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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

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| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 1500
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Harbour Side, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 1500
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We weren't originally planning on doing a whale watching tour, but changed or minds when we passed through Husavik. We took the 1pm small boat tour on sep 15th and had an amazing time. We were lucky in that we saw 3 different humpback whales...More

Thank bryz97itr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gentle Giants kept coming up in my research for whale watching in Iceland. They were not wrong! I made reservations online (fills up fast in high season) and opted to pay when I got there. The desk in the office were staffed by very professional,...More

Thank TwinMamaNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

A whale trip is hit or miss depending on the whales. Our day was cold and rainy so there were not many whales. We saw some whale backs and a few small tails but no whales breaching. We have seen full breaching before so this...More

1  Thank pgalaska
Reviewed 1 week ago

This whale watching costs more than other company, but it is worth every penny. First of all, you are pretty much guaranteed to see whales. Second given the size and agility of the boat, you are going to get to the whales really fast and...More

Thank victoriaxyz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing afternoon, I was expecting to see maybe one or two whales from a distance, what we got was far beyond my expectations, so many whales in the area that day, so close that we were able to see much of the detail of these...More

Thank marcgurney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gentle Giants tour was on rib boats which were fast and manoeuvrable giving us the best opportunity to get up close to any whales we spotted before they dived down to feed. We were fitted out with special outer clothing to protect us from...More

Thank dadndoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great outing! With the help of alexia and sharna behind the desk and Pedro at the helm of the boat we had a wonderful experience from start to finish! The rib boat is the way to go. You don't feel the seas on...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience. The Rib Boat tour is the only way to do this well due to the boats speed and agility. Well worth the cost. Miro was an outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable. He appears to be a biologist and did an amazing job...More

Thank capha11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience. We opted for the GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins. The more expensive option but it was worth it. We had our zodiac which was more mobile to get to the whales. And we saw whales ... Lots of them. We even saw...More

Thank Pieter G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip. Warm overalls provided plus a welcome hot drink after a magnificent whale-watching experience! Just all too quick!!

Thank cairodeb
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connie f
21 April 2017|
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Response from Charla_Basran | Property representative |
Dear connie f, It is possible to make a tour without booking in advance. However, we do recommend booking before at least a few days in advance, especially during the high season from June to August. You can always change... More
30 September 2016|
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Response from as2016101 |
Thanks for your thoughtful input and observations.
29 August 2016|
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Response from MemiMemole | Reviewed this property |
Hello Gioske, I'm sorry but we took the tour on August 20th, therefore we weren't together. We were offered an alcoholic drink made of local herbs. Very good!
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