Husavik whale safari and Puffin Island RIB boat tour

Hafnarstétt 7, Húsavík, Iceland, Húsavík, Iceland
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What To Expect

Head out into the ocean on a RIB speedboat and go on a discovery of some some very special nordic wildlife. In this tour you will go searching for whales and puffins.A speedboat gives you the ability to cover a bigger area as you go in search of these gentle giants. While you can spot some whales without leaving the bay, finding bigger ones requires you to travel a bit further out. A RIB boat is faster than the wind, which makes it more likely for you to reach the big whales.The tour also includes a visit to Puffin Island. Here you can experience thousands of puffins, also known as "Clowns of the Ocean", during their nesting period (April 15th – August 20th).Seeing whales is highly dependent on nature and as such no guarantees can be made regarding animal encounters, however this tour increases your chances to see some of the world's biggest animals.

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Important info

  • The minimum age to take part in this tour is 8 years, and minimum 130 cm in height
  • Please note: the tour on RIB speedboats is not allowed for passengers with heart or back problems, or pregnant women
  • It is highly recommended that passengers bring their own warm and waterproof clothes, footwear and protective bags for cameras, as it can be cold and wet out at sea
  • For safety and comfort, the tour operator reserves the right to change schedules, even with short notice, should the weather or other conditions change
  • Whale watching tours take place in wild nature, which is very unpredictable, the chances of seeing whales are very high, but sightings cannot be guaranteed. If no whales (dolphins included) are seen on the tour, passengers are welcome to join a GG1 Whale Watching tour free of charge, depending on availability. Passengers can get a voucher for a free GG1 Whale Watching tour that is valid for the passengers of the original booking. The voucher is valid on tours where availability and bookings in advance cannot be made. The voucher validity is unlimited. No ticket will be refund if no whales (dolphins included) are seen on the tour
  • The puffin season is from April 15th to August 20th approximately
What's included
A specialized guide. Warm safety overalls. Guided tour. Protective equipment. Safety briefing. Naturalist guide. Small group experience. Speedboat ride. Wildlife watching cruise
What's not included
Hotel pick-up/drop-off. Food and drinks
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Know Before You Go

Go in search of majestic beautiful big whales. Visit Puffin Island and see the so-called "Clowns of the Ocean". Enjoy an adrenaline-filled boat ride and adventure

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Meeting Point

Your tour starts at the Gentle Giants Ticket Center. Look for the big blue flags and signs marked Gentle Giants. Please be at the meeting point to collect your tickets at least 40 minutes before departure.