Humpbacks and minke whales
This morning captain Hrólfur, guide Halla Marín and some 29 passengers went out on Knörrinn hoping to find whales. And whales they found!
After about a half an hour sailing west a humpback whale appeared much to the enjoyment of both passengers and crew members. A humpback whale hasn’t been seen in the bay since the 3rd of May.
At first the humpback was very calm, staying close to the surface and taking only short dives. Then after a while it got a bit livelier and all of a sudden it came up about 5 metres away from the boat!
A pleasant surprise as it is always nice when big whales like the humpback feel comfortable enough to approach our boats 🙂
After a good time spent with the humpback whale the crew decided to go close to the mountains since this spring it has been the minke whales’ favourite spot. It was definitely worth it going over there becuase we found 3-4 minke whales feeding!
Passengers were very happy on the way back across the bay to Húsavík, they enjoyed both the sun and the hot chocolate equally much 🙂
Here to the left on the front page of our website you can read a blog posted by guide Flosi about the afternoon trip today!
The humpback whale
The humpback whale going for a dive
A minke whale busy feeding
Photos: Christian Schmidt