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“So many puffins!”
Review of Special Tours

Special Tours
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US$184.91*
and up
RIB Express Whale Watching
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Special Tours operates sea adventures from Reykjavik city centre with over 20 years of experience. Whale Watching tours all year round and then Northern Lights by Boat, Puffin Watching, Sea Angling, Reykjavik by Sea and a New Years Fireworks Cruise. Special Tours Wildlife Adventures is known amongst passengers and partners for its ambitious & hard working team, aiming for great adventures for every tour and for every client. Our main focus is comfort and personal service, while making sure we protect and respect the environment. We have a skilled & friendly crew, as well as an experienced guide on every tour.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time on our puffin tour. It was easy to locate and the staff was very knowledge. They told us exactly where the puffins were even with them quickly moving around. We had a great time and would definitely book with them again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great crew, I’m great fishing, great preparation of food. Would recommend this excursion to anyone I come across

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Beth,

Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're glad that you enjoyed your fishing tour with us. The fishing trips are a staff favorite as well. There's nothing quite as tasty as fish straight from the ocean!

We are running our Instagram competition so if you have some good or fun photos from your tour just use the tag #AhoyReykjavik to enter. We pick one winner each month and that person gets their ticket refunded.

Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland!

Kind regards,
Special Tours Crew

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw a hump back whale in the water for a very long time and enjoyed all it's activities. We were taken deep into the waters to make sure we saw one. We also saw other fin whales and loads of sea birds !

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your whale watching tour with us. Humpback whales are one of the four most common species that we see in the bay, but we usually do not see fin whales - sounds like an amazing experience! We can never guarantee sightings of wildlife, but we do our very best to find them.

We are running our Instagram competition so if you have some good or fun photos from your tour just use the tag #AhoyReykjavik to enter. We pick one winner each month and that person gets their ticket refunded.

Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland!

Kind regards,
Special Tours Crew

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great, saw minke whales and dolphins! great tour guide too. very informative and welcoming. beautiful views.

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to our guides. Minke whales and white-beaked dolphins are two of the four most common species that we see in the bay - and we agree, our 'office view' is hard to beat!

We are running our Instagram competition so if you have some good or fun photos from your tour just use the tag #AhoyReykjavik to enter. We pick one winner each month and that person gets their ticket refunded.

Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland!

Kind regards,
Special Tours Crew

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very short visit outside the puffin ireland. Few birds to see. We then searched for whale and drowe around for a kong time. Finally one of the other boats located the whale and we moved over there. Lots og boats crowded around the whale.

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gunn,

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your puffin and whale watching tours with us. We are running our Instagram competition so if you have some good or fun photos from your tour just use the tag #AhoyReykjavik to enter. We pick one winner each month and that person gets their ticket refunded.

Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland!

Kind regards,
Special Tours Crew

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