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Itinerary
The Big Whale Safari & Puffins is an exciting 2,5-hour tour on a modern RIB speedboat, allowing passengers to explore a wider area of Skjálfandi Bay in search of its gentle inhabitants. With the high speed, the boats can get faster around and increase the chances of spotting some of the bigger whales, such as the majestic blue whale and the acrobatic humpback whale.

For nature lovers, this tour also includes a visit to Puffin Island during the breeding season (April 15th – August 20th). This small island is swarming with thousands of the colourfully-beaked birds, often called “The Clowns of the Ocean”.

Your specialized guide will explain the safety and comfort on board as well as give you commentary on the wildlife and sights encountered. At the end of the tour, you will be served a little surprise from Húsavík’s only winemaker.
Locations visited
Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Overview
Discover Iceland’s most iconic wildlife with a 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour from Húsavík on an RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of the Skjálfandi Bay as you skim along the coast, covering an expansive territory in the high-powered craft. Watch for massive blue whales and acrobatic humpbacks, and learn about life beneath the surface from your experienced guide. During the breeding season of mid-April through mid-August, visit ‘Puffin Island’ to find a thriving colony of brightly-colored birds before returning to Húsavík.
Highlights
  • 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour in an RIB speedboat
  • See more of the coast in a speedboat tour
  • Spot whales and porpoises with help from expert nature guides
  • Visit 'Puffin Island' during breeding season
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Perfect trip!

We had a great trip with a very competent guide. The Puffins aren't that sensational as you don't get too close (you don't get foot on the Island) - nevertheless, it was fascinating observing them flying over the sea, landing, diving and so on. Whalewatching...More

Thank Jörg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Memorable trip

Booked this trip last minute as we arrived into town, and were able to go on the next boat. We choose whale and puffin watching tour and were not disappointed. The small boats are fast and agile but if you have a bad back or...More

Thank lil_ruski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
The most amazing trip we have ever taken.

We went on a rib boat ride today with Jack to see the puffins and whales. We saw dolphins and many humpback whales, two were completely breaching at either side of the boat at the same time, I can’t even describe the wonder at seeing...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Experience!

This was my first time whale watching and it was everything I had hoped it would be! We took the RIB boat, which I would highly recommend. We had 30+ whale sightings (the same whales many times) and a couple came within metres of the...More

Thank 123meghand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome to see humpbacks and puffins!

We went out on a morning tour on a day where the sea was very flat and sunny (previously day the weather had not been good - so check the weather forecast as the whales head away from the storm weather apparently). Saw puffins first...More

Thank keentraveller61
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