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Reykjavík: Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht

Reykjavík: Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 108.23 US$ 86.58 per person

Come onboard a luxury yacht and enjoy whale watching in comfort and style in a family-friendly, small-group environment with 3 panoramic deck areas, a lounge, bar area, and professional staff.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is available at hotels or a location of your choice in the Reykjavik area.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy the beautiful views from the triple panoramic deck areas
  • Experience whale watching in style and comfort
  • Relax in the comfortable bar and lounge areas
  • See amazing marine wildlife such as dolphins, purpoises, and humpback whales
Full description

Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. See some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises on this small-group whale watching tour. 


Your ship sets sail from Reykjavík's Old Harbor and sails among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with fantastic views of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water.


Spot minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises. If you're lucky, you may even see a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species.


Make the most of three panoramic deck areas aboard the luxury yacht, moving about the decks to get the best views and take advantage of great photo opportunities. The decks are also partially covered, providing some shelter from wind and rain.


The professional team on board the Amelia Rose is very experienced in spotting whales and is dedicated to making sure you leave with a smile.


And the limited number of visitors on this small-group tour means that the decks won't be overcrowded either, so you'll enjoy a more personal, meaningful, and memorable experience.


Amelia Rose is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on the turbulent waves of Iceland's waters, resulting in a smoother sail with less probability of passengers experiencing nausea or seasickness. 

  • Whale watching sailing trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide
  • WiFi onboard the yacht
  • Warm blankets
  • Sea sickness tablets
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local supplier's sales office at Ægisgarður 5b, Reykjavík.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Please wear warm clothes and good footwear
  • Please consider that the best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months (from April until September)
  • Please note that sightings of wildlife can not be guaranteed. If you are not able to see anything on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again
  • Please note that the tour is dependent on correct weather conditions. The captain will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passengers safety and comfort
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 615 reviews

Review summary

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Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful yacht, excellent facilities. They have everything you need, and more, to make it as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. The woman leading the excursion was brilliant, and gave us some great tips for spotting the whales out at sea. We were lucky enough to have a young male humpback come right up to the boat, and stay with us for the entire time. It was an immensely special experience.

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May 8, 2022

An amazing trip and a must do whilst visiting Iceland! We saw minke and humpback whales, porpoises, dolphins and even some puffins! A great day and both the captain and our guide Lucky were great. Very informative and knowledgable, would definitely recommend as a must do excursion. Snacks and drinks also available at the bar - the hot chocolate with whipped cream definitely helped in the crisp cold morning!

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April 30, 2022

It was a good experience. During most of the trip (almost 3h) we get to know the most abundant species that lives in Iceland, through our guide. We saw a lot of dolphins and whales, as well as a few shy Puffins. It get pretty cold on open sea and the boat guys offered blankets for everyone who wanted them.

April 25, 2022

Product ID: 174093