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Whale Watching Express: 2-Hour Tour from Reykjavik

Product ID: 47774
Board a fabulous, fast boat for the Whale Watching Express tour. Spot all kinds of different marine life from the large outside viewing decks and hear interesting information about whales from your guides as you cruise along.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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  • Learn from your guide as you watch nature from the viewing decks
  • Hear interesting information about the different whales and seabirds you’re likely to see
  • Travel safely and in comfort while spending less time waiting and more time whale watching on board the express boat
Full description
Join the Whale Watching Express tour for an unforgettable experience in Iceland. Climb aboard a faster and newer boat, which will take you to the whale watching grounds in just 20-30 minutes. The boat has a high cruising speed, making it great fun for the adventurous.

The express boats are fast and are equipped with the latest technology and numerous luxury amenities, your safety and comfort are assured on the water, both inside the cabin and out on deck during your time at sea.

This also means that you will get to the whales in much less time, fitting this enjoyable experience into your busy schedule when visiting Iceland.
  • Guided boat tour
  • Warm overalls
  • Wi-Fi
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up service (available on request)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Reykjavik's old harbor, located a few minutes from the city center and near most hotels.

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Important information
Know before you go
Dress warmly even if it’s sunny, because it can get chilly out at sea. Be sure to bring sunglasses.

Please note that wildlife sightings can not be guaranteed. If you do not see any wildlife on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again.

The tour will be dependent on correct weather conditions. Your captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 110 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Faster TO the Whales is definitely Better!

I've only been on two whale watching tours. But this boat - BIG so steady - but FAST so not wasting time getting to the whales, made al the difference. Options for everybody - inside, outside, top, front, back! They had warm waterproof gear for everyone too, but even with various size options they were bulky. I had brought my own snow board pants and a winter coat, which worked really well for me.

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3 July 2019

Was my third whale watching tour (2 of them 2017) and the first time I saw whales now, finally. Everything was fine in the ship, weather was great and I must say it was just totally amazing to see the whales, totally amazing, dream come true for me :) It is also cool to be in a ship and see the views and ocean there but the whales are the greatest thing.

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23 September 2018

A great way to start the day

We saw a handful of whales, but I think even if we hadn't, I would have enjoyed the trip. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, the boat ride was fun, and all in all it's not a long trip that you have to plan your day around. It's a good, relatively quick trip that will create some fond memories for most people. It gets cold on the water, but they provide coveralls and there's plenty of indoor seating.

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30 July 2018

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Product ID: 47774