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Húsavík: Original Big Whale Safari & Puffin Island Tour

Product ID: 87638
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Experience the Original Big Whale Safari and Puffins Tour from Húsavík – the Whale Capital of Iceland. Increase your chances of seeing the gentle giants on this 2.5-hour guided adventure on-board a RIB speedboat. Enjoy a view of thousands of puffins.


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About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise a larger area of Skjálfandi Bay on a 2.5-hour tour on-board a modern RIB speedboat
  • Increase your chances of observing big whales in their natural environment
  • Learn about Iceland's nature and wildlife from an expert guide
  • Stay warm and safe in specially made overalls and enjoy a little surprise from a local winemaker
Full description
After you have been equipped with a warm safety overall and a life vest, step aboard a modern RIB speedboat to begin your exciting adventure. Head out to the beautiful surroundings of Skjálfandi Bay while your specialized guide demonstrates safety on-board and gives you live commentary on the sights encountered along the way.

Your first visit will be Puffin Island during the nesting period (April 15 – August 20), where you can observe thousands of colorfully-beaked puffins, often called "the Clowns of the Ocean."

The high speeds of your boat will make it more likely you will spot some of the bigger whales, such as the majestic blue whales and acrobatic humpback whales. Watching whales in their natural environment from a RIB speedboat is a unique experience. At the end of the tour, enjoy a little surprise from a local winemaker.
Includes
  • Specialized guide
  • Live commentary on-board
  • Warm safety overalls
  • A little surprise from a local winemaker
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Look for the Gentle Giants Ticket Center - big blue flags

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Minimum age limit is 7 years old or is of a minimum 140 cm in height
• Tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If this tour is canceled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of another date or a full refund
• If no whales (dolphins included) are seen on the tour, you will be offered a voucher for a traditional whale watching tour on oak boats free of charge, however, no refund is given
• The puffin season is from April 15th – August 20th; there is more focus on whales outside the puffin season
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 164 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

Product ID: 87638