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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Cruise Faxaflói Bay in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on a 2-hour, small-group whale-watching expedition from Reykjavik. Board a speedy RIB at the Old Harbor, and skim alongside graceful seabirds as you pass seasonal puffin colonies. Watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, and then return to the harbor along the Reykjavik shoreline. Pause alongside the Harpa Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager sculpture as you take in the city’s most distinctive sights from the water.
  • 2-hour whale-watching tour by high-speed RIB in Reykjavik
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience
  • See puffins on the islands near Reykjavik Old Harbour
  • Cover a large search area, and spot whales and dolphins
  • Stop at the Sun Voyager sculpture and Harpa Concert Hall
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Professional guide
Use of coveralls
All necessary safety equipment
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Our ticket office is located at Ægisgarður 7 in 101 Reykjavík at the corner of the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress warmly: Wool or fleece seater, Hat, gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended
  • In the case of no sightings you will get a ticket for an alternative tour
  • Hotel pickup in Reykjavik available at supplement
  • Suitable for children over the age of 10 and over 145 centimeters tall
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travellers with knee problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Whale Safari

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise.

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  • "Even seeing the puffins on the cliffs was too far away for me although I could zoom in my camera to take some pictures." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great
Kenneth_H
, Aug 2021
Great trip. Staff nice. Saw whales and puffins. Guide took photos which he sent to us which was an added bonus. Weather was really good and sea calm.
star-4
Good but unlucky seeing whales
REBECA
, Aug 2021
Nice ride on the boat. Good guide. But we did not see many whales and only from far. We got close to an island to see birds.
star-5
Exciting boat cruise
Rebekah_B
, Jun 2021
0/10 for whales, but 10/10 for fun experience. We hit some pretty big waves on the way back, so it was like a water rollercoaster 😂 No whales, unfortunately but we got pretty close to some puffins and other birds. And we got a voucher to try again to see whales (which I did. And I did 😉 )
star-5
An Absolute MUST When in Iceland
Casper_J
, Aug 2020
We were fortunate enough to see a load of Puffins, two Mink whales, a very playful pod of dolphins and a whisper of a porpoise fin on our trip. But even if these elusive creatures had not graced us with their presence, the boat ride itself was worth the money. SOOOO fun! And both the captain and the guide (Louisa) was very enthusiastic and knowlegdeable about the wild life at sea. This is recommened for all ages. Low activity level, high excitement level! Wear a scarf and a hat, even if it’s a warm day. The ocean wind is cold!
star-5
Whale safari
Yates808
, Nov 2019
Excellent trip, sunny dry day. Louise was lovely and the Dolphins amazing, got a glimpse of the Minke whale too, thanks for a great day. Would recommend to all x
star-5
Amazing view of dolphins
Trail112593
, Nov 2019
During my cruise we were able to see some whales from a distance as they were not interested in our boats at the time. However, being in a smaller boat we were able to move away from the larger boats and found a pod of about 30 dolphins. They were all very interested in our boat and swam very close to us for a long time. It was amazing to see. Even though the weather was perfect that day, we were provided waterproof coveralls so we could handle much colder and windy conditions.
star-5
RIB Whale Watchung
TrailBlazer548017
, Oct 2019
What an experience. Fabulous time on the bay watching loads of dolphin and saw one whale. Great and knowledgeable crew!!
star-5
Small Speed Boat Whale Watching Tour
kyleltolar
, Aug 2019
What a thrill! We got to see whales, puffins, and dolphins that would swim by us almost the entire ride. The seats were very comfortable and even when hitting bigger waves, you never felt it due to the hydraulics of the seats. Even went on a cool joy ride after. Highly recommend! Our guide was thorough and fun!
star-5
Wildlife galore
627donaldp
, Aug 2019
We were very lucky to spot Minke whales, harbour porpoise, gannets, puffins, Manx shearwater ... Our guide (Mike) was very knowledgeable and a keen conservationist. Our trip was rounded off by a fast spin in the RIB. Brilliant fun.
star-3
Saw whales & puffins from far away
Wander826976
, Aug 2019
The service & equipment was good. We saw a few minke whales & dolphins from very far away. They came up too fast for me to capture any photos. Even seeing the puffins on the cliffs was too far away for me although I could zoom in my camera to take some pictures. I was kind of disappointed. May be I'm spoiled by my experience at the Galapagos islands which we could see all kinds of birds very very close.

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