Whale diary

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    We decided to keep going and let this animal that showed us a few fluke dives. We found another humpback whale further away with a very strong a long blow. The animal dived and went closer to Reykjavik.

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    Harbour Wednesday 28 July
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    The wind from the north was quite cold but not very strong. We found a nice area with many birds so we slowed down. It was a good decision, a minke whale appeared, and a second one a few minutes later. We could see the minke whales surfacing a few times, probably feeding.

     

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    Elding ticket office July 13th
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    We had a very nice stop to see the puffins in the beginning. Then the captain manouvered to bring us in some good areas and after a long search we could find a humpback whale. We saw the blow of the animal many times but due to the sea it was complicated to approach it.

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    July 4th
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    The wind persisted through the morning with intermittent rain showers. We tried our best to find wildlife and had a short encounter with a pod of 4-5 white-beaked dolphins. The dolphins came towards the boat and surfed between the swell and the wake for a few minutes but quickly became lost in the conditions.

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    HOFNIN JULY 17TH 2021
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    All tours except for the 09:00 tour today have been cancelled due to unfavourable sea conditions. Please contact our office for more information.

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    HOFNIN JULY 17TH 2021
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    We were able to spot a group of 3 harbor porpoises, but we did not stop due to its extremely elusive nature and because in the distance we sighted a giant blow. Davy Jones, a well-known humpback whale.

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    We quickly found a humpback whale, which was very calm and allowed us to observe itself for a long time. When we finally saw its fluke, we could identify it as Davy Jones, a humpback that had been seen quite often over the past week in the area.

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    Ticket office Elding Whale Watching
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    In the end, we found a humpback whale, which surfaced many times and kept close to the boat. Alongside it, there was a pod of about 5 white-beaked dolphins. That made for a good show, as the humpback clearly wanted no business with the dolphins and swayed around and slapped its tail a bit to try to shake them off.

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    We went quite far on the bay and we found a humpback whale hanging with a pod of white beaked dolphins. The dolphins were feeding but still came to greet us very politely swimming under the boat, bow riding and doing a bit the show.

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    HOFNIN JULY 17TH 2021
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    We first find a minke whale. The animal was probably feeding and a bit difficult to follow so we continue until we found a pod of white beaked dolphins swimming in the same area than a humpback whale.

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    We also found a humpback whale in the same area that was very relaxed, probably resting. We could observe it for a while and it gave us two very nice fluke dives. Meanwhile they were other minke whales around us further away. We also saw the first baby guillemots of the season, which are probably the cutest living creatures. During the way back we saw a group of 4-5 harbour porpoises, 2 other minke whales. Perfect tour.

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    July 4th
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    At first, we found a humpback whale. The whale was incredibly calm and resting close to the surface, not giving us the humpback-typical beautiful fluke dives. Therefore, we decided to move on to other things, and just as we turned, the humpback breached behind us – that's life sometimes!

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    HOFNIN JULY 17TH 2021
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    Then we found an area with about 3-4 minke whales that seemed to be feeding, much more difficult to photograph and then a pod of 4 white-beaked dolphins to finish the tour nicely. On the way home passengers moved into the warmer saloon and enjoyed some refreshments that could be purchased at the onboard cafeteria.

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    Elding ticket office July 13th
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    We went to the same area where a humpback was seen in the previous day but we could not find it. We did find a minke whale that we saw surfacing a few times. The animal was elusive and challenging to spot so we decided to continue our tour.

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    Elding harbour 29_6_2021
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    There was a minke whale in our back when we were with the humpback but we could not spot it again. We found a second humpback whale that we could see two times. Then it was time to go back to Reykjavik after this very nice morning.

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    Reykjavik harbour June 26st
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    At least 5 minke whales in the area feeding amongst the diverse and abundant seabirds, we had some great close encounters. Then we decided to travel further and saw a large blow, humpback whale! It was an individual we’ve seen many times over the last months and it was fantastic, surfacing often and showing its fluke also when diving down.

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    Elding ticket office July 13th
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    We saw 2 minke whales during the tour. One in the beginning that we could see surfacing during a while. And one almost in the end when we where much down south that surfaced very close to the boat but disappeared very fast. We also saw a white beaked dolphin jumping with big splashes.

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    RIB passengers watch whale blow at sea
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    We spotted again splashes and a blow from the whale and approached the area. It was a humpback whale! The animal was swimming very fast and we could see it a few times. We went back and found, probably, another humpback whale. We saw the blow a few times and one beautiful fluke dive.

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    The Old harbour July 3 2021
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    We headed straight out into the open ocean as we had heard that the whales had been active this morning, and that is exactly what we found. We quickly encountered a pod of the tiny harbour porpoises and along with them a single minke whale. Very soon, a pod of white-beaked dolphins came to check us out.

     

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    We did have some wind from the southeast, maybe 6-8m/s but very little swell. We sailed out to the area we saw humpbacks on the previous day but instead found an awesome minke whale that came up many times so all passengers were able to see it and even get some photos too, which is not always an easy task with minke whales.