Water activity

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 90.74 US$ 72.59 per person

Whale watching in Faxaflói Bay. Stunning scenery as the backdrop to your hunt for whales, dolphins, porpoises and more, and if you don’t see a whale, you’ll receive another trip free of charge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Meet your guide/driver in your hotel lobby 45 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the great variety of whales and other marine animals near Reykjavik
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic Coast
  • Learn about our awesome ocean and the animals in it!
Full description

Take a boat trip from Reykjavik’s harbor to discover Iceland’s rich marine life, which is one of this island country’s highlights. All year round you can spot a variety of whales and other marine animals in the Reykjavik area, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and whale-beaked dolphins. Have an opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast. The peak season for whale watching runs from April to October, but of course, the ocean is always full of magical creatures, and you never know what you might see.

Benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. You will be free to listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales, and answer any questions you may have.

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast as you spot local wildlife. Take a break and warm up in the heated indoor area. Relax on board the boat and enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating, and purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the onboard bar and cafeteria. You will experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at higher speeds, and will be able to share your adventure live on social media with the onboard WiFi.

Includes
  • Experienced, friendly, and professional guides
  • Sailboat cruise
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Seating area outside and inside
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if pickup option selected)
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if meeting point option selected)
  • Hot drinks and refreshments available for purchase at the café lounge on board
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider's, Sea Trips Reykjavik, office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • It is colder on the ocean, please dress accordingly
  • The tour length may vary between 2.5-hours and 3.5-hours, depending on how far away the whales are
  • Free parking is available, check in first to be given directions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 269 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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WOW - What an amazing experience this trip was. We saw so many whales on our trip and it was beautiful to see them in their natural habitat. The boat was lovely and cosy - the captain and the staff were very friendly. Do not hesitate to book this trip - the captain said it’s only 1-2 trips a month since March that they haven’t seen whales so definitely book this trip! It’s so worth it!

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June 13, 2022

The experience was good. We went with the boat and we were looking to find the whales. The guide tried to explain where to look at. We managed to see 3-4 whales. it was a good experience overall; but we would all appreciate if the guide would explain a couple of things before leaving. Because of the wind we could not really hear what she was saying and we felt a bit lost. Also, I would say that the crew was not really friendly. I realised they were tired but we would like to feel a bit more welcome.

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June 6, 2022

It was amazing. We saw the harbour porpoises and two humpback whales of which one stayed with is for over an hour and just calmly swam around the boat. And it was huge. Bigger than they're usually supposed to be. And at the end we got a glimpse of the Minke Whale. We got so lucky to see three different species of Whales that day. Also the crew was super nice and they even turned back twice to show us more whales that appeared in order to make this experience even greater.

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May 19, 2022

Product ID: 248622