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RIB Speed Boat Cruises in Reykjavik

By Viator, July 2018

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The black-sand beaches, sea cliffs, and fjords of the Icelandic coastline host a diverse cast of creatures, from dolphins and whales to throngs of orange-billed puffins. Here’s what you need to know about Reykjavik-based RIB (rigid inflatable boat) cruises, which allow you to get close to coastal wildlife during exhilarating high-speed tours.

Highlights
  • Admire the Reykjavik skyline and spot noteworthy landmarks, such as Harpa Concert Hall and the Sólfar (Sun Voyager) sculpture, from the water.
  • Cruise through Faxaflói Bay, stopping at Lundey Island or Akurey Island to see nesting birds during a puffin tour.
  • Scan the water for sightings of surfacing minke and humpback whales.
  • Enjoy the excitement of whizzing across the water at high speed.
  • Learn about the behavioral patterns of seabirds, such as auks and gannets, from your guide.

Things to Know
  • Most RIB tours depart from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. 
  • Puffins are most visible during the breeding season, May to August. You can spot whales and dolphins in Iceland year-round, but more species are present during the summer months.
  • Speedboats generally accommodate small groups of 15 people or fewer, guaranteeing an intimate experience. 
  • Most RIB tours provide warm waterproof overalls and life jackets.
  • Many whale-watching tours offer complimentary tickets for another speedboat cruise if you don’t spot any whales the first time around.
  • RIB speedboat tours typically last one to two hours. 
  • Boat engines can be switched off so as not to alarm wildlife and to allow you to appreciate the sounds of nature. 

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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise, Reykjavik, null
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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Zoom around the Icelandic waters aboard a custom designed RIB speed-boat , and enjoy close-up views of whales, dolphins, puffins and more. The small yet ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.86
RIB Express Whale Watching, Reykjavik, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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RIB Express Whale Watching

Enjoy an exclusive 2-hour tour on our custom-built RIB express boat – perfect for whale watching with a maximum of 12 spaces! Before departing from the Old ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.39
Reykjavík Express Puffin Tour, Reykjavik, Day Cruises
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Reykjavík Express Puffin Tour

Leaving from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, this is the ultimate puffin adventure tour. This tour is operated in our custom made RIB boats. They are ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $96.00

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