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Katla Whale Watching

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See Iceland's gentle giants from our spectacular and fast Rib boats which are brand new and equipped with 12 suspension seats to enhance your comfort, security and level of enjoyment. Rib boats are fast and offer a quick reaction so you're able to...more
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 15:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hlesgata | Hlésgata - Vesturbugt, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I were walking the pier waiting to check into our hotel. There are a lot of whale tours. We walked up on Katla and it looked the most interesting. We walked in and were the only ones to go on this tour....More

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Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Great to hear that all of you liked the tour! We truly appreciate the compliments and the time you spent on writing this great review. It makes us happy that you liked the trip, the experience and our company. We are glad that you liked...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We were the only guests as the weather mas marginal (as it was most of the summer!). Very professional, nice gear. Even though we didn't see much, we had a nice time and I would love to go with them again when the weather is...More

Thank MountinMan
Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the experience! We are lucky to have this amazing wildlife here out on Faxafloi Bay we can enjoy on our tours. Sometimes the weather is not in...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We decided to book our whale watching tour with Katla because of the helpful and informative web-page together with great reviews. The welcoming was really warm and friendly by the guide and captain giving us all useful information. During our trip they really showed us...More

Thank KatharinaF173
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We looked at a lot of different whale watching tours from the large boat tours to RIB boats before choosing to book with Katla. We eventually decided to go with Katla because of all their positive reviews and also liked the idea of a smaller...More

Thank Percypuma
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is a must if you're visiting Iceland; it should be on your top three things for sure. I have been whale watching in many areas and this was by far one of the best experiences. The guides were so pleasant and helpful and knowledgable....More

Thank Misser86
Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review and complimenting words. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, the experience, our company and the equipment! We appreciate the kind words and the recommendations!

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A very friendly and pleasant family run tour operator! They were welcoming from the moment you walked in, (I have even got a coffee!) and made sure we would have a safe and fun experience. The guide and his father captain were both very friendly,...More

Thank Janina M
Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

We are really glad to hear you enjoyed the coffee and the tour! Thankfully we are lucky enough to have the amazing wildlife out on Faxafloi Bay and seeing the animals in their natural habitat. Thank you for the compliments, the kind words and taking...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

What an amazing boat tour! We saw lots of Minke Whales and also some dolphins. The guide and his father that drove the speed boat were absolutely amazing! They were super sweet and made sure that everyone was comfortable at all times.

Thank HannaHatz
Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for the compliments and taking the time to write the kind words! We appreciated the tour and are happy to hear how much you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

After looking at several options for Whale Watching tours we chose Katla due to the previous excellent reviews & the fact they were a family business - we were not disappointed!! On arrival we received a friendly welcome by Petur and his father who assisted...More

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Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write this great review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the experience! Even though we have amazing wildlife here in Faxafloi Bay and the chance of seeing a dolphin / whale is...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We went out on a day that ended up being more windy than anticipated. Even so, we got lucky and saw minky whales, which was amazing. We happened to be in the boat with only 4 other people so the guides asked if we wanted...More

Thank saanak
Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing detailed and informative review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the tour with us out on Faxafloi Bay and the ride on the boat itself! The weather plays a big role in everyday...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Such a great adventure! The guides ( Peter & his father) are very knowledgeable & sea worthy. They worked very hard to make sure we had a great experience and we did!

Thank BetsyKania
Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write this great review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour and company so much.

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We went on a windy day, where the chances of seeing whales are less. Honestly who cares about seeing the whales, we said to each other afterward, the boat ride was such a rush and experience in and of itself. Every adventure-loving person needs to...More

Thank Paula T
Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Katla Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Great to hear that you enjoyed the boat ride so much! And the tour itself, the whales and our company! Thank you for the compliments and taking the time to write this awesome review !

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