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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Choose from one of the multiple daily departures and then make your own way to Reykjavik Old Harbour to meet your guide & captain. After a quick safety briefing, pull on your provided overalls and safety gear and hop aboard your RIB speedboat.

    Hold on tight as your captain zips you out of the harbor, and look out for some of the wildlife for which Faxaflói is famous. Loop around the wind-beaten islands of the bay to see puffins in their natural habitat during their breeding season from May to the end of August, and then head out on the open water to scout out the majestic whales and dolphins.

    On the return to the harbor, cruise along Reykjavik’s shoreline and spot the sights from the sea. Colorful fishing huts and bustling restaurants make up the cityscape in this part of town, alongside some thought-provoking attractions, too. Enjoy looking at the Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, and the Harpa Concert Hall — a glittering glass building that is said to be inspired by the country’s volcanic geology.

    After roughly two hours on the water, travel back to the start point where your tour ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Use of coveralls
    • All necessary safety equipment
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress warmly: Wool or fleece seater, Hat, gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended
    • In the case of no sightings you will get a ticket for an alternative tour
    • Hotel pickup in Reykjavik available at supplement
    • Suitable for children over the age of 10 and over 145 centimeters tall
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travellers with knee problems
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    excellent and exciting trip with first class guide and pilot,saw dolphins and minky whales in bay ,great
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    I was so excited about this tour and it did not disappoint! People say the boat is ruff but the seats in this boat had hydraulic suspension so was very comfortable, the driver made the trip exciting and a great rush. Being in the speed boat meant within seconds of sightings you
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    This was one of the highlights of my trip to Iceland. We not only had a fun and exciting speed boat out into the ocean but felt much closer to nature, and saw Whales! Fully recommend this for anyone seeking a little adventure! The guides were brilliant too! Excellent and
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    The inflatable boat was a HUGE win, well worth the upgrade! Takes less time to get to the area where you are most likely to see the whales and allows you a more up close/personal experience. Plus, the boat ride is FUN! Saw soooo many minke whales. Louise, our guide, was
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    Very sad I don’t remember the name of our guide but his parents were visiting that day and joined us! Just 6 people including them plus guide and captain. Captain was safe and smart and very cool, and guide was so intelligent and informative! Amazing to see so much and learn so
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