Looking for that extra twist, that extra flavour of adventure and exploration? Ride our custom made RIB boats, only 12 persons on each boat with our expert crew. No birdwatching tour will get you closer to the islands, birds and the north sea.
Leaving from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, this is the ultimate puffin adventure tour operated on our RIB speedboats.
The summer is the best time to experience the birds and wildlife of the bay and islands just outside Reykjavík City. Puffins, auks, gannets and an incredible variety of other sea birds dominate the skies and sea cliffs just a few minutes sailing from the Old Harbour.
But that is not all: this tour is operated in our custom made RIB boats. Each boat can only seat 12 passengers so this is a personal tour where you travel with a small group.
The boats are specially designed to get you as close as possible to the islands and when possible we can switch the engines completely off to give the birds (and you) some peace and quiet to enjoy nature. During the tour your guide and captain will tell you interesting facts and tales about the puffins and the surroundings.
On this up close & personal tour each boat only seats 12 passengers so you have plenty of time to ask your guide any question you have about the charismatic puffins and the other Icelandic sea birds.
Our RIBs are also the fastest boats in the harbour, meaning that on a short tour you will spend the majority of you time with the birds.
This tour may not be suitable for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before signing up.
This tour is not recommended for those with history of back and knee problems or severe heart conditions. Consult your doctor before signing up.
This tour may not be suitable for those over the age of 65 years.
Puffin season is from approximately May - August
Hotel pick up: Please e-mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about pick-up services and fees. You can also keep in mind that we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík easily within walking (2-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zop code #101 in Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk! For the environment and for your health :)
The season for these tours is dependant on the time that the puffins arrive to Iceland each year for their breading season. The Puffin Watching season can therefor both start and finish a few days earlier or later then our advertised schedule. We adjust to this each year according to the arrival of the birds.
1st of May to the 31st of May three daily departures at 09.00, 13.00 & 16.00
1st of June to the 20th of August nine daily departures at 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30 & 17.30
All sea tours and whale watching / wildlife trips are undertaken as the responsibility of its participants. Whale Safari does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk that they assume by booking said activity.
Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended. And of course bring your camera!
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