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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
A short drive brings you to downtown Reykjavík, where you will board a whale-watching boat. Meet the crew and set out to enjoy this exciting three-hour boat trip searching for whales. The potential for seeing them is excellent, with so many species of whale (blue, fin, humpbacks, minke and sei whales) inhabiting the local waters. Iceland is widely recognized as the whale-watching capital of northern Europe. The spectacular Icelandic nature of the sea and the close proximity to the extraordinary mammals swimming beneath the surface make whale watching an experience unlike any other. In fact, about half of the world's 86 whale species can be seen in Icelandic waters. No two trips are ever the same; consequently, there is always an air of excitement and anticipation.
Your twin-engine boat travels up to 24 miles per hour, allowing you to cover a large area relatively quickly and making it easier to locate whales. On board is a dining room with a bar. There is also seating on the ship's deck for those who want to enjoy close proximity to Icelandic nature and seascapes.
Tour operates rain or shine but may be canceled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Guests who suffer from motion sickness should consider this tour before booking and/or take appropriate medication. Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed; however, the success rate for seeing whales on this tour is very high. Refreshments are not included but can be purchased on board at your own expense. There are several steps to negotiate on the boat; the floor/deck can be very slippery. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair; although the whale-watching boat itself is accessible, the cafeteria and shelter from the weather are not accessible; no accessible restroom is available on board. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion; outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Bring a warm down (or similar) jacket; wear long thermal underwear and several layers of wool and/or polypro (no cotton) as it is very cool out on the water. Wear sturdy, non-skid walking shoes. The whale-watching boat may not be exclusive to Holland America Line guests.