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    Whale diary

    SUNDAY, 8 APRIL 2018

    Tour Status: RUNNING

    Tour at 13:00 

    Report from Eldey: With lots of smiling faces on the boat we started our tour and it didn't even matter that the clouds were completely covering the sky. After 1 hour of sailing we spotted our first marine mammal of the tour. It was a minke whale, traveling fairly close to the boat. Soon after we were surrounded with them. 4-5 whales were surfacing in all directions around the boat. We also saw a calf swimming next to it's mother. Together with the hundreds of birds flying around and the minkes coming close to the boat, it was an incredible tour and a real example of the beauty of nature. 

    -Lucas Heinrich

    Tour at 09:00

    Report from Eldey: Our morning tour started with great excitement. Previous days have been full of sightings and today wasn't less! We went to one of our main spotting areas and we saw a huge blow in the distance. Unfortunately, we couldn't find the elusive whale and we carried on. It was a good choice because we found a huge flock of birds and when we got closer we started to see a lot of cetaceans. Firstly, a minke whale crossed our path and in total we spotted 5-6 of them. They were feeding close to the surface and we could see some juveniles among them. In the middle of the crazy-minke moment, other species popped up such as a small pod of 3 harbour porpoises and 3 white-beaked dolphins. It was a great tour with wonderful views from the bay.

    -Rodrigo A. Martinez Catalan

    Bird species seen on today's tours includeeider duck, long-tailed duck, northern fulmar, black-legged kittiwake, black-headed gull, herring gull, great black-backed gull, northern gannet, black guillemot.

    We are sailing out from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik today. We do offer complimentary sea sickness tablets at the ticket office and on board of our boat since it might be a bit choppy today. On board there are heated indoor areas but we also have overalls to keep you warm out on deck. We hope you will be able to join us today.