Whale diary

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    We began the tour with a stop by the Puffin Island, Akurey. We then headed out onto Faxaflói bay and searched for a long time, until we finally saw a group of white-beaked dolphins. The approached the boat quite often, and our guests got a good look at them. Unfortunately th

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    Tour at 13:00

    This time we headed out directly to the bay and found a Minke Whale feeding - the first individual being very shy but towards the end of the tour we spotted one rather young individual surfacing a few times very close to the boat. The tour ended with a visit to Puffin Island

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    Tour at 13:00

    The weather was still pretty good this afternoon, with lot of sea birds out at sea. Many puffins, lot kittiwakes even some juvaniles, gannets many even in couples and several manx shear waters. Just the whales didn´t show up a apart for a couple of harbour porpoises on the w

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    Trip has been cancelled due to bad weather and sea conditions

     

    Tour at 9:00

    We went out this morning with quite good sea conditons: many withe cups but the visibility was excellent and the swell height was still light. We first stopped to enjoy the pufin

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    Tour at 13:00

    Unfortunately we didn't spot any whales today :-(

    Tour at 9:00

    Unfortunately we didn't spot any whales today :-(

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    Tour at 13:00

    We started the tour with a trip to puffin island. On the way there we encountered a group of harbour porpoises just outside the harbour! We were very happy to have this early encounter. We tried our luck on Faxaflói bay, but only when we were sailing back to the harbour we e

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    Tour at 13:00

    Our luck changed and we had a breaching Minke whale! It jumped twice out of the water and stayed with us for about an hour afterwards. It was splashing about, showed us its fluke and belly. We could see it clearly under the waters surface and were able to observe some great

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    Again very good conditions - we headed out even further during this tour and spotted a blow in a huge distance, a few times in a row, and speeded up to get closer. But when we came to the area where we expected the whale, no blow was visible again and no trace of a whale - w

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    Tour at 9:00

    No whales on this tour! We saw very few birds feeding in the bay, which is a sign that there might not be much food around for the whales either. But this situation will pass as it has in previous years, and the whales will soon be

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    Tour at 13:00

    We had the same good weather conditions in the afternoon. This time we searched a long time for whales. And once again when we were starting to lose hope, suddenly a small group of cute harbour porpoises appeared! After enjoying them for a little while we went back to the ha

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    Tour at 13:00

    An afternoon with a big surprise. We started the tour by visiting Puffin Island where we again saw a lot of puffins. It seems that they will start breeding soon. We didn´t expect to see much on this tour because we hadn't found any whales on the morning tour. For quite a whi

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    Another beautiful and exciting day out in Faxafloi: three sightings of white-beaked dolphins in really big groups of more than 10 individuals! They were speeding up, moving in circle, we even had a goupr of four individuals jumping all together at the same time! Really spect

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    Tour at 13:00

    It was a long tour this afternoon! We started with the puffin island where we saw many, many of the cute little birds sitting and flying around. Far out in Faxaflói bay we found a nice group of dolphins that we were able to enjoy very much. They didn´t approach the boat but

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    Tour cancelled due to bad sea and weather conditions.

     

    Tour at 9:00

    It was rainy this morning when we went out but surprisingly it turned to be a very exciting tour! In fact, we had one sighting of a minke whale with which we stayed around 40 min. This

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    Tour at 13:00

    In the afternoon we really had to be patient. We had to sail for quite a while and we went much further out than usual to find some whales. We were almost about to give up when we spotted a group of white-beaked dolphins. It seemd that they had a calf so they were a bit shy.

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    Tour at 13:00

    Although the wind picked up a little bit, observation conditions were still very good. Close to coast we spotted two minke whales and several groups of harbour porpoises. We went to Puffin Island as well and watched the teeming puffin colony...

     

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