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Address: Aegisgardur 7 | Reykjavík Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Sea Safari Whale Watching)
Phone Number: +354 497 0000
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Whale Safari is Reykavik's only small groups whale watching tour operator....

Whale Safari is Reykavik's only small groups whale watching 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. 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 7 times a day, everyday from the 15th of April to the 30th of September.

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US$ 92.29*
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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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We had a great fun and highly recommend this for everybody that likes nature together with some adrenaline. We saw the whales, dolphins and learned a lot from an excellent guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great fun and highly recommend this for everybody that likes nature together with some adrenaline. We saw the whales, dolphins and learned a lot from an excellent guide Julia. The safety precautions were taken and explained very well.

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Thank maggavik
Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Dear Magga Thanks for taking the time to review our Whales Puffins and Reykjavík tour. We're thrilled you enjoyed the tour and got the chance to see some whales and dolphins with us. It's nice to know you felt safe on board and liked Julia's guidance. All the best, The Whale Safari Team More 

Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Having only landed at 10am we explored the capital and decided to book for a whale watching trip for the next day. When we arrived- timing was great and there was available space on the afternoon outing. The weather was good so we decided to go ahead! Wow - thank goodness we did. It was cold and the company provided... More 

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Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Hey Jjo17 We're grateful you took the time to write such a nice review and recommendation for our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík tour. It's good to hear the outfit we provide kept you warm while you searched for the humpbacks and thanks for the layer and hat tip to our future October customers. We hoped you enjoyed the rest of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We really enjoyed our 2 hour whale and puffin trip. We saw 2 minke whales, (they were a little shy today) friendly white dolphins, small porpoise, and puffins of course! Our guide was friendly and our boat driver was great. The rib boats are faster and much more fun than the big boats! Even though our trip didn't see whales... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Thanks for taking the time to review our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík tour. It's unfortunate you didn't get to see the whales up close but of course with these wildlife sightings every tour is a different adventure. We're glad to hear you liked your captain and guide and got the chance to see some dolphins, porpoises and minkes... More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

What a fun adventure! We saw all 4 breeds of whales including a sleeping humpback. We tracked the tour on our GPS and was 10 miles. The boat was fast, so you got a bit of adventure! They provide full suits to keep you warm and dry. The captain of the boat and our tour operator (Darcey) were funned informative.... More 

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Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Hey Kate! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review about our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík tour. It's good the suits kept you warm and dry so you could enjoy the adventurous tour a long with the captains sailing skills and Darcy's guidance. Thanks for the recommendation! All the best, The Whale Safari Team More 

Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

It's been 3 days and my husband and I are still feeling the pain...literally and figuratively. The seas were so rough the afternoon we went out that we were jarred and slammed around as the boat came out of the water and pounded back down onto the swells. I feel the company risked safety just because they had sold 19... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife and I was on a trip last week, and choose rib (speed boat). An amazing trip where we say sharks (5)!, dolphins and whales. 100% hit. The team from Whale Safari was great and to see sharks and the whales so close to the boat was an amazing experience. We really recommend to take the smaller boats, and... More 

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Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Dear Jon We're thankful you took the time to review our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík tour. Great you and your wife had such an amazing experience and got to see the basking sharks sneaking around the boats! They're so thrilling to see. We're truly grateful for your recommendation and kind words about the tour and our team. All the best,... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I went on the speedboat tour from Reykjavik harbor for 2 hours. This was one of the best experiences I've ever had, I've dreamed about seeing wild whales since I was a kid. I can't describe it. We saw humpback and minke whales, one jump, (that was the only time we saw a face), and otherwise we got to see... More 

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Thank 919Sara91
Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Dear 919Sara91 Thank you so much for reviewing our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík tour. It's great we were able to help you fulfill a life long dream by seeing the beautiful creatures that are out here in Faxaflói. The fast small boats get people a close and good view of the whales that's wonderful you got to experience! We're happy... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This was the first tour of our honeymoon and what a way to kick it off. We saw everything we hoped we would see, and it was great to see our excitement reflected in the staff aswell. They must do these tours 5 or 6 times a day sometimes, and the fact they still look so excited every time a... More 

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Thank Jake G
Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Dear Jake We're grateful you took the time to review our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík tour. We're so happy that you had such an enjoyable experience with us on your honeymoon. It's sounds like you had a lovely time seeing the animals and the boat ride and the suits kept you good and warm during the tour! Thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A veeeery fast and fun way to explore Reykjavík, where you get to see the city and surrounding islands from a whole new angle. The staff were super helpful and nice and the equipment was tip-top.

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Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Dear Hafsteinn Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík tour! It's wonderful you had such an awesome time and got to see and experience good old Reykjavík from some new angles. All the best, The Whale Safari Team More 

Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

My friend and I booked through Viator and unfortunately they used this company called "Whale Safari". This tour company has the worst clothing accessories ever! Their overalls are all very dirty and smelly and with limited sizes.

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Thank hkhappygal
Whale Safari I, Manager at Whale Safari Iceland, responded to this review

Dear hkhappygal Thank you for taking the time to review our Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík. We're happy to hear that you had a good Whale Watching tour and enjoyed the tour. We strive to give our passengers the best possible experience so we're deeply sorry to hear our protective floating overalls didn't meet your standards. We wash them as often... More 

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