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Reykjavík, Iceland
Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Watch for minke whales, dolphins and humpbacks on a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik, and take in views of the coast from an open viewing platform or an enclosed cabin. Get the ultimate whale watching experience during the peak season from April through October, when over 20 kinds of whale flock to the North Atlantic. Cruise the harbor in comfort and style, enjoy access to an indoor saloon stocked with snacks and drinks (sold on board), and spot Iceland’s diverse aquatic species with help from the experienced crew.
  • Reykjavik whale watching cruise on a comfortable boat
  • Enjoy access to outside decks and an enclosed cabin
  • See Iceland's wildlife in a natural environment
  • Explore the coast from the water
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Informative, friendly and professional guide
Warm flotation overalls
Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
Wireless internet
Seasickness tablets, if needed
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Drinks and snacks (sold on board)

Departure Point

Hlésgata, Reykjavík, Iceland

Boat departs from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik, Reykjavik Sailors office is located at the water front.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be at the departure point the latest 30 minutes before the scheduled cruise time.
  • Please, CHECK YOUR VENDOR account or at tour operator DAILY DIARY before you come to tour operator office; all the important daily information of all our tours will be notified via vendor and on tour operator website. We recommend to contact tour operator if you wish another way to get in touch with you.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note: Whale watching is a natural activity governed by the laws of the weather. If the trip is canceled due to bad weather, the whale-watching ticket is refunded
  • If you don't see a whale, you have the option to take the tour again for free
  • Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year our trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of our partners. At Reykjavik Sailors we are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water during slower periods.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Reykjavik Sailors
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.

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 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 required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 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 Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is a good trip for someone who has never seen a whale in the ocean, but maybe not so good for someone who has been on other tours that were closer to the whales." See review
  • "Was end of season though, so not as many as summer, but still great experience, whale watching in Iceland is a must!" See review

Reviews

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star-1
Cancelled trip? No refund or response to emails
Marc_B
, Oct 2021
Very Heavy seas and told would need sea sick pills, friends trip was cancelled on same day also. No refund or response to emails. Very poor. 😡
star-4
Great chance to see some whales
Marla_C
, Oct 2021
First time whale watching for a few of us and it was worth it. Nice comfortable boat that gave several types of opportunities to see the whales. The tour guide was very informative, friendly and enjoyable to listen to. Would recommend to anyone.
star-2
Disappointed
Jamie_S
, Oct 2021
Pretty rocky ride. Didn’t see anything. No whales, dolphins, etc. little explanation, would have preferred a partial refund for not seeing anything. Won’t be able to use the return ticket.
star-4
Chilly but worth it
lesley
, Sep 2021
Seeing dolphins and the coastline of Iceland . The commentary of the guide . It was very cold but we were provided with warm clothing which was helpful
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Ship should not have gone...
janet_j
, Sep 2021
Ship should not have gone out that morning. Was was too rough, saw nothing. Understand tour does not control weather
star-4
Lots of whales great guides.
Jose_r
, Sep 2021
Loved the boat ride, the guide was fun and very knowledgeable. We saw a lot of whales and looks like everyone had a great time as well. My only complaint is the parking situation. I had to pay for parking in a parking garage down the road and walk in the rain even though they had a large empty parking lot there with no cars for hours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fab morning, Well worth the money
samantha_l
, Sep 2021
We had the most amazing day. The weather luckily was in our favour and we got to see baby dolphins playing with baby humpback whales. Something the marine biologist on the boat said she had never even seen before. The staff on board were very welcoming and knowledgeable. And we even got back to harbour around half hour late as the captain stayed in one area for us as there was loads of activity in the water. Great trip and would definitely recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Slow at responding and rebooking
Jacqueline_W
, Sep 2021
I understand needed to cancel for weather but they didn’t respond to me for a day and a half about rebooking and they responded right as we were then boarding our flight. They need to understand people are on vacation and don’t have multiple days to plan around their slow responses.
star-5
Great trip
Geoffrey_P
, Sep 2021
Two adolescent humpback whales frolicking for over 45 minutes. Absolutely awesome. Finished off with a pod of dolphins playing around the boat.
star-5
Saw whale eventually
MtRg
, Sep 2021
We did not see almost anything at the first trip, therefore we were offered another trip whenever it was suitable for us. We used this offer the next day and got great views of a humpback whale and also some dolphins.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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