Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey for the 9:00 and 13:00 Classic Whale Watching tours. Make sure to dress appropriately for the tours as it is always colder on sea than on land.


COVID-19: Keep in mind that passengers and crew are asked to ensure their own hygiene and safety at all times. Washing hands thoroughly with soap and using a hand sanitiser is advised.  


Report from Eldey: We were very excited to start again our morning trip after the darkest time of the year. The wind was blowing softly and the sky was getting brighter as we were sailing into the bay. We enjoyed the crispy cold morning accompanied with the majestic flying display of some birds along the way. We sailed first towards the south of the bay in our search for some marine wildlife, but we we could not found much around so we decided to make a big circle and check some other areas. On the way back to the harbor we spotted a minke whale. We stopped few minutes and we could see the animal coming at the surface very briefly one or twice only. It was great to see one of the minkes that we usually see during the summer season, however the sighting was for such a short time that we gave our passengers a complementary ticket to come back again and try better luck.

- Alex Garcia


Report from Eldey: This was morning being quite unsuccessful, we explored other area during this afternoon trip. We headed directly south and hoped to spot cetaceans. The sea was still good and the light beautiful even though more clouds started to cover the sky. We even had a few drop of snow. We turned west and made a few zigzags but we did not encounter any whale or dolphin. We had hope when we found an area with many birds gathering and active. There was a lot of European shags and different species of seagulls. But no sign of a whale.  We ran out of time and headed back to the harbour followed by northern fulmars smoothly gliding. We gave complimentary tickets to our passengers to give them the chance to come back on a new tour in Reykjavik or in Akureyri.

- Miquel Pons

Bird species encountered today include:

Common guillemot, razorbill, European shag, great cormorant, northern fulmar, black-backed gull, glaucous gull, Iceland gull, red- breasted mergansers, eider duck, great northern divers and northern gannet, storm petrel.


Oh well, it happens - this is nature after all.. But fear not, our promise and your guarantee is that you can join us as many times as needed until you have a successful tour.