Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise Plus Whale-Watching Tour From Reykjavik

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Overview

Get up close to Icelands majestic wildlife on this Reykjavik Super Saver that combines a 1-hour puffin cruise and a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale-watching tour for a discounted price. Choose which days and in what order you wish to take the tours, then wrap up warmly and head for the harbor. Glide around the rocky shores of Akurey island and watch enchanted as puffins nest and dive into the sea for food. Then, on the whale-watching tour, set off through Faxafli Bay in search of minke whales, humpbacks and more.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation

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Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik (1 Hour)
Select your choice of departure time, then after hotel pickup, board a comfortable boat for your cruise to Akurey, an island off the coast of Reykjavik that is known for its puffin population.

On board, snuggle up in one of the provided blankets and listen as your guide shares fascinating facts about the puffins that nest on the island between May and August. As you draw closer, peer through a pair of the boat’s binoculars for a closer look at these seabirds as they dive into the sea for food. You may also spot northern fulmars, gulls, Arctic terns and black guillemots.

After 15 minutes, arrive at the rocky shores of Akurey. Circle around the island for more observation time, then let the peace and quiet wash over you when the captain turns the engines off.

Your tour then concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik (2.5 or 3.5 Hours)
Choose from a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or an express 2.5-hour high-speed boat version, then begin with a hotel pickup. Hop inside a comfortable transfer vehicle and travel to Reykjavik’s Old Harbor, where you’ll board your luxurious, whale-watching boat.

Find yourself a spot on deck and pull on a pair of provided overalls to shield you from the cold, then listen as your guide explains what species of marine life you can expect to see during your cruise.

As your boat breaks away from land, look out for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales. With 90% whale-spotting success, this Faxaflói Bay cruise provides a fantastic chance to see whales. In the unlikely event that you don’t spot a whale, you will receive a complimentary ticket for another boat ride.

If you feel cold during your cruise, make for the cozy inside viewing area, where you can defrost with hot chocolate, coffee, tea and snacks (own expense). After 2.5 or 3.5 hours, your experience ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Please note: You can choose to take the tours on the same day, or across separate days during your Iceland vacation.

Inclusions for Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise Plus Whale-Watching Tour From Reykjavik

  • Free Wi-Fi on whale-watching cruise
  • Protective wear on whale-watching cruise
  • Binoculars and blankets on puffin cruise

Exclusions for Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise Plus Whale-Watching Tour From Reykjavik

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Warm clothes recommended

Please note: You will need to reconfirm your cruise times with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details 

Hotel pick up: Available to book directly with supplier (extra fees apply).

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The whale watching tour was great---saw lots of whales and dolphins. It was hard to see the puffins up close on the island, but the cruise was fine.

  • Just wasnt a whale watching day as we barely saw anything. Puffins are adorable but overall this Cruise was not worth the money. It was okay overall.

  • Great guide, fantastic trip, lots cheaper than the cruise version. The whales were mostly young males who clearly enjoyed the attention. One surfaced right next to our boat, but very safely! I got a great photo of one waving good-bye with his tail. Learned a lot about puffins, especially the Pacific tufted puffin whobears a great resemblance to an American presidential candidate....

    I would definitely do this again.

  • Did not get great puffin viewings, although the guide was nice enough to show us some pictures he had on his phone and other pictures. There is a nice tour, with binoculars provided. The waters were not choppy and the boat was nice and did not smell bad.

  • OK.

  • The puffin tour was awesome. The guide was knowledgable and we saw a ton of puffins, even though it was late in the season. I highly recommend it!

  • Whale watching was a good time. Saw a number of whales which made it exciting. Puffin trip OK, but late in July, not many puffins.

  • Great

  • Not sure this is a must when touring Iceland. We only saw a couple Minke whales which I know is not the tour's fault and the puffins were interesting too. But not sure I would waste one of my days in Iceland for these. It's better to get out into the beautiful countryside.

  • Enjoyed both the whale watching and puffin tours. Managed to glimpse a few sightings of both hump back and minkey whales - not the best views of them but then that is nature and was very pleased to actually see as much as we did. The only thing I would change on the whale watching tour was we could not hear what the tour guide was saying although we were at that back of the boat and it was quite windy. Was very grateful for the fleece lined waterproof overalls provided - were definitely needed. The guide on the puffin tour we could hear very well and thought he was very good - very knowledgeable and engaging. All round I would definitely recommend!

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