Very hungry humpback and minke whales
To make it short: We had two wonderful trips today!
We started the morning tour setting the course west into the area where we found the minke whale yesterday and after some searching, we spotted the typical black back and sickle-shaped dorsal fin of a minke whale. We spent some time with this whale and a bit later we even found a second minke whale in the same area……very nice surprise! In the same area (close to the “fish rock”) we also encountered some harbour porpoises. After a while we headed east to the Puffin Island (Lundey), did some nice bird watching and sailed back to Húsavík.
The afternoon tour was even better! We went straight west again (to the minke whale area), and the first cetaceans we found were some really nice and cooperative harbour porpoises. We then tried to find the minke whales again, but all of a sudden we saw something bigger further out: A humpback whale!!!! What a nice surprise! We spent some really nice 20-30 minutes watching the humpback, which was always taking shallow dives and was quite busy feeding. Not far away, we saw a minke whale……and then another one…….and even a third one! We also spent some time watching these three minke whales feeding among lots of seabirds (even rolling on the side, lunge-feeding). It was very hard to leave this feeding frenzy, but at one point we unfortunately had to set the course back to Húsavík.
Very nice day out there in Skjálfandi Bay, and very nice to see that the life seems to come back into the bay!