Monday, 27 March 2023

Monday, 27 March 2023

Today we are scheduled to 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 Eldey: Today we sailed against some strong wind coming from north making the trip a little more difficult but clearing all the clouds from the sky making possible too see the entire peninsulas around us. We sailed to the same spot as previous tours since we were able to see some whales there on the day before. We looked around for quite some time but unfortunately nothing appeared in the water. Eventually we had to start to return to the harbour and the captain decided with the rest of the crew to give complimentary tickets to everyone on board for them to be able to join again for free another elding tour with us.

- Rodrigo Silva 


Report from Eldey: Even though we were not successful to see any whales on the previous tour, we still had our hopes up for this afternoon. And what an amazing afternoon we had! We sailed out onto the same area from the morning tour, but further this time. We knew we could take longer to find a whale, but we also knew it would be worth it. And it definitely was. First we saw a small pod of 3 harbour porpoises, before we saw a big blow right in front in the distance. We had at 3-4 fin whales, with two popping up right in-front of us. After seeing these two a few times we decided to go investigate the other blows. As we were sailing that way we saw a big splash! It was a breaching humpback whale! It breached 10-15x and was amazing to see. We saw another humpback on our right but a little bit further away. After it calmed down, we had to head back to the harbour as we were already late. On our way back we saw another pod of 5 harbour porpoises surfing and enjoyed the sunshine.

- Anna Richter


Bird species encountered today include:

Nothern Fulmar, common guillemot, eider duck, great cormorant, European shag, black headed gull, greater and lesser black backed gull