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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for our 3rd whalewatching trip here after 2 in Reykjavik. This boat was a little smaller and more personal. As always, great crew and good guide. We had wonderful views of 2 humpbacks including one breaching. There are other whalewatching companies but I was impressed at how Elding makes sure the whales are not distressed by boats coming too close - not so with other boats we saw. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear traveldoc2013,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. We're glad you had the chance to join us here in Akureyri after trying twice prior in Reykjavík. Happy to hear that you were lucky enough to see a breaching humpback and pleased to learn that you appreciate our responsible whale watching!

All the best,
The Akureyri Whale watching team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a whale in sight during the journey to the mouth of Eylafjordur but just when we had given up all hope a pod of whales appeared. Such a wonderful sight and well worth the wait.

Date of experience: July 2019
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear jaygee1943,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us by writing this review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour despite a difficult start. Whales are unpredictable and we never know for sure if, when or where we will see them next - your account of events certainly proves that!

All the best,
The Akureyri Whale Watching team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and a fantastic boat for hard weather conditions. We did not see a whale and even before we came back to the harbour- we were offered a new tour within 2 years. Great service. The guide was very good. And the hot drinks was on the captain. We will come back

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank R2673CIkarent
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear R2673CIkarent,

Thank you for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're pleased to see that you understand the wildlife factor of the tour and enjoyed your time with us despite the lack of sightings. Glad to see you will be returning soon!

All the best,
The Akureyri Whale Watching team

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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Well equipped boat with very informative guide. We sat outside and would recommend this for the best views. Wrap up warm is the best suggestion.
We did see a Minki whale and had a game of hide and seek with him for nearly an hour with many sightings.

Date of experience: July 2019
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Dear Puntersfriend,

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We're glad you enjoyed sightings of minke whales in the fjord.

All the best,
The Akureyri Whale Watching team

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Reviewed June 29, 2019

Very knowledgable guide however really struggled to hear him at the back of the boat. He said at the start that guides would be coming round but never saw them , we booked through the cruise ship which made the boat over crowded , we struggled to get to a space at the side to see anything. Have to say we spotted approx 10 whales if only we could have got to see them .

Date of experience: June 2019
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Dear fred6416,

Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience.

We do offer two types of tours, one being more private with only 12 passengers per boat of two crew. It is more up close and personal with the whales as well, so the perfect option for the adventurous. Perhaps next time!

Our biggest boat is equipped to comfortably hold up to 200 passengers and with the cinemas style platform on the front top deck, everyone should have a clear view of the events. Sorry if this was not the case for you. Hope you enjoyed the tour nonetheless.

All the best,
The Akureyri Whale Watching team

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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

If the spectacular scenery wasn’t enough the humpback whales put on an active show for us. Delicious hot chocolate and add rum to it. Well with the cost and the narrative was well done.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank deleenw2016
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Dear deleenw2016,

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

All the best,
The Akureyri Whale Watching team

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