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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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Cruise Skjalfandi Bay, one of Iceland’s top whale-sighting spots, on this tour from Husavik. Booking ahead means you’ll avoid ticket-buying hassles and helps ensure your preferred departure time. You’ll travel in a traditional, Icelandic oak boat with plenty of room for great views. Onboard commentary provides background on Iceland’s marine life, and you’ll enjoy hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts as you sail.
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$89.23 per adult
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Discover Iceland’s most iconic wildlife with a 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour from Húsavík on an RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of the Skjálfandi Bay as you skim along the coast, covering an expansive territory in the high-powered craft. Watch for massive blue whales and acrobatic humpbacks, and learn about life beneath the surface from your experienced guide. During the breeding season of mid-April through mid-August, visit ‘Puffin Island’ to find a thriving colony of brightly-colored birds before returning to Húsavík.
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$163.40 per adult
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The whale and puffin trip (GG2) takes about 3 hours, and starts with you getting fitted for a full-body flotation suit. That was worth the photos alone. The suits have pockets so you don't need a backpack. We all wore our jackets underneath and they...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nacho was a fantastic tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the puffins and whales and he had genuine enthusiasm with every whale we saw! We had the great fortune of seeing white beaked dolphins, a blue whale and many humpback whales!! The captain of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

These guys made all the best to make my dream come true! Thank you all that was amazing!!! I was lucky to see humpback wales!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rapuntsel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked our tour online about a week before our trip to Iceland. The booking process was pretty easy. We arrived in Husavik about an hour before our trip, and the staff was very courteous and helpful. The tour was beautiful, and the guides were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank tandmindiana
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whale watching at Husavik takes you out into the open sea of North Atlantic Ocean which means wrath of sea awaits you. Today, the sea was very choppy with big swells — the rise and fall of each oncoming wave clashing against our speed boat...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Raika11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great trip with ‘Gentle Giants’. We have spotted/seen a humpback whale. He stayed at our boat for more then 45 minutes taking sometimes a deep dive. Great pictures too. (-(

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ottok44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our spontaneous evening whale watch started at 1950 when whilst eating dinner my wife opined that she wondered whether we could make the 2000 sailing! After a sprint to the hotel, shop and jetty we made it. We only had 4 people on the evening...More

Thank harryn310
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a sunny afternoon we got aboard a fast Rhib boat of the Gentle Giants Whale. After visiting Puffin Island we started looking voor whales. After 15 minutes our guide spotted a blow whole in the water. There was a large humpback whale. We could...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Schellevis052018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great whale watching experience on one of the RIB boats. There were only 6 of us on the trip so it felt more like a private tour. Our guide, Nacho, was brilliant! His enthusiasm and knowledge of the whales was extremely impressive and our captain...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us flew up from Reykjavik to Husavik for the Gentle Giants rib boat whale watch. The boat captain & guide were great! We saw lots of puffins and over a dozen whales. The rib boat allowed us to move quickly to whale sighting...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
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TravelAddictToo
February 13, 2019|
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Response from Charla_Basran | Property representative |
Hello, Gentle Giants offers two different types of boats: traditional oak boats as well as RIB speedboats. Best regards, Daniel
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Michele M
June 3, 2018|
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Very low. But make sure to check the weather and cancel if it is bad. They don’t care how bad the weather is, we did a tour today and it was pouring rain and the waves almost knocked over the boat multiple times and the... More
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skippy029
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Charla_Basran | Property representative |
Dear skippy029, Thank you for your question! There is no time of the day when we are more likely to encounter see the whales, really. They come and go and the situation in the bay can change very fast. Nature is... More
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