Ambassador Whale Watching, Akureyri

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  • Great afternoon watching whales. In a beautiful fjord setting, we had the pleasure of reversing at least 8 whales. Thank you to all the crew for their kindness.
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  • We knew it might not be easy to see whales but watching the web and reading that they have been two summers in a row with 100% whale sightings, we let ourselves be carried away by emotion as it was one of the greatest illusions of our trip to Iceland and we had canceled the a sight in Husavik for bad weather. At last, we were going to see whales. See whales??? We hit almost 3 hours of boat and all we saw were the fins of 3 calderons at over 200m. When they appeared, the ship was accelerating and when we seemed to be nearby, they disappeared. Within half an hour, the boat was accelerating and when we arrived... disappeared again. The captain himself gave up and accelerated the march out to sea in search of luck, but nothing, all we saw was seagulls and a plastic cup at sea. Faces of people frozen and disappointed. I can't see that bleak image. Of course as we saw those 3 fins from afar... 100% of sightings are still intact. A huge disappointment and a 160o less.
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  • The whale watching trip was some 3hours and we saw some whales. The guide told us alot about the sealife here. Boat was good. They told us there were some blankets, raincoats and overalls, but we foun...  more »
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  • Would have been good if the whales had turned up! Nice boat, knowledgeable guide. Coffee etc available
  • Wonderful experience! The staff is amazingly passionate about what they do. They didn't have sightings for five days so they were extremely keen on finding whales. We drove further out of the fjord (seasickness assured) and found a group of five to six and some dolphins. Absolutely worth it! You also get a warm overall, the cabin is heated and there are toilets on board.
  • Had a top notch experience with Ambassador Whale Watching. Not only are they well informed about the whales they are seeking, they appreciate the sensitivity of their ecosystem and play by the rules, even though Iceland has no regulations regarding whale watching. I took the express tour in the zodiac- it was the best way to get up close while respecting the whale's surroundings.
  • This is the perfect Whale watching. If you are traveling in or around Akureyri do this! They both do big boat tours and RIB amazing tours. Love it!
  • Nothing spotted but nice boat and staff
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