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Reykjavik by Boat

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Aegisgardur 9 | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 841 2030
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Wonderful!

I am a sailor by heart and always have to get out on a boat when traveling. My husband is also a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Damiene N
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Miami, Florida
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Relaxed Tour

If you want to see Reykjavik, and be on the water this is the way to go. we had a wonderful 1 1/2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael A
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reykjavik by Boat is a group of people, dedicated to offer a secure and enjoyable tours at sea around Reykjavik. Our aim is to provide a personal service and a calm atmosphere so that your time with us will be both memorable and fun. Staying true to our aim we offer trips on smaller vessels giving everybody a close-up scenery to our attractions. The main attractions in our boat tours is bird watching, especially puffins which have been nesting on the islands around Reykjavík for years. The new perspective of seeing Reykjavík from the sea, the islands on the bay and the majestic mountains surrounding the city. And finally, whale watching in Faxaflói, giving you a breathtaking scenery of these creatures in the wild. The sheer size of them continue to amaze even our experienced skippers.
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Aegisgardur 9 | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 841 2030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a sailor by heart and always have to get out on a boat when traveling. My husband is also a boat builder. I don’t want to be on some big, loud, smelly boat with a hundred folks. Well, we lucked out when we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see Reykjavik, and be on the water this is the way to go. we had a wonderful 1 1/2 hour tour of the waters out side the capitol city. The tour included a stops to watch the puffins, view the local...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, very kind; highly recommended for a safe family adventure. We actually saw the whales, dolphins and the famous Puffins.More

1  Thank Ivan M
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Unnur K, General Manager at Reykjavik by Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ivan, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our 2,5 hour Puffin & Whale tour. Our 12 passenger speed boats are family friendly, with both indoor and outdoor seating. We are very glad that you enjoyed the tour and had a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the smaller of their two boats and were extremely happy with our choice. It was comfortable, fast, not too bad in the tougher weather, and all around superior to the larger vessels that the other operators were using. We saw the puffins...More

Thank Ben L
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Unnur K, General Manager at Reykjavik by Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ben, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on our Whale & Puffin tour. Our 12 passenger boats really make sure you travel in comfort, being with only a few people on board really makes a difference. We are happy that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did a afternoon Whale/Puffin trip and we had a great time. Had the boat to ourselves, slow day and the Captain, sorry can’t remember his name, was Awesome! Was very informative and what to look for while whale watching, but great...More

Thank MarcoSan
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Unnur K, General Manager at Reykjavik by Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Marco, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our Puffin & Whale tour. Our brand new 12 passenger speed boat really makes the experience more personal as the passengers get to be in contact with the captain the whole time. We...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Fantastic tour outside of Reykavik. We saw a lot of minke whales, one humpback whale, several dolphins and a tumbler. After whale watching we visited the island where the puffins lived, we saw a lot of these beatiful birds. The boat was fast and very...More

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Unnur K, General Manager at Reykjavik by Boat, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Dear Elisabeth, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience you had on the Whale & Puffin tour. We are very happy that you got to enjoy such a variety of wildlife encounters. Our captains have a lot of experience with Faxaflói bay...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour in rough seas. Captain and 1st mate were very professional and informed ! We have traveled to Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Amsterdam , and Hamburg with water tours. This excursion was an excellent way to start to learn about Reykjavik. Unnur, the 1st mate,...More

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Unnur K, General Manager at Reykjavik by Boat, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Dear Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to review our Reykjavík by Boat tour. We are very happy that you liked the guidance and the boat ride. Being with only a few people on board definitely makes the experience memorable. We hope that you...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Just arrived in town and walked down to the harbor, where we booked a trip with RBB. Had the boat to ourselves. Went out to Puffin island, then further out to sea. Saw a mink whale, which ran along the boat! We had a much...More

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Unnur K, General Manager at Reykjavik by Boat, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Dear Sam, We're grateful you took the time to write such a nice review about our Whale & Puffin tour. Our captains have a lot of experience with Faxaflói bay and know where the whales are spotted most frequently. Our brand new 12 passenger speed...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

There be Whales! We saw both Humpback and Minke whales...we were very lucky. The crew was great! They spoke great English and some French. Boat was almost brand new, small group on board and very personal attention. Stayed out almost 3 hours. Highly recommend over...More

Thank Scott C
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Unnur K, General Manager at Reykjavik by Boat, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Dear Scott C, Thank you so much for sharing your experience you had on our whale watching tour. We are very happy that you liked the guidance and the boat ride on our new comfortable boat that takes only 12 passengers. Being with only a...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Excellent company and service, trying to book a last minutes tour as my daughter is too short for the tour that I booked. Reykjavik by boat offered exactly what I was looking for, a medium size cruiser for 2 hours tour. The manager even waved...More

1  Thank Nina Z
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Unnur K, General Manager at Reykjavik by Boat, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Dear Nina Z, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our Puffin and Whale Watching tour. We're happy to hear that you like the guidance and enjoyed the boat ride on our new comfortable speed boat. It's great to hear that you...More

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Samburuwedding
June 24, 2016|
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Response from reykjavikbyboat | Property representative |
You can do that on our webpage, by phone :(+354) 841 2030 and also you can simply drop by at the salesbooth we have at the old harbour in down town Reykjavik.
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Fergusonterrie
October 14, 2015|
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Response from reykjavikbyboat | Property representative |
Hello world traveler, no only during the Puffin-season. That is about from the middle of May untill the end of December. Hope you will have a lovely stay in Reykjavik even though you won't be able to go on a tour with us :)
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KatBruce
July 20, 2015|
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Response from Einar S |
Most tours are not sold out, so there should be no need to book ahead.
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