North in the morning, south in the afternoon, and west in the evening
Three tours today on Garðar and very different ones too. In the morning we travelled up north where we had reports of two Humpback Whales. One of them was toying around next to Flatey Island, showing virtually nothing of itself and spending a lot of time underwater. We soon gave up on it and went a bit west to see another one, which played along more nicely. In the afternoon we heard that those whales had ventured too far out to follow but at the same time reports came of some whales at the very south of the bay. We went there but unfortunately those whales, despite their massive size, were in such shallow water that we could not really get any close to them on Garðar, which is the largest vessel of Northsailing. However, later on in the tour we saw a Humpback close to town and also got a glimpse of a Minke Whale. But the evening tour was the best as yesterday, then we went northwest to where other boats had reported a very calm Humpback Whale and we found him too, he or she was so easy going (being one we see very often, a whale that is very used to boats) that I as the guide basically left all the hard work to the whale, not even reporting its surfacing location to the passengers via the PA system as the whale took care of letting the people know with its loud blow in the calm evening. What a delight!