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very good, informative and even managed to see whales and dolphins this time, did a tour with another company 2yrs ago but no whales actually nothing but seagulls.
The tour was very professionally organised and the crew of the ship could not have been any more helpful. Unfortunately, we only got one glimpse of a harbour porpoise but guess that's just luck of the draw! It can get quite rough out there, so if you are in any way prone to seasickness, I would highly recommend taking pills before travelling.
So, you're probably not going to see a whale leaping out of the water making a giant splash, nor a puffin close up like in the photo. You will see some backs with fins and lots of porpoise backs with fins closer up. If you are thinking Sea World in Florida then you have the wrong idea. However, this is a fun trip if you like boats and being at sea.
The tour guide is very enthusiastic "11 O'Clock MINKY WHALE!!!" and tells you a lot about whales and the area so you should be interested in this.
They offer free sea sickness tablets at the bar and unless you 100% know that you won't get sea sick then please take one as soon as you board as it can be very very choppy! Also make sure you have a strap for your camera as you will get thrown about! Saying that unless you have a "proper camera" with multi shot then there's not much point. Just enjoy the trip instead.
They offer you warm snow suits at the beginning so there is no need to be cold. Bring good gloves and proper shoes. There is an indoor lower deck with bar, middle deck with roof and open upper deck. Toilets on board are as to be expected of a boat.
They come around giving our blankets on the way home which is nice.
We saw two Minky backs and a collection of porpoise backs. It is exciting scanning the water looking for them. Like some cold wet version of "Where's Wally".
Didn't see puffins but it isn't the season. Don't expect too much Come back in the summer to go to Puffin Island.
So if you like boats and don't get sea sick then do this. If you want to see and meet animals then try a horse riding trip instead as this was awesome! If you have kids then just visit the zoo!
No Puffins too early in the season.
Weather poor heavy rain, but did see pods of Minke Whales and the cruise staff are excellent, encouraging concervation in a nation that hunts whales for food.
I didn't get to see any puffins but we did get to see dolphins and Minke whales! It was extremely cold with the sea winds so definitely wear warm clothes
Great to see some whales, but sadly, no puffins this time of year. I would still recommend this trip, although be sure to bring warm clothes.
Excellent trip. Perfect weather. Saw lots of whales - mainly Minke. Friendly, helpful staff. Good commentary. Puffin Island tour didn't happen - presumably because it's out of season. Included free pick-up from hotel which was particularly convenient. Thoroughly recommended.
This trip was good, but unfortunately we didn't really see any whales. It was probably the time of year! The tour guide on board was great!
We were lucky to have good weather, calm seas and loads of sightings of Minke whales. The puffins are cute but without binoculars you can't see much really.
Well-organised tour; unfortunately, we didn't see any whales, but the tour guides knew they were being elusive on the day we went out, so they made extra efforts to try and find them. I liked how those people who were staying on in Iceland were offered another trip to try and ensure they saw some whales. My advice - take some warm clothing!!
A bit disappointed as neither whales nor puffins were sighted and the weather was a bit rough. However you cant expect wild life to perform to request and maybe they were sheltering from the weather! The staff on the boat were excellent and there was lots of fresh air !
Dissapointed that we never saw any whales, but thats the chance you have to take!
But it was enjoyable