Monday, 20 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, 13:00
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 0900
Report from Eldey: We set sail under many clouds. Not too long after starting the tour behind Reykjavik the sky went a very dramatic orange due to the sun rise. We had headed to an area we saw cetacean life yesterday but found nothing there. So we sailed around for a bit before heading towards Videy where we hoped to find Flak once again. Right on schedule, we saw a blow towards that island. It was Flak the humpback once again. Very soon after seeing this individual they made a huge splash. It was from a peduncle throw! It was very cool. Then after this they came within metres of our boat, it was so so close. From the guide box it was impossible to see the whale. We got to see many fluke dives throughout this sighting too as the whale fed. It was really nice!
- Rob Hyman
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
Report from Eldey: We had similar conditions than this morning but with drops of rain starting to fall on us. We explore the area where we saw the humpback whale in the morning and went around Videy but without luck. We decided to go in the inside part of Videy, very close of Reykjavik, and there was Flak the humpback whale. We followed it for a long time, the whale was moving at a constant speed in different area probably looking for food. We also spotted a grey seal showing its head a few times having a look at us. It came back around skarfabakki towards the end of the tour and started lunge-feeding, surrounded by many gulls, it was great to see. We were going to leave when it showed its tail for the first time of the afternoon, perfect ending for the tour.
- Miquel Pons
Bird species seen today include:
Glaucus gull, black-backed gull, black-headed gull, great cormorant, eider duck, long-tailed duck, razorbill, black guillemot, common guillemot.