Saturday, 18 November 2023

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Today we will be operating 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


Report from Eldey: We left the harbour still in a bit of darkness but there was already enough light so that we could see what was ahead. After 10 minutes of sailing we came across a humpback whale! This one is a known whale by the name of Flak. It did amazing fluke dives close the boat and we could almost look in the eyes of this amazing anima. We then left Flak do its thing and started to scan the area a bit more and saw a few fins in the distance. We had ourselves a pod of 5 to 6 white-beaked dolphins that imediatly came to greet us as the came super close to a point that I even couldn´t see them from the guiding box! Some of them even jumped around, it was quite cool to see! After a while, we left the dolphins to try to find Flak once more, and so we did! It was in a shallower place so we couldn´t get too close, but it did a peduncle throw! Quite nice to see on the way back to the harbour.

- Pedro Teixeira


Report from Eldey: The weather was still great this afternoon with the sun making the mountains shine of a yellow light. We went to the same area than this morning to find Flak the humpback whale that this time was in skarfabakki harbour. The whale seemed very calm at first swimming constantly and slowly in the same direction, then after a while in turned back and came right in between Videy island and the harbour, starting to lunge-feed! We could see it feeding its throat inflated like a baloon, full of water. Great sighting. After that we went further out trying to find something else. We crossed two or three pods of harbour porpoises, one of them was fairly large with maybe 7 individuals. We went back to the harbour in this surprisingly good weather for the middle of November in Iceland.

- Miquel Pons