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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

Highlights
  • 2-hour whale-watching tour by high-speed RIB in Reykjavik
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience
  • See puffins on the islands near Reykjavik Old Harbour
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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise
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Overview
Cruise Faxaflói Bay in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on a 2-hour, small-group whale-watching expedition from Reykjavik. Board a speedy RIB at the Old Harbor, and skim alongside graceful seabirds as you pass seasonal puffin colonies. Watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, and then return to the harbor along the Reykjavik shoreline. Pause alongside the Harpa Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager sculpture as you take in the city’s most distinctive sights from the water.
What to Expect
Choose from one of the multiple daily departures and then make your own way to Reykjavik Old Harbour to meet your guide & captain. After a quick safety briefing, pull on your provided overalls and safety gear and hop aboard your RIB speedboat.

Hold on tight as your captain zips you out of the harbor, and look out for some of the wildlife for which Faxaflói is famous. Loop around the wind-beaten islands of the bay to see puffins in their natural habitat during their breeding season from May to the end of August, and then head out on the open water to scout out the majestic whales and dolphins.

On the return to the harbor, cruise along Reykjavik’s shoreline and spot the sights from the sea. Colorful fishing huts and bustling restaurants make up the cityscape in this part of town, alongside some thought-provoking attractions, too. Enjoy looking at the Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, and the Harpa Concert Hall — a glittering glass building that is said to be inspired by the country’s volcanic geology.

After roughly two hours on the water, travel back to the start point where your tour ends.
Reviews (27)
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Reviewed October 1, 2018
Fun Whale Watching Tour

While we didn’t see any humpback whales, we did see a ton of dolphins and a few quick glances at minke whales. Wish we had gotten to see puffin, but we weren’t there for the puffin season. I’ve been on whale watching tours in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmilyLHW
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hey Emily, Thanks for taking the time to review our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Tour on our custom designed RIB speed boats, we appreciate it! Nice to hear you had such a blast on the trip and the so called "Happy Ending" (the cruise around...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic tour

Well worth the money. We saw the back of a minke whale a couple of times, but the knowledge of our guide was fantastic. While we were waiting for the whale she told us all about the different birds that we could see as well...More

1  Thank ejmills6
Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hey there Many thanks for sharing your experience with the Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour on the RIB speedboats. It's good you had such a superb tour and enjoyed the guide sharing his knowledge of the wildlife and the bay. Then of course the boatride...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile
Whale & puffin watching tour

Did the whale and Puffin watching Tour on the speed rib boat, the ride on the boat was exhilarating and fun it was almost like I was on a roller coaster ride. We first went to the island where we found the puffins and seen...More

Thank Mi Chelle S
Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hey Michelle Thank you very much for your recommendation and review of our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour on the RIB speedboats. It's great to know that you enjoyed the adventurous boat ride although we were unlucky with the whales on your tour. Hopefully you...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Excellent!

Everyone at Whale Safari was amazing! I went with my sister on a birthday trip to Iceland. We were scheduled for a 3pm excursion, but got lost on our way there. They were kind enough to put us on the 4pm expedition which turned out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank karfogs
Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hey there Thanks a lot for your wonderful review of our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Tour with the RIB speedboats. It sounds like you were on one of the tours during the only two days we have ever spotted a right whale in Faxaflói! It...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018
No whales!

The RIB ride was exhilirating over the waves and we had fun. But no whales today so can't give this a high mark, even though it's not the Whale Safari's fault. Still we did get a free tour for the classic whale safari (bigger and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hey there! Thanks for joining our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour on the RIB speedboats. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the boat ride and the tour but a shame that the whales were being shy during your tour. It can be tricky working...More

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