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Ambassador Whale Watching

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Ambassador is a whale watching tour company that offers whale watching, marine wildlife, northern lights and more adventure tours from Reykjavik and the town of Akureyri in Iceland. We operate all year round and our tours depart up to three times...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Torfunefsbryggja Harbour, Akureyri 600, Iceland
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+354 462 6800
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Perfect for whale watching. Wear their overalls to keep warm. Crew knew where we had to go to see whales. I have brilliant photos

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SHEI999
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Lovely trip out on the water, dolphins swimming alongside us. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, but I still enjoyed the experience

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jazzybaby1308
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Great tour with very educated staff. Did seem like a lot of the tour was travel time, but there are beautiful sights to go along with it. We were able to see humpbacks and Minke whales and they were gorgeous..you could tell how respectful and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kassklm
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Very nice tour.. The sheer number of whales you encounter is exciting.. The winter suit provided is warm. Overall, highly recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank krgonline
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Lucky for us the trip was in great sunny weather (although it was chilly of course) showing off the beautiful scenery as we travelled towards the sea in search of whales. We were not disappointed. The boat got us amongst the humpbacks within the first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry H
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Lucky for us the trip was in great sunny weather (although it was chilly of course) showing off the beautiful scenery as we travelled towards the sea in search of whales. We were not disappointed. The boat got us amongst the humpbacks within the first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry H
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The tour goes through the fijord and you get a good view of Akureyri from the water. The guide points out sights along the way that you would otherwise not notice. They do not guarantee that they will find whales, but we found a pair...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I have mixed reviews of this tour. We did see a whale, as promised, but we literally chased the same whale the entire 3-hour tour. I really expected after we saw it twice or so we would move on and see about finding another. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We spent most of our time in between 2 whales and 1 by itself , the captain wouldn’t commit and we watched in envy the other boats and tour groups enjoying close up encounter of the whales, this tour was most expensive and without doubt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarahnewcastleuk
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We saw five whales and watched a cruise ship pass by. It was a fun trip. The overalls were free and provided lots of warmth. The ride was never too rough. There was a snack bar with beer and other drinks. The tour guide was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve R
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Judy H
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Adrian P | Reviewed this property |
Its up to you to provide clothing commensurate with the local weather conditions, we went in February and had our own gear for Arctic conditions.
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crimsonbird
March 29, 2018|
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Response from ThirzaNL | Reviewed this property |
Yes the boats of Ambassador Whale Watching Company do have heated indoors, where it is very nice and cosy to stay warm. We went in the middle of September, on a sunny and clear day. With the right clothing (fleece... More
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JSRaleigh4
August 6, 2017|
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Response from AmbassadorWhales | Property representative |
The seas around Akureyri are very calm, and seasickness is something we almost never deal with there. The situation in Reykjavík is a bit different as the area isn't as sheltered. The boat however is very stable so the risk... More
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