Whale Watching on Faxafloi Bay | RIB Boat Express

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Tour starts
Old harbour, Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík
Duration:
2 hours
Difficulty:
Moderate
Languages:
English
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Minimum age:
10 years old

Hop aboard this thrilling 2-Hour RIB Express boat tour to experience whale watching as it should be done. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for guests to Iceland looking to see this island’s most amazing aquatic mammals up close, all the while avoiding the larger crowds so typical of larger whale watching vessels. 

Your tour will begin at by Reykjavík's old harbour where you will be provided with warm overalls, a flotation device (for added safety), a pair of goggles and gloves. This full kit is sure to keep you protected from the elements throughout your time on the water. Before stepping onto the boat, your friendly, experienced and professional guide will also present a safety briefing, ensuring that everyone is aware of protocol whilst on board. 

You will head out from the harbour on the 12-metre long vessel, Dagmar, the latest edition to the operator’s fleet, and the only one capable of providing a smoother, more comfortable ride than expected. This is down to the special shock-suspension seating, keeping guests content as they speed over the waves, ever on the look out for whales, porpoise or dolphins. 

The most common sightings on this tour are Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Harbour Porpoise and White-Beaked dolphin, though there is always the chance to see one of the other 16 species that call Icelandic coastal waters their home, including Orcas and the mighty Blue Whale. 

Aside from the whales, you will also be privy to an abundance of birdlife, including such species as Arctic Tern, Guillemots and even the iconic Atlantic Puffin. During the summer months, during the Puffins’ breeding season, your boat captain will also make a stop at the island of Akurey where you can look upon thousands of these colourful critters nesting amid the rocks. 

So what’s the hold up? Hurry now and you too can experience the thrills, chills and delights that come with whale watching on a custom RIB boat! Check availability by choosing a date. 

Included

Guided boat tour
Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety
Lifevests, gloves & goggles
A visit to the Puffin Island in the summertime
English guidance & expert guides
Scenic route along the Reykjavík coastline
Suspensions seats for extra comfort

Activities

Whale Watching
Boat Trip

Attractions

Faxaflói

What to bring

Warm clothes
Good Footwear
Sunscreen
Your Camera

Good to know

Please note that this tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or severe heart conditions, children under 10 years or people under 130 cm.

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