Fun, accessible and exciting!
Whether you want to go whale watching for orcas, humpbacks, dolphins or minke whale, our Reykjavik whale watching tours are just an easy cruise away.
We depart from Hlésgata, Vesturbugt harbor up to three times a day to meet and greet with those wonderful, mysterious creatures and explore the nature and wildlife around the Reykjavik area.
Our company has celebrated a tremendous success since the owner, captain Magnus Gudjonsson, started his whale watching and northern lights tours from the northern town of Akureyri in the summer of 2013.
Our sighting rate is as high as 99% and we are very grateful for all the wonderful reviews we get online. In the spring of 2017 we decided to offer our tours from Reykjavik as well as Akureyri and operate all year round from this fun little capital city.
Our Reykjavik whale watching boat, the Ambassador, is one of the many reasons for why our guests like this company. She used to be a police boat in Hamburg, Germany. Later she was converted into a pleasure yacht located in Madeira and in 2012 we bought this wonderful boat and converted her into a fantastic whale watching boat that has brought joy to many visitors from all over the world.
To us she is the best in this town! We love our Ambassador!
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“Stunning scenery, with whales!”
I wandered in to the office and asked if they thought there was much chance of seeing whales that day. I was drily informed by a guide that the probability was between 99-100% so I booked and am so glad I did! We saw lots of minke whales and humpbacks, with some of the humpbacks coming very close to us....
“First Class Experience!”
Today we went on their last whale watching trip of the year, they end now until next Spring. And what a way to finish! We saw minke and humpbacks playing and diving no more than 5 metres from our boat. For over an hour we watched and photographed these amazing creatures, seemingly oblivious to us being there.
We could not keep count on the many whales we saw, so close up that I felt like I could just reach out my hand and touch them. What an amazing experience. We were on a high speed boat so we could just follow the whales and get up very close again and again. We also saw the warmest waterfall in Europe. Excellent trip with nice details in addition to the main purpose of seeing whales. Beautiful view of the mountains surrounding the fjord.
“Close enough to touch the whales!”
My husband and I did the speed boat tour on our honeymoon, and we had a fantastic time! We saw harbor porpoises, minke whales, and humpbacks so close that they sprayed water on us. Our guide Mary was knowledgeable and fun to have with us. I would highly recommend this your for anyone who loves beautiful views and marine life!
“Best excursion in Iceland for us!”
We went whale watching on the extreme ribbed boat on October 22. Our captain Örn and our guide Anna were amazing! We were able to get up close to all the whales! It was an amazing experience! We saw about 6-7 different humpbacks and a few minke whales. It was so worth the money. I would really recommend the extreme boat tour because you can see the whales so well from the small boat and with just a few people around you. It is also fast enough to cruise over to a whale when you start to see it from far. I think this was my favorite thing I've experienced in Iceland!
“Used Ambassador for Northern Lights Viewing
Ambassador took us on a northern lights viewing tour in Akureyri and needless to say, we are so glad that we went along. At our hotel, the Icelandair Akureyri, they recommended that we go out on a boat to see the northern lights because their forecast said there would be a good chance of catching them. Well, we listened and spent the $100 to go and have nothing but a lifetime of memories.
We saw the aurora borealis in all the colors you can possibly imagine, dancing, bouncing and just at their best. It was a frigidly cold night, but the boat staff did their best to offer us blankets and let us go down to the bottom, covered deck to keep warm. It was a lovely experience and Ambassador made it possible.”