Thursday 30 September 2021
We will be operating on Þruma RIB for our 10:00 and 14:00 Premium Whale tours and 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 ON SCHEDULE | 09:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR ON SCHEDULE | 10:00
- CLASSIC WHALE TOUR ON SCHEDULE | 13:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR CANCELLED | 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. Masks are not mandatory but are recommended in areas where keeping distance from others is not possible.
Thursday, 30 September 2021 | 09:00
Report from Eldey: FINALLY we were able to venture out into the bay after 4 days of cancellations. This bad weather has definitely not been nice for the tourists or tourism companies but it was very good for the marine life, it stirred up all the nutrients to the surface bringing a lot of life to the bay. Our first encounter was of a pod of 5-7 white-beaked dolphins that came straight towards us and started playing under and around the boat, we must have stayed with them for 20 minutes but large bushy blows from whales started to be spotted in the distance. Suddenly the owner of one of the blows surfaced on our left side just 30meters from us, a humpback whale. It surfaced 4-5 times then went for a long dive, so long we lost sight of it and decided to head to other blows in the distance. We soon started to see minke whales also, so many minke whales, at least 10 through our the whole tour and another 2 humpback whales that beautifully brought up its fluke many times. It was so nice to see the bay full of life after so many days of cancellations.
- Megan Whittaker
PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00
Report from RIB : After a few day of storm, we always get very curious to see what is happening on the bay. The conditions were good even if there was a bit of rain on Reykjavik, the visibility was excellent and we were able to see perfectly Snæfellsjökull covered in snow. The sea was not calm but still easy to sail on. We first stopped for a minke whale that was surfacing not far away from us. There was a second one further away but we focused on the one closer. We stayed a bit before moved to another area were we observed several pods white beaked dolphin. A few of them were doing big impressive jumps meanwhile others were porpoising, so we assumed there were feeding. After this beautiful sighting we kept going out when we saw a minke whale from far away. But when we arrived we could not find it. We went back and near one of the bigger boats we saw that there was a humpback whale diving. We waited and observed this large animal calmly surfacing, breathing many times and going again from a fluke dive showing us a very dark tail. During the way back we saw another minke whale, the fifth of the tour.
- Miquel Pons
Thursday, 30 September 2021 | 13:00
Report from Eldey: Needless to say, after such a great tour in the morning we could not wait to go out again. The sun was our companion for most of the tour, but still shining a warm autumn glow over the snow capped landscape. The afternoon was full of minke whales, with at least 8 whales spotted during the tour. One of them was quite small but we still had a good look at it. And another was was so big that we could easily see its blows. Soon after, another big blow could be seen at the distance. There was our 2nd species of the tour, a glorious humpback whale! Suddenly, other blows from other three humpback whales were spotted around us. As they were further away we decided to stay with the first one we encountered, which was swimming peacefully and it surfaced 4 or 5 times, pretty close to the boat, and it even showed us its fluke. It was a very great tour that I hope everyone enjoyed as much as myself.
- Estel Sanchez Cami