Reykjavik: Half–Day Whales and Puffins Combo Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
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It was nice to see puffins. They were quite beautiful. There was some issue with the boat and they took us to a different dock to board the boat. One of the reasons I booked this tour was the extra 30 min allocated in this tour compared to the other ones which seemed to last 1 hour. The extra 30 min was however not there due to issue with the boat. As such the crew was awesome and tour guide even took professional photographs of Puffins and shared them on request. It is extremely difficult to capture them as they are so small and move fast. You need a professional camera to take a nice picture.
Overall we had a great time! The whale watching was fantastic. We saw several different types of whales. We also got right in the middle of a pod of dolphins that decided to jump and play around the boat! Fantastic. The puffin tour was OK. Our guide was fantastic - a super enthusiastic marine biology. She made the trip! Unfortunately, the boat couldn’t get very close to the birds and they were hard to see even with the binoculars. We had a good time, but I’m not sure I would do it again.
We went out whale watching for 2 hours leaving from the Reykjavik marina out into the Atlantic waters and were provided with all the necessary gear to stay warm and safe. It was an awesome time, especially as it was just a small group of us on a perfect size small-medium boat. Our guide was very knowledgeable and our captain was a great pilot!
The tour was great, enough time to see all you wanted to see; the guide was very knowledgeable and funny, was able to answer any questions raised. Would definitely recommend this tour to see lovely parts of the south coast. I was travelling alone and the guide made me feel welcome and included.
This was a very affordable and successful Puffin watching tour. Learned a lot about this very interesting and adorable bird, and we saw hundreds of them. It only took about an hour out of our day as well! Well worth it!