Water activity

Reykjavík: Whale Watching Cruise on the Amelia Rose Yacht

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
Water activity

Reykjavík: Whale Watching Cruise on the Amelia Rose Yacht

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
Save up to 20%

From US$ 112.10 US$ 89.68 per person

Explore Iceland's incredible marine life on a guided whale watching cruise in Reykjavik. Sail smoothly on board the Amelia Rose yacht on an adventure perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
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 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 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 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. There is no guarantee, however, that you will not get seasick.

  • Whale-watching sailing trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide
  • WiFi onboard the yacht
  • Warm blankets
  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase onboard)

Select participants and date



Meeting point

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

Open in Google Maps ⟶
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 940 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Gorgeous boat, friendly and informative staff. We managed to see a group of porpoises, seals and penguins on our recent trip to Reykjavík! The tour was great and an amazing experience. There are sea sickness tablets and bags available on board if anyone needs them as well as toilets and a bar area with snacks.

March 27, 2023

We unfortunately couldn't spot any whales during my tour now in January, but you can book another one for free if that happens. The tour itself was very pleasant, calm sea,.and we could see lots of seals! We had a lovely guide who gave us hints about how to find the whales and other interesting information about Icelandic wildlife. Drinks, blankets and toilets are available inside the boat.

Read more

March 27, 2023

absolutely brilliant whale watching experience. the ship was very comfortable and warm with friendly staff and well stocked bar. the guide onboard was very knowledgeable about the whales and how to find them. ultimately nature finds its own way and nothing is guaranteed but everyone helping on board to look we had loads of whale sightings and seals. the whales very at times extremely close to the boat as well. brilliant event, highly recommended

Read more

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 174093