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Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the magic of whale watching on a cruise from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise the coastal curve of Iceland to marvel at humpback and orca whales in their natural habitat. Scour the sea for sightings of porpoises and dolphins as you listen to fascinating facts surrounding the majestic creatures that inhabit the Icelandic ocean. Heighten your chances of seeing whales on this tour, the success rates of which are 95% in summer and 80% in winter.
  • Whale watching tour from Reykjavik
  • Learn about the fascinating wildlife that inhabits Iceland's ocean from a knowledgeable guide
  • Scour the see for sightings of other creatures like dolphins, porpoises and rare sea birds
  • Choose from multiple departures to best suit your schedule
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Excellent live guide
Overalls, raincoats and blankets
Admission to Wildlife Exhibition
Free WiFi on board
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Ægisgarður 7 , Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Make sure to arrive at our red and white ticket office no later than 15 min. before the tour departs.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: tour may need to sail from other harbours, if weather conditions are unfavourable. In this case, the local operator will provide complimentary transportation to the harbour, and the tour will last up to 5 hours including transfers.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elding Whale Watching
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
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 Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original.
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What is the social distancing policy during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original.

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  • "The weather was okay but we wore the heavy clothes offered and it was worth it!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Fantastic experience
Anita_N
, Nov 2021
The whole team on the ship were fantastic, Knowledgeable &went all out to give us a great experience. Saw lots of Dolphins and one humpback Whale...
star-5
Would recommend
Monika_Z
, Nov 2021
Nice trip, would definitely recommend. Friendly and knowledgeable crew, were able to deal with a pretty tricky situation. Seen humpback whale and dolphins :)
star-5
Whale watching
Louise_C
, Nov 2021
Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Very clear instructions given about dies and donts . We were the first boat to spot the whales and was very exciting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wow wow
Elizabeth_S
, Nov 2021
This was a great trip went out expecting to see nothing an wow saw three humpback whales dolphins and porpoise was the highlight for me
star-4
We did this tour Saturday...
Reda_Z
, Nov 2021
We did this tour Saturday morning (30.10.21) and it was freezing out in the ocean haha. We were extremely lucky to spot 5 humpbacks 2 of which swan beside our boat for a while. We saw pods of dolphins playing and hunting but saw no other fish species. Also, we searched so long for the whales but when we finally fiund them I feel like we didn't stay long enough neither did we go close enough like it shows ith the photos which was what i was expecting, nevertheless it was a great day.
star-4
Unique experience
Mercy_H
, Oct 2021
Plan to be mobile on the boat, meaning don't station yourself in one spot. The tour guide will tell you where they spot a whale/dolphin/... (right, left or in front of the boat) and be ready to move if you wish to see these amazing creatures and get some decent shots. The smell of the exhaust from the boat can get a bit much when you're on the deck but you can move down to the lower level for warmth and you can still hear the tour guide and see the whales from the lower level. Great tour. Would recommend.
star-4
Very good
Suzy_W
, Oct 2021
Really enjoyed our trip. Saw a humpback back whale and dolphins. Great guides. Great facilities. Got good photos.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We saw whales!
Hillary_D
, Oct 2021
We saw 4 species on our cruise! It was a beautiful day to sail out into the harbor, but we were also lucky enough to see dolphins, porpoises, minke whales, and a humpback!
star-5
Elding whale watching.
Ricardoj
, Oct 2021
Great service. They really take care of the visitor. We didn’t see whales, but that was expected. Will do again and will use same company.
star-5
White Beaked Dolphins
Siobhan_C
, Oct 2021
We didn’t get to see any whales on the trip however we did encounter a school of around 8 white beaked dolphins who stayed with the boat for a good 20 minutes. The host was very knowledgeable giving lots of interesting information to help identify which marine life we were encountering.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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