Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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Overview

Zoom around the Icelandic waters aboard a RIB (rigid inflatable boat), and enjoy close-up views of whales, dolphins, puffins and more. The small yet powerful vessel is capable of reaching high speeds, allowing you to cover a larger area and get closer to the Reykjavik wildlife than you would in a classic boat. After seeing the sights on the open water, enjoy quick stops to admire Jn Gunnar rnasons 'Sun Voyager' sculpture and Harpa Concert Hall on the shoreline. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Choose from one of the multiple daily departures and then make your own way to Reykjavik Old Harbour to meet your guide & captain. After a quick safety briefing, pull on your provided overalls and safety gear and hop aboard your RIB speedboat.

Hold on tight as your captain zips you out of the harbor, and look out for some of the wildlife for which Faxaflói is famous. Loop around the wind-beaten islands of the bay to see puffins in their natural habitat during their breeding season from May to the end of August, and then head out on the open water to scout out the majestic whales and dolphins.

On the return to the harbor, cruise along Reykjavik’s shoreline and spot the sights from the sea. Colorful fishing huts and bustling restaurants make up the cityscape in this part of town, alongside some thought-provoking attractions, too. Enjoy looking at the Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, and the Harpa Concert Hall — a glittering glass building that is said to be inspired by the country’s volcanic geology.

After roughly two hours on the water, travel back to the start point where your tour ends.

Inclusions for Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

  • Professional guide
  • Use of coveralls
  • All necessary safety equipment

Exclusions for Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress warmly: Wool or fleece seater, Hat, gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended

In the case of no sightings you will get a ticket for an alternative tour

Hotel pickup in Reykjavik available at supplement

Suitable for children over the age of 10 and over 145 centimeters tall

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant women

Not wheelchair accessible

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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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  • We had a very nice boat ride. Loved the RIB boat! Our tour was cancelled due to weather conditions and the staff worked to find another time the next day that worked for us. We unfortunately did not see whales, but did see North Atlantic Dolphins and puffins. Our guide was very nice and had lots of great information. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a peaceful sea and wonderful pre-sunset. Highly recommend.

  • We LOVED this tour! The giudes were awesome and the boat ride was a blast. It's extremely cold so bundle up they provide warm items as well. We saw whales, porpoises and puffins. Definitely recommend!

  • The boat ride was fast and fun and we did see a few whales for a brief second surface. It is a lot of money to take a chance at a few seconds of spotting a whale but if you love fast boat rides and have never been on the ocean this is a great trip. They tried very hard to get a whale sighting. You never do get to see the back fin or them jumping up in the air. That's probably at SeaWorld!

  • This was an amazing experience. when we first set off i had so much fun on the rib that i was thinking it wouldn't even matter that much if we didn't see any whales even though it would have been disappointing. however, the guide was excellent and knew where to look. we ended up seeing humpbacks as well as harbour porpoises which was amazing. the guide's own excitement at seeing the porpoises was tangible which made it even nicer as you could really feel their passion for the job as well as them being knowledgeable and passing that info onto us without it being an overload or interrupting the watching side of the experience.

  • THIS WAS GREAT!!

  • We loved this tour and even took it a second time a few days later. It was wonderful to be out on the water, and the suits they provided kept us nice and warm. We also enjoyed seeing Puffin Island. We saw whales on both trips, the second time hunchback whales.

  • The tour was a superb experience if only to ride in a fast boat with magnificent scenery all around , however we or I didn and #39;t see any whales although we saw 3 dolphins otherwise brilliant

  • The zodiac boat was super. We saw 6 wales !!! Mink wales and Hunchbackwales and also Puffins. Super !!!!

  • We loved our RIB experience. Despite the rain and overcast weather we saw a humpback whale, playful dolphins, a minke whale and hundreds of birds... including the clumsy puffin. Our guides were wonderful, especially with a passenger experiencing seasickness... would so recommend the RIB trip!!

  • You get a closer view to the whales and a better perspective of their size

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