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Reykjavík: Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

Reykjavík: Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 109.12 US$ 87.29 per person

Come whale watching in comfort and style on a superyacht. Outside, enjoy three panoramic deck areas, and inside, four lounges and a bar area, all crewed by professional and passionate staff.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available at hotels or a location of your choice in the Reykjavik area.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the beautiful views from the triple panoramic decks
  • Experience whale watching in style and comfort
  • Relax in the comfortable bar and lounge areas
  • See amazing marine wildlife such as dolphins, porpoises, and humpback whales
  • Learn about ocean mammals from experts
Full description

Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. See some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises on this whale-watching tour. 

 

Your ship sets sail from Reykjavík's Old Harbor and sails among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with fantastic views of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water.

 

Spot minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises. If you're lucky, you may even see a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species.

 

Make the most of three panoramic deck areas aboard the luxury yacht, moving about the decks to get the best views and take advantage of great photo opportunities. The outside decks are also partially covered, providing some shelter from wind and rain.

 

The professional crew on board the Amelia Rose are very experienced in spotting whales and they are dedicated to making sure you leave with a smile.

 

Combine relaxation with education as you enjoy a personal and memorable experience.

 

Amelia Rose is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on the turbulent waves of Iceland's waters, resulting in a smoother sail with less probability of passengers experiencing nausea or seasickness. There is no guarantee, however, that you will not get seasick.

Includes
  • Whale-watching sailing trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide
  • WiFi onboard the yacht
  • Warm blankets
  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase onboard)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please arrive at the local supplier's sales office at Ægisgarður 5b, Reykjavík.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Wear warm clothes and good footwear
  • The best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months (from April until September)
  • Sightings of wildlife can not be guaranteed. If you are unable to see anything on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again
  • The tour is dependent on weather conditions, the captain will make the decision on whether to sail, always keeping in mind passengers' safety and comfort
  • The tour length varies, the whales may be close to the harbor or far out to sea so the tour length can be between 2.5-hours to 3.5-hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 841 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We thoroughly enjoyed out whale watching tour! The experience was very well organized, easy to find and we were directed to our boat very clearly. The yacht was beautiful and a very smooth ride. Plus, sea sickness tablets were available if needed. The guide was very informative and shared a lot of information about whales and how to find them. Unfortunately we only spotted one Minke whale but it was an amazing experience to see it in the wild!

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November 15, 2022

The office receptionist was very helpful we turned up to get our boarding ticket and realised we were a day early!!!! She changed it with concern. Boat was big enough we sat on top deck at back, although a bit choppy and windy on the way out to the whales feeding areas the sea spray did not get us. Crew member very very good I think name was Lucky certainly new her stuff. She positions herself on the top deck and whale spots and advises where to look through microphone/ speakers. We were not disappointed several dolphins seen and a humpback whale was almost touching our boat popping up and down. Obviously everyone tries to see and get pictures/videos so take care at this point as the the ship has shut off engines and bobbing about. Journey back I must say was choppy but stay in fresh air and focus on horizon. There is a snack bar where you can get a drink and snacks. Overall excellent trip.

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November 12, 2022

It was a fantastic trip. Was a bit skeptical as we didn't see anything for the first 2 hours. But suddenly dolphins came very close to the boat and soon after a large whale of 12-13 metres. It was absolutely fantastic. Really nice boat with good conditions and very nice and helpful staff. Was picked up from my hotel and it worked really well. So I can definitely recommend this trip.

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November 10, 2022

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