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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

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Husavik, Iceland
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About Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle Giants and welcome you to join us. Gentle Giants offers whale watching tours and other exciting seafaring adventures from Húsavík, in the north of Iceland – often considered as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. Our company is proud of its originality and background with more than 150 years of family history in Skjálfandi Bay. Welcome aboard traditional Icelandic oak boats or modern RIB speedboats in search of the giants of the ocean. Your chances of seeing whales are up to 97-99%.
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

Cruise Skjalfandi Bay, one of Iceland’s top whale-sighting spots, on this tour from Husavik. Booking ahead means you avoid ticket-buying hassles and helps ensure your preferred departure time. Travel in a traditional, Icelandic oak boat with plenty of room for great views. Onboard commentary provides background on Iceland’s marine life, plus, enjoy hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts as you sail.
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3 hours
from US$94.60

Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

Embark on a speedboat whale-watching excursion that enables you to see more than an average whale-watching cruise. Lead by guides who know the best places to see whales and puffins up close, the speedboat can quickly navigate to the top wildlife viewing locations in Skjálfandi Bay. Ideal for nature lovers, the tour also includes a visit to Puffin Island during the Puffin breeding season (April through August).
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$173.23
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Jan Slaza wrote a review Dec 2020
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
That was a very unique exeperience. We saw around 7 whales, 4 of them from a close range. Everyone got water- and windproof jackets. We had a great guide, who told us many interesting facts and explained whales' behavior. It's definitely a trip you have to go if you love wildlife - in Iceland whales and puffins are most wanted.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Daniel_Annisius_GG, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jan Slaza, thank you so much for this amazing review! It really makes us happy to see that you enjoyed your tour with us, saw many whales and close-up. Thanks for kind words towards the crew and for sharing your experience! All the best, Daniel
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Heike Wedekind wrote a review Oct 2020
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It was great ! Guide was very knowleadge and made the rght decision where to go and whem to see th whales.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Daniel_Annisius_GG, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 30 Oct 2020
Dear Heike Wedekind, thank you so much for this amazing review! I am glad to see that you enjoyed the whales and puffins tour and the guiding on board. Thanks for sharing your experience! Best regards, Daniel
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Juraj K wrote a review Oct 2020
Demanovska Dolina, Slovakia53 contributions3 helpful votes
ery nice tour, unfortunately it looks like it was last trip of season for gentle giants, however big thanks to them while they made trip for us even when we were very few people (so it was almost private trip). First over one and half hour was just siting in rainclothes and watching birds and jellyfishes in the rain :D Guide Sara was in meanwhile telling infos about surroundings and whales. Just after all that waiting time we were lucky and saw playing group of porpoises which led as to minke whale. That was already overtime while we were far from harbour, so went bact to port but on the way captain recieved info about possibility of seeing humpback whale so he turn the boat once again and we really have got a chance to see also humpback and just after that we went really back to harbour. So really big thanks to gentle giants team :)
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Daniel_Annisius_GG, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Dear Juraj K, thank you so much for this amazing review! You were indeed lucky to finally see a humpback whale, along with a minke whale and harbour porpoises. Thanks for nice words towards the team and for sharing your detailed experience of the tour. Best regards, Daniel
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Mamerio73 wrote a review Oct 2020
Turin, Italy4 contributions1 helpful vote
What an experience, pure excitement and fun!!! Perfectly organized by a young and passionate team. We’ll be back
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Daniel_Annisius_GG, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Thank you very much Mamerio73 for the great review! It is nice to see that you had a good experience and found the tour "Perfectly organized by a young and passionate team". Thanks for sharing your experience and hope to see you back soon! Best regards, Daniel
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KarianneKlovning wrote a review Oct 2020
Svolvaer, Norway1 contribution
Can’t really find the right words to describe this experience as it exceeded all my expectations. We saw four different humpbacks which returned to the surface again and again, and with the amazing surrounding nature it was just absolutely breathtaking. Listening to guide Sarah’s great knowledge on whales while waiting turned the experience complete. Thank you so much GG, I will for sure come back!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Daniel_Annisius_GG, Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Responded 2 Oct 2020
Dear KarianneKlovning, WOW - many thanks for this beautiful review! It really makes us happy to see that this was one of the best experiences of your life! Thanks for very kind words towards the crew and hope to see you again in Húsavík! Best regards, Daniel
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