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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

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Open Now: 08:00 - 17:00
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  • Average3%
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 1500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful afternoon whale watching on board a speed boat from Gentle Giants Whale Watching at Húsavík. These are a RIB type boat that get you in nice and close and get you there fast. Our lovely guide was Natalia...More

Thank Greggles1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took tour this month and the boat used are open. In terms you cannot go down or sit. The atmosphere is very chilly in october and winters, will advise old age or family with kids or sea sick people to take it in Akureyri...More

Thank Livingmydream2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did this trip from 5-7pm as part of a six day Iclandic bus trip in September. It was freezing but amazing. It was with a great deal of trepidation that I scrambled into the waterproof suit to board the whale watching...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We splurged for the smaller/longer range boat - definitely worth it! Great views of the fjord on a gorgeous day. The puffin colony was very neat as well. Afterwards, we chased blue whales in the bay - we were very close to them a number...More

Thank kd1289
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After bundling up and heading out, the waters were just to rough to head all the way to the whales on the day that we were there. I have to commend the staff for the professional way they handled our large tour and turned us...More

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this particular day we ended up doing 2 tours in one day. First, in the morning with another operator, and in the afternoon with Gentle Giants, the experiences differed immensely. The tour with Gentle Giants was amazing, and I would recommend this tour to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were amazing and this experience exceeded our expectations. The weather was rough that day due to winds and the guides warned every person on our tour that we would get very wet and it would be a bumpy ride. It wasn't as bad...More

1  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove in from the Myvatn area to Húsavík. Totally worth it! Húsavík is beautiful and quaint and only added to our fabulous experience! The staff were very friendly and professional! The M/V Sylvia is a beautiful 17.5 M wood boat with 30 tons of...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did today the safari on the speed boat and it was amazing, only "riding" it was very funny (although I was a bit concerned at first, and someone got seasick) The personal at the desk and our guide Aksel were amazing, very professional and...More

Thank Darwin3k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several companies offering whale watching and so we did a bit of research before selecting Gentle Giants. We started our trip by visiting the Whale Museum where we were able to get 20% discount with our Gentle Giants tickets - that was really...More

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Michele M
3 June 2018|
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Response from erictmullis | Reviewed this property |
Very low. But make sure to check the weather and cancel if it is bad. They don’t care how bad the weather is, we did a tour today and it was pouring rain and the waves almost knocked over the boat multiple times and the... More
11 March 2018|
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Response from Charla_Basran | Property representative |
Dear skippy029, Thank you for your question! There is no time of the day when we are more likely to encounter see the whales, really. They come and go and the situation in the bay can change very fast. Nature is... More
1 December 2017|
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Response from Charla_Basran | Property representative |
Dear SammyK5, Thank you for your question! The whales' behaviour is very unpredictable and that is what makes whale watching so exciting as no two tours are ever the same. Both the previous answers here (from Joop V and... More