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Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the pier in central Akureyri to meet your captain in time for a 10am, 12pm, 2pm, or 4pm departure (depending on tour option selected). Don a life jacket and hop aboard a small RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) with space for just 12 people, then set sail along the Eyjafjörður fjord.

    As you zip along Iceland’s north coast, listen as your guide points out natural wonders and local wildlife including sea birds. Make several stops along the way and if you’re lucky, get the chance to spot majestic humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins, mink whales, and many other varieties of whale.

    After around 2 hours at sea, return to Akureyri, where your tour ends back at the pier.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The pier by the HOF Cultural Center in downtown Akureyri
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Whale guarantee (or come again for free on the classic tour)
    • Life jackets and safety equipment
    • Overalls, goggles, and gloves
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Not recommended for seniors (over the age of 65)
    • Please note: You must be able to stand in your seat and fit into the provided overalls (max size XXXL) to participate in this tour
    • Minimum height to participate is 57 inches (145cm)
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My family and I decided to take the rib boat whale watching tour because we wanted to see the whales while enjoying the calm of the fjord. It’s a fast boat and it might get a bit bumpy but the pilot made it way more comfortable. I must say that floating in this small boat in the
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri
    Responded 13 Nov 2019
    Dear alexchicano, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. We're pleased to read about your positive experience of our team and tour! All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team
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    I had the most incredible experience witnessing so many breathtaking whales. Sara our Captain drove our rig boat beautifully and shared interesting facts about each individual whale. Very welcoming and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed it & highly recommend!
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri
    Responded 13 Nov 2019
    Dear GGoodman94, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the tour in company of our captain, Sara! All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team
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    2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri What a great trip and the added bonus of seeing some of these fantastic creatures. The chance to see the whales so close up was something that will stay in our memories for a long long time. The trip was made so easy and enjoyable by
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri
    Responded 16 Oct 2019
    Dear Mervyn M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of our Express Whale Watching tour with future travellers. We are delighted to read your kind comments regarding our crew and pleased to see that you had an enjoyable time with watching the wildlife of Eyjafjörður fjord. All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team
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    What a great outing (RIB boat)! We were given full flotation suits to keep us warm and (mostly) dry. Goggles, gloves and hats were also available. My husband and I sat in the very front and we got drenched (faces and feet) a couple of times – all part of the experience!
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri
    Responded 18 Sep 2019
    Dear Diane W, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our Express tour. We're glad you enjoyed the somewhat wet and thrilling ride! All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team
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    Booked the RIB boat tour (Akureyri) in August 2019. In summary, - My original tour was cancelled one-day prior for somewhat unclear reasons (due to captain's something) which was notified via email. I was offered to switch to another time slot in the same day. I accepted the
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri
    Responded 8 Sep 2019
    Dear ldj138, Sorry to hear that this was your experience of our services. Unfortunately sometimes we don't have any other option but to cancel our tours; the reason can be anywhere from boat malfunction to unsuitable weather, but we try our best to reschedule our passengers or arrange other options the best we can. Of course we try and notify our passengers of any cancellations in good time before departure, however sometimes it is just not possible. We would like to apologise if this was untimely in your case. When we cancel tours we ask our customers to confirm via email if they would like to transfer to another departure / tour or if they would rather like to have a refund. Generally we confirm back and notify that a refund may take anywhere from 3-10 days to appear on our customer's statements (which unfortunately is out of our control and has to do with wire transfers between the two banks). Again, apologies if this was not done within a suitable timeframe. Your comments are duly noted and will be taken up within the team so we can continue to improve our services and hopefully make future cancellations / refunds smoother. Thank you very much for your honest feedback. All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team
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    By: Elding Whale Watching Akureyri
    Richard G
    Boston, United Kingdom
    338121
    Finally we saw whales!
    Seeing Whales was one of our aims in cruising to Iceland. Overall on our cruise the weather varied between poor
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    Companion312386
    20
    We got to see a couple whales!
    The weather wasn't perfect so we expected not to meet many whales. However, we got to see a couple who were still
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    TonyKnudsen
    10
    Great fun! Great people! Beautiful Scenery!
    Had a blast! Followed a beautiful humpback whale for a few miles! Guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and
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    ÀlexChicano
    10
    Rib boat was a great choice
    My family and I decided to take the rib boat whale watching tour because we wanted to see the whales while
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    GGoodman94
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    50
    Incredible experience!
    I had the most incredible experience witnessing so many breathtaking whales. Sara our Captain drove our rig boat
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    mipa24
    India
    83
    Disappointed
    The whale watching on 30th October 2019 was disappointing as there is only one whale which you see again and again
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    Billybrian8265
    Braunton, United Kingdom
    6426
    Great
    Was one f the highlights of the trip. Great fun whizzing out at speed and saw a large pod of whales.
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    sere.boba
    Peschiera Borromeo, Italy
    540189
    A bit disappointed
    It looks like my group and I have been very unlucky in not seeing even a whale tail, though I have a strong
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    PiotrekWalder
    10
    Great adventure and fantastic experience!
    It was really touching experience to see those beautiful creatures from that close. Our guides were super
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    M & M
    10
    Trip not to be missed
    2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri What a great trip and the added bonus of seeing some of these fantastic
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