Whale diary

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    Our morning tour saw 6 white-beaked dolphins and various birds, including puffins and northern gannets. By afternoon, the sea had calmed. We spotted a pod of 6-7 white-beaked dolphins frequently near the boat and observed about 20 northern gannets plunge diving. In the evening, despite light rain, we quickly found a playful pod of 7-10 white-beaked dolphins and two more on our way home!

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 13:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00

    Unfortunately all of our tours are cancelled today from Reykjavík, due to weather. 

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 13:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00

    Unfortunately all of our tours are cancelled today from Reykjavík, due to weather. 

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    We sailed out on a beautiful sunny morning, but unfortunately we didn't see any wildlife, so we offered complimentary tickets to all passengers. In the afternoon we quickly saw 2 minke whales from afar, then a third one got close to our front. We later also found 2 pods of 10 white-beaked dolphins. In the evening the sun was shining and after a while we found a pod of 6 very curious white-beaked dolphins.

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    This morning, we found about 40-55 white-beaked dolphins, a humpback whale, 7-9 minke whales and finally 2 harbour porpoises! In the afternoon we found a lunge feeding minke whale by the harbour, a few pods of up to 25 white-beaked dolphins, 3 harbour porpoises and some 12 minke whales! In the evening we saw 4 minke whales, 10 harbour porpoises and a humpback whale!

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    This morning we went out on two boats! We encountered 8-10 pods of about 35+ white-beaked dolphins and a total of 7 minke whales. In the afternoon we managed to spot 5 minke whales and 5 white-beaked dolphins. In the evening, we saw a total of 3 minke whales and 6-8 white-beaked dolphins, calmly enjoying our presence.

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    This morning we found a minke whale and 2-3 pods of about 20 or so white-beaked dolphins, including a few calves. In the afternoon, we found a minke whale right outside the harbour. We then saw a pod of around 8-10 white-beaked dolphins. In the evening we again saw the minke whale close to the harbour and a pod of 6-7 white-beaked dolphins!

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 13:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00
    Today all our Whale Watching tours have been CANCELLED due to weather conditions!

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    • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 13:00, 17:00
    • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00

    Today all our Whale Watching tours have been CANCELLED due to weather conditions!

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    This morning we saw 30 white-beaked dolphins, before encountering 7 minke whales. In the afternoon we found a minke whale and some white-beaked dolphins, but as the sightings didn't last very long, we offered complimentary tickets. In the evening we found 6-8 white-beaked dolphins, a humpback whale as well as 3-4 minke whales!

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    We set off this morning in the windy conditions. We saw quite a few rainbows and even some puffins! Then suddenly the dorsal fin of a minke whale appeared on our left, but it only surfaced a couple of times before it vanished, so we handed out complimentary tickets to all passengers. The rest of our tours were cancelled due to weather.

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    Sailing out this morning, we encountered a humpback whale and through the wind and waves, we managed to stay with this logging individual for a while. In the afternoon, we saw a big blow of a humpback whale, but it was a very tricky to watch. We therefore offered complimentary tickets. The rest of today's tours were cancelled due to weather.

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    This morning we sailed into a windy bay and our captain spotted a lone elusive harbour porpoise. In the afternoon the conditions were a bit more rough so we stayed close to land where we found several birds, but sadly no cetaceans. Complimentary tickets were issued on both tours and the evening tour got cancelled due to weather.

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    Minke whale close to land in Reykjavík.
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    The tour at 09:00 was the only tour that operated today, the rest of the tours were cancelled due to unfavourable conditions in the bay.

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    We left the harbour this morning and soon found a total of 35 white-beaked dolphins and a minke whale on our way back home. In the afternoon we saw a lunge feeding minke whale and a pod of 12 white-beaked dolphins, including juveniles. On the evening tour we again found a lunge feeding minke whale that even breached for us!

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    We set off under blue skies this morning. On our way out of the harbour we passed between the islands where we could see some puffins. We heard rumours there may be some cetacean near us but unfortunately they never appeared, so we gave complimentary tickets to all our passengers can try again another day! The afternoon tours were both cancelled due to weather.

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    In the morning we saw 2 tricky minke whales, so we issued complimentary tickets to all passengers! The afternoon tour saw 2 minke whales and then a small pod of white-beaked dolphins on our way back! In the evening we saw a pod of 5 white-beaked dolphins and a feeding minke whale as we were coming into the harbour!

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    On the morning tour we saw about 15 white-beaked dolphins, 4 minke whales and 2 harbour porpoises in the same area, and many plunge diving northern gannets! In the afternoon we found 'countless' minke whales and a glimpse of a humpback whale as well! Heading back to shore we saw a pod of white-beaked dolphins by the harbour.

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    We sailed out on this sunny morning and saw a pod of 4 white-beaked dolphins that appeared briefly and 4 minke whales, but due to the difficult encounters, we issued complimentary tickets. In the afternoon we saw a minke whale and a pod of white-beaked dolphins! They were quite social and we could hang out with them for some time.

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    We sailed out this morning, with strong Northern winds. We found 2-3 minke whales, one of which stayed with us for several moments. In the afternoon we sailed for a while before finally a minke whale showed itself to us. We got to see it for some time, surfacing from all sides. It was quite easy to follow for most of the encounter.