Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Tuesday , 28 February 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.  

    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00

    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. 


    Report from Eldey

    The weather was a little miserable this morning with strong winds and light rain but we were still very excited about going to see our humpback whale friends in Hafnarfjörður. We took all our passengers via bus on a 20-25 mins ride from our office in Reykjavik to the other harbour. We were hoping to see our whale buddies quickly but we actually had to search for a while. We searched the harbour as we left and then did a big circle outside. They were being more challenging to find today. We thought….lets just check the harbour again just in case and low and behold there they were feeding away. Two different humpback whales, one in the outer harbour area and one right in where we literally left from. They are being extremely sneaky these whales, there has been a few occasions now that we couldn’t find them on the way out but see them later in the harbour. It would be great to know where their secret hiding place is. One of the individuals was being very cool, lunge feeding with water being expelled from its mouth and we were even rewarded a couple of times with a fluke up which is rare in such shallow waters. Alas, the passengers were very happy and as we were celebrating 3 birthdays on board we were more than thrilled.

    - Megan Whittaker


    Report from Eldey: We started the tour heading towards the sea looking for any sign of whale activity. The day was clear and the sea was a bit rough. Suddenly our captain spotted a splash in the distance and then another two big splashes followed. There was a whale doing breaching behavior! We tried to get closer and then we saw a blow close to the boat. It was humpback whale. It looked like she was traveling so we spent some time with her and then we decided to move on as there was another boat approaching to see it. When we got to the harbor there was another humpback whale feeding. It was an amazing performance that we could all enjoy as she was really close to the boat and very active. We could see the whale playing around so all the passengers finished the tour very happy.

    -Nicolás Corral

    Bird species encountered today include:

    Common guillemot, razorbill, black guillemot,  Great cormorant, northern fulmar, black-legged kittiwake, black-backed gull, glaucous gull, eider duck, red breasted merganser, red throated diver.