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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Capital Region, Iceland
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Cruise Faxaflói Bay in search of humpback and minke whales during this whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. A naturalist guide talks about the biology and behavior of these magnificent marine mammals while you look for signs of their presence. Stay warm and dry in provided thermal coveralls as you keep your eye out for whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. Choose from a 2.5-hour, high-speed express boat option or a full, 3.5-hour tour.
  • Faxaflói Bay whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik
  • Watch out for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpbacks
  • Learn about some of Iceland’s most majestic native wildlife from an onboard guide
  • Choose between a 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise, or a 2.5-hour high-speed boat version

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A choice of two tour durations and multiple departure times means you can tailor this excursion to your schedule. Indoor/outdoor viewing areas and provided thermal coveralls let you decide your threshold for exposure to the Icelandic elements while you scan for local marine life.
Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel (if booked directly with the supplier), you'll be transferred to the city's Old Harbor. Choose between an express 2.5-hour, high-speed tour or a 3.5-hour cruise at time of booking.
Step aboard your comfortable boat and pull on a pair of thermal coveralls to protect you from the Icelandic elements. Find a comfortable spot on the deck and settle in for the scenic ride out into Faxaflói Bay. If at any point you get chilly, make your way into the warm indoor viewing area, where hot chocolate, tea, coffee and snacks are available for purchase. 
As the boat cruises through the surf, keep your eyes open for white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and harbor porpoises.This company has a 90 percent whale-spotting success rate, so have your camera at the ready. As the boat cruises through the surf, keep your eyes open for white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and harbor porpoises. Keep your camera ready to photograph these magnificent creatures. In the unlikely event that you don't see any wildlife, you'll receive a complimentary ticket for a second whale-watching excursion. 
At the conclusion of your eco-adventure, return to shore and board your land vehicle for drop-off back at your hotel (if booked).

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Hoped For More
, Jun 2019
When you go whale watching you hope to see whales. We saw a glimpse of a minke whale but not much more. The crew was professional and nice and the boat was fine. Just hoped to see whales.
Whale of a time!
, May 2019
Really good crew and guide, very knowledgable and great that we got to see two whales, a mother and calf!
Great Tour! We got to watch two hump...
Omio C
, May 2018
Great Tour! We got to watch two hump back whales. I wish we saw it a little more up close. My cell phone camera was not able to capture a good photo from the distance. Great tour though. I would recommend getting the shorter one which was 2.5 hours.
The tours was amazing and we got to...
Heather M
, May 2018
The tours was amazing and we got to see whale and dolphins from the deck of the catamaran along with puffins diving through the waves catching fish, although the weather wasn't great it was still a great experience. Top marks for the tour guides who certainty new there stuff.
We didn't get to see any whales...
, Apr 2018
We didn't get to see any whales, unfortunately, even though the boat did try to find them it just never happened. It was a nice and friendly tour, my only comment is the overalls they give you for the cold. They are extremely old and dirty, could definitely use some new ones!
We saw many whales Orca and...
Yiorgos C
, Mar 2018
We saw many whales Orca and Humpback the tour was excellent, we enjoyed it very much, it lasted 6 hours totally
The trip was lovely and we were able...
Albert G
, Mar 2018
The trip was lovely and we were able to see a few humpback whales, though only briefly. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the crew onboard were also excellent.
Unfortunately didn't see any...
Erica A
, Mar 2018
Unfortunately didn't see any animals. But it's still a nice boat trip (tip 1: put on an overall, it gets extremely cold). Best thing is, that you can join again at any time at no additional costs if no animals are seen (tip 2: best book tour at the beginning of your stay to go again if necessary).
A great way to spend an afternoon...
Heather B
, Jan 2018
A great way to spend an afternoon. We did not see any whales - but we did see a pod of dolphins.
Brilliant trip, well looked after by...
Christopher E
, Jan 2018
Brilliant trip, well looked after by the tour guides. Warm clothes provided and the ship was brilliant. Really liked the fact that all the tours talk to each other when at sea so when one sees some whales/Dolphins we all head over.

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