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Whale Safari Iceland

285 reviews
Reykjavik, Iceland
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About Whale Safari Iceland
Whale Safari is Reykjavik's premier small groups whale watching & wildlife tour operator. Our specially made RIB boats are made to get close to the whales, dolphins and puffins of the Faxafloi Bay. We only seat 12 passengers per boat, and each boat has a expert whale watching guide and captain on board. This is the ideal way to come in contact with nature with this intimate experience. Another thing is that all our small group tours are real ocean safaris, as we search for the whales we also visit the puffins when they are in season and do a sightseeing tour of Reykjavik from the sea front. Oh! And all of this in less then two hours. Our ticket office and service center is located in the Old Harbor in downtown Reykjavik and is open year round from 8:00-21:00. Tours are operated up to 8 times a day, everyday from the 15th of April to the 30th of September.
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Cruise Faxaflói Bay in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on a 2-hour, small-group whale-watching expedition from Reykjavik. Board a speedy RIB at the Old Harbor, and skim alongside graceful seabirds as you pass seasonal puffin colonies. Watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, and then return to the harbor along the Reykjavik shoreline. Pause alongside the Harpa Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager sculpture as you take in the city’s most distinctive sights from the water.
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$139.67 per adult
Express Small-Group Puffin and Bird Watching Tour from Reykjavik
See Iceland’s puffins, birds, and wildlife on a tight schedule with a 1-hour boat tour from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. Ride across Faxaflói Bay in a custom-made RIB boat that’s designed for the best possible access without disturbing the birds that nest along the coast.
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$68.13 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide and captain were knowledgeable and friendly. They knew exactly where to find the whales and how to interact with them in a safe and respectable manner. We had an absolutely wonderful experience.

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Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going out in a 14 person boat is THE WAY to see whales, dolphins and puffins in Iceland. You get an up-close and personal view of these magnificent animals. The guide was very informative, cheery and helpful, the captain was stellar. The equipment is top...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, guide and experience. Would highly recommend this company. We had the whales to ourselves for most of the trip, which felt really special, but also not distressing for the whales. Thank you whale safari!

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I make the whale safari at 14h00, it´s lunch time for every world :) A very fast boat for a nice aproaching to the gente animals.

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so so happy we decided to put this tour in our busy schedule just a day before our wedding. It was an honor to go on a such tour with a company who clearly cares and respects nature. Whales are magnificent animals, and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Līna A
Reviewed November 7, 2018

As I was coming with a physical disabled girl, I was not sure if the RIB Cruise would be suitable. Halla was extremely helpful, sending us detailed pics of the boat, i.e. seats and handles etc. so we were able to decide if the RIB...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

My review for the company es excellent, but my comment goes for the respect of this environment, i hope to come back someday and i wish to see the same or more whales.More

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amorenosrosa
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hey amorenosrosa, Thank you for your positive review of our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík Tour on our custom designed RIB speedboats! Lovely to hear that you appreciate our effort to respect these animals as well as the whole environment. We would be happy to welcome...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

While we didn’t see any humpback whales, we did see a ton of dolphins and a few quick glances at minke whales. Wish we had gotten to see puffin, but we weren’t there for the puffin season. I’ve been on whale watching tours in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmilyLHW
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hey Emily, Thanks for taking the time to review our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Tour on our custom designed RIB speed boats, we appreciate it! Nice to hear you had such a blast on the trip and the so called "Happy Ending" (the cruise around...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Well explained and interesting. Great encounters with humpback and minke whales. I hope to see next time white beaked dolphins.More

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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cdemierre
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hey cdemierre, Thanks for your review on the Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Tour on our custom designed RIB speed boats, we appreciate it! Nice to hear you got to see two of the amazing species that we find most commonly here in Faxabay! We would...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

We chose the speed boat option which was comfortable and very rewarding, dolphins followed us a few times and we got to see some whales and the PuffinsMore

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelLoverXOXO
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hey TravelLover, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review the Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Tour that we operate on our custom designed RIB speed boats, we appreciate it! Nice to hear you got to encounter some of the amazing species that we find...More

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robalveston
September 17, 2018|
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Response from SDWMadtown | Reviewed this property |
I can assure you that the whale research scientists that accompanied us were as excited, loving and respectful to the whales as I could ever hope for.
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pooja g
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Halla S | Property representative |
Hey Pooja! Thanks for the interest in joining a tour with us at Whale Safari! Our age limit for both Whale Watching and Puffin Tours are 10 years and there is a height limit of 145 cm as well. You can e-mail us at... More
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Hetal S
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Halla S | Property representative |
Hey Hetal! This September as well as October we still had excellent sightings spotting all of the four main species the Humpback Whale, Minke Whales, White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises in Faxaflói Bay. The Puffin... More
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