The whale festival goes on!
The perfect whale watching conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay continued also today and on both tours we could enjoy some really nice and close-up views of humpback and minke whales. Especially the afternoon tour started really well with a feeding frenzy just minutes after we had left the harbour: Three minke whales feeding among hundreds of seabirds (mainly kittiwakes and arctic terns), sometimes rolling on the side so that part of the fluke was also visible. A really spectacular sight!
After a while we decided to sail further west into an area where we had seen a humpback whale in the morning……and that paid off!
In the western part of the bay we encountered not only one, but probably five (!) different humpback whales, spread over a wide area. Two of them were surfacing together in the beginning and a third one was also slapping with his tail for a few minutes……an amazing sight!
Just another perfect day with many happy passengers (and a happy crew) in Skjálfandi Bay.