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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

#1 of 19 things to do in Husavik Features Animals
| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 1500
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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
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| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
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+354 464 1500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you can see whales in these pictures you can believe it. The entire tour you keep looking out for whales and the boat runs to be upclose . It was too much fun . Do try doing if you have a day.

Thank Vinita70
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A simple trip over the Husavik gulf to see some gentle giants. The crew was very nice to us, keept us informed about the position of the whales. Also they have informed us about the birds that were flying aront the boat. We saw 2...More

Thank Jože K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I still can't believe how many whales we saw in 2 hours. I've never had such a full whale watching experience. We saw tons of birds, dolphins and at least 4 whales. One of our favorite experiences in Iceland. The only downside (for me) was...More

Thank McGexploring
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whale watching is something that everyone must experience when coming to Húsavík. We went on Saturday morning at 8:45 o´clock which is a great timing and a good start to the day. The staff are extremely welcoming. This was about a 2 hour tour and...More

Thank mariahjaltadottir
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a 2.5 hour puffin and whale watching tour on a RIB boat. We had difficulty deciding whether to go with the RIB boat or the standard boat but are so pleased we chose the RIB boat tour as we were able to...More

1  Thank Marina J
Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Marina J, Thank you for the very nice review! Indeed the RIB speedboats are a quick and maneuverable way to see the sights at sea. Wonderful to hear that your guide was knowledgeable and friendly, your captain was skilled, and the boat ride was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant trip. saw lots of humpback whales. Really small boat so easy to see. Great guide who was very informative. We were given really warm comfy suits to wear. A must if you love whales

Thank Alyson S
Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Alyson S, Thank you for the very nice review! Wonderful to hear that you had a great and informative guide and had an awesome tour seeing lots of humpback whales! All the best, Charla Basran Researcher/Guide

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zodiac style whaling adventure. May have dressed with too many layers- by the time we added the overalls we had difficulty moving- but we were warm... We saw dolphin and about 15 humpback whales. Puffin seen from afar as water too shallow to approach Island....More

Thank deegertler
Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the nice review. The captain does his best to ensure equal viewing of the whales from all seats on the boat, but with wild animals this can be tricky! It sounds like you had a very successful RIB zodiac tour with dolphins...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I found Gentle Giants a very good tour operator. The boat was in perfect condition and you get equipped with a safety overall, life jacket, waterproof gloves and goggles. One tip : don't put anything, like your camera, in your pockets that you later need...More

Thank Globetrotter045
Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the very nice review! Great to hear you found Gentle Giants to be a very good tour operator and your guide Miro was friendly and knowledgeable. It sounds like it truly was an excellent RIB tour seeing the humpback and minke whales!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful trip in beautiful oak boat. Reputable company. Was a choppy ride but great fun as captain was very experienced! Whales were lovely. Was lovely seeing puffins at sea (we didn't do the puffin add-on) Dress warmly even though company provides overalls and...More

Thank conrad p
Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Conrad P, Thank you for the very nice review! Great to hear that you had a fun trip with an experienced captain. It is definitely cold here in Iceland even in the summer time, so extra warm clothing is always a good idea as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Whale watching tour 2 times because it was so amazing Friendly guide and captain. ........

Thank MathieuDe
Charla_Basran, Researcher/Guide at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear MathieuDe, Thank you for the great review! So happy that you found the crew friendly, and that you had such an amazing experience that you decided to see the whales twice! Thanks for joining us and all the best, Charla Basran Researcher/Guide

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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
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Thanks for your thoughtful input and observations.
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GIOSKE
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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