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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

#2 of 19 things to do in Husavik Features Animals
| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 1500
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
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Big Whale Safari and Puffins Tour from Húsavík
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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 Husavik, 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 Skjalfandi 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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Hours Today: 07:30 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 1500
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the tour with the whales and the puffins. Went in mid August which was already pushing it for sightings, but we saw lots of whales and 10 whales (and we saw them multiple times). The guide, Clement, was really knowledgable and just terrific,...More

Thank Tiela C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While staying for two nights in Husavik, we saved the best for last. Check in online was easy and so was the collection of the tickets, wich give you also 10% off the whale museum next door. Boarding was relaxing and everyone was given a...More

Thank Anfajoni
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw several whales (humpback whale) and puffins closely. The trip is comfortable and the guides are gentle and clear in their explanation.

Thank E I
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did see several humpback whales, the staff was also great! Overall a great experince, would recommend!

Thank Ẅille N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Did three trips with Gentle Giants, two RIBboetand one classic. First two in very heavy wether conditions, nevertheless good possibilty to see whales, thanks an excellent captain and guides. Cassic trip on an old fisherboat not that good, calm see, but the boat is to...More

Thank 1954martin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go for the Rigid Inflatable Boat tour, it is fast and highly manoeuvrable enabling the captain to travel to the whales. Watched four whales up close for about half hour each and saw many other water spouts. The captain ensures that each side of the...More

Thank wombidog
Reviewed 6 days ago

We followed two humpback whales around as they enjoyed their lunch. Great views. Knowledgeable staff. Good hot chocolate and pastry. A great excursion!

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Husavik in the beginning of August and took Big Whale Safari & Puffins tour by Gentle Giants. It took approx. 2,5 hours and the weather during the trip was awesome. Thanks to RIB boats and cooperation among the captains we could find the...More

Thank Dzmitry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good trip! Saw whales several times, the captain was very quick to spot them and rush over. Staff were really nice and knowlegable, and the hot chocolate was tasty! Not crowded so we could move around quite a bit, would definitely recommend!!

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an authentic boat cruise for 3 hours. Spotted 2 hump backs and watched them for 40 minutes. Been on two other cruises in Nz and California and not spotted like this. Great time had by all of us.

Thank JimGillett
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connie f
21 April 2017|
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Response from Charla_Basran | Property representative |
Dear connie f, It is possible to make a tour without booking in advance. However, we do recommend booking before at least a few days in advance, especially during the high season from June to August. You can always change... More
29 September 2016|
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Response from as2016101 |
Thanks for your thoughtful input and observations.
29 August 2016|
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Response from MemiMemole | Reviewed this property |
Hello Gioske, I'm sorry but we took the tour on August 20th, therefore we weren't together. We were offered an alcoholic drink made of local herbs. Very good!
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