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Reykjavik: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 34789
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Encounter whales, dolphins, porpoises and birds on a 3-hour cruise from Reykjavik and see the wildlife in their natural habitat off the capital’s coast. Experience the drama and poetry of whales, seen on more than 95% of summer tours and 80% in winter.
About this activity
Duration 3 - 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Encounter whales, dolphins and harbor porpoises off the coast of Reykjavik
  • Travel with the only environmentally certified whale watching company in Iceland
  • Cruise from Faxafloi Bay to look for humpback, orca and minke whales on summer and winter tours
  • Keep up-to-date with the online Whale Diary and monitor sightings and conditions in the area
  • Help protect and preserve the wildlife and scenery of Iceland's magnificent landscape
Full description
Whales are the most mysterious and fascinating of creatures, and some of the best whale watching in the world is off the coast of Iceland, where the ocean currents create excellent viewing conditions.

Climb aboard a whale watching boat operated by the only environmentally certified whale watching company in Iceland, and explore the southern part of Faxafloi Bay off Reykjavik’s old harbor. On the 3-4 hour tour you will get up-close to humpback, minke, and orca whales, as well as abundant sea birds, white beaked dolphin and harbor porpoise.

Whales are seen on more than 95% of summer tours and 80% of winter tours, often surfacing within a few meters from the boat. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed, boats sail at a constant speed towards the whales' habitat. This is also is part of a sustainability policy that tries to minimize oil use and pollution.

Guides have gone through an extensive training program, based on exclusively developed guiding principles. They will provide entertaining and valuable information about the wildlife and scenery. And as a successful whale watching tour is a team effort, the crew works closely with passengers to spot whales, helping you feel an important part of the experience.
Includes
  • Access to the Whale Watching Center
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Guidance to enhance your experience
  • Wireless internet on board
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments (available to purchase on board)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Once in the harbor you can look around the Whale Watching Centre and watch videos, or just look at the various skeletons, information boards and gifts for sale
• By buying a ticket for this tour you are contributing to the summer research projects, environmentally friendly and responsible tourism and non-governmental organizations for the protection of wildlife
• Please be aware that the pick-up is only arranged from hotels and accommodations in Reykjavik Greater Area.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.9 / 5
based on 172 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.2/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
3.6/5
Safety
4.3/5

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Elding Adventure at Sea

Product ID: 34789