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Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours

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| Old Harbor, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Don´t miss out on the unforgettable experience Special Tours offers you in whale watching in Reykjavik, Iceland: Whale Watching Express! Our whale watching boat, Rósin (The Rose), offers an absolute innovation in whale watching adventures in...more
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| Old Harbor, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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"minke whales"
in 93 reviews
"white beaked dolphins"
in 34 reviews
"fast boat"
in 17 reviews
"large boat"
in 10 reviews
"sea birds"
in 24 reviews
"feeding grounds"
in 6 reviews
"pod of dolphins"
in 13 reviews
"comfortable boat"
in 7 reviews
"sea sickness tablets"
in 17 reviews
"marine biologist"
in 10 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 9 reviews
"friendly crew"
in 6 reviews
"below deck"
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"warm suits"
in 12 reviews
"great trip"
in 23 reviews
"boat trip"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the express trip (2hrs). We were told that it was a little rough so advised to take a sickness tablet that was given to us. It started off well, providing warm overalls and friendly staff but soon became very rough once we...More

Thank Marsh1990
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us on your tour. We make the decision to sail each day based on the weather and sea forecasts. When...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the Whale watching tour 26.04.18 and it was brilliant. Hump backs, white beaked dolphins and porpoises. The weather was drizzly rain and with it being a fast boat we got wet. Luckily we wrapped up warm and used one of their suits....More

Thank Nic W
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Nic, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you had a good time on your tour with us to see the whales. Humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises are three of the four most commonly spotted species on our tours....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So lucky ! 4 species seen with close encounter on the 2nd halp of the trip. A dream came true and the team is so nice. Proud to have support and spotted some Minkywhales at the end.More

Thank Michael G
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and we will pass the compliments along to our crew. The 'Big Four' most commonly spotted species we see on our tours are the minke whale, white-beaked...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing will compare to being on a boat in the middle of the water watching these majestic creatures breach. It really is incredible. During our tour we saw many whales, orcas and humpbacks. The crew did a great job catching up to them for close...More

Thank TBLJTiki
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales, and could not agree more that it's an amazing experience to see these beautiful creatures in the wild. Humpback whales are one of the four...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was thinking,not going to see anything here today but I felt so emotional after spotting the first whale. Saw Minky whale and hump back whales. Just watching these in nature was excellent. Enjoyed all of the trip, even the rain and the cold ! But...More

Thank Jonboys43
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales. Minke whales and humpback whales are two of the four most common species that we see in the bay, and are both baleen whales. We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the rib boat tour... we were the only two passengers this afternoon! Felt like luxury! Such an amazing experience and wonderful knowledgeable crew. I can highly recommend going on the rib boat as we got super close to the whales. We would...More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Josephine, Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us on our new RIB express whale watching tour. This is our newest tour, and we started on April 15th - so nice that you were able to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw lots of whales, humpbacks, minkes, Harbor porpoises, dolphins. Made for a breathtaking experience and one I’ll never forget. Thoroughly enjoyed it, well worth the money. Guide and staff were friendly and informative. Boat was clean and had good facilities. Highly recommended.More

Thank Sam M
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sam, Thank you for your review! We're happy that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales and will pass the compliments along to our guide and crew. You saw the 'Big Four' of the bay - humpback whales, minke whales, harbour...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on the new Rib boat for whale watching. Such an excellent time! The boats are comfortable and no issues bouncing around on the waves. Boat ride itself is beautiful and exciting. Saw 5-6 different whales breaking the water multiple times. Was able to...More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alicia, Thank you so much for your review and for sailing with us! We are happy to hear that you love our new RIB boat just as much as we do :) We have special shock-suspension seats on the boat which gives you a...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The entire trip took just under four hours, you go out of the harbour and directly away from Reykjavik for half the duration, then you simply turn around and come back. You aren't guaranteed to see anything but the trip is an experience in itself!...More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Shaun, Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Our classic whale watching tour is typically 3-3.5 hours in duration, and the route that we take varies each day based on weather conditions and previous sightings....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We went on a whale watching tour. While we didn't see any large whales, we saw several schools of dolphins feeding. Interesting back stories on the area. Crew was easy to understand on the loud speakers. Wifi was available on the boat as well.More

Thank DB605
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to our guide. White-beaked dolphins are one of the four most common species that we see on our tours. While...More

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347ella
11 April 2018|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hi Ella, Thank you for your question - for our classic whale watching departures we usually have space to book the day before or the day of, but for the express and especially RIB whale watching departures we would... More
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Mary l
28 February 2018|
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Dear Mary, Thank you for your question. So far in 2018 our success rate is around 70%. In January we saw humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. We also a northern bottle-nose whale, but this was an... More
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Sian W
19 December 2017|
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Hello Sian, Thank you for your question. The most common species we see on our tours are humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. We have seen orcas this winter season on Nov. 27th and... More
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