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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$ 101.25 US$ 81 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
Pickup optional
Pickup is available at hotels or a location of your choice in the Reykjavik area.
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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.

  • 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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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
  • Ask upon check-in if you require free parking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 764 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Nice boat with a lot of space outside, easy to find a good place to see. We were lucky with the weather and had sunshine and no wind. Saw several whales, but some distance, but saw a humpback whale close to the boat which came up several times. A nice experience that can be recommended.

September 24, 2022

Fantastic .. the entire organization .. the yacht .. our guide was absolutely great .. she explained everything in detail .. (which whale we are seeing .. and especially on which side we could see them .. a unique experience .. A must see in Iceland..We saw porpoises..Humpback whales and minke whales and of course dolphins..

September 5, 2022

Our original tour was cancelled due to the weather so when we did get to go the weather was good with a calm sea. The crew were excellent and did everything they could to ensure we saw something. We were lucky enough to see several dolphins and Minke whales and a glimpse of a humpback whale.

August 28, 2022

Product ID: 174093