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    Whale diary

    TUESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2017

    Tour at 13:00

    Report from Eldey: The sea conditions were still too rough to depart from Reykjavik, but as the wind and swell was coming from the west. We were able to travel in the same direction as the wind and waves making our way from Keflavik to Reykjavik. The sail was a little bumpy in places but for the most part it was smooth as the waves came from behind, causing the boat to surf home. Unfortunately it was very similar to the morning tour with no cetaceans spotted. Complimentary tickets were awarded.

    -Mike Smith

    Tour at 09:00

    Report from Eldey: Because the sea conditions were not optimal today, we decided that our tour would leave from Keflavik harbour and took our passengers there by bus ride. Our decision was spot on as the beginning of our excursion happened in calm sea. We first went south and had a magnificent sunrise painting the clouds yellow. Then we turned around and we looped around toward the north. There it got a bit windier, so colder, and bit more rocky. After we reached the tip of the peninsula we turned back for a more comfortable ride. Sadly we did not see even a fin, so we issued complimentary tickets. Better luck next time!

    - Guillaume Calcagni

    Bird species seen on today's tour include: great cormorant, northern fulmar, great black-backed gull, eider duck & glaucous gull

    Status Tour 9:00 and 13:00: RUNNING FROM ANOTHER HARBOUR

    We will be sailing out from KEFLAVÍK today due to unfavourable conditions out of Reykjavík. A bus will be ready and waiting for passengers here in the Old Harbour and drive off to Keflavík at the scheduled departure time. 

    This will result in a longer tour, or between 4-5 hrs in total and could impact COMBO tours. Guests that are unable to join the tour because of it's length should contact their travel planner immediately to arrange for a different activity or check for other options provided by them.

    We are expecting the sea conditions to be quite rough today, so we do provide seasickness tablets at our ticket office, free of charge!

    For more information please contact us by email elding@elding.is or by phone +354 519 5000.