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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Sometimes whale watching cruises on huge boats make it hard to be able to actually see the ocean life unless you board first and claim the best spots. This whale watching tour from Husavik is on board an RIB boat limited to just 12 passengers, so you’re never in competition for the best vantage points. Plus, its easy to stay warm and safe with an included warm suit and life jacket.
  • Catch sight of ocean life during this whale watching tour from Husavik
  • RIB boat seats up to 12 passengers with plenty of room for good views
  • A guide is separate from the boat’s driver so you get their full attention
  • Choose from multiple tour times to find what best fits your schedule
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Husavik Adventures , Hafnarstétt, 640 Húsavík, Iceland

The tour begins in our ticket office at Hafnarstétt, only 50 meters from the famous Húsavík church, where you'll get your boarding pass and further instructions. Please note that we share the office building with North Sailing. The meeting time is no later than 30min before the tour departure!

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Age limit is 8 years old
  • Your tickets will be held at the Takn shop office for collection on the day of the trip
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Husavik Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Stunning day!
Atsje_W
, Jul 2022
We saw humpback whales and dolphins! The guide was great! Absolutely an experience you don’t want to miss!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for this nice review! We are always glad to hear that you had a good trip with us. We hope that you enjoyed your trip in Iceland aswell. Warm regards, Iñaki
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We saw 5 whales in...
Susan_W
, Jul 2022
We saw 5 whales in different locations. We had a great tour guide and a fun group on the boat. Flying puffins. Biting rains didn't damper the experience. Loved it!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for joining our tour and leaving us a review! Sounds like you been very lucky indeed, 5 different whales on one tour! Very glad that the rain didn´t discourage you, the whales and puffins definitely don´t mind a bit of rain. Greetings from Husavik, Aleks
star-5
Our family went on the...
Megan_S
, Jun 2022
Our family went on the RIB boat, it ended up being just the 6 of us which was quite nice. The crew was phenomenal - knowledgeable, fun and attentive. We saw lots of puffins and we’re lucky to see 4-5 different whales in the bay all breaching at different times. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much Megan for your wonderful review. We don´t get to see the whales breach everyday so when they do, it always feels special! Warm regards from Husavik. Iñaki.
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Seeing and following a...
Cary_J
, Jun 2022
Seeing and following a ginormous hump back whale with two small ones. It came to within 10 feet of the boat.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Cary for your review! The captains always try to approach the whales as respectful as possible and sometimes they decide to come close to the boat. Warm regards from Husavik. Iñaki.
star-5
Definitely recommended
Cheryl_P
, Jun 2022
We left the Harbor and went to puffin rock, where we received an excellent education on puffins and see birds in general. Shortly there after we spotted our first whales, a mother hump back and her calf. We spent a reasonable amount of time watching them feed before heading off in search of additional whales. We did find three other whales who were less stationary, but we got to see a few glimpses of each before heading back to Port. The seas were calm and, although it was cloudy and overcast, it was a beautiful day on the water. Our guide, Laura, was friendly, knowledgeable, and entertaining. The rib boat was speedy, agile, and a lot of fun. Surprisingly, we all stayed pretty dry compared to what I was expecting. It was a great time. We highly recommend this trip!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much Cheryl for this amazing review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed and we will certainly give our best to keep it good! Warm regards from Husavik. Laura.
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This was a nice...
wilfred_v
, May 2022
This was a nice experience! Satly whe did not see walls but they give us a return ticket for free. On our day the see was very rough and windy
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Wilfred for your review. As we always say, this is nature and we can´t never guarantee to see whales. Nevertheless almost every trip we manage to see them. We really hope to see you again :) Warm regards from Husavik. Iñaki.
star-5
Awesome Rib ride
Stephen_M
, Apr 2022
Really friendly crew who took time to make the experience memorable. Weather was perfect and whilst we didn’t see whales we did see puffins and dolphins. Great trip👍
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Stephen for your review. We are glad to you enjoyed the trip! We send you warm regards from Husavik. Iñaki.
star-5
So good
cameron_k
, Oct 2021
The expertise of the guides meant we were surrounded by whales at one point, it was hard to know where to point the camera. Even without seeing whales, the experience of the RIB was fantastic.
star-5
A fabulous experience
Ioannis_C
, Oct 2021
What a wonderful trip. I would highly recommended this to anyone. The staff and crew were knowledgeable friendly and really professional. We loved it!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your review! Our crew will be very happy to hear your feedback and that you enjoyed your time onboard with us! Greetings from Husavik, Aleks
star-5
Unfortunately we did not...
Kathelijne_D
, Oct 2021
Unfortunately we did not get to spot any whale. But the view of the Orka family completely made up for it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for joining our tour! It actually sounds like you been very lucky on your tour, orcas are very rare in the area. They are incredible animals so we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour! Greetings from Husavik, Aleks
star-4
No whales sighted, but still fun
stephryan61
, Sep 2021
We unfortunately didn’t get see any whales, but the company did offer another tour to try and make up for it. We were out there for quite some time so you could tell that they really did make an effort to try and find them. Being on a rib boat was quite the experience within itself so 4/5. Would recommend bringing a change of clothes.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your honest review! The nature is unpredictable and we are not always successful on our tours. Thank you very much for understanding. But of course you book the tour to see whales thus we do offer a return ticket to all passengers that were unable to spot any marine mammals on the tour. Greetings from Husavik, Aleks
star-5
Wonderful
Andrea_W
, Sep 2021
We loved this tour so much. We're glad that we took a RIB Boat Tour as we were able to go faster, get closer to potential sightings, and have a smaller group. The boat itself felt extremely safe even though we were going quite fast. We were able to see a whale on the tour and the team did a great job of explaining what was happening/what we were seeing. They do provide gear to wear on the boat so you don't get wet/stay warm.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for joining our tour and leaving us a review! Indeed the boats are very safe, they are actually similar to those used by the coast guard. It can get bumpy and cold depending on the weather but definitely safe. Greetings from Husavik, Aleks
star-5
Great tour!
Rebecca_S
, Aug 2021
We got about 10ft from a humpback whale which was awesome. Our guide was really knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information. And I appreciated that they kept in mind the well-being of the whales and not just happy tourists
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for the review and joining our tour! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience as well as the time with our crew! Greetings from Husavik, Aleks
star-5
Best experience on our holliday.
Weboth
, Aug 2021
It was amazing. Everything was just perfect. The weather, the sunset, the wales, the fast small boat, so close to everything. The guide and the driver. Huge compliment. Thank you guys.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your review and joining us on the tour! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Greetings from Husavik, Aleks
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Despite the fact that it started...
Emma H
, Aug 2017
Despite the fact that it started raining hard during this trip and we got quite wet, we still really enjoyed it. We saw humpback whales, one was fin slapping and jumping, enjoying himself and at the end we saw two whales swimming together. We were well looked after by this company and would recommend them.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent trip. The guide was very...
Sally L
, Aug 2016
Excellent trip. The guide was very knowledgable and the boat captain was patient and very nice. We saw several humpback whales on our trip. I chose the RIB boat because I get sea sick. I did not feel nauseous at all on the trip. It was great to have a fast boat so they we could speed towards a water spout when we saw it. Also, having a small group on the boat we were 4 was so much better than having 40 people as seen on the bigger ships. Would highly recommend despite the higher price.
star-5
Great experience!! Very friendly and...
Ilianna S
, Jul 2016
Great experience!! Very friendly and helpful staff. We saw four whales and one of them did some amazing jumps, from a close distance. Due to the speed and flexibility of the RIB boat we could reach the whales fast and do the whole tour within 2hrs, which is very important. If you sometimes feel dizzy in the see the RIB boats could limit that compared to the other boats offering whale watching tours. Totally recommended it despite the fact that in general these tours are, for me, significantly overpriced.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Espectacular
ALFREDO_M
, Jul 2022
Genial, lo recomiendo 100% El guía Iñaki muy atento, mil gracias!!! Le doy un 10 a la excursión y un 10 a Iñaki, mil gracias!!!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
¡Muchísimas gracias por este comentario tan maravilloso! ¡Os mandamos un cordial saludo desde Húsavik! Iñaki
star-5
Fantastica la nostra...
Sara_F
, Jul 2022
Fantastica la nostra guida e fantastica esperienza. È stata emozionantissima. La consiglio vivamente
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for joining our tour and leaving us this warm review! The crew will definitely be happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Greetings from Husavik, Aleks
star-5
Tolle Organisation, tolles Erlebnis
Carolin_K
, Jul 2022
Das war ein tolles Erlebnis. Eine sehr nette Guide. Das kleine Boot ist sehr gut geeignet um nah an Wale heranzufahren. Toll!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review and joining our tour! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time onboard our RIB boat. Greetings from Husavik, Aleks

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