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Whale watching in luxury

Reykjavík, Iceland
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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Scout out minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and orcas as you cruise from Reykjavik by luxury yacht. The Amelia Rose vessel offers a smooth sail over the sometimes-turbulent Icelandic seas, and boasts three partially sheltered viewing decks plus a sumptuous lounge that’s complete with cozy blankets and onboard Wi-Fi. You’ll learn about the sea life from the team as you go, cruising around Iceland’s wildlife-rich Faxaflói bay.
  • Take guidance from the onboard crew to spot Iceland’s porpoises and whales
  • Enjoy a smoother ride aboard an offshore boat that can cope with choppy seas
  • Cozy up in the yacht’s inside bar and use the Wi-Fi to post photos of Faxaflói
  • Make use of provided seasickness tablets, if you feel nauseous on the open sea


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Private Yacht
, Jul 2019
Excellent short excursion on a very nice boat. Not too many people and the host/guide was excellent and very personable.
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thankyou very much! It is so kind of you to take the time to leave us this lovely review.
, Jun 2019
This was an amazing adventure! With a small group, we had plenty of room to walk around. We saw many whales and dolphins. The yacht was beautiful. I Highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for your lovely review, I am so glad you had a great day out with us and I hope the rest of your holiday is as lovely. All the best,
Great crew and boat!
Darlene C
, Jun 2019
What attracted me to this tour was the smaller group and idea of not fighting for a position to see the whales. It turned out that was not the only bonus! Because the boat, while still plenty big, is smaller than the normal whale watching boats, the boat was able to maneuver about and keep up with whales once they were spotted. The larger boats seemed to stay in their spot and missed out on further sightings. The crew on the boat was fantastic and did a great job of pointing out any activity. Service inside the boat was great with drinks and snacks, as well as comfortable places to hang out and nice bathrooms. Plenty of space for everyone on board, whether it was inside or outside of the boat and they provided blankets for those in need. Highly recommend this local group!
Response from Host , Jun 2019
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much, we are really lucky to have such a marvelous ship enabling us to give our customers a really special time. I am so glad you enjoyed your day! All the best.
Fantastic experience
, May 2019
Wonderful boat and crew! Excellent facilities on the boat including a full bar to purchase a little “warmth.” We lots lots of minke whales, but the experience would have been lovely just as a day cruise.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Haha! Yes the spiked hot chocolate will warm you right down to your toes won´t it! I am so glad you had a lovely time with us, thanks so much for taking the time to review us. All the best
Fun Crew!
, May 2019
I had a great experience from the moment I arrived. Everyone was nice and friendly. The ship was lovely and the hot chocolate and rum was delicious. It was a little cold outside, but they provided blankets. Unfortunately we did not see any whales, which I cannot fault the cruise line. They do offer a free return if you'd like. I was leaving the following day, so I did not take them up on that offer. I would if I stayed longer though. Highly recommend this fabulous cruise!
Luxury whale watching!
, May 2019
Came away to Iceland with my best friend for my birthday, the guys aboard the boat were so accommodating and friendly on top of that even though we didn't see any whales, they had offered us a free trip with them which we have booked for Sunday morning now so we get a second chance to hopefully see the whales, but this was definatly luxury
Well worth the money
, Apr 2019
We were very lucky to see loads of humpback whales over a long period and sometimes very close to the boat. It was thrilling. The guide was interesting and the boat comfortable Although it rained a bit we were comfortable and the boat stable so no sea sickness. Highly recommended.
Response from Host , May 2019
Thankyou so much for this review, I am so sorry I didn't see it to reply before. It was so kind of you to take the time to write it for us and we really truly appreciate it. I hope the rest of your trip was as wonderful.
Great boat.
, Mar 2019
Outstanding boat. The staff was very friendly and informative. Sadly we didn’t see any whales,however, the boat ride was very nice.
Response from Host , Apr 2019
hello! I am so sorry you didn't see anything. You can come out another time with us for free even if it's a couple of years before you return. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland anyway.
Fun day on the water...
, Jan 2019
What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Warm and snuggly in the cabin of a private yacht. No crowded decks here! The crew of the Amelia Rose could not have been more attentive, the cabin more comfortable or the experience more enjoyable.I highly recommend taking this unique experience.
Fantastic service
Lydia C
, Jan 2019
The yacht itself was beautiful. A genuinely lovely way to travel! The Amelia Rose was a beautiful boat and the interior especially was beautiful. We had no tannoy system on our boat which I personally prefer - but if you are seeking this then maybe choose a different Chico is. With only around 20 passengers on board, it was a very intimate experience which I got to really enjoy to it’s full. Both the guide and the Captain of the boat were welcoming, friendly and very helpful and chatty! You could see how the boat was driven and sit in the captains chair if you wanted which was a nice touch. Drinks and snacks were very reasonably priced on board (cheaper than in the town even!) and he even offered us a free hot drink when we returned inside from watching a beautiful jump back whale for about 45 minutes. Thought this was a lovely gesture. Brilliant experience and would definitely recommend if you are looking for a quieter and more personal experience. Thank you!

Product code: 59943P1

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