Wednesday, 7 February 2024

Wednesday, 7 February 2024

Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey for the 9:00 and 13:00 Classic Whale Watching tour. Make sure to dress according to weather, as it is usually colder at sea than on land.

  • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 13:00


Report from Eldey: This morning we sailed out under a glorious sunrise, the sky was orange and the mountains were pink. We sailed around videyjarflak and hoped for our lucky spot. This morning it took a bit longer than the other days, but our patience was rewarded and we found a humpback whale! This individual was very calm and came quite close to the boat multiple times. It had quite an interesting round mark on its side and a beautiful white fluke. We saw a few grey seals as well and lots of birds standing on the ice. What a beautiful way to start the morning. 

- Anna Richter


Report from Eldey: We sailed out on what felt like a lake it was so still. It was still really sunny as well making for a great afternoon. Not 10 minutes into the tour we had spotted a blow. We had found our first of 5 (!) humpback whales. This one surfaced regularly and came really really close to us for a long time giving everyone a great look at the whale, we could see the whole body through the water. We then moved on and very soon spotted our second whale along with a grey seal and 3 harbour porpoises. This one was taking longer dives but still showing the beautiful fluke a lot. We then spotted yet another whale so went to see this one too. This one took even longer dives and tested our patience but we still got a good look at it. This one had a huge wound on it's left side, due to the scar above it seemed as though it had been entangled at some point. We then saw a 4th humpback but this one only surfaced once for us to see. We then saw another 2 porpoises. Finally, we saw the 5th humpback as we came back to the harbour. This one was Ekki! We saw them surface a few times before coming back. This was amazing!!!

- Rob Hyman

Bird species encountered today include:

Common guillemot, eider duck, glaucous gull, herring gull, black backed gull, razorbill, black legged kittiwake, black headed gull