Safety

GENTLE GIANTS ENSURES THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ITS PASSENGERS

Gentle Giants safety

Weather and sea conditions

Tours are dependent on weather and sea conditions. For your safety and comfort, we reserve the right to change or cancel departures, even with short notice, should weather or other conditions change. In case of cancellations due to weather, customers receive a full refund or can change their departure depending on availability.

RIB speedboat tours

All tours on the RIB speedboats (including GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins), are not recommended for passengers with back- or heart problems or pregnant women. The minimum age limit for children on the RIB speedboats is 7 years.

Safety and emergency equipment

All our RIB speedboats are equipped with a very high standard of modern safety and emergency equipment. All passengers are dressed in warm floatation suits and life vests.

Our oak boats and fibreglass boat are equipped with all the safety and emergency equipment in accordance with the regulations by the Icelandic Transport Authority. Life vests are available for all passengers.

Safety demonstration

The crew explains the safety on board in the beginning of all tours, including demonstrating the use of life vests.

Clothing

We offer warm extra clothing on board our boats. We still highly recommend that passengers bring their own warm and waterproof clothes, footwear and protective bags for cameras, as it can be cold and wet out at sea.

Mobility issues

People with mobility issues, please contact us prior to booking and we will be happy to assist you.

Our crew

The crew on board is there for your safety.

All crew members are fully authorised by the Icelandic Transport Authority.

All crew members have completed courses in Basic Safety Training and Crowd- and Crisis Management in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

The crew regularly participates in rescue drills on board our boats.

Photos from rescue drills:

Gentle Giants safety rescue drill

Gentle Giants safety rescue drill

Gentle Giants safety rescue drill

Gentle Giants safety rescue drill

Gentle Giants - safety first

Gentle Giants is an authorised tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board

Gentle Giants is an authorised tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board

Gentle Giants boats and staff are fully licenced by the Icelandic Transport Authority

Gentle Giants boats and staff are fully licenced by the Icelandic Transport Authority

Gentle Giants staff is trained by the Maritime Safety and Survival Centre of Iceland

Gentle Giants staff is trained by the Maritime Safety and Survival Centre of Iceland

Our passengers are fully insured by VÍS Insurance Ltd

Gentle Giants is insured by VÍS Insurance Ltd

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