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Charlotte P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The day was perfect! Awesome tours and well organized. A slight miscommunication on the bus pick up after whale watching but easily figured out.

Diane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Excellent boat crew and excursion. Saw three humpbacks WOW. Pick up and transfer on time

Yvonne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Very well organised tour. Had an amazing time and staff lovely! Highly recommended

Kaitlin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Since these are wild animals, it's hard to predict if one will see them. We were treated to a great view of the bay area and an intro to Icelandic marine life, however.

The Blue Lagoon is well-worth the trip.

anthony l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Marc E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Tahimy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Amazing, great experience . Fantastic service. All on time. Instruction very clear. The whale watch was an incredible trip. Thank you to Megan and the whole crew for given us an amazing life experience .

Sabyasachi G United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Watching 6 Minke whales in the Atlantic......so exhilarating......just fabulous!!

Craig S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Rough seas in mid-May, but we saw a number of whales and porpoises. Very convenient locations and easy travel between destinations.

Julia C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2009

Whale watching was a bit disappointing as we never actually saw any whales and it was not the time of the year for puffins. We did see some dolphins, but it was difficult to take photos. Thoroughly enjoyed Blue Lagoon. Such a stark contrast in temperature, being in your bikini walking to lagoon when it was 2 degrees outside and the lagoon was so warm and relaxing.

Chris R

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Everything was as promised and the staff was excellent, just unfortunately the whales didn't cooperate this day! :

N J S

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Although we didn't see any whales, it was an exciting trip and we did get to see some Dolphins. Well worth doing!

Helen H

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

Excellent day tour of whale watching and blue lagoon but some chaos that was not explained in advance. The trip requires you to get in the bus that collects you, takes oyu to a bus depot for another comp,any where you exchange your voucher for a ticket, get on another bus to whale watching where you exchange your ticket for one of their tickets. Great whale watching trip and saw minke and humpback as well as dolphins as summer a good time. Back onto another bus to bus depot, to another bus to blue lagoon which you have to pay for separately and I advise you to do this ahead to time to save queues. Blue lagoon amazing. Back in another bus into town and then onto last bus of day to hotel. Other advice-take some lunch with you or buy at expensive Blue lagoon cafe as not enough time inbetween to stop anywhere else. Overall a great day out but coordination could be improved which is why it lost 1 star.

Martin S

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

Did not really see any whales on boat trip, but obviously these are wild animals, and so this could never be guaranteed. The trip was generally well organised, but they ran out of the warm suits in all sizes except extra large which left my wife without one as she is only small. We had dressed expecting to be provided with a suit as it was listed as one of the items included in the price, and so it meant that we were not able to stay out on the top desk with the best views as she got too cold.

The Blue Lagoon was very enjoyable. Even though there were a lot of people there it was actually quite romantic for the two of us, and lovely and warm!

Cautheen F

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

We were unlucky with the weather - but incredibly lucky to have seen a whale, surface and dive several times. Well organised, and a fab dual experience

Karen T

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2011

Great to see some whales but the large ones migrate further north now that the ocean is warmer. They have over clothes for us to put on so all one needs to bring is hat and gloves. So we were totally comfortable.

Sandra I United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2009

Sea was very rough, free seasickness pills were handed out when we boarded the boat and unfortunately we saw no whales at all. We were offered a free return trip to compensate for this, which we didn't take up as we could not have fit it in to the remaining time we had in Iceland. I was seasick despite having taken the pills.
The Blue Lagoon was absolutely fantastic but be aware that the trip does not include the entrance fee to the bathing area. It was expensive, but worth every krona. Especially recommended is the waterfall, just like having a massage and wonderfully de-stressing. I recommend it.

AMANDA J United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2009

Unfortunately we didn't see any whales but we did see dolphins. If you only do one thing in Iceland, make sure it's the Blue Lagoon!!! The tours are very well run and the door to door drop offs are second to none.

Alan R

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2015

disappointing in so much we saw nothing on the trip !!!! however the office did offer complimentary tickets for a return trip .....

Emily a

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2013

We had a fab time in Iceland absolutely loved it! This was the first trip we did and we really enjoyed the lagoon! Unfortunately we did not see any whales and the wind was pretty high but would have been lovely on a calmer day. We received tickets to return within two years which was nice.

Glynis S

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2013

Booked whale watching in morning and blue lagoon in afternoon. Had to reschedule for late docking and company were helpful. Changed times to accommodate no problem. However, due to bad weather could not take boat for whale watching from intended harbour so had to bus to next town. Did not tell us this would be over an hour then time on boat and over an hour to bus back so missed Blue Lagoon. Bus dropped us off at Eldon ticket office but we were then told we had to alk back to Excursion Booking office. Not helpful when in a strange town, cold, disorientated and hungry. Found way back to office but 2 hours after Blue Lagoon trip time. Rearranged this for next day so missed seeing any of Reykjavik on the Sunday as intended. Blue Lagoon amazing. Weather too rough to see any whales. All other trips that day were cancelled because weather was too rough and I feel we were cheated on this.

Miss D I

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2012

Everything was well organised and would have been a lot better if the weather had been good. It was very choppy sea and got very cold, just unfortunate we chose that time. We saw a fair amount of dolphins which was great, shame there were no visible whales. The tour guide was very good and informative too. Worth the trip if the weather is better.

Kelly B United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2010

OK, but we were not lucky enough to see anything. We were offered a free return trip, but it was our last day there.

James G

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
October 2011

The whale watching boat was extremely crowded with 100+ students. There was only 1 hour of time actually spent at the Blue Lagoon which wasn't enough time to actually go in the lagoon as we had to leave for the airport. I suggest that you should advise people of this as it was all a waste of time for us.

Shelley H

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2015

this tour was terrible... firstly the logistics hadn't been divulged to any passengers so no-one knew what or where they were due, resulting in long delays and a lot of complaining by all passengers. secondly this is not as it is advertised - we went to an area and were told specifically it isn't where the large whales if any go... so not surprisingly we didn't see any. This was the only bad tour of the holiday and was in our opinion a waste of money due to false advertisement and a lack or organisation. i would advise anyone to not sign up to this tour.

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