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Whale Safari Iceland

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Aegisgardur 7 | Reykjavík Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Whale Safari is Reykjavik's premier small groups whale watching & wildlife tour operator. Our specially made RIB boats are made to get close to the whales, dolphins and puffins of the Faxafloi Bay. We only seat 12 passengers per boat, and each boat has a expert whale watching guide and captain on board. This is the ideal way to come in contact with nature with this intimate experience. Another thing is that all our small group tours are real ocean safaris, as we search for the whales we also visit the puffins when they are in season and do a sightseeing tour of Reykjavik from the sea front. Oh! And all of this in less then two hours. Our ticket office and service center is located in the Old Harbor in downtown Reykjavik and is open year round from 8:00-21:00. Tours are operated up to 8 times a day, everyday from the 15th of April to the 30th of September.
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Aegisgardur 7 | Reykjavík Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the highlights of our trip to Iceland! Was awesome being out on the water and so much fun. Humpback whale swam right by our boat. Also got to see puffins, other arctic birds, minke whale, and porpoises. Definite must-do!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The experience on the 2 hour tour small raft was amazing. Just the ride with all of the bumps of the boat are really fun. We saw puffins, and two whales which was amazing. The only

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You never know if you’ll see whales or puffin. It turned out to be an expensive boat ride. Cest la vie.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I did the express whales and midnight sun tour. The tour we were initially booked on was cancelled due to bad weather but they booked us on the same tour the following evening with no hassle. The rib speed boat was so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour on a high speed boat that allowed us to get to the action quickly. The ride out and back was pretty exhilarating and certainly woke up us after arriving to Iceland on an overnight flight earlier that day! Saw minke and humpback whales...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to this wonderful crew who gave us the experience of our life. They did some magic in scouting the “Whale Sightings” and gambled us into a pod of Orcas. Thank you for giving me a sight I never thought would happen in my life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Whale Watching on the Rib Boat. We saw a ton of Puffins both on Puffin Island and out on the Ocean. We got to see a Humpback Whale breach the water abbot 8 times. The boat ride was a ton of fun....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from Iceland and did this trip with my two daughters on Saturday 30/6. I am so pleased I booked was amazing, we saw hump back whale, dolphins and may puffins! Was very inspiring and seeing such beautiful animals in their natural...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip was perfectly organised and the team was very friendly and helpful. The boat is rather extreme, so it is not advisable for people with sea-sickness of other such issues. I fully enjoyed the Whale Safari and would do it again if I have...More

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pooja g
28 June 2018|
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Response from Halla S | Property representative |
Hey Pooja! Thanks for the interest in joining a tour with us at Whale Safari! Our age limit for both Whale Watching and Puffin Tours are 10 years and there is a height limit of 145 cm as well. You can e-mail us at... More
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Hetal S
10 August 2017|
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Response from Halla S | Property representative |
Hey Hetal! This September as well as October we still had excellent sightings spotting all of the four main species the Humpback Whale, Minke Whales, White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises in Faxaflói Bay. The Puffin... More
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Jessica_Karen1990
19 March 2017|
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Response from Halla S | Property representative |
Hi Jessica_Karen Thanks for the interest in our tours and I hope the following will cover your questions! If you're visiting in the end of April I'm afraid it's highly unlikely that we'll see puffins during the tours as... More
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