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RIB BOAT WHALE WATCHING EXPRESS

Per Person $244 USD
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RIB BOAT WHALE WATCHING EXPRESS

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A charming town with a beautiful waterfront.

On this quick small group excursion, you will hit the water running, which means you will board a special RIB boat that will move faster and closer to whales than on any larger vessel.

In the hands of a competent crew, you will feel comfortable as you leave the harbor area and head for Eyjafjord in North Iceland. Your search for whales and wildlife which requires a sense of their pattern into the Icelandic waters. We do depend on nature to provide your sightings, but a list shows that Eyjafjord humpbacks populate these waters and rarely does a sailing return without a long list of sightings so you have a great chance of getting your heartbeat up quickly. In 2016 our partners in Akureyri had 96% success on their whale watching expeditions, a pretty good percentage!

Humpback whales along with pilot whales, blue whales, dolphins, a myriad of arctic birds such as the guillermot, the razorbill, and the oystercatcher may come your way on this express show of nature. The humpbacks are becoming world famous as they cruise the fjord in the summer in a feeding frenzy, reaching the height of their activity when the warm summer sun shines most of the day and night.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier or city center hotel
  • Specially trained whale guide
  • Fully certified RIB boat captain
  • Whale safari

Days of Operation

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 10:00 AM (2 hrs)
  • 12:00 PM (2 hrs)
  • 2:00 PM (2 hrs) May, June, July, August, September
  • 4:00 PM (2 hrs) June, July, August

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Dress warm with layers for a northern ocean, with wool and fleece sweaters preferred. We suggest a hat or something to keep your head warm, along with gloves. Sturdy, waterproof shoes always recommended.
• Overalls, gloves, goggles and any necessary safety equipment will be supplied by operator. You will still need your own layer of warmth underneath.
• This is a nice walk from the cruise pier and we provide a map which takes you along the waterfront.

Restrictions

• This RIB boat holds up to 12 passengers. If you have more in your group, contact ShoreTrips for other options.
• Minimum to run tour is 2 passengers.
• You must be 10 years old or 4'6" to participate.
• Please note that puffins are in season from May 15 to September 15 though sightings will extend beyond.
• Book early in order to avoid the disappointment of sell-outs. Please note we may have alternative tour options at a higher cost.