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Mark A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

We managed to see many whales! it was an amazing experience

jb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

We saw Minke whales, Humpbacks, black Dolphins, blue dolphins and baby Dolphins. The staff on the boat were qualified in marine biology and very knowledgeable they were able to recognise species from a distance and give us a lot of background information on them.

Elizabeth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The guide was really great, easy to understand and pointed out a lot of stuff. They kept us on the boat until we saw the humpback!

Chloe H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Strongly recommend booking through Viator for your special tours whale watching tour. The morning trip was cancelled due to weather so we'd been booked straight on to the afternoon tour which took place. We went out on a yacht so I am not sure we had drinks etc facilities or overalls but we stayed on the top deck throughout which was the best place to be. Even though it was cold we got a little wet with some big waves but we had a great show and it really was amazing seeing the whales. Departed promptly and back within the 3 hours as we'd had that great a show. Crew were great, told stories and gave info. Great tour, cannot fault.

Murph

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The tour guide was humorous and informative and whenever wildlife was in the water he could clearly point out for everyone on board where to look. We had a very successful trip following a group of porpoises into a bay where then we saw three humpback whales. We were able to get very close to some of the most majestic creatures I have ever seen. I understand others who have done the tour did not have as much luck but I had an excellent experience. There was an option for thermal suits for those who were a bit colder but one the day I went, I didn't find the weather too bad at all.
Definitely worth a look if you're in Reykjavík!

Justyna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Great trip, we managed to see about 5 humpback whales really close to the boat giving us a little show. There was lots of tail lifting, rolling under water and even a jump. During the tour the crew also provided lots of information regarding whales. I would be happy to go again and highly recommend.

Matt L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The crew were very attentive and the information we were given was precise. Any one who wanted/needed a warm over suit was offered this as part of the trip, sea sickness pills also readily available. Of the four different boats in the ocean at the time, i really believe we had the best opportunity to see more than the others. We saw a pod of at least 10 dolphins, at least 6 humpback whales, 3 minke whales and also two other types native to the area. I took the trip with my 12 year old daughter and we both felt that the tour was professional and we really had fun.

CATHERINE B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was an excellent tour, very professional and we were lucky enough to see two humpback whales. The crew were friendly and very helpful. The talk was informative and kept even the smallest children engaged. Would highly recommend this tour company.

Patricia N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Fabulous trip we were not expecting to see whales as friends had been and not seen any and another told us it was to early for whales to be present. How wrong were they we saw a mother and calf lots of tail lifting and spouting . We then saw 2 pods of dolphins also with their young these were actually spinning out of the water. Staff on board friendly and the crew were great at telling you where the whales were surfacing so you didn't miss them. Small shop on board to get hot drinks crisps etc. Would recommend

emmawilliams1993

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Fantastic trip. Very efficient. Lots of knowledge.

Due to the weather, we couldn't sail out of Reykjavik, but another harbour that's 20mins away. We were kept up to date and even offered a sea sickness pill if we wanted to take them.

Managed to see a humpback whale. Stunning. Crew very very good at helping us keep an eye on the whale and which side of the boat to look at. It's natures wonder, so you don't know if you are going to see it or not, but the crew do all they can to find a whale and keep it in sight. Fab worth every penny

Karen Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This was a lot of fun, we saw several whales and dolphins. I would highly recommend this.

Joanne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

This was a great afternoon out. We originally arranged for a transfer from our hotel but our previous excursion overran and we ended up making our own way to the harbour. That was easy to sort out, the staff were very helpful. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales but we did see a pod of porpoise. Wrap up warm though as it can get cold! Take full advantage of the coveralls provided too - they help keep you warm!!

Michele B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Didn't see any whales but not the fault of the crew. They gave us a voucher to come back another day!!

Angela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

This tour was brilliant! We got so close to the whales and our guide was brilliant. Highly recommend!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Very interesting and informative experience.
The staff on the boat were very friendly and the trip worthwhile. Would recommend.

Russell B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

100% thumbs up. The company was amazing, felt safe, great boat and great guides. We were Lucy enough to see both whales and dolphins but they clearly know what they are doing. I wanted to do again but couldn't fit in. Would go back just to go on this trip again

Alana H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

We went the last week of august and were able to see a humpback, several mink whales, 2 puffins, and 2 schools of dolphins! It was also very nice to have refreshments on board. Highly recommend! Just make sure to bring a proper wind jacket and warm clothes!

C S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Amazing experience as the boat swung this way and that reacting to sightings.

Martin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We saw dolphins and a humpback whale. A great experience for the family.

Nanette V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Loved this tour! We saw 2 different types of whales and they provided special suits for us to wear as it was quite cold out on the water. It was easy to find the place and checking in was no problem. Would definitely recommend!

Anne V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

I got really lucky with the weather and it was sunny and clear blue skies which made the trip go pretty smoothly. I did see some whales and even if I hadn't seen any, the trip would have been nice enough because of the views. I recommend putting on the complimentary coveralls, as it can get pretty cold out there.

Amanda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Amazing! Saw at least one whale every 5 minutes. Boat was very spacious and crew was very knowledgeable.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was amazing!

KOSS Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Even though we weren't able to watch any whales, the tour was great. It was a unique experience with a fantastic view of Reykjavik. The boat crew was extremely friendly and very attentive of everyone.

Thyago O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

I ended up not taking the tour because of weather conditions, but the company offered me either to request a reimbursement via Viator or to join another tour. I took another tour they offered and all was fine!

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