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Whale Watching Reykjavik - Special Tours

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| Old Harbor, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 560 8800
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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 Iceland, it is fast and a luxurious whale watching boat, one of its kind in Iceland, providing security and luxury for all. The boat is both safe and quiet, as well as being equipped with the latest technology.The whale watching tours start from the Reykjavik Old Harbour and during puffin season (1 May - 15 Aug) we sail past the puffin islands Akurey and Lundey, inhabited by thousands of puffins. From there it takes us only 15 - 20 minutes to get to where the whales are. In the whale watching tours you´ll see whales in their natural environment, quite up close and personal. The friendly guides and captain point out where to spot the whales on the surface of the sea and give you interesting information about the different kinds of whales you can expect to see.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Old Harbor, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 560 8800
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"minke whales"
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"white beaked dolphins"
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"fast boat"
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"sea birds"
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"marine biologist"
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"pod of dolphins"
in 14 reviews
"sea sickness tablets"
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"comfortable boat"
in 7 reviews
"smaller boat"
in 10 reviews
"their natural habitat"
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"warm suits"
in 13 reviews
"great trip"
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"boat trip"
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"express tour"
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"puffin tour"
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"great afternoon"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We opted to go out on Special Tours on their new RIB Boat. The boat was part of the fun! Suits were provided to keep us warm. Glad we had are own smart wool socks and water resistant hiking boots to keep us warm and...More

Thank TCLetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a good 3,5 hours cruise. We saw whales and the guide Anika was very informative. But.. it was too llng for my girls (4yrs and 9months) to be on boat. They felt a little overwhelmed at the end. I eould loke to hear...More

Thank vugrinecanja
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic morning on the Rib boat whale watching with Special Tours. I have done all 3 trips the Classic tour 3.5 hours, the Express tour 2 to 2.5 hours and the Rib boat which is 2 hours. I saw more and up close...More

Thank Tracey B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on this whale watch tour with my girlfriend. We were supposed to go on an evening trip the night before, but this was cancelled due to stormy weather. Instead we got to go the morning after. The boat is nice and modern, with good...More

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

Dear Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us during your whale watching tour. We do our best to find whales on every tour, but since they are wild...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced. Boat perfectly spaced w/ above & below seating, two bathrooms & food service option. The tours are small so there is enough room to move about. Tour included a water/windproof hooded jumpsuit (trust me you need this to be well-equipped for this experience...More

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

Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales and will pass the compliments along to the crew. The thermal overalls are provided for every whale watching tour and are definitely recommended...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I found a combo deal for whale watching & the puffin tour which was perfect. We got to the harbor, were given our tickets and walked over to the whale watching boat. They gave us flotation which also helped us stay warm....More

Thank Alycattav
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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 happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us to see the whales & puffins. We will also pass along the compliments to your guide, Lea, and the rest of the crew on the boats. Minke...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!! Best thing we have done in Iceland by far, we got up close and personal with the whales and dolphins. Our tour guide Cat was excellent and the captains had a great eye for seeing whales , I would recommend this for anyone visiting...More

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

Dear Nicki, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales and pass the compliments along to your guide, Cat, and captain. The RIB Express tour definitely allows you to get up close and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the privilege to go on this tour on a sunny day. Saw several whales and got a great view of the cost from the glittering sea. Recommended!More

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

Dear Oscar, Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales. The sunny days have been few and far between so far this summer, so it sounds like you chose a beautiful day to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights for our trip. We were given warm outfits to put over our clothing. I will admit they could have used a washing as all of the outfits in our group smelled bad. But outside of that the experience was great. They...More

Thank liketotvl
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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 happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us, but sorry that your overalls were a bit smelly! The overalls are washed regularly but we are asking our crew to go through and see if perhaps...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some money left at the end of our holiday so we thought we would go Whale watching. We had done everything we wanted to do and although worried about sea sickness, still wanted to capture some fabulous photos. It wasn't cheap (nothing cheap...More

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

Dear Julie, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback - we are sorry to hear that you were not able to see anything on your tour with us and were disappointed by the experience. We always want passengers to enjoy their...More

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travelingmontez
17 July 2018|
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I am not sure about that, but probably large.
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Megan H
26 June 2018|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
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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347ella
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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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