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Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

4.8 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 142.40 US$ 113.92 per person

Board an exciting RIB speedboat and see the wealth of marine wildlife just off the shores of Reykjavík, including whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Admire the abundant marine wildlife off Reykjavík’s coast
  • Pass among the nearby islands on a riveting speedboat tour
  • Take in panoramic views of Reykjavík’s sights from the water
  • Get the chance to go again for free if you don't see any wildlife
  • Enjoy an intimate tour aboard a 12-seater RIB boat
Full description
Hop aboard a RIB speedboat and head out for a thrilling adventure just off Reykjavik's coast. Marvel at the abundance of sea life Iceland has to offer, such as majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Begin your tour from Reykjavík’s Old Harbor and cruise among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík. Admire fantastic views of the city and its landmarks like the Harpa concert hall as you search for wildlife in the water. During your tour, pass by Engey, the second-largest island of the Kollafjörður (Faxa Bay) fjord in western Iceland. Also cruise past Lundey, literally “Puffin Island” in Icelandic, a small uninhabited island off Reykjavík’s western coast. Enjoy the chance to see incredible animals in their natural habitat without being overcrowded onboard the boat. And if you don't get lucky with wildlife sightings on the day you go, you'll receive a complimentary ticket to try again another day.
  • Boat tour in a 12-seater RIB boat
  • Reykjavík sightseeing from the water
  • Warm overalls, gloves, goggles, and all necessary safety equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
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 partner's sales office at Ægisgarður 5b at least 30 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • The best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months (from April until September)
  • Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. If you are not able to see anything on your tour, you will get a complimentary ticket to try again
  • The tour is dependent on suitable weather conditions. The captain will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort
  • The tour may be rescheduled if the minimum number of participants is not reached
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 42 reviews

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I am so glad we did this activity! My friend and I booked the day before to do the RIB speedboat whale watching, and it was so worth it. The staff made sure we saw as much wildlife as possible, and we saw everything from dolphins to porpoises and two types of whales. It was an amazing experience. There is a space to leave your things (backpack, purse) in the office and there is a staff member there, so you can leave your belongings safely in their office.

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August 16, 2022

Very nice staff, you arrive with the reservation all done in 3 minutes then they put on a suit with gloves and glasses xche on the speedboat with the speed and the wind is cold .. And then we leave for 2.5 hours of incredible show at see orcas, whales and dolphins .. Beware of those who suffer from real back pain the motorboat is not indicated, it hits a lot on the back

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July 3, 2022

Awesome experience! With the small and fast RIB boat you can quickly get to the spots where the wales are and you also get very close! We saw several whales, one of them was jumping out of the water and playing. By the time the larger and slower boats got to the place it was all over. The staff was very nice and really tried to show us as much as possible. If you're choosing between RIB boat and the regular boats, choose the RIB boat! You will not regret it!

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May 25, 2022

Product ID: 402119