Whale diary

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 20:30
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00

    All tours are ON SCHEDULE today from Reykjavík! Remember to dress according to weather and feel free to borrow our warm overalls if needed!

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 20:30
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00

    All tours are ON SCHEDULE today from Reykjavík! Remember to dress according to weather and feel free to borrow our warm overalls if needed!

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    Throughout the day, we encountered at least 4 humpback whales, including a breaching spectacle and displays of social behaviours such as tail- and pectoral slapping. We also spotted approximately 8 or so minke whales and were delighted by the playful activities of up to 50 white-beaked dolphins. Adding to the excitement, we saw harbour porpoises on several occasions.

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    Today we had some incredible tours! We saw 3 harbour porpoises, numerous minke whales, and a breaching humpback whale this morning. Later, we encountered over 20 minke whales and more humpback whales! The afternoon featured white-beaked dolphins, multiple minke whales, and 3 humpback whales. Evening tours included a feeding show by 4 humpback whales and 15 minke whales. What a day!

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    This morning, we encountered 2 pods of 20 white-beaked dolphins and about 8 minke whales, along with a large pod of 10 harbour porpoises. A humpback whale also joined the sightings. Later tours saw numerous white-beaked dolphins, multiple minke whales, and more harbour porpoises. The evening featured humpback whales, more minke whales, and playful white-beaked dolphins.

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    Throughout the day, we saw numerous cetaceans. We started with a pod of white-beaked dolphins and several minke whales. The early afternoon tour saw white-beaked dolphins but ended with complimentary tickets. In the afternoon, we encountered humpback whales, minke whales, and more white-beaked dolphins. Later tours featured more humpback whales, minke whales, and a large pod of white-beaked dolphins.

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    Throughout the day, we enjoyed clear skies and calm seas. In the morning and early afternoon we saw minke whales, pods of white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. The afternoon tours featured white-beaked dolphins, at least 2 humpback whales, more sightings of minke whales and finally a large pod of white-beaked dolphins.

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    There seemed to be plenty of food to go around today, as even the birds were gathered for a feast! Throughout the day, there were up to 12 minke whales skimming all around us, giving us fantastic lengthy views - we even got to see inside their mouths as they were lunge feeding! Additionally, we got to see large groups of white-beaked dolphins an some harbour porpoises!

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    We sailed out this morning, hoping to continue our sighting streak. We saw numerous black-backed gulls and arctic terns, but no cetaceans until a shy minke whale briefly appeared as we headed back to the harbour. Due to the short lived sighting, we issued complimentary tickets subsequently. All other tours were cancelled today due to weather.

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    In the morning, we saw 10-15 white-beaked dolphins and two active humpback whales breaching and tail slapping. In the afternoon, the same humpback whales interacted with white-beaked dolphins, and a minke whale appeared. In the evening, we saw a large minke whale and playful white-beaked dolphins again, ending with more sightings of the humpback whales.

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    Throughout the day, our tours were filled with exciting encounters. All our Classic tours today managed to see some minke whales and playful pods of white-beaked dolphins. We got to see some interesting behaviours such as hunting, feeding, bow-riding and jumping. The day then ended with sightings of the two aforementioned species as well as 3 harbour porpoises.

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    This morning we saw a minke whale and a majestic humpback whale showing its fluke. Later, we enjoyed the sight of a humpback whale fluking multiple times, with a brief appearance of a minke whale near our bow. In the afternoon, another two fast-moving minke whales delighted passengers. The day ended with a shy minke whale sighting and complimentary tickets.

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    This morning we spotted some minke whales and a playful pod of 10-15 white-beaked dolphins. In the afternoon, a few minke whales approached us and we also had a brief white-beaked dolphin sighting. The day ended with an active pod of 7 white-beaked dolphins! Despite seeing minke whales at 09:00 and 15:00, we decided to issue complimentary tickets due to the short-lived encounters.

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    There was was still some leftover swell from the last days as we sailed out into the bay. Despite spotting many seabirds, we unfortunately didn't see any other wildlife during the day and so we offered everyone complimentary tickets. The evening tour did however encounter a pod of 10 very social white-beaked dolphins, bow-riding and doing multiple jumps!

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    After multiple days of bad weather and cancelled tours, we left the harbour and navigated into the beautiful bay. We saw many birds and several people on the boat seemed convinced of having seen a whale fluke, but it was not possible to confirm the sighting, and therefore we offered everyone complimentary tickets, so they can join us another time.

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00

    Unfortunately all of our tours are cancelled today from Reykjavík, due to weather.

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00

    Unfortunately all of our tours are cancelled today from Reykjavík, due to weather.

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00

    Unfortunately all of our tours are cancelled today from Reykjavík, due to weather.

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00

    Unfortunately all of our tours are cancelled today from Reykjavík, due to weather.

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 20:00

    Unfortunately all of our tours are cancelled today from Reykjavík, due to weather.