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Whale Watching Cruise on a Superyacht in Reykjavik

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See Reykjavik from a different perspective and observe local wildlife during this whale-watching cruise from the Old Harbor. Board a spacious yacht, featuring panoramic viewing windows, and sail through Faxalfoi Bay. While you sail, keep your eyes peeled for cetaceans in the water including minke, humpback, and sometimes even killer whales. If you don’t see any wildlife on your tour, receive a ticket for another day.
  • See Icelandic wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Upload your live photos with onboard Wi-Fi
  • Stay warm with provided overalls
  • See Reykjavik’s landmarks from the water

What's Included

  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase
  • Spacious observation decks
  • Panoramic views
  • Professional guides
  • Warm blankets
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Hotel Pick up/Drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sea Trips Reykjavík
    Ægisgarður 5b, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    We are located at the Reykjavík Old Harbour close to the city's center. It is the main port of departure for whale and puffin watching tours. Please check in at the meeting point 20 minutes before departure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 125 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watching Cruise on a Superyacht in Reykjavik ?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Cruise on a Superyacht in Reykjavik ?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Cruise on a Superyacht in Reykjavik ?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Fun adventure
Barbara_W, Sep 2022
Saw Minke Whales galor and Harbor Porpoises. Very informative. Get to the top tier of the yacht if you can.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you! I am so glad you had such a great time with us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
See Some Whales
Barbara_H, Aug 2022
A lovely sail on a nice boat to whale watch. The conditions were ideal. At one point we could see Minky Whales wherever we looked. The crew were friendly and very knowledgeable. A great trip.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to come and write this we really appreciate it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Better than expected!
Darcey_M, Aug 2022
We saw two humpback whales on this tour, the first time I’ve ever seen a whale! They were slapping their fins and tails against the water, I wasn’t expecting to see them to be so active in the water! I have forgotten the name of the tour guide, but it was the 23/08 tour at 1315. She was great, very knowledgeable of the different types of whales and birds around Iceland, and was very happy to answer any questions. Had a great time, was well worth it!! Thank you!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Oh what a wonderful review thank you so much, this is such a small company, so I can tell you for sure your guide's name was Soazic! I am thrilled you had such a great day out with us and we got to show you these amazing creatures.
Great Experience
Matthew_H, Aug 2022
We were blessed with amazing weather and saw about 50 Minke whales, 2 or 3 Humpback whales, and countless porpoises! We took the seasick medicine at the start of the trip and felt great for the whole tour. The yacht had a bathroom and a great viewing deck that felt close to the whales.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Wow what an awesome trip! We are such a small team so reading reviews like this makes us all so happy that you got to see all the things we love so much!
Animal sightings
David_L, Aug 2022
Seeing the dolphins and the humpback whale. The crew was able to point out the sightings and brought us into great position. It was great to be able to get such great views.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for this lovely review, we all really appreciate it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun experience on the water!
erik_g, Aug 2022
Seeing Minke whales and white beaked dolphin. Very comfortable ride with an excellent tour guide. The ship was equipped with all the amenities one could want including a bar and cafe!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Oh how lovely that you got to see toothed and baleen whales! Thank you for this lovely review :)
Much more comfortable than a longship
jeff_t, Aug 2022
Saw a lot of whales, just not a lot of any one whale. The trip was great, the crew was really friendly. We’ll go again
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you so much that is great to hear!
Great experience, great staff
surajodedra1, Aug 2022
Such a great experience. We were very lucky and saw a number of whales. The yacht was great but more importantly, the staff were fantastic. They went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience. It was great to see all the staff on board as excited to see the whales as us. I'd highly recommend this experience!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this to us, we read every review and we really appreciate it. We are a tiny team and we love what we do so I am thrilled we got to share it with you!
A total must to see whales.
Robert_A, Aug 2022
Excellent excursion with very knowledgeable staff. Other reviews were mixed but our experience was fantastic, we had plenty of close up encounters with Minke whales and a couple with humpback whales. We would highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
That is kind of you to say, we are a really small company and so it means the world to us when we hear we are doing so well! We love what we do and it brings us so much joy to share these whales with the world. I hope the rest of your holiday was also wonderful.
Good Guided & Comfortable Cruise
Peter_P, Aug 2022
Very comfortable ship, with plenty of room to walk around. Good permanent comments from guide on what there was to see!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you so much! We are privileged to have such a lovely yacht to spend time in, and thank you for the kind words about your guide.
Not worth it
Avi_S, Aug 2022
The craw is pleasant and knowledgeable, however there is not much to see. 3 hours of dangling on a boat for a few seconds of watching whales in the far distance. Not worth it.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Avi_S, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. Sorry to hear that this was your experience with our services. Since this is a wildlife tour we can never predict or guarantee sightings of any kind. In case of no wildlife sightings, we give our passengers a complimentary ticket to use for another day. Hope you have the chance to return and try again. All the best, Iceland Discover
Best whale watching
Trevor_W, Aug 2022
We saw many dolphins and minke whales, and even a couple of humpbacks breach the water. The boat went further out than usual to get up close to humpbacks. Our guide was kind and funny. We were very lucky to have good weather--note that the success of the tour may be weather-dependent.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Oh this is such a kind review thank you, we are such a small company and it means so much to us! I am delighted you had such a great time :)
Don’t go if it rain- even if they say ok
James_F, Aug 2022
They cancelled our original tour in the morning due to weather which was fine. They rescheduled for the afternoon. We questioned why they were still going when every other company cancelled due to the rough water. So we go- 30 minutes in 1/4 of the people on the boat were puking that’s how bad the water was. AND we saw no whales (which is fine because that’s the risk you take on an excursion like this.) I felt they made an extremely poor decision in not cancelling the afternoon tour
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi, I am really sorry you had a bad tour, it sucks. However, I would say that it's not the rain to avoid, the whales surface to breathe so they come up whatever the weather. The reason for us cancelling a tour is to do with the sea state, the size and the direction of the waves. The reason we can go out when other companies cancel is because our ship is a superyacht built for cross Atlantic travel, and the other companies use ferry boats that were designed for short passages across calm water. So we have the 4 by 4 of boats, thus we can go out in different seas. That said we don't go out in more than a 1m swell although the ship could take many times that purely for the comfort of our passengers. I understand that if you aren't used to being on boats it may have felt a lot worse than it was! Some times the best experiences we have are when there is a bit of a swell as the marine mammals are playful in nature and we get to experience awesome sights like dolphins surfing the waves, and there is a paper on the idea that humpbacks jump more when the sea is louder as breaching is a form of communication. We have certainly had some incredible humpback acrobatics when there is a bit of chop! Have a look at our Instagram for the videos! With regards to people feeling sick it's much rarer on our ship because of how it is built, I have checked the log and we had a couple of people feel sick that day but not as many as you suggest. Some people get sick on mirror calm days, it all depends on the person, but we offer free sea sickness pills both in the office and on the ship in case people want them. When it is rough seas we also give people the option to move their tour to another day and of course when we cancel a tour we also give the option to refund. I am really sorry you had a bad day but I hope I have explained everything and I hope you use your return ticket to come out again and see those wonderful whales in better weather!
Seeing a Minke’s whale up...
Jrmie_J, Aug 2022
Seeing a Minke’s whale up close. Our guide told us they are usually quite shy and are so fast that they can escape away in no time
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to come and write this lovely review, it's great you saw a minke close up, they really are shy so we feel very special when they stop by to say hello!
Whale watching
Niki_A, Aug 2022
Beautiful views . I did see 1 whale jumping out of the water . An added bonus was seeing the volcano which happened to be going off as we pasted it.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to come and write this we really appreciate it and I am thrilled you got to see a jumping whale and the volcano! wow!
We were lucky enough to...
Art_S, Aug 2022
We were lucky enough to see the Humpback breach once with several blows and tail waves. There was a Minke whale on the other side of the boat but I didn't see him. Watching the Humpback was cool enough.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Wow! What a brilliant day :) Seeing a whale breach is always the most incredible experience. Thank you for your lovely review.
Really good tour, saw...
Luke_Q, Jul 2022
Really good tour, saw lots of minke and dolphin and puffins. All really enjoyed it. Good hosts, all ran smoothly
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you very much :)
Great way to experience whales cavorting.
Michael_M, Jul 2022
Whales slapping the water. Too bad we can’t upload movies. It was great. I am mobility impaired and the staff was extremely helpful and pleasant.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for writing this lovely review, especially for the kind words about our crew.
Whales!!
Giselle_R, Jul 2022
This was definitely a fun trip- short and sweet! We spotted a few humpback whales and a few mink whales. As a bonus, we got to see some puffins up close, a few with fishes in their beaks.The crew were friendly and made sure we were warm and comfortable. The boat was not bad at all! Will do this again!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much, I am delighted you had such a wonderful day with us. I hope the rest of your holiday here was as great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Whale Watching Superyacht
marina_m, Jul 2022
We had a fantastic experience seeing plenty of minke and humpback whales. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to tell us what direction to look in for the next sighting. The yacht was comfortable and we made use of the blankets on board, the weather was good but out at sea can get quite windy. Would recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, I am delighted you had such a nice time with us. And this is really helpful for future customers - it can get very windy out at sea! Thanks again
1 traveler found this review helpful
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