelbelle
Whale S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Many thanks for taking time to review our Whales,Puffins & Reykjavík tour on our custom designed RIB boats! It's marvellous to hear that you had such a beautiful day with perfect weather and all the birds and wildlife sightings :) It's especially great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my granddaughter and a friend. ( 13 yr ).....one of the best experiences for the girls in Iceland. Our guide, Andreas was very knowledgable and the captain did a wonderful job. We saw puffins, dolphins,Minke whales and Humpback whales....and many sea birds. The...More

Thank Hope R
Whale S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hope Thank you so much for writing us this lovely review of your experience of the Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour on our custom designed RIB boats. Our guide André is extremely knowledgeable and we're very lucky to have him on our team especially...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I did this with our 18 yr old son; we were exploring whale watching options at the Marina and the lines for the big boat whale watching tours were long, so we walked up to Whale Safari and asked a few questions...More

Thank Jen W
Whale S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jen Many thanks for taking some time to write a detailed review for your family's experience of our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour on the custom designed RIB boats. It's lucky the long lines took you to us so you ended up on such...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a RIB boat whale watching tour which was excellent! The boat ride itself is an extreme adventure! We had bumpy waters and front seats, but it made the experience even more fun and thrilling! The stuff is very friendly, navigation felt safe and...More

Thank Caprise
Whale S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Caprise! Thanks a lot for taking some time to review our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour on the custom designed RIB boats! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the adventurous ride and that you had such a lovely experience out on the...More

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Jessica_Karen1990
19 March 2017|
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Response from Whale 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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Colleen B
10 August 2016|
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Response from Whale S | Property representative |
Dear Colleen None of our RIB's have been tipped over by whales. The boats are very stable out on the water and the same kind of boats are for example used in sea rescues in Iceland in bad weather conditions. Best... More
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Richard R
24 May 2016|
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Response from Whale S | Property representative |
Hey Richard, I will tell you that spotting a Blue whale off the coast of Reykjavik is very rare. We do get Orcas occasionally but again this is still considered rare although less rare then a Blue whale spotting. Blur whales... More
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