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Address: | Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 464 1500
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle...

Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle Giants and welcome you to join us.

Gentle Giants offers whale watching tours and other exciting seafaring adventures from Husavik, in the north of Iceland – often considered as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe.

Our company is proud of its originality and background with more than 150 years of family history in Skjalfandi Bay.

Welcome aboard traditional Icelandic oak boats or modern RIB speedboats in search of the giants of the ocean. Your chances of seeing whales are up to 97-99%.

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US$83.52*
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
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US$152.94*
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Fantastic experience

Everything was OK, whales were on the sea in right moment:-), wheather was pretty, staff was experienced and professional.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything was OK, whales were on the sea in right moment:-), wheather was pretty, staff was experienced and professional.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you skaunic for this great review! Happy to hear that you had a "fantastic experience" with whales and good weather. I really appreciate that you considered our staff experienced and professional. Thanks and all the best, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Macher, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first of a number of pre-booked whale watching excursions in north and west Iceland and was a great taster for what was to come! We were lucky in that there were only 6 other people on the RIB with us which meant we had plenty of room for taking photographs. Normally these boats are quite full so... More 

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Norman S, Thank you for this great review! It indeed seems that you had a wonderful tour with lots of space on board, 10 humpbacks and many puffins. Thanks for nice feedback on our knowledgeable and friendly guide. All the best, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

taipei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staffs are very nice and friendly.We see whales many times. Although the price is a little be higher than I think before, it is really worth.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear orange760409, Thank you for this good review and rating! I am glad that you saw whales many times and even though you feel the price was high, that it was really worth it. Thanks for great feedback on our friendly staff. All the best! Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whale Watching was amazing! After one hour we arrived at the right spot and after a few minutes we spotted at least 15 whales! The wheater was very stormy und quiet cold, but it was fun! Must Do in Husavik

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you very much Dominik F for this amazing review! I am happy that you had such an amazing trip with at least 15 whales. Great that you had fun despite the weather conditions. Thanks for the feedback! Best regards, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing viewing of puffins and whales. Worth going for the smaller, faster speedboat. When a whale pops up you can be there in seconds whilst the larger ships take 5 minutes to get there by which time the whale has moved on!

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Alexander H, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! It is great to see that you had an amazing tour and saw whales and puffins. I completely agree with you that it is a "must to do in Iceland". The RIB speedboats indeed give another positive experience to the whale watching. Thanks again and all the best, Daniel... More 

Chatillon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful trip with professionnals who shared with us their deep knowledge of the bay and the way to watch whales. We spent more than two hours watching at least 10 whales and took many photos. excellent address!

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you Rémi B for this nice review! I am glad to see that you consider us professionals with deep knowledge of the bay. Great that you had a wonderful trip and could discover so many whales. Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip was fantastic and we had the chance to see many whales of different types. Service was on time and excellent, well organised with right stuff provided not to feel cold and to get the most out of the trip. Highly suggested I would go again!

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Rita L, Thank you very much for this excellent review! I am happy to hear that you had a fantastic trip with us and saw many whales. And thanks for nice words towards the company and the service and equipment. Best regards, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best choice. Se saw two Whales for long time. Equipment clean and safe! We were luky about the wether.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thanks Vale_ginetta for this amazing review! "Best choice" really says it all! Great that you found the equipment clean and safe - and of course that you saw whales in good weather. Thanks for sharing your experience! Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Karlstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whale watching was really excellent. The guide gave us a lot of information and the master gave us a wonderful sailing trip. Thanks! Barbro and Rolf from Karlstad, Sweden

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hej Barbro and Rolf, Thanks so much for your wonderful words! I am happy that you had "an excellent tour" and that you enjoyed the crew on board. Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! Best regards to Karlstad, Daniel Annisius Assistant Manager More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Except for one Hump-back whale. Not much to see. 3 hours was too long for it. Probably if it was 90 minutes long, program would have been more enjoyable. For me, this was personally the most boring part of my Iceland vacation.

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Daniel_Annisius, Assistant Manager at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear AbhinavEindhoven, Thank you for your honest feedback! I am sorry to read that the whale watching trip was "the most boring part" of your Iceland holiday. On our whale watching excursions we are dealing with wild animals out in pure and unspoilt nature. Whales come here to Skjálfandi Bay to feed mainly on plankton and krill, which makes sightings... More 

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