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Whale Safari Iceland

288 reviews
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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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$148.30 per adult
Express Small-Group Puffin and Bird Watching Tour from Reykjavik
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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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$69.52 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday

We would have liked to go on this whale watch but they canceled on us multiple times, when other boats of the same size and type were still going out to sea — we understand caution in rough seas but why were other rib boats...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AshleyW2930
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the one hour Puffin spotting tour. The boat is small and can go very fast. You are dressed in overalls, gloves, glasses etc... staff is very friendly and helpful. Our guide was great, broad knowledge of the birds, native animals and environment....More

Thank BrookeMorales
Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined Whale Safari to check out their puffin adventure and we had a blast! We saw a ton of puffin and our guide was informative. The driver was amazing as well as when we got back in the harbour area he really put the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kyle71473
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked the speed boat because I get seasick easily and I’m very happy I did. No sea sickness and had a fun experience. Guide and captain was very knowledgeable. We saw puffins and many whales! They try to do the whale watching sustainably and without...More

Thank jeesters
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rib boat did not seat many people and so you are working closely with the guides. We had a captain, and two guides, so 3 sets of professional eyes to spot Puffins, Dolphins, and Whales. We saw a few Minke whales and a big...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was a lot of fun. We were on a RIB with seats that have a special design to absorb the impact of the waves. Since this boat goes super fast you come down on the waves hard. I hurt my tailbone after the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dahlia8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the 9:00 a.m. tour to see the puffins and wasn't disappointed. The time of year was the start of the breeding season so we were able to see lots of the beautiful, sturdy little birds on both the island and on the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TravellerCatherine60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw minky whales and puffins which was fun. The rib boat ride was a lot rougher than I thought it would be though and it is definitely not suitable for everyone. If you have any kind of joint, neck or back issues DO NOT...More

Thank SamG321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

our guide was so awesome and informative and kept the positive energy and the rib boat was quick and had a blast riding it. But where were the puffins?? saw many other birds but puffins few and far in between, tiny and so far away!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MishyL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide and captain were friendly, knowledgeable, and seemed as excited as we were when a young Minke whale started playing around our boat, checking us out. For about ten minutes she jumped, spy-hopped, and circled us. A truly humbling and joyful experience. Thanks to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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September 17, 2018|
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.
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
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