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WHALE WATCHING ALL YEAR LONG

Per person (Ages 16+) $188 USD
Child (Ages 7-15) $111 USD
Child (Ages 6 and under) $0 USD
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WHALE WATCHING ALL YEAR LONG

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The waterfront beckons and once you are on the water, you will understand the commercial and tourism draw of Iceland.

There are locations around the world that offer whale watching but few do it as well as our Reykjavik captain and crew and rarely year round. The selection of whale types outnumber the crew on board our whaler but that is our goal - to send you home with several sightings and photos to remind you of your vacation for years to come. Expect to see Minke and Humpback whales and perhaps some White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. The high peak season for whale watching is from April to October, but of course the ocean is always full of adventures. You can see lots of other aquatic species, all sorts of wildlife and at the same time enjoy the splendid scenery around the coast of Iceland in the warmth and safety of our comfortable whaler.

Our boat has an outdoor viewing platform and an indoor salon. The captain is happy to have you visit, a great experience for sailors of all kinds and particularly children. This excursion has a version that takes you further out along the coastline where the whales have a feeding area.

We start our trip from a beautiful harbor in the city center and sail out to Kollafjöður, where you can see the island in the bay. Videy Island is known for the Lennon/One Peacetower, Richard Scerra's 'Milestones' and other attractions, along with great bird life. Then we continue on to Faxaflói Bay, popular for whale and birdwatching, sea angling and also great fishing grounds. The mountain ring seen from the bay, among which Snaefellsjokull Glacier may be spotted on clear days, is particularly beautiful.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Experienced captain and crew
  • Main guide is a marine biologist
  • Warm overalls, life jackets, sea sickness pills are provided
  • Sail to Kollafjöður Bay, Faxaflói Bay, known for whale sightings and bird watching

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (4.5 hrs) Sept 16 - Nov 16 and March 1 - May 31. Transfer time included. Tour duration is 3.5 hours.
  • 8:00 AM (3.5 hrs) June 1 - Sept 15. Transfer time included. Tour duration is 2.5 hours.
  • 12:00 PM (4.5 hrs) Sept 16 - Nov 16 and March 1 - May 31. Transfer time included. Tour duration is 3.5 hours.
  • 1:00 PM (3.5 hrs) June 1 - Sept 15. Transfer time included. Tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• Cruise ship passengers will be picked up at the cruise ship pier. Hotel guests will be picked up at an assigned meeting location. Specific instructions will appear on your voucher.
• Please be aware pickups will begin 60 minutes prior to departure. There are several pickup locations so please be patient. You will be picked up.
• Sandwiches, snacks, coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks available for purchase on board the boat.
• There is free Wi-Fi on board.
• Warm overalls, life jackets, sea sickness pills are provided.
• There are restrooms on board the boat.

Restrictions

• Peak season is April to October but there is always marine life and wildlife to see year round.
• This tour is accessible to people with walkers, but NOT to those in wheelchairs or scooters. We must be notified in advance of arrival.
• All of our tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions.
• Book early in order to avoid the disappointment of sell-outs. Please note we may have alternative tour options at a higher cost.