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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel (if booked directly with the supplier), you'll be transferred to the city's Old Harbor. Choose between an express 2.5-hour, high-speed tour or a 3.5-hour cruise at time of booking.

    Step aboard your comfortable boat and pull on a pair of thermal coveralls to protect you from the Icelandic elements. Find a comfortable spot on the deck and settle in for the scenic ride out into Faxaflói Bay. If at any point you get chilly, make your way into the warm indoor viewing area, where hot chocolate, tea, coffee and snacks are available for purchase. 

    As the boat cruises through the surf, keep your eyes open for white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and harbor porpoises.This company has a 90 percent whale-spotting success rate, so have your camera at the ready. As the boat cruises through the surf, keep your eyes open for white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and harbor porpoises. Keep your camera ready to photograph these magnificent creatures. In the unlikely event that you don't see any wildlife, you'll receive a complimentary ticket for a second whale-watching excursion. 

    At the conclusion of your eco-adventure, return to shore and board your land vehicle for drop-off back at your hotel (if booked).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meeting point at Special Tours - Old Harbour in Reykjavik

    Address :Aegisgardur 13, 101 Reykjavik)
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Experienced biologist on board
    • Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour - sightings guarantee!
    • Use of thermal overalls - also available in children's sizes!
    • Free WiFi
    • Heated indoor seating areas
    • Complimentary sea sickness tablets, if needed
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drink (can be purchased on board)
    • Hotel transfers (can be added for an additional fee)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • German guidance available on Classic tours from May 1st - September 30th.
    • Operates in a variety of weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • If cancelled due to unsuitable sailing conditions, you will be give the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
    • Hotel pick up: Available to book directly with supplier (extra fees apply).
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were hoping to see some whales, but on the day, they were very elusive. We did see one or two dolphins, but that was all. Very disappointing, but that’s nature. One feedback I would like to give is, perhaps looking into using sonar to give passengers more of a chance to see
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    Amazing experience ! Well worth the pounds ! Staff fab everyone ever so nice an helpful ! Well worth a visit
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    This trip should really be called whale seeking. The weather was a little rough and we were on a small boat. Unfortunately my warm suit which was issued by the company got wet and leaked so I was left very wet and cold by the end of the trip. All would have been forgiven if we
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    Good and well organised trip with whale experience the 28th of September. 2019. We had the best weather and a good guide. The security on board was good and made us feel safe. One of our highlights on our Iceland trip.
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    3-hour tour round Reykjavik bay, we saw a large pod of white-beaked dolphins and plenty of northern gannets (famous for their spear-headed diving technique, which we saw). 9am tour on a mid-week day late September was not too busy, so plenty of room to move around. Tour guide
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