Tuesday, 9 May 2023
Today we will be operating on Þruma RIB for our 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 Premium Whale tours and on our lovely vessel Hafsúlan 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
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 12:00
- 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 Hafsúlan: We left the harbour with no wind and a super flat sea that looked like a mirror. Despite it was cloudy we could also see a glimpse of sunshine during our ride to spot some wildlife. Right after twenty minutes we just saw 1 minke whale in front of us, quite close, just passing around very quick. We decided to go a bit far out where I spotted 2 blows and 1 sequence of tail slapping in the distance. They were 3 humpback whales!! We saw them quite well and then we just found out to have 6 individuals all around us. We could admire few fluke dives and one very close, familiarizing with the boat. They all were quite relaxed, logging and diving all the time. During the time spent with them we could also see other 2 sneaky minke whales popping up every now and then. On our way back we could see again one the humpbacks very close in front of us to end this beautiful and peaceful tour!
- Marta Filippini
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 1300
Report from Hafsúlan: We sailed out west on a very calm see with nearly no white waves at all. We were very lucky with the weather conditions as the sun was shining and there was nearly no wind. We went to the area where we went in the morning. After about 40 minutes we saw several blows in the distance and decided to approach. We saw 1 humpback whale that was spouting. One after another individual came to the surface and we were soon completely surrounded by 8 humpback whales. We then stayed there for a while and watched them. They were very relaxed and calm and we were able to see many beautiful fluke dives. During the sightings there were also many flogs of arctic terns that went diving for fish. When we ran out of time and decided to sail back to the harbour. On the way back we got to see 2 pods of 4 harbour porpoises that were travelling quickly.
- Lasse Roggenkamp and Rob Hyman
Bird species encountered today include:
Atlantic puffin, arctic tern, northern fulmar, black legged kittiwake, black guillemot, eider duck, black headed gull and razorbill.