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Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours

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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last day, we needed something to do. We had already driven the Golden Circle & to the South coast. We decided to go whale watching, and are glad we did! We saw several minke whales & pods of white-beaked dolphins. It was neat...More

Thank kristen m
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kristen, Thanks for the review! We're glad that you enjoyed your whale watching tour with us and will pass the compliments along to your guide, Sara. Minke whales and white-beaked dolphins are two of the four most common species that we see, and we've...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really want to see something that you've seen on Facebook or by David Attenborough. Don't hold your breath. They give a very interesting commentary and we saw some fins in the distance. Actually saw more dolphins than whales and what we did see wasn't...More

Thank GoddardMalaga
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed the commentary but we're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the sightings. We can of course never guarantee sightings of wild animals, and when we do see them we never know how...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only were we blessed with sunshine to see all of Iceland beautiful seascape, but also did the two guides Annika and Cath guide us through the world of cetaceans with a lot of profound knowledge, humour and helpfulness! Would love to do this tour...More

Thank Maria_WMS
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Maria, THank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to Annika and Cat. Minke whales and white-beaked dolphins are two of the four most common species that we see on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two trips as nothing was seen on the first occasion - but still enjoyed the ride! The boat and staff are very good and seeing Dolphins plus a glimpse of mink whale on our second outing was still well worth the money. Hopefully...More

Thank prjbishop
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're happy that you enjoyed your tours with us, but sorry that you didn't see anything on your first trip! We can never guarantee sightings of wild animals, so whenever we don't see anything we offer the free...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can not guarantee nature and we only was 2 pilot whales from a distance however we did follow a pod of dolphins and managed to catch them feeding. Even seeing the sea birds diving into the sea to catch fish was fantastic. The tour...More

Thank Gareth W
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gareth, Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to your guide. White-beaked dolphins are one of the four most common species that we see, but we typically do not see pilot whales!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in mid-August, the seas were posted as "very rough" though, it wasn't as bad as they made it out to be. Still my wife and younger daughter took sea sickness pills (they were fine throughout the sailing). Was 3 hours, just enjoy the sea...More

Thank Simon L
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Simon, Thank you for the review! We're glad that you and your family enjoyed your whale watching tour with us. We're sorry that you weren't able to see the minke whale - sometimes they surprise us and surface quickly once or twice before diving...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blessed by the weather - it was a very sunny and quite warm day, but once out at sea it became much colder. We weren't blessed by the whale sightings though. We saw a Minke flipper in the distance on a couple of...More

Thank Jackie K
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jackie, Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us, but sorry to hear that the sightings were not very good. We can never guarantee sightings of wild animals, but whenever the sightings are not good we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure if this is the exact tour company we went Whale watching with but they all offer the same price etc. Anyone coming to Iceland should definitely go whale watching. We were going to go on the rib but my daughter (10) was...More

Thank Fiona R
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Fiona, Thank you for your review! For our RIB tour passengers must be over the age of 10 & above 130cm in height for safety reasons. We're sorry that you were not able to join that trip, but happy to hear that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our grandkids wanted to see the whales. We had glimpses of several, but saw many dolphins. It was a very worthwhile experience, and presence or absence of whales is not totally in the hands of the tour operator. The boat was well kept, and coveralls...More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your tour with us, and will pass the compliment along to your guide. White-beaked dolphins are one of the four most common species that we see, and it's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed in Reykjavik and went for a whale watching tour. Few things you have to know to make it fun, not disappointment. First - you may be 99% percent sure that you will not see big whales, as shown in advertising posters, for those...More

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

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with us, and will pass along the kind words to our crew and staff. We also wanted to touch on a few of the points you make. With any whale watching...More

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robalveston
17 September 2018|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for the question. Faxaflói Bay, where we sail, is a protected area for whales where hunting is not allowed. Last year we contributed to discussions that led to legislation which extended the protected... More
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travelingmontez
17 July 2018|
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Hello, and thank you for the question! We do not see blue whales on our tours as the bay is far too shallow for them here. They are typically seen further out at sea or up north where the waters are deeper. The four most... More
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Megan H
26 June 2018|
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Hi Megan, We are called Special Tours - regarding your voucher, could you please send us an email to info@specialtours.is and our reception team can send you a copy of your voucher? Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
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