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“Express Puffin Tour”
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Mr. Puffin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Mr. Puffin is Reykjavik's premier birdwatching tour operator. Guiding tours from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik to the incredible puffins and sea birds on Faxafloi bay. We operate both tours on conventional bird watching boats and our very special custom made RIB boats. The RIB boats are very fast and get you very close, without disturbing the birds.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Express Puffin tour was a lot of fun. It's worth the extra money to ride in the smaller, faster boats. The red suits they have everyone wear kept us warm and comfortable (Note: I'm not a small person and they had one to fit me). They also provided warm gloves and goggles. We wore our regular walking shoes and they didn't get wet. We got close to puffins and learned a lot about them. Our driver also made sure we had some fun with speed and the waves when we weren't near puffin nesting areas. We enjoyed that, but if you have back pain or prefer not to bounce around on a ride, this isn't the one for you.

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top of the list for our daughter's 21st birthday - we did a tremendous amount of research to ensure she had the best experience. Of course, it rained and that didn't impact us at all. Although the listing says they provide "overalls" it is actually a one piece (snowmobile type) suit; goggles and gloves. We were toasty and warm. The RIB boat is the way to go -- there were only about 8 of us on our tour so plenty of room. if the waves get choppy - you simply stand up and protect your back.
Our guide "Marine" (appropriately named) was very informative and provided interesting detail about the puffins; their family dynamics; the migration etc. The boat driver took us into the waters out front of Harpa for a fast and fun toot around the harbour before we headed back to port. Book it and enjoy the experience ! A great kick off to a fun birthday celebration.

Thank D F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience with the Express Puffin Tour. It was very easy to see the available tour times and book online. Although Mr. Puffin's high-speed tour was a fair amount more expensive than some of the other tours available, we were happy with the experience. Our guide seemed genuinely excited about the sea birds too, and chatted with everyone. The company provided warm suits, goggles, and gloves to help keep us warm on the trip, as well as binoculars. We saw many puffins flying and fishing, and a handful perched on the islands. They are a little hard to see at times with the boat moving and the distance, but we saw many clearly when they flew close to the boat or were sitting on the islands. It might be best to check the weather forecast and go on a clear day. Also if you want to photograph them, a high-zoom camera is best.

Thank ClevelandTravels
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing time with Mr. Puffin Tours, we were held up in traffic and were late for our tour, they went above and beyond to organise our tour privately at no extra expense. Plus we got a bonus jet boat ride to end our tour, I highly recommend!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE SAW SO MANY PUFFINS! There were puffins floating in the water, flying near the boat, touching beaks with other puffins and waddling around. We saw some other birds, too. Our tour guide was so gracious and informative and even let us use her biologist-grade binoculars to see the puffins closer up. Thanks Mr Puffin.

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