Monday, 11 September 2023

Monday, 11 September 2023

Today we will be operating on Þruma RIB for our 10:00 and 14:00 Premium Whale tour and on our lovely vessel Eldey for the 09:00 and 13:00  Classic Whale Watching tours. Make sure to dress appropriately for the tours as it is always colder on sea than on land. 

    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 13:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 14:00


    Report from Eldey: We sailed out in the freezing air of the bay, the sunny and blue sky getting our spirits up. Early from the start, we had the chance to see quite well a pod of 4 harbour porpoises, a good sign to start the day. As we entered a zone riddled of seabirds, we encountered 2 minke whales, one of them crossing our path close enough for all to see, its body shining with the sunlight. Continuing our tour around the bay, we noticed some big splashes not far from us. Getting closer, a pod of 5 white-beaked dolphins came to us, bowriding for several minutes with our boat. When this pod seemed to disappear, we started heading home when another 2 minke whales showed up, with one passing under our boat and more harbour porpoises swimming with the swell close to us. The sun shined during the whole trip as we had a lovely morning with our favorite animals in the bay. 

    - Milla Brandao


    Report from Eldey: The sun was still shining at the afternoon when we sailed out to spot any sign of life in the bay. The sea conditions were also better. Still amazingly cold, but our overalls kept us safe and cozy during the trip. Our first encounter was with a pod of 4 white-beaked dolphins, and they came very close to us, bowriding and splashing around. We continued our trip to what else we could find in the bay and we saw another pod of 3 dolphins, but since we had just seen this species, we decided to explore a bit more. As we started leaving these dolphins, one single one continued following us on the back, wakeriding; we also passed by a very noticeable group of harbour porpoises, a lucky sighting on our trip. Then, we went to an area where we saw at least 2 minke whales, a bit elusive, but then one of them popped up right in front of us and closer! Their silver-color body shined with the sun and we could have a good look at them! We went home enjoying the sun and amazed with the views of the landscape around us, as some more harbour porpoises passed by on our way.

    - Alex Paumier