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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

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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...more
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| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took our twin three year olds out to spot whales. The crew took very good care in making sure our twins were toasty warm. We saw about eight different Humpback whales, had a great conversation with the Captain of the boat,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review! Whale watching can indeed be an activity for the whole family. Great to hear that you and your three year olds enjoyed the trip and were well taken care of by our crew. Thanks for sharing your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good experience! We saw a few whales and dolphins on the boat trip! Recoment Royal Doplhin company.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review! We are so happy to hear that you had a very good experience! Kind regards, Charla

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been a lifelong wish to see whales in the wild and thought coming to Iceland in November I’d probably timed it wrong. But no! Gentle Giants offered daily trips throughout November weather permitting We had an amazing 3 hours out on the boat with...More

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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear KatrinaN711, Thank you for the very nice review! We are so happy to hear that you fulfilled your wish of seeing the whales with us, and that you had an amazing experience! Kind regards, Charla

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

That was the best thing in Iceland. We’ve seen 2 Humbak whales together. They were so pretty and graceful! Everyone should see this if in Iceland!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review! It is wonderful to hear that seeing the whales with us was the best think you did in Iceland! Kind regards, Charla

Reviewed October 30, 2018

The best whale watching I've ever seen was off the shores of Maui, Hawaii, in March, however this tour in Husavik was really fun. Prepare to don the bright yellow life saving, arctic weather protective suit, which you will be happy you have on later...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear MindyS3, Thank you for the nice review. We are happy to hear that you appreciated the gear that we provide and that you had a fun experience seeing the puffins and whales on your tour with us! Kind regards, Charla

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful afternoon whale watching on board a speed boat from Gentle Giants Whale Watching at Húsavík. These are a RIB type boat that get you in nice and close and get you there fast. Our lovely guide was Natalia...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear Greggles1960, Thank you for the lovely review! It is great to hear that you appreciated your guide onboard and that you had a wonderful afternoon seeing the humpback whales on your RIB speedboat tour with us! Kind regards, Charla

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We took tour this month and the boat used are open. In terms you cannot go down or sit. The atmosphere is very chilly in october and winters, will advise old age or family with kids or sea sick people to take it in Akureyri...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear Livingmydream2020, Thank you for the feedback. It is true that it can be cold and wavy here at sea. Here in Húsavík all of the larger boats are traditional oak boats which adds to the experience but it is correct that there is no...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

My husband and I did this trip from 5-7pm as part of a six day Iclandic bus trip in September. It was freezing but amazing. It was with a great deal of trepidation that I scrambled into the waterproof suit to board the whale watching...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear Susan C, Thank you for the very nice review! It is wonderful to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful and you had a fantastic whale watching experience with us! Kind regards, Charla

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We splurged for the smaller/longer range boat - definitely worth it! Great views of the fjord on a gorgeous day. The puffin colony was very neat as well. Afterwards, we chased blue whales in the bay - we were very close to them a number...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear kd1289, Thank you for the lovely review and for recommending us! We are very happy to hear that you had an amazing time on your RIB speedboat tour seeing the puffins and blue whales! Kind regards, Charla

Reviewed October 5, 2018

After bundling up and heading out, the waters were just to rough to head all the way to the whales on the day that we were there. I have to commend the staff for the professional way they handled our large tour and turned us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear Sheila F, Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear that your tour had to turn back due to the sea conditions, but we very much appreciate that you understand that safety of our passengers is our top priority, and we hope...More

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Michele M
June 3, 2018|
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Response from erictmullis | Reviewed this property |
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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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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SammyK5
December 1, 2017|
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Dear SammyK5, Thank you for your question! The whales' behaviour is very unpredictable and that is what makes whale watching so exciting as no two tours are ever the same. Both the previous answers here (from Joop V and... More
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