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Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the magic of whale watching on a cruise from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise the coastal curve of Iceland to marvel at humpback and orca whales in their natural habitat. Scour the sea for sightings of porpoises and dolphins as you listen to fascinating facts surrounding the majestic creatures that inhabit the Icelandic ocean. Heighten your chances of seeing whales on this tour, the success rates of which are 95% in summer and 80% in winter.
  • Whale watching tour from Reykjavik
  • Learn about the fascinating wildlife that inhabits Iceland's ocean from a knowledgeable guide
  • Scour the see for sightings of other creatures like dolphins, porpoises and rare sea birds
  • Choose from multiple departures to best suit your schedule
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Excellent live guide
Overalls, raincoats and blankets
Admission to Wildlife Exhibition
Free WiFi on board
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Make sure to arrive at our red and white ticket office no later than 15 min. before the tour departs.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: tour may need to sail from other harbours, if weather conditions are unfavourable. In this case, the local operator will provide complimentary transportation to the harbour, and the tour will last up to 5 hours including transfers.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elding Whale Watching
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.

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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 Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
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 Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original.
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What is the social distancing policy during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "The weather was okay but we wore the heavy clothes offered and it was worth it!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
We saw whales!
Hillary_D
, Oct 2021
We saw 4 species on our cruise! It was a beautiful day to sail out into the harbor, but we were also lucky enough to see dolphins, porpoises, minke whales, and a humpback!
star-5
Elding whale watching.
Ricardoj
, Oct 2021
Great service. They really take care of the visitor. We didn’t see whales, but that was expected. Will do again and will use same company.
star-5
White Beaked Dolphins
Siobhan_C
, Oct 2021
We didn’t get to see any whales on the trip however we did encounter a school of around 8 white beaked dolphins who stayed with the boat for a good 20 minutes. The host was very knowledgeable giving lots of interesting information to help identify which marine life we were encountering.
star-5
We saw lots of dolphins...
Jennifer_C
, Oct 2021
We saw lots of dolphins and two humpback whales…one of which jumped out of the water for us! Fantastic trip!
star-3
Nice boat ride…
Chantriese_F
, Oct 2021
Don’t get me wrong it’s always just a chance to see the whales, but the way the boat is and where you’re standing really depends if you can see or not. Definitely not for anyone struggling with vision issues. But overall the staff and the boat ride was nice in itself. Just being out in the scenery was amazing. Unfortunately no whales were close enough to get a good view. We were pointed in their direction to look but most times you cold t really see much. Lovely experience though.
star-4
Cancelled but good customer service and support.
Darcy_S
, Sep 2021
Unfortunately an unexpected storm rolled in during our trip to Reykjavik so this tour was cancelled, however we were contacted promptly and a refund is being processed with no hassle. I will definitely rebook this trip the next time I’m in Reykjavik.
star-5
Worth the time and adventure.
Mary_W
, Sep 2021
I really liked our tour operator. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about marine life. She was very animated and was so thrilled that we were able to see dolphins and Humpback whales playing together. There is never a guarantee that you will see a whale - so it was abasing that we did.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Take sea sickness tablets
Kelly_C
, Sep 2021
We saw 2 minke whales and 2 groups of white finned dolphins. Amazing! The crew were very friendly and checked on me a couple of times when I got seasick. Make sure to take medication for sea sick even if you don’t usually suffer. It’s really rough!
star-5
We got to see both...
Ina_S
, Sep 2021
We got to see both humpback whales and minke whales as well as some dolphins. It was a good guide who told us a lot of interesting informations and let us passengers know when and where we could see the animals.
star-1
Disappointed
Amanda_J
, Sep 2021
Trip was cancelled due to poor weather. Was not contacted before I travelled to the departure point even though they had my details.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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