Thursday, 2 November 2023
Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey 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 | 9:00
- CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00
Report from Eldey: today was another sunny day in Faxaflói bay. We just had one change in the weather: the wind got super strong and our sea was quite choppy. However, we were excited to see what the bay had for us today. We started covering the area where the whales were yesterday, and we actually got to see in between the white caps, some tiny splashes in the distance! We had a pod of at least 4 white-beaked dolphins in the area, travelling quite fast. So by the time we tried to get closer to them, they had disappeared. We then tried our luck in other areas, however we ended up not seeing anything than the splashes earlier. So we decided to give out complimentary tickets to the passengers so they can try to enjoy the animals of Faxaflói one more time!
- Milla Brandão
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
Report from Eldey: on our second try of the day, the sun was shining quite strong, which helped to warm us up in the cold and strong wind. Sailing out to the area we knew we had dolphins in the area in the previous tour, we kept our eyes sharp to see if they were still there and... all of a sudden, a white-beaked dolphin jumped high in front of the boat, about 30m from our boat! This one decided to make one-opportunity-appearance and completely disappeared without a trace. We then saw more splashes very far out, and before getting to them, another dolphin decided to scare us by bowriding us and then vanishing like a magician in the dust. When we got to the splashes, we saw 2 dolphins in the distance, a mom and a calf, that also were very elusive. We then decided to give out again complimentary tickets so our passengers come back and enjoy these animals one more time another day.
- Milla Brandão
Bird species seen today include:
Black and common guillemot, Razorbill, Herring gull, Northern fulmar, Icelandic gull, Eider duck, Grey-legged goose.