The whales are having a great time. For the past three days these big animals have been wolfing down a massive amount of fish, always at the same area. And the amount of fish that is there is still amazing. This looks liker a never ending school of fish. We have seen them feeding for the whole day, giving us some really nice close ups, sometimes even from their bellies! It was a perfect day, flat ocean, perfect spottings.
Nice feeding day for the animals out there! Smooth seas, worth to sail for sure. The amount of minkie whales is still amazing. Throughout the day we have seen lots of them feeding at the same spot giving no shelter for the poor fish, which were eaten in numbers. Late in the afternoon, even the rainbow wanted to see the feeding whales, giving us a spectacular end of the day.
Gannets bombing everywhere! The sea was boiling with fish today, and birds, dolphins and whales were happily appreciating it. We had really active dolphins, happy and with full stomachs, jumping, tail slapping and even spy-hopping! The minkie whales were more formal, just caring about eating as much as possible, but still as elegant and spectacular as always.
It was choppy out there. Big swell, funny rides. We had some NW winds out at the bay and they were waking the animals up. After several days of relaxed, no wind conditions, today the wind blew again, and the waves were for the surfers. In this case, the dolphins. We had big pods of white beaked dolphins enjoying the weather conditions, and we were enjoying with them. Quite a nice, even rough, morning.
The morning started as the previous days. Perfect skies, really nice sightings. Caribbean style. But this is Iceland after all, and winter is coming. The wind started picking up a little bit, but anyways, the dolphins were with us. Surfer dolphins were more than happy for this weather change, with some waves to ride. The whales were still finding lots of food to make their day. They are getting really fat out of these lasts days.
Another busy day for the animals at the bay. And for us! But it is completely understandable. The sea was looking like mercury, and the animals were so relaxed, so nice, we could be forever with them. The video is self explained, gorgeous water and perfect sightings. Wish it could be like that forever.
The fish is still at the bay. Fishermen and cetaceans are having a busy time here at Faxafloi! The whales are having lots of food ready for them to open the mouth, leaving us nice sightings. Pinky minkie bellies were seen this morning when the animals were feeding, as well as nice and playful pods of bow riding white beaked dolphins. All with the perfefct conditions the sea is giving us today. It is a good day to be out to sail!
Summer is still with us. We are having Caribbean like sea conditions for some time now, and the sightings are tropic as well. Calm animals, enjoying the surface of the ocean and its wonders. Our most spectacular sightingh today got dolphins as main characters. Jumping, bow riding, tail slapping and performing some synchronized jumps that seemed like the have trained them. Quite a relaxing morning to be out!
Today we had calm a nice seas, and our animals were the same, calm and nice. We had lots of feeding minkies and really relaxed dolphins. This afternoon we helped a minkie whale getting untangled from a drift net that got its fluke. Good luck we could help setting the animal free, otherwise its fate would be sealed.
Today has been a relaxing day out at the bay. Our visitors have been able to enjoy a nice day (even a little bit rainy) of whales slowly swimming. We all need to rest a little bit from time to time, and whales are no exception.
Rain is with us at Faxafloi, but that is not stopping neither us or the animals! Even if it was a little bit windy and rainy, we got the reward. We had an amazing encounter with dolphins that at first were jumping at the distance, and later on were coming close to our RIB to check us out. And then they jumped again, quite high and powerfully for our delight.
We had lots of nice encounters today, with dolphins, porpoises and minkes. But one was really nice and unexpected. As we were cruising up, a minke whale just came out the blue, and stuck with us for quite some time. It was a really nice and special encounter!
D-O-L-P-H-I-N-S. Apparently, today was their day to show off, and so they did! We had some nice encounters with white-beaked dolphins today, but there was one during the afternoon tour that was really special. Two pods of dolphins, one in front of the other, interacting with jumps, tails-slaps, body slams to the water in such a perfect harmony you would think they were training it. It was a really special sighting, even the sun didn´t want to miss it. Perfect conditions for quite a special sighting.
Ice cold out at the bay. The morning started with some sun shining but lasted not for so long, and the rain and the clouds came to pay a cold visit. We had some minkie whales sightings, some of them fairly close by (specially in the morning) but most of them were shy minkies, not showing lots of interest in us. Guess it´s not really pleasant to be at the surface when it is rainy.
Sunny happy days here, and so we are! Past two days has been the last tail slaps of a summer that is coming to an end, but yet is giving us magnificent sightings. Today the minkies were calm at the surface but we had some feeding events too, but the dolphins were running the show. They were vigorously jumping and nicely bow-riding our RIB boats for the joy of our passengers. Sunny days are always welcomed here.
Unfortunately the Whales, Puffins and Reykjavik tours were cancelled due to rough sea conditions. Hoping for better weather in the next days.