Recent Searches
Clear

2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

star-4.57 Reviews
|
Reykjavík, Iceland
12

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children
Free Cancellation
up to 24 hours in advance
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Greatly increase your chances of seeing whales in the wild—and, in summer, puffins—on this guided boat tour from Reykjavik's Old Harbor. Riding in a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), with no more than 12 people aboard, means that you can travel more quickly between the best whale-spotting sites. In summer months there will also be a stop at Akurey island, a popular breeding ground for puffins.
  • Traveling aboard a RIB means you can get between sites quickly and up close to Akurey
  • Greatly increase your chances of seeing whales with a guide who knows their favored feeding sites
  • Small-group tour for a more personal experience
  • Includes all necessary equipment, such as warm overalls and gloves
Have questions?
(888) 651-9785
Saved to wishlist!
Warm overalls, lifevests, gloves and goggles
A visit to Akurey, the puffin island, during the summer months
Expert guide - guidance in English
Suspension seats for extra comfort!
Hotel transfers (can be added for an additional fee)

Departure Point

Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Please note that sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed - if there are no sightings on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again on our Whale Watching Classic or Whale Watching Express tours!
  • We recommend dressing warmly and wearing good shoes
  • Not recommended for children under the age of 10, or under 145 cm
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure for check-in to go over safety information with your guide.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Special Tours Iceland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik.

Traveler Tips


  • "It is an obviously great place to take kids, and even though we don't have any, we found the museum to be interesting and so cool to see models of the whales we saw on tour!" See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
7 Reviews
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-4 of 7 reviews
star-5
The Coolest Thing I've Done in Years!
Maps68308270256
, May 2019
This was such a great experience for me and my partner! The lead guide Jonathan was super knowledgeable about the animals that we saw on the way, including the puffins "running" across the water and the other sea birds! We managed to see three humpbacks during our tour out and it was AMAZING! We were literally meters away from a humpback and her calf, spraying water and displaying the flukes! The boat experience was one of a kind, such a smooth ride considering! The shock resistant seats really made all the difference. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for something fun to do outside in Iceland in their free time! And the visit to the Whales of Iceland museum afterwards was also good! It is an obviously great place to take kids, and even though we don't have any, we found the museum to be interesting and so cool to see models of the whales we saw on tour!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Had a great time on the RIB boat! They...
Ana Sofia R
, Oct 2018
Had a great time on the RIB boat! They had overalls for us, along with the life jacket, gloves and goggles. Great guide who explained lots about the whales, we saw a minke whale but only for a little while so they said we could come back again for free another day. It was like a roller coaster, so much fun!
HelpfulHelpful
star-1
Beware. Prior to going out they told...
Peg B
, Sep 2018
Beware. Prior to going out they told us that it was kind of rough out there, so I asked how big the swells were and got an answer of about 1-2 feet. The swells were 3-4 feet and having had a 34' boat I know we should not have been out on a 20 feet boat in 3-4 feet swells. About halfway into the trip the boat came down so hard down on the seat my back took the brunt of it and it felt like all of my discs had been smashed together. I've not had any back trouble up until this point, but I do now. I figured I'd tough it out despite the pain, but there was a child behind me who was crying and one behind him who was whimpering so I raised my hand and asked if they could slow down. Their response was that they couldn't. Needless to say, they cancelled the next tour, but they should've cancelled ours. The rest of my trip to Reykjavik required lots of ice and heat on my back. They have had a bad season so I suspect they took us out because they needed the tour, but it was completely irresponsible on their part.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
完美的出行!
BiyaoW2
, Jul 2019
我们看到了鲸鱼!!!还有一群海豚围着我们玩了很久!!!还有短暂的拜访海鹦所在的小岛!!!超出期待的一次出行, 强烈推荐!!!充气艇很刺激好玩同时非常舒服,完全不会伤到背部或颈椎,提供的保暖连体外套和护目镜非常实用!
HelpfulHelpful

Explore Similar Things to Do