24th October 2023

23 Oct 2023

Whale Safari Guides

Whale Safari Guides

Species seen today: Minke whale, white-beaked dolphin

Birds seen today: Long-tailed duck, eider duck, herring gull, glaucous gull, black-headed gull, black-legged kittiwake, razorbill, common guillemot, black guillemot, great black-backed gull, northern gannet

10:00 - With a calm bay and bright sun, we had the perfect conditions for whale watching this morning. We stumbled upon a minke whale early on in the tour, and this individual was surfacing regularly. As the deep dives only lasted three minutes, we were able to keep track of the minke whale, and we sometimes got very close to him/her. Next, we motored further out and spotted a pod of white-beaked dolphins. There were probably at least ten individuals, spread out over about a 500-meter area. Some dolphins came very close to the boat and we could see the white patches on their skin through the water. Others were travelling a bit faster and could be observed semi-leaping out of the water. 

Crew: Captain Bohdan & Guide Eline

14:00 - This afternoon was still quite cold but sunny. Not so long after the beginning of the tour we saw a minke whale, at least some of the crew and someone saw it before it disappeared forever. Well this is how wildlife works, sometimes it disappears and it is ok. We then continued and spotted another minke whale that also disappeared after one breathing sequence. Because it never appeared again we decided to move on to another area. It took then a lot of time to finally get to another area where we got lucky ! In this area we managed to see 2 to 3 minke whales, a lot of times and some of them quite close. We spent about 30 minutes with the animals and everyone managed to have some nice views before we ran out of time and started to head back to the harbour.

Crew: Captain Bohdan & Guide Mélanie

Today our tours at 10:00 & 14:00 are going ahead as scheduled!

For more information, come see us at Ægisgarður 5D

email us at info@whalesafari.is or call us on +354 497 0000

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