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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 August 7, 2018
damienen
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Milford, Ohio
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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 August 6, 2018
Michael A
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed July 22, 2016

A lovely boat tour on an old fishing boat, with a friendly crew. One really gets to see and enjoy Reykjavik with a view from the sea, and gets close to the other boats in the old harbour, the new concert hall and the islands just outside.

And yes, one gets to see puffins as well, but the tour is really more of a lovely harbour tour than a tour to see puffins only. If it is only the birds one is interested in, one better drives for example to Vik at the southern tip of Iceland, and spots the puffins there at close range.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Tobias R
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