Friday, 17 March 2023

Friday, 17 March 2023

Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey for the 9:00 and 13:00 Whale Watching tour. Make sure to dress appropriately for the tours as it is always colder on sea than on land


COVID-19: Keep in mind that passengers and crew are asked to ensure their own hygiene and safety at all times. Washing hands thoroughly with soap and using a hand sanitiser is advised.


Report from Hafsula: We sailed out this morning with excellent conditions. There was very little swell and nearly no wind which was has been very nice compared to the northerly cold winds of the last few days. We sailed for about an hour and then finally saw a blow - it was a humpback whale! We even know this individual from its unique dorsal fin, it was Davy Jones II. We stayed with Davy for a bit but when another whale watching ship arrived decided to give it some space and head back to the harbour. 
- Anna Richter


Report from Hafsulan: This morning we sailed with a very calm sea and clear skies. We could see the entire peninsulas around us. Some minutes passed and we spotted our first sighting at the distance, White Beaked Dolphins. After spending some time with them at around 500 meters a blow appeared and the whale spotted in the morning tour was on the same place and we spent a lot of quality time with her. Some boats were close to the whale so the captain decided to leave the whale since we had already around 30 minutes with this individual to not overcrowd the animal. The dolphins appeared again and this time hundreds of them, around 300. They were jumping everywhere, playing and having fun.  Such a nice close to an amazing whale watching trip.

- Rodrigo Silva

Bird species encountered today include:

Northern fulmar, razorbills, common guillemot, greater and lesser black-backed gull, black footed kittiwake, eider ducks, great cormorant