Thursday, 28 March 2024

Thursday, 28 March 2024

Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey for our Classic Whale Watching tour. Make sure to dress according to weather, as it is usually colder at sea than on land.



Report from Eldey: This morning we were fooled by the sun, making us think it was warmer than it was. Good thing we had our overalls to keep us warm! There was a bit of wind and we set off on our adventure. After about an hour of sailing we spotted a blow - it was a minke whale! They have been coming back and its a sign the summer is starting! It came up a few times and got quite close at times. After a few moments together we continued on but didnt find anything further out. On the way back we saw 7 harbour porpoises. This was quite an exciting sighting of porpoises as they often vanish. This time however they were feeding all around our starboard side and coming quite close! This got the whole crew quite excited as we call them ninjas due to their tricky nature. Ending on a high, we set sail to harbour in the sun.

- Anna Richter


Report from Eldey: this afternoon the weather conditions were very good, just a bit of wind but otherwise good, no rain, no strong winds. Shortly after leaving the marina we came across a group of a few harbour porpoises. As usual they were feeding and moving quickly. We continued our way out and we saw later a minke whale in the same general area were we saw another one in the morning. It stayed with us for about 10 minutes, feeding and swimming fast. After that we started our way back and after a very nice sail we came back to port and everybody was happy and satisfied but because the sightings were short we decided to offer complimentary tickets for people to come again for another opportunity to see the whales.

Rodrigo Ruiz Esquide

Bird species encountered today include:

Northern gannets, Northern fulmars, eider ducks, black backed gulls, herring gulls, glaucous gulls, greylag geese, harlequin duck, black footed kittiwake