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  3. Reykjavik

Reykjavík: Whale Watching On Board A Luxury Yacht

Product ID: 174093
Come onboard a luxury yacht, Amelia Rose, and enjoy whale watching in comfort and style in a family friendly small group environment. Enjoy beautiful steady sailing, three panoramic deck areas, a comfortable lounge, bar area, and professional staff.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 9:15 AM, 1:15 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

Pick up is 45-minutes before departure.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy the beautiful views from the triple panoramic deck areas
  • Experience whale watching in style and comfort
  • Relax in the comfortable bar and lounge areas
  • See amazing marine wildlife such as dolphins, purpoises, and humpback whales
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. Nature lovers can look to see some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises, but all in a small group on this tour. The ship sets sails from Reykjavík's Old Harbor and during your journey, you will sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with a fantastic view of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water.

The most common sights are minke and humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises. However, there is always a chance to spot a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species. The professional team onboard is very experienced in spotting whales and are dedicated to making sure their passengers leave with a smile. This tour is conducted on a beautiful yacht known as the Amelia Rose. With three panoramic deck areas, the vessel provides every passenger with a good view of the surrounding area as well as an excellent opportunity to capture some amazing pictures. The decks are partially covered, providing some shelter from wind and rain, and you can easily circle them to enjoy the best views. Amelia Rose is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on the turbulent waves of Iceland's waters, ensuring a smoother sail with less probability of passengers experiencing nausea or seasickness.

If that's not enough, on this tour, you don't have to worry about overcrowding or not getting a good spot to see the whales. You will be sailing on Faxaflói in a small group which will make your experience personal, meaningful and memorable. So don't hesitate! Book now to enjoy whale watching in both style and comfort on this small group whale watching tour.
  • 2.5 to 3 hours of sailing
  • Hotel pick-up (if option selected)
  • English guide
  • WiFi on board the yacht
  • Warm blankets
  • Sea sickness tablets
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks (available for purchase)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive at the local supplier's sales office at Hlésgata, 101 Reykjavík.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Please wear warm clothes and good footwear
• Please consider that the best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months (from April until September)
• Please note that sightings of wildlife can not be guaranteed. If you are not able to see anything on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again
• Please note that the tour is dependent on correct weather conditions. The captain will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passengers safety and comfort
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 356 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our original trip was moved from the afternoon to the morning due to incoming bad weather but as luck would have it, we went out and followed a majestic humpback whale for a good half hour. Very happy with the tour and the guide made the trip even more memorable.

March 10, 2020

From start to finish this trip was wonderful. A beautiful yacht with a great crew. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and explained what we needed to look for when spotting whales. We were blessed to come across not one but two humpback whales. Such an amazing sight. The drinks on board where reasonable and very welcome after a cold and windy whale viewing. We were even treated to viewing our guides photos on our return journey. We would highly recommend. Thank you to all at Seatrips for a great experience!

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February 27, 2020

Lovely experience, shame to say we didn’t see any whales ( main reason we were so eager to do this trip) although we did see dolphins lots of! The guide did form us they had not seen whales for a long time. I loved the experience nether the less although I do think it should be changed to dolphin watching. Lovely time tho! :)

November 23, 2019

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Product ID: 174093