Sunday, 5 March 2023

Sunday, 5 March 2023

Today we will 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: We sailed out this morning with a cold northerly wind in our backs. There was a fair bit of bird activity so we were hoping for lots of sightings! After about an hour and a half of sailing we finally found 6-8 white beaked dolphins! They were quite a playful pod with calves and even did a bit of jumping! We enjoyed them for a few moments but eventually we ran out of time and had to head back. We saw them a few more times on the way to the harbour. 

- Anna Richter


Report from Eldey: We started the tour with a strong headwind that was creating a lot of white caps on the surface that were making it difficult to spot any wildlife. As we were heading out and getting closer to Akranes we got covered by the mountains and the ride became more comfortable. We spent a long time looking for any activity and just when we decided to come back to harbor we spot four white beaked dolphins. They were a bit elusive so we couldn´t spend much time with them but still most of the people could see them. We got back to Reykjavik in time and we gave the passengers complimentary tickets so they could have another chance to see this amazing animals.

-Nicolás Corral

Bird species encountered today include:

Northern gannet, Northern fulmar, glaucous gull, Iceland gull, razorbill, common guillemot, eider ducks, great cormorant, European shag, oystercatcher