Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey for our Classic Whale Watching tour. Make sure to dress according to weather, as it is usually colder at sea than on land.



Report from Eldey: On this sunny day, we had an amazing view from the bay, with great visibility, a mild wind and big period waves that felt like a swift up and down. After some 20 minutes into the tour, we saw from the corner of our eyes, 2 splashes coming towards the boat. They belonged to a small pod of 4 white-beaked dolphins that were very curious about the underside of our boat. So curious that one of them started to jump out of the water making everyone happy onboard! We continued being surrounded by this small pod and after a while they disappeared into the distance. So we carried on our tour into the middle of Faxaflói. After another 15 minutes, we saw a fin from a minke whale pass by very quickly and it didn't give us time to snap a picture. We then started to look around other areas and we saw a massive blow!! It was a humpback whale, our dear friend Davy Jones II!! He's back from his migration, being one of the first migratory humpbacks to make the journey back. After a few gorgeous fluke dives we even saw a pod of harbour porpoises and another minke whale that was a bit nicer to take a picture of. The time was also short so we left Davy and went back to the harbour safe and sound!

- Pedro Teixeira


Report from Eldey: we sailed out of Reykjavik this afternoon with sun shinning, always a nice addition in Iceland. On the way, we could clearly see the beautiful snowy mountains on both sides and enjoy the sail. After a while we had first visit of the trip, white-beaked dolphins. However, we soon realized they were not in very social mood because they disappeared as quickly as they appeared. We kept sailing but apart from a quick appearance of a harbor porpoise we were not able to spot anything. That is why we gave all our passengers complementary tickets so they can try their luck again, on the next tour free of charge.

-Aleks Lechwar

Bird species encountered today include:

Northern gannet, black-backed gull, Herring gull, Black guillemot, Eider duck, Common guillemot