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Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

4.7 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 136.30 US$ 109.04 per person

Board an exciting RIB speedboat and see the wealth of marine wildlife just off the shores of Reykjavík, including whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Admire the abundant marine wildlife off Reykjavík’s coast
  • Pass among the nearby islands on a riveting speedboat tour
  • Take in panoramic views of Reykjavík’s sights from the water
  • Get the chance to go again for free if you don't see any wildlife
  • Enjoy an intimate tour aboard a 12-seater RIB boat
Full description
Hop aboard a RIB speedboat and head out for a thrilling adventure just off Reykjavik's coast. Marvel at the abundance of sea life Iceland has to offer, such as majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Begin your tour from Reykjavík’s Old Harbor and cruise among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík. Admire fantastic views of the city and its landmarks like the Harpa concert hall as you search for wildlife in the water. During your tour, pass by Engey, the second-largest island of the Kollafjörður (Faxa Bay) fjord in western Iceland. Also cruise past Lundey, literally “Puffin Island” in Icelandic, a small uninhabited island off Reykjavík’s western coast. Enjoy the chance to see incredible animals in their natural habitat without being overcrowded onboard the boat. And if you don't get lucky with wildlife sightings on the day you go, you'll receive a complimentary ticket to try again another day.
  • Boat tour in a 12-seater RIB boat
  • Reykjavík sightseeing from the water
  • Warm overalls, gloves, goggles, and all necessary safety equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner's sales office at Ægisgarður 5b at least 30 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • The best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months (from April until September)
  • Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. If you are not able to see anything on your tour, you will get a complimentary ticket to try again
  • The tour is dependent on suitable weather conditions. The captain will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort
  • The tour may be rescheduled if the minimum number of participants is not reached
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 71 reviews

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Our original trip was cancelled due to wind but Sea Trips made it easy to reschedule. We did the 9:30 am tour and it was great! They provided gloves, goggles and a full suit. You can bring a small bag with you but I recommend it attaches to your body because you go fast. The suits do have pockets though. We saw a humpback very close to the boat, a few Minke whales and a porpoise. We went on a really sunny and calm day, but I can see this really hurting your legs or back on a windy/wavy day. Overall had a great time though and would recommend.

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August 27, 2022

The small boat allows you to get much closer to the whales (we saw one at a distance of one meter) and to have more time to see them being faster than the others (you can move from one sighting place to another much more quickly). The guide and the captain were really nice and prepared! Recommended!

August 26, 2022

I have been sick so I can not give judgments on the experience, for sure it is also nice just the trip with the motorboat, very adventurous !! I would advise against it for those suffering from back pain because there are strong blows, which can be softened. In the legs. The tour offers suit and goggles. We haven't seen the whales twirl but only the rope and the back

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August 22, 2022

Product ID: 402119