Family-Friendly 2.5-Hour Whale-Watching Boat Tour from Isafjordur

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Description

Summary

Tour starts
Ásgeirsgata, 400 Ísafjörður, Ísafjarðarbær, Iceland
Duration
2,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Apr. - Sept.
Minimum age
None

Description

Discover the majestic beauty of the Westfjords' marine life on this incredible whale-watching boat excursion from the town of Isafjordur. Westfjords travelers who want to see and maximize their chance of spotting whales and dolphins will love this family-friendly boat tour. 

The adventure begins at the meeting point in Isafjordur. Arrive before your scheduled departure time to ensure you have time to check in. You'll meet the expert local guide leading the tour.

The tour operator is a family-run business that has operated in the area since the 1990s. This means they're well-practiced and can increase your chances of spotting whales during your time in the Westfjords. They can also give you tips about other things to do while visiting. 

The company works with a whale conservation charity, helping scientists, conservationists, and educators better understand the relationship between whales and humans. By joining this whale-watching excursion, you'll contribute to their vital work.

Once you've checked in, it's time to board the boat and set sail. As you head into the beautiful waters of the Isafjardardjup fjord, you'll be surrounded by spectacular views. Snow-capped mountains, rugged cliffs, dramatic coastline, and stunning blue waters will greet you. 

The journey lasts about two to two and a half hours, during which you'll look for various whales and sea creatures. Humpbacks, minkes, orcas, and dolphins call these waters home, and you could see any of them during your trip.

Depending on the time of year you visit, you might also be treated to sightings of local birdlife. The island of Vigur teems with puffins, arctic terns, and eider ducks, particularly in June and July when they're nesting.

Your captain is a seasoned professional who knows the waters and the habits of the animals like the back of their hand. They'll be able to track the marine wildlife and give you a very high chance of encountering some whales. In 2023, every boat trip with this company saw humpbacks. However, it's essential to understand that there's no guarantee you'll see some on your journey — whales are wild animals, and their movements can be unpredictable.

After a couple of hours of sailing and whale-watching, it's time to head back to Isafjordur. Stepping back onto land, you'll carry memories of the breathtaking scenery and the possibility of encountering these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Don't miss your chance to see beautiful whales and dolphins in their natural environment on this family-friendly whale-watching trip from Isafjordur. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Expert, English-speaking guide

Activities

Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Bird watching

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Comfortable shoes
Fully charged camera
Bottle of water

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