Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Today 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 | 09:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00
- 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 | 0900
Report from Eldey: We set sail under a lot of clouds but the sea was very calm. This made it much easier to spot anything that moved in the water. Shortly after leaving the harbour we spotted a pod of 6 white beaked dolphins. These dolphins were very relaxed moving very slowly at the surface. As we turned around to get closer we noticed there were a lot more dolphins around us. It felt like about 4-5 different pods. This probably brought the total 30 individuals in total. This included some very cute calves jumping out the water! We then left these dolphins to head further into the bay. A minke whale surfaced very close to the boat. We got a quick look at this whale a few times as it moved through the water fast. This was typical minke elusive behaviour. We then carried on as we spotted a bigger blow. This was a humpback whale. This whale was potentially resting as it was moving very slowly with little purpose. We did get to see a fluke dive once which was very exciting. During this humpback sighting we also saw another minke whale. We then headed home and got very lucky. We saw the dolphins again close to Reykjavik. They were more playful this time coming closer to the boat and leaping more. This brought a great tour to a great end.
- Rob Hyman
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
Report from Eldey: Today was no wind and a beautiful calm sea. We went in the direction of the place where they saw a whale in the morning tour. Unfortunately when we arrived there, there was no whale and no dolphins. After trying to find something for quite some time, finally, we started to see a black back in the water. When we arrived to the stop was not 1 whale was 3 Humpback Whales. We saw some fluke dives, one of them was rolling and some pectoral fin slaps making a very good end to the tour. Everyone saw the whales very well and we started to head back to reykjavik.
- Rodrigo Silva
Bird species encountered today include:
Eider duck, black backed gulls, black legged kittiwake, northern fulmar, glaucous gull, herring gull, great cormorant, european shag, black headed gull, common guillemot and razorbill.