Tuesday, 11 April 2023
Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Hafsúla for the 09:00 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.
- CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00
- CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 14:00
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.
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00
Report from Hafsúla: Today we sailed against a lot of rain but very calm seas. After some time of searching for the animals in the water we finally started to see something. The first individual that appeared was 1 minke whale was quite elusive and difficult to spot, then around 20 white beaked dolphins and finally 4/5 humpback whales. Multiple species and multiple animals making the tour an amazing one. The humpback whales were travelling together and appearing and diving at the same time making a great show.
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR I 13:00
Report from Hafsúla: We set sail on a very Icelandic day, with some rain and wind in our faces. We had big prospect of spotting some whales since on the tour the day before we saw lots of whales! Some minutes into the tour and we had our first cetacean in a pod of 3 harbour porpoises close to the boat, but of course we wanted something bigger. Half an hour passed and we got a sight of blows in the distance indicating that there was a larger animal. And it was confirmed with 5 to 6 humpback whales feeding from a big school of fish. We also had lots of fluke dives, tail slaps and a very rare spy hop! We stood with the whales for about an hour before heading back home. On the way we still could see the blows coming up and we saw porpoises again at about the same area as those we've seen before. Also a big news, we started to see more and more puffins, a good sign if you enjoy seeing those cute birds!
- Pedro Teixeira
Bird species encountered today include:
Atlantic puffin, northern gannet, eider duck, northern fulmar, black legged kittiwake, black backed gull, herring gull, common guillemot, common gull, razorbill.