Saturday, 8 April 2023
Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey and Elding 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 | 09:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00
- CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 14:00
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.
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00
Report from Eldey: Today we sailed against rough conditions, a lot of wind and rain made the trip more exciting and adventurous. After 1 hour of sailing finally a blow was seen and the chase begun. At the beginning the Whale was quite elusive and difficult to track. Eventually appeared very close to us and was definitely 1 Humpback Whale. This whale gave us the opportunity to see fluke dives a couple of times and the body at surface of the water. The tour was coming to an end and the weather continued strong so we started to head back to Reykjavik with everyone happy for seeing the whale.
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 1300
REPORT FROM ELDEY AND ELDING: We sailed out towards west today with a strong wind behind us. The sun was out till the mid of the tour but the weather changed quickly and we met heavy rain on our route to meet again the humpback whale of the previous tour. Luckily we saw a small pod of 6 white beaked dolphins after a while. Many passengers saw them but the animals were quite elusive and busy traveling. We tried to spot them again but we haven't been very lucky. We didn't spot anything else on this stormy tour but hope everyone enjoyed their times and the beautiful rainbows that brightened the tour. As we didn't get to show the bay in its full glory, the crew decided to give complimentary tickets for another chance to enjoy a whale watching tour!
- Marta Filippini & Anna Richter
Birds species encountered today include:
Grey lag goose, eider ducks, great cormorants, lesser and greater black backed gulls, glaucous gulls, Northern fulmar, European shag