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Reykjavík: Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

Reykjavík: Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 110.07 US$ 88.05 per person

Come whale watching in comfort and style on a superyacht. Outside, enjoy three panoramic deck areas, and inside, four lounges and a bar area, all crewed by professional and passionate staff.

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
Pickup optional
Pickup is available at hotels or a location of your choice in the Reykjavik area.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy the beautiful views from the triple panoramic decks
  • Experience whale watching in style and comfort
  • Relax in the comfortable bar and lounge areas
  • See amazing marine wildlife such as dolphins, porpoises, and humpback whales
  • Learn about ocean mammals from experts
Full description

Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. See some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises on this small-group whale watching tour. 


Your ship sets sail from Reykjavík's Old Harbor and sails among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with fantastic views of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water.


Spot minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises. If you're lucky, you may even see a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species.


Make the most of three panoramic deck areas aboard the luxury yacht, moving about the decks to get the best views and take advantage of great photo opportunities. The outside decks are also partially covered, providing some shelter from wind and rain.


The professional crew on board the Amelia Rose are very experienced in spotting whales and they are dedicated to making sure you leave with a smile.


Combine relaxation with education as you enjoy a personal and memorable experience.


Amelia Rose is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on the turbulent waves of Iceland's waters, resulting in a smoother sail with less probability of passengers experiencing nausea or seasickness. 

  • Whale watching sailing trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide
  • WiFi onboard the yacht
  • Warm blankets
  • Sea sickness tablets
  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase onboard)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local supplier's sales office at Ægisgarður 5b, Reykjavík.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Wear warm clothes and good footwear
  • The best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months (from April until September)
  • Sightings of wildlife can not be guaranteed. If you are unable to see anything on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again
  • The tour is dependent on weather conditions, the captain will make the decision on whether to sail, always keeping in mind passengers' safety and comfort
  • The tour length varies, the whales may be close to the harbor or far out to sea so the tour length can be between 2.5-hours to 3.5-hours
  • Ask upon check-in if you require free parking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 661 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Great host, saw several whales and really enjoyed the trip. The luxury yacht is an old leisure yacht that has been re-purposed for whale watching. Although I personally didn’t feel travel sick, others clearly were. If you feel you might feel seasick I’d suggest taking a sea sickness tablet before boarding.

June 22, 2022

We were so happy we chose this experience! The boat was clean, spacious and very comfortable. The bar had drinks and snacks that suited the whole family. The crew were helpful and knowledgeable and most importantly very responsible about how they approached the sealife, eg keeping their distance and engines off to not cause stress to the wildlife. We were lucky and saw several whales, a truly amazing experience!

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June 17, 2022

Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful yacht, excellent facilities. They have everything you need, and more, to make it as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. The woman leading the excursion was brilliant, and gave us some great tips for spotting the whales out at sea. We were lucky enough to have a young male humpback come right up to the boat, and stay with us for the entire time. It was an immensely special experience.

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May 8, 2022

Product ID: 174093