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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

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Husavik, Iceland
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About Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle Giants and welcome you to join us. Gentle Giants offers whale watching tours and other exciting seafaring adventures from Húsavík, in the north of Iceland – often considered as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. Our company is proud of its originality and background with more than 150 years of family history in Skjálfandi Bay. Welcome aboard traditional Icelandic oak boats or modern RIB speedboats in search of the giants of the ocean. Your chances of seeing whales are up to 97-99%.
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

Cruise Skjalfandi Bay, one of Iceland’s top whale-sighting spots, on this tour from Husavik. Booking ahead means you avoid ticket-buying hassles and helps ensure your preferred departure time. Travel in a traditional, Icelandic oak boat. Onboard commentary provides background on Iceland’s marine life.
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from $81.68
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abroomhe wrote a review Aug 1
Burlington, Canada11 contributions9 helpful votes
Incredible experience! Our guide Josephine was very helpful, knowledgeable and funny. She explained everything that we were seeing . The weather wasn't great but we were lucky enough to see five humpbacks. Highly recommended if you're ever in Húsavík.
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Response from gentlegiants_husavik, guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to know that you spend a good time on board and saw so many whales despite the weather. It was a pleasure to have you on board with us ! All the best, Joséphine.
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Vesna T wrote a review Jul 2022
Ljubljana, Slovenia10 contributions1 helpful vote
The whole trip was just amazing.:) The girls in the office were really nice. Our guide (I think her name was Josephine and she was originally from France) was really nice and funny (you could see, that she knows what she is doing and that she is really enjoying her work). She knew a lot about the whales, sea life and was able to answer to all our questions.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from gentlegiants_husavik, guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for your kind comment. The girls in the ticket center will be happy to know that you enjoyed their work and had a good experience with us. I am really glad you had a good time on board with me. All the best, Joséphine
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Massimo B wrote a review Jul 2022
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Amazing experience, it was our whales watches and we saw a lot of whales jumping out of the water!!!! Well done Koen!!!!!
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Response from gentlegiants_husavik, guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your comment, we are happy you enjoyed seing the whales and got the luck to see them jumping. All the best, Joséphine.
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Jitka_173 wrote a review Jul 2022
Jedovnice, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic56 contributions28 helpful votes
Amazing Experience with guide Koen and boat driver Humbolt! Thak you for the patient and many interesting informations. We saw several whales in short distance. I hope we'll see you again.Jitka
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from gentlegiants_husavik, guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Jitkla thank you very much for your comment. Your guide and captain will be happy to know you enjoyed their work and explanations. We are glad you enjoyed seing the whales up close. Best regards, Joséphine.
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Suzan L wrote a review Jul 2022
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands2 contributions1 helpful vote
We saw 4 whales and Matteo who guided the tour gave interesting information and had excellent social skills: he was paying attention to all passengers on the boat.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from gentlegiants_husavik, guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you saw so many humpbacks and you enjoyed Matteo's work. Best regards, Joséphine.
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