CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
Report from Eldey: on our beautiful afternoon today, we decided to start around the Videy area because of the amount of birds present. Coming closer to a flock of birds, we spotted a harbour porpoise feeding, and not far from it there was 4 grey seals all together. Slowly coming closer to them, some disappeared, but one kept its giant head on the surface, straight looking at us, which was quite curious! Continuing our trip, sailing out in the bay, we got amazed by the beautiful sunlight coming in between the clouds, creating a strong and amazing God ray. We got to see more harbour porpoises on the way, and covered many areas, and even keeping in touch with other boats by radio, they didn't get to see anything else either. So we decided to give out complimentary tickets for the passengers come back and have another chance of seeing the Faxaflói stars!
- Milla Brandao
Wildlife seen today:
The Harbour Porpoise is the smallest and most abundant cetacean around Iceland. They are usually shy but occasionally they come and play around the boats. They can be relatively hard to spot from a distance due to their size and their abundance depends entirely on the food availability of our shores since they are opportunistic feeders.
Grey seals are generally distinguished from harbour seal by their straight head and fewer spots. Males are darker and larger than the females who tend to be a silver, grey or brown in color. Grey seals and harbour seals are the only seals that have been reported breeding in Icelandic waters.