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Wednesday 25th August

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey for the 09:00, 13:00 and 19:00 Classic Whale Watching tours. For  our Sea Angling tours, we use our luxurious yacht Elding II. Make sure to dress appropriately for the tours as it is always colder on sea than on land. To help with the rough seas, Sea Sickness tablets are always available from the ticket office before the tour. Join us by booking online or contact us directly for more information (elding@elding.is / +354 519 5000).

✔ CLASSIC WHALE TOUR ON SCHEDULE | 09:00

 

Report from Eldey: We sailed out in about 8m/s winds from the SE which meant it was smooth sailing for the majority of the tour and only a little rocking on the way home. We searched a large area of the bay and found just one solitary humpback whale, however this whale was amazing, obviously busy feeding but surfacing frequently and showing a beautiful high tail many times. Not only was the humpback great but we also saw a nice variety of birds too; fulmars, gannets, kittiwakes and even 3 puffins but flying fast away. It was a nice tour this morning.

- Megan Whittaker

X PREMIUM WHALE TOUR CANCELLED | 10:00

✔ CLASSIC WHALE TOUR ON SCHEDULE | 13:00

Report from Eldey: The ocean was stirred up from the winds but it was rather short waves that only created white caps but not a very bad swell. A blow could be spotted in the distance, it was a humpback whale! It was the same individual from yesterday evening. We quickly asserted that was feeding. We were amazed by its powerful blows and flukes raising above the water surface. We had an amazing time with it. 

- Estel Sanchez Cami

X SEA ANGLING TOUR CANCELLED | 13:00

X PREMIUM WHALE TOUR CANCELLED | 14:00

✔ CLASSIC WHALE ON SCHEDULE | 19:00

Report from Eldey: Winds had picked up a fair bit since this afternoon so it was definitely a truely adventurous sailing experience but that is all parts of the fun out at sea. Suddenly, a minke whale popped up very close to us. However, we only spotted it very few times, it was probably browsing the area for food and therefore moving around and make in it hard for us to follow along. So, we continued sailing and, after a short while, we started seeing blows in front of us: a humpback whale, which honoured us by showing it's fluke many times upon diving down. It was feeding and chasing krill and fish. We were able to follow the whale lot, what an amazing encounter! We ended up finding a minke whale very close to the boat. For certain after this trip all our passengers are also well trained in spotting for cetaceans and were definitely spoiled by Faxabay's nature today.

- Estel Sanchez Cami

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.