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Review of Reykjavik By Boat

Reykjavik By Boat
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Went for a tour mainly bcs if puffins, didn't see many, but the tour itself was nice. Old oak boat, knowledgeable guide and beautiful weather. I recommend this activity for those seeking for puffins + smt extra. Besides it coasts cheaper, than puffin express ;)

2  Thank JulzHa
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Unnur K, Manager at Reykjavik By Boat, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Dear JulzHa,

Thank you for sharing your experience you had with Reykjavik by Boat with others here on Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed our tour and the guiding.

All the best,
Reykjavik by Boat team

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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

1 1/2 hours at sea around Reykjavik. The boat was a lovely old wooden fishing vessel. The guide gave a great narrative during the voyage, pointing out lots of places of interest. They cut the boat engines a couple of times so that we could enjoy the beautiful scenery in complete peace. There were lots of puffins flying around, and binoculars were provided.

Weather was great. I would think it wouldn't be so much fun on a rainy day as there was little cover on the boat. There's a loo on board - like a portaloo. Perfectly adequate.

Loved the whole trip

1  Thank Sue H
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Unnur K, Manager at Reykjavik By Boat, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Dear Sue,

Thank you for rating and reviewing our tour. We are always glad to hear feedback from customers so we can grow as a company. This year we have added two other vessels to our family with the comfort of our customers in mind. The boats have both indoor and outdoor seating so the passengers don't have to worry about getting wet.

All the best,
Reykjavik by Boat team

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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Main agenda item was to see some puffins. We did but not a lot, not the boats fault. We were given good binoculars which really helped. Cruising through the open waters you got an idea how big Reykjavik is. From the water, you have some great new perspectives looking at Mt Esja, the Yoko Ono peace memorial, the glistening windows of the Harpa Center, the Sun Voyager statue/children's climbing structure, a famous Icelandic ,Obie producer's water front home, and harbor views all while being given an oral tour by our guide.

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Did this on the spur of the moment after our Whale watching trip. Well worth it, informative trip around the harbour stopping off at the islands in the harbour to watch the Puffins up close.

2  Thank ChathamDez
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Unnur K, Manager at Reykjavik By Boat, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Dear ChathamDez,

Thank you for rating and reviewing our services.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed it.

All the best,
Reykjavik by Boat team

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

I chose not to book ahead upon arriving in Iceland and found several tours available in the Harbor area. Most were geared towards Puffins and Whale watching. This one seemed to offer a tour of Reykjavik by boat with some puffin watching thrown in as well. In fact. We followed the puffin tour boat out towards the viewing area where there were few puffins to be found.
I'm glad I avoided the puffin only tour, I'd have been disappointed, and with their glossy photos they attract lots of kids. Even the. smaller boats that promise to get you closer probably don't see many..
Bring a quality camera if you want pictures of the puffins or really any of the landmarks.
I enjoyed the short 1.5 hour tour on the retired fishing boat. It was a small group of 11 and our guide made a point to stop and chat with each of us. She was knowledgeable about many of the boats in the harbor as well as the landmarks.

1  Thank spinkid
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