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Rough Sea

Although the forecast was favorable for the morning whale watching trip, we tried going out but after a while we decided it was better to return back to the harbor. Although we rough sea people appreciated the decision.

We hope that the weather improves in the next days.

 

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Back to Business

What a nice feeling it is to sail again on the ocean, especially after the last days with such rough weather.  We had a day packed with feeding humpback whales (we even had three of them having breakfast at the same time!), some shy minke whales and a nice pod of white-beaked dolphins. All sharing feeding grounds with (hundreds of) arctic terns, gannets and sea gulls. Finally summer is starting to show its sun rays!

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Cancelled Day

Unfortunately another cancelled day due to wind. Sailing tomorrow from 10am and really looking forward to getting back out there in pursuit of some whales, dolphins and porpoises.

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Cancelled Day

Storm conditions sadly returned to the bay today, meaning that the scheduled Whales, Puffins and Reykjavik tours were cancelled. 

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White-beaked Dolphins and Minke Whale

A beautiful return to the Faxafloi Bay after a period of land lock on Reykjavik due to stormy weather conditions. A group of white-beaked dolphins greeted us in an area full of fish judging by the swarm of Arctic Terns foraging beside the speed boat. The Northern Gannets led us to our next sigthing, a minke whale was cruising in the same area they were diving in. 

Smooth sailing on a sunny day with the snow-capped mountains in the background, what a trip!

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Cancelled day

 Due to rough winds and big swell we had to cancel the whale watching today. We are hoping that meteorological conditions will allow us to resume the whale watching tours as soon as possible.

Due to rough winds and big swell we had to cancel the whale watching today. We are hoping that meteorological conditions will allow us to resume the whale watching tours as soon as possible.

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Cancelled day

 Unfortunately today the sea has been rough enough for us to decide to cancel our tours. We are hoping that the good weather comes soon so we all can witness our beautiful whales again. 

Unfortunately today the sea has been rough enough for us to decide to cancel our tours. We are hoping that the good weather comes soon so we all can witness our beautiful whales again. 

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Cancelled Day

Due to bad weather whale watching from the RIB speedboat had to be cancelled. Here's hoping for improved weather soon

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Bumpy Sea

The ocean was quite bumpy especially on our outbound trip due to the westerly winds that blew for the majority of the day. We searched our preferred area thoroughly and found many feeding birds, but unfortunately no whales, dolphins or porpoises. As a result, we awarded complimentary tickets.

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Choppy day

The morning trip in this Sunday with had some nice and playful White-Beaked-Dolphins and about three Minke Whales moving around the boat. In the afternoon trip the wind come up a bit and it was choppy, we spotted some White-Beaked-Dolphins. Also today today we notice the number of Manx-Shearwater are increasing in the bay.

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Playing Dolphins and Humpback

In this Saturday we had nice weather with rain for short periods. In the morning we spotted some really nice White-Beaked-Dolphins playing around the boat and in the afternoon trip after some search we found this Humpback whale feeding around the boat.

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Challenging day

The morning was full of rain and wind with no real relief. We searched far and wide across where we found a lone white beaked dolphin that was very difficult to watch. After showing itself a couple of times it vanished. Later on we had a short encounter with a minke whale. The afternoon was better, both weather wise and wildlife encounters. The sea had settled with the wind and spotting conditions improved. Minkes and a humpback whale were found on the tour, with the humpback showing its fluke nicely.

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Midweek Hump

Absolutely beautiful conditions today. The ocean looked like a pond and made spotting wildlife quite easy. The bay was full of life on the morning and afternoon tours. In the morning the white beaked dolphins were the stars of the shows as the jumped from the water and surfaced closely to the boat, with minke whales acting as the sideshow. The afternoon was the time of the humpback whales as at least four were seen in a close range. The largest even breached unexpectedly, showing off it's impressive power. Again, minke whales were sighted throughout the second tour, along with the small harbour porpoise.

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Business as Usual

The sea had settled from the high swell yesterday as the wind had died down and changed direction. The sail out was very smooth as we traveled with the waves. Just as yesterdays day began, many bird species were noticed feeding out at sea. We scanned the area slowly, feeling optimistic something large was below the birds. After ten minutes of waiting, a minke whale was seen cruising at the surface. Soon after, many minkes were found. The afternoon was much of the same again but the minkes had been replaced by a humpback whale. The whale was pectoral slapping and lobtailing. A great day for whale watching despite the inconsistent weather conditions.

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Wet and Windy

Only one tour ran today as the wind speed increased, causing the wave height to rise and the afternoon tour to be cancelled. We journeyed out to our regular searching area where many birds were grouping together and feeding intermittently. We hoped the birds would help us to find the whales, dolphins or porpoises but unfortunately we had no such luck in the morning. 

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Cancelled Day

Unfortunately today's tours were cancelled due to strong winds. Weather conditions are scheduled to remain the same tomorrow with conditions improving for Saturday. 

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