BOATS

Ambassador

The m/s Ambassador has been referred to as one of the best whale-watching boats in Iceland, due to her six observation platforms. She was originally built in Hamburg, Germany in 1971 as a police vessel. 1998 she was refurbished as a pleasure yacht and later sold to Sweden.  She was bought by Ambassador in 2012 and rebuilt for whale-watching in Iceland.

Length: 28.15 m
Width: 5.00 m
Draft: 1.80 m
Passengers: 100
Seats: 100+
Indoor heated seats: 44
Mid deck under roof seats: 23
Top deck non-sheltered seats: 42
Indoor toilets: 3
On-board service: Bar in the back of the boat with panoramic view
Sound system: Throughout the boat
Disability access: The boat has three decks and maneuvers between them can be difficult. Persons in wheel-chairs can only be on the top non-sheltered deck with no access to toilets

Arctic Circle

The m/s Arctic Circle was built in Norway in 1991 and has been in service as a passenger ferry in northern Norway. The vessel was bought and rebuilt as a whale-watching boat in 2016.  Arctic Circle is a powerful catamaran, with great indoor and outdoor facilities for whale watching and other special tours.

Length: 28.75 m
Width: 8.00 m
Draft: 2.30 m
Passengers: 150
Seats: 150+
Indoor heated seats: 130
On deck non-sheltered seats: 30
Indoor toilets: 3
On-board service: Bar in the saloon
Sound system: Throughout the boat
Disability access: The boat has three decks and maneuvers between them can be difficult. Persons in wheel-chairs can either be on the top non-sheltered deck or in the saloon indoors with a view through the windows.

Diplomat

The Diplomat is a high-power RIB-boat built in Poland in 2016. It was built specially for Ambassador Akureyri Whale Watching. It will be used for adventure trips where travelers like close contact with the water and nature. The two 260 hp engines ensure that the ride is fast, it can be rough, but there is nothing like it!

Length: 10.5 m
Width: 3.5 m
Draft: 0.5m
Passengers: 12
Seats: 12
On deck non-sheltered seats: 12
Sound system: Throughout the boat
Disability access: The Extreme trips are not recommended for physically disabled or handicapped.