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North Sailing - Húsavík, Iceland

Logbook 2006

In the summer of 2006 whales were spotted in 631 trips out of 637 = 99,1%.
In total, ten species were spotted: harbour porpoises, white beaked dolphins, minke whales, killer whales, sei whales, blue whales, sperm whales, northern bottlenosed whales, pilot whales and humpback whales.

 

Summary 2006

Humpback whales in 466 of 637

 73,2%

Minke whales in 422 of 637

 66,7%

White beaked dolphins in 224 of 637

 35,2%

Harbour porpoises in 115 of 637

 18,1%

Blue whales in 94 of 637

 14,8%

Sei whales in 4 of 637

 0,6%

Pilot whales in 2 of 637

 0,3%

Killer whales in 2 of 637

 0,3%

Sperm whales in 1 of 637

 0,2%

Northern bottlen. whales in 1 of 637

 0,2%

Total: 631 of 637

99,1%

 

Please note: When it comes to calculating the success rate of trips, different companies have different methods, some more credible than others. As a rule of thumb, North Sailing's crews count trip as "unsuccessful" if nothing bigger than porpoises is seen during the tour. Also if for some reasons conditions to spot the whales are that hard that not every passenger sees the whales we do not count those trips as successful.


Awards & Authorisation:

Awarded nationally and internationally since 1995Travel Agency - Authorised by Icelandic Tourist BoardTour Operator - Authorised by Icelandic Tourist Board



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