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Whale Safari 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...more
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Aegisgardur 7 | Reykjavík Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

As I was coming with a physical disabled girl, I was not sure if the RIB Cruise would be suitable. Halla was extremely helpful, sending us detailed pics of the boat, i.e. seats and handles etc. so we were able to decide if the RIB...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

My review for the company es excellent, but my comment goes for the respect of this environment, i hope to come back someday and i wish to see the same or more whales.More

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amorenosrosa
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hey amorenosrosa, Thank you for your positive review of our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík Tour on our custom designed RIB speedboats! Lovely to hear that you appreciate our effort to respect these animals as well as the whole environment. We would be happy to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

While we didn’t see any humpback whales, we did see a ton of dolphins and a few quick glances at minke whales. Wish we had gotten to see puffin, but we weren’t there for the puffin season. I’ve been on whale watching tours in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmilyLHW
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hey Emily, Thanks for taking the time to review our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Tour on our custom designed RIB speed boats, we appreciate it! Nice to hear you had such a blast on the trip and the so called "Happy Ending" (the cruise around...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Well explained and interesting. Great encounters with humpback and minke whales. I hope to see next time white beaked dolphins.More

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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cdemierre
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hey cdemierre, Thanks for your review on the Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Tour on our custom designed RIB speed boats, we appreciate it! Nice to hear you got to see two of the amazing species that we find most commonly here in Faxabay! We would...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We chose the speed boat option which was comfortable and very rewarding, dolphins followed us a few times and we got to see some whales and the PuffinsMore

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelLoverXOXO
Halla S, Front Office Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hey TravelLover, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review the Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Tour that we operate on our custom designed RIB speed boats, we appreciate it! Nice to hear you got to encounter some of the amazing species that we find...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

I recommend this adventure to everybody, who is going to visit Iceland! Nice guide, fast ship, lot's of dolphins and wheals! We had to do the best photoesMore

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Маргарита П
Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey there Many thanks for reviewing our RIB boat Whale Watching Tour. We are very grateful for your kind words and recommendation. It sounds like you had a great day with the exhilarating speedboat trip, expert guidance and playful wildlife :) Great that you captured...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We were very well outfitted for our trip...we were also advised that i we had back problems this trip was not recommended....the Captain was very knowledgeable of his "water" and the Guide absolutely "Super" with constant info...we actually saw two whalesMore

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey there huffinpuff Thanks for sharing your experience of our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour on our custom designed RIB speedboats. It is true that we do not advise this activity for those that have issues or recent injuries with their back and knees and...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

we had a beautiful boat trip. We saw whales and Dolphinsthe people of the company where very friendly and told a lotMore

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cbreugem
Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey there Thank you for reviewing our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík Tour on the RIB speedboats. We are very grateful for your kind words and this recommendation of our tour. It's so nice that you had such great sightings on your tour and that the...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Not many whales to be seen on our trip but no fault of the tour company. They don't use sonar that because it's causes confusion with the Marine life so that's a good thing. Great knowledgeable staff, fun rib boat Ride!More

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank toolforty62
Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey Toolforty62! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of the Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík Tour on the RIB speedboats. We do indeed not use a sonar or any other tools then our eyes and a pair of binoculars to spot the whales....More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

We booked this safari and they told us that the small boat was more expensive than the lager boat, but the smaller one is quicker when you see the whales and better to take photo's. And it was worth it. We saw some whales form...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ceverhardus67
Halla S, Director of Sales at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey there Thanks a lot for your kind words and detailed review of our Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík Tour on the RIB speedboats. There is quite a difference in the experience of sailing on the small or the big boat but it of course just...More

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pooja g
29 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
11 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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