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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 3 days ago

Friends warned us beforehand: there are hardly whales to see near Reykjavik. The boat has to go more than 1/2h in full sea, then, with a lot of luck, you 'll see the head, or the belly, or the tail of 1 whale. Or, you...More

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

Hello, and thank you for the feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the tour, and that you have gotten some bad information regarding whale sightings in Reykjavík. We are able to see whales year-round (yesterday, November 11th, we saw minke whales, white-beaked...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had one day to myself before my brother and sister arrived in Iceland, and decided to have an adventure on the water, and found the Special Tours Whale Watching boat through TripAdvisor. I am so happy with the experience (even though I only had...More

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

Hello, and thank you for the review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to your guide and the crew. Minke whales and white-beaked dolphins are two of the four most common species that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we got on the boat one of the employees said it should be a good day on the water as the swells were not that high... well he was wrong... the swells were very high and in my opinion the boat should never have...More

Thank Mdennis28
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Dennis, Thank you for the feedback - we're very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us on the tour. Whenever the conditions are too rough to sail, we cancel the tour. If the conditions are rough but still perfectly fine...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

GREAT! A luxurious way to see whales. BRING WARM CLOTHES! I thought I would be OK but was not. This is be a wonderful way to view the northern lights...away from other sources of light.More

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

Dear Ethel, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to the crew. We are running our Instagram competition so if you have some good or fun photos from your tour...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

We originally booked with Reykjavik Sailors, but due to it being low season and not having many people booked in they transferred us across to special tours which was no problem at all as they are nice and close to each other and it was...More

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

Dear Lucy, Thank you so much for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to your guide and crew. We frequently work with our friends at Reykjavík Sailors, and their passengers often join...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 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 14 September 2018

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 5 September 2018

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 14 September 2018

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 4 September 2018 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 14 September 2018

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 1 September 2018

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 3 September 2018

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 28 August 2018 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 3 September 2018

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

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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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