26th October 2023

25 Oct 2023

Whale Safari Guides

Whale Safari Guides

Species seen today: Humpback whale, minke whale, white-beaked dolphin

Birds seen today:  Eider ducks, Northern gannet, Northern fulmar, white-tailed duck, glaucus gull, great black-backed gull, black-legged kittiwake, common guillemot, razorbill, great cormorant.

10:00 - Good conditions today in the bay with eastern wind not blowing to strong and a fairly calm sea. We went out well covered in our overalls and quickly find out that this morning will be very dolphiny. We spotted 5-6 pods of 2-6 white-beaked dolphins. They were moving a lot some came close of us but they did not seem to be in a very playful mood. We had the luck that one of them showed off a bit jumping a two times right next to us! We stayed a while with the different pods of dolphins and left to scout more areas. We went further south but did not get any luck so we went back to the harbour.

Crew: Captain Bohdan & Guide Miquel

14:00 - We went back on the bay with similar conditions than this morning, maybe even calmer. We went in the same areas but the dolphins from this morning were not there, instead there was a humpback whale! We stayed with this beautiful animal for a while, witnessing several fluke dives. The whale was staying about 6 minutes under the surface before coming back, sometimes in a similar area, sometimes futher out. We then went in the south a found a minke whale that we saw a few times. Its crazy how the distribution of cetacean change fast in the bay.

Crew: Captain Bohdan & Guide Miquel

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

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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