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“Caught loads of fish”

Elding Adventure at Sea
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Elding is a tour supplier in Reykjavik offering whale watching and other adventures at sea all year round. We are conveniently located just off Reykjavik's old harbor. The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the popular humpback whales. We will be accompanied by sea birds such as gannets, puffins, guillemots, cormorants, gulls, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. Check our online Whale Diary for daily updates on whale sightings. To make our tours even more comfortable, we provide our passengers with warm (and floatable) overalls and raincoats. For safety reasons, all children under 12 years of age are required to wear life jackets during the tour.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We did the fishing trip in August. First of all the boat and the crew were great (I've read some reviews of other companies where this wan't the case). I had never cuaght a fish in my life but within 10 mins all four of us had caught at least one fish and by the end of the 1h30 fishing we proably caught 30+ fish between us. We kept the bigger ones (Cod and mackerel) and threw loads back. The captain filleted some of the catch on the boat and cooked there in a BBQ on the way back and we took the rest of the catch home

Thank Cathal M
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

Dear Cathal M,

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our tour and that you caught so many fish! We thank you for the kind comments about our crew members and hope the fish was good!

All the best,
The Elding team

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Saw a number of dolphins, puffins, no whales :-(. Despite that unavoidable occurrence, I was impressed with the experience. Boat was well maintained, free Dramamine was provided ;-), and warm coveralls provided. I stayed on deck for 95% of the time and was toasty warm except for my hands (I should have brought gloves). What stood out for me was that despite the fact that she must have led many whale watching excursions, our guide was genuinely enthusiastic and kept us all engaged in the search.

Thank Sharon C
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

Dear Sharon C,

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are very thankful for your kind comments about our staff members, our services and our company. It's really sad that you didn't see any whales on your tour, but are glad that you enjoyed it anyway!

All the best,
The Elding team

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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Book a few days before to avoid disappointment. Worth going. Saw Minky Whales & dolphins plus the views of the mountains, volcanoes & shore line are beautiful. They have great staff & great commentary throughout. Wrap up warm although there are waterproof warm jump suits you can borrow at no cost & there are suits with buoyancy aides which are essential for under 12s.

Thank Donna B
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Dear Donna B,

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are glad you could make use of our warm overalls and you could enjoy the wonderful creatures of the bay and the view!

All the best,
The Elding team

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

We tried to see whales in Reykjavik even if we were not convinced to see anything. The sales person of Elding told us that their statistics in 2015 are that in 87% trip, wild animal can be seen (Minke whale, dolphin, purpoise of humpback whales)
We were lucky as we saw 2 humpback whales. Very friendly and helpful staff

Thank julien r
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Dear Julien r,

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are glad that you managed to see 2 humpback whales on your tour and we thank you for the nice comments about our staff members!

All the best,
The Elding team

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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

What a fun trip! We saw many Minke whales. We wore the overalls and stayed on deck for the whole ride. We stayed warm on a cold rainy day and enjoyed our Spanish guide!

Thank CHRGeorge
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Dear CHRGeorge,

Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour! We are glad you had fun on our tour and that you saw many Minke whales!

All the best,
The Elding team

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