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1-Hour Small Group Sightseeing Boat Tour in Vestmannaeyjar

By Ribsafari
Recommended by 95% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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Ages 6-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:1h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All activities
  • Local driver/guide
  • Warm protective clothing
  • Float suit
  • Life jacket
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Tangagata 7, 900 Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland We are situated by the harbour in Vestmannaeyjar. Just follow the yellow flags and you will spot us
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42850P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • We provide you with warm protective clothing; float suit and life jacket but recommend you to take a hat and gloves with you
  • Please arrive at the office at the harbor 30 minutes prior to the departure to get your gear for the trip
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from 1-Hour Small Group Sightseeing Boat Tour in Vestmannaeyjar
  • We place the float suits in a dryer between each tour for sanitation
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42850P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tangagata 7
    Tangagata 7, 900 Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland
    We are situated by the harbour in Vestmannaeyjar. Just follow the yellow flags and you will spot us
    See address & details
  • 1
    Ribsafari
    Stop: 60 minutes
    You will see the various rock formations such as the largest elephant in the world. We will visit sea caves, see puffins and other seabirds and even more wildlife. In between we ride on the waves and stop then and tell you stories about our islands, history and wildlife. We are truly looking forward for having a blast with you.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

dvd_Alfa
dvd_Alfa
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Great tour!
A very nice experience around the islands. Staff is very professional and nice, the organisation is good from the s
carmel2010
carmel2010
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Something different and spectacular
Zipping around the Westman Islands was great fun! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Getting to the
cmccurd1
cmccurd1
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Incredible Tour and Super Friendly People!
My wife and I did the two hour boat tour and it was incredible!! The weather was worrisome in advance but Helga at
Jovialus
Jovialus
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Very great trip!
We did the one hour trip. We thought it was a really nice experience. The guide was very nice and told some nice st
Dkittl234
Dkittl234
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Exceeded expectations
Stop reading reviews and just book it. Yes it’s expensive but so worth it. We booked a 2 hour tour however t
MichelleCurrier1976
MichelleCurrier1976
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Fantastic Rib boat tour
We did the Rib boat tour w “B” as our guide. She was fantastic and helpful and very informative of her beautiful is
ChristopherB852
ChristopherB852
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Fun boat ride
My gf and I visited Vestmannaeyjar in August 2022 and booked the 1 hour tour and had the most amazing time. It’s to
Jacob Chres J
Jacob Chres J
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BEST ICELAND EXPERIENCE
By far our BEST experience on our trip to Iceland despite the rain. We felt safe with young kids and very entertai
Oran12124
Oran12124
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Outstanding experience!
Excellent trip with outstanding views, cool music, and good guiders! You see a lot of views around westman island a
aaronbN1475DE
aaronbN1475DE
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Best Iceland boat tour!
Can't recommend it highly enough! Best part of our visit to Iceland! The two hour rib boat tour can't be beat!
AnneR2024
AnneR2024
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Amazing tour!!
We did the 2-hour boat tour and I can easily say it was the highlight of our 10-day trip! It was an incredible day
bhoff144
bhoff144
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Must Do!!
A must-do experience while in Vestmannaeyjar!! The 1 hour boat tour flew by and we loved it!!! Our guide was great
Lironlev555
Lironlev555
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Perfect
Extra ordinary experience with beautiful places. Experience the island with a twist. The guide was perfect 🙂
christinacM3519IB
christinacM3519IB
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Glad we did it
We had a blast! We enjoyed the speed, the music, and of course, the beautiful sights. The guide provided interestin
Richard B
Richard B
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Fun boat ride. Great music and caves.
Beautiful islands, fun tour. Guides are fun and safety conscious. Boats are comfortable. Saw Puffins, Gannets, and
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Jana
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
The Ribsafari was one of my best experiences on my trip to Vestmannaeyjar. I was the only one on my tour that did not speak Icelandic and the guide translated everything for me. We went to lots of caves and learned a lot about the birds. With music on board it was an amazing feeling to cruise over the sea. All the staff was very nice and adorable. They took care of us the whole time and asked if everybody is okay. This tour is definitely worth it!
Written July 27, 2020
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Hi Jana Thank you so much for your review. We absolutely love that you found the whole experience amazing. Thank you so much for your recommendation. We are truly happy that you found our staff very nice and adorable and that the tour is definitely worth it. We will hopefully see you again here in Vestmannaeyjar With kindest regards, on behalf of the Ribsafari Team
Written July 31, 2020
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Thorey_11
Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland177 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
This is something you can´t miss when visiting the Vestmann Islands. The views are great and the guides are the best.
Written September 17, 2018
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Dear Þórey Thank you so much for your review and recommendation we truly appreciate it. We love that you find Ribsafari a must go on Vestmannaeyjar and hope we will see you soon again here. Thank you so much again for your review and recommendation. With kindest regards, On behalf of the Ribsafari Staff
Written September 17, 2018
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Hanna L
3 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Amazing trip, exceeding our expectations. I was a bit worried at first, that's why I took the one hour tour, but regretted not taking the 2 hour tour. The guide was very entertaining and cute :) we learned a lot about Heimaey on the trip and had great fun.
Written September 3, 2019
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Dear Hanna We are thrilled that you had an amazing time with us, excellent that the guide to entertain you ;) and that you learned a lot about the islands and had a great trip. We will hopefully see you again here in Vestmannaeyjar and even take a 2 hour tour then with you. Thank you so much for your review and recommendation With kindest regards, on behalf of the Ribsafari Team
Written October 10, 2019
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Virginia S
Fredericksburg, TX46 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We had initially booked the 2 hour trip, but their motor was "dead", so we opted for the 1 hour trip, which they managed to fit us in. This was really sufficient time and preferable. When we arrived there was no one there. Apparently, they expected us to call; however, we did not have cell phone access (voice or text) and no information was provided to us by email prior to our departure, other than "Call when you arrive." .
The boat was very fast. Skipped from one stop to the next with loud music blaring. They stopped at a couple of sea caves and rocks as we circled around and back. Guide did not know English names for birds, did point out seals, some structures on the land. Most of the information was general local lore. It would not have been worth the additional cost to take the two hour trip - glad we ended up with the one hour.
Boat is open, so you get wind and water spray, but better for photos than the enclosed boats. They do provide each person with warm, zip-up suits and life preservers.
Written August 17, 2015
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Mahir G
Chicago, IL81 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We did the 1 hour rib safari yesterday and it was awesome! The guides told great stories along the way and played some fun music while we were speeding around to the different sights! Safe and fun for all ages. Informative and exciting way to quickly experience the Vestmannaeyjar Islands! Highly recommended!
Written July 20, 2019
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Hi Thank you so much for your review and your great recommendation. We are thrilled that you found the trip a fun adventure and that you found it also informative and an exciting way to experience our beautiful archipelago. Thank you so much again for your review and recommendation, we will hopefully see you again here in Vestmannaeyjar With kindest regards, On behalf of the Ribsafari Staff
Written July 23, 2019
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helga61341
Reykjavik, Iceland19 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Dont miss this tour while in Vestmannaeyjar. The people who work there are just so nice and help you to enjoy the trip. The guied was great. To see the islands from out of the see, just fantastic!
Written June 25, 2018
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Hi What a great beginning of a review and the end as well :) Thank you so much for your review and recommendation we love that you had such a fantastic time with us. Hopefully we will see you again here in Westman Islands And thank you again for your recommendation and review With kindest regards, On behalf of the Ribsafari Staff
Written June 26, 2018
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LJMB1727
Dormont, PA14 contributions
This was a really fun adventure! Our tour guide was CJ and he was very funny and informative. Our boat captain was Omar and he was great too. We had lovely weather and got to see puffins, beautiful rock formations, caves, etc. If nothing else it was just really wild to be zooming around the island on this crazy speedboat/raft with music blasting and cool sea air in your face! It was the highlight of our day and I highly recommend it!
Written September 9, 2019
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Hi We are thrilled that you had such a fun adventure with us and that CJ was a great guide for you and that him and Omar the captain made the trip great for you. We love that you has such a great day and liked the nature and puffins. We are so happy that it was the highlight of your day in Vestmannaeyjar. Thank you so much for your review and recommendation and we will hopefully see you again here in Vestmannaeyjar With kindest regards, on behalf of the Ribsafari Team
Written October 10, 2019
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DRF1165
Pittsburgh, PA78 contributions
One of our favorite excursions in Iceland. It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a great guide. The music really made it perfect too. Got to circle the whole island and go in some caves. Saw lots of puffins too. So glad we booked in advance, they had to turn away many walk ins because everything was booked.
Written September 8, 2019
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Hi WOW we are thrilled that this is one of your favorite excursions in Iceland. Thank you so much for your review and recommendation. We will hopefully see you again here in Vestmannaeyjar. With kindest regards, on behalf of the Ribsafari Team
Written October 10, 2019
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amelissac
Newland, NC56 contributions
Jul 2019
So fun! Highly recommend this company and tour--only regret is that we didn't book a longer tour! Weather was perfect and we got to see so many puffins and caves and learned some great facts about the island.
Written August 1, 2019
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Hi Thank you so much for your highly recommendation and review. We are so happy that you had such a great time with us. Hopefully we will see you again here in Vestmannaeyjar and then even take you on a longer trip. Thank you again for your review and recommendation With kindest regards, On behalf of the Ribsafari Team
Written October 10, 2019
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Nate B
Marietta, GA149 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Other reviews have covered the bases - great boats, great guides. I'd just add that these were wonderful people to work with - great communication before the trip and helpful with some questions we had after the trip. The islands are beautiful - and you will be blown away with the views from the water - but you will also be glad you could see it all while dealing with good people.
Written May 28, 2019
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Hi Thank you so much for your review and recommendation, we are truly pleased that you state us as wonderful people (we all blushed a little while we read this). We love that you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed the views. Thank you so much again for your review and recommendation, we will hopefully see you again here in Vestmannaeyjar With kindest regards, On behalf of the Ribsafari Staff
Written May 29, 2019
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