Time to say goodbye

Similar to the last couple of days the weather today reminded of summer instead of autumn. It was sunny and pretty warm and the sea flat as a mirror. We sailed north in direction of the open sea, since other boats already checked out the western part of the bay without being successful. Suddenly we…

Ups and Downs….

To be honest, today was a rather difficult day for whale watching here in the bay. When leaving the harbour this morning at 9:00, we set the course towards the area where we had been successful yesterday. But despite searching a really big area, the only mammals we saw were some harbour porpoises just outside…

Faithful whale

Like the past few days also today the sky was overcast, creating a quite mysterious atmosphere in the bay: The sea, the sky and even the mountains appeared in greyish colors, enabeling us to spot the surfacing black back of a whale from large distances.  Again we sailed in northwesterly direction and also today we…

The sound of nature

The day started grey and rainy, but once again we got the proof that whales don’t care about weather conditions. We sailed into the area where we encountered the animals yesterday and luckily they didn’t migrate a lot within the previous 12 hours. Apart from some swell the sea was very flat today, which enabled…

The return of an old friend

Today the sky was overcast and although it wasn’t foggy, the mist created a mysterious atmosphere in the bay. We sailed into northwesterly direction. heading for an area where we saw some wildlife yesterday in the evening. It turned out to be the right decision: Suddenly we spotted a blow arising from the sea surface,…

Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Although it´s still unusual warm, the continuing wind at least reminds us that autumn is coming. Also today the southerly wind caused some movement  in the bay and we got some refreshing showers from the sea over the reling… In the morning we sailed in northwesterly direction, to check out the western and furthermore the…

The day of the minke whales

The weather is still incredible! Hard to believe that it is already mid-September, it’s still sunny, unusual warm and today the sea was very calm, so wonderful conditions again. It didn’t take us too long to find the animals. We spotted a minke whale and sailed slowly into the area, where we spotted the animal.…

Curious animals

This morning started grey and rainy, but as soon as we left the harbor the rain stopped fortunately. It was very calm and the sea flat as a mirror. Perfect conditions to spot some wildlife! It didn’t take us too long to find a minke whale in direction of Lundey, the puffin island. In the…

Orcas in the bay!!!!!!

The fact that we never know what’s awaiting us when we’re heading out into the bay is one of the things that make our job so exciting! So it happened today. In the morning we decided to sail into the area where we spotted some wildlife yesterday in the evening. It’s always a good start…

Epic tour

Although nature is always unpredictable, there are some days where everything seems to be simply perfect. Such as today. The morning was already quite successful – we observed a minke whale in the beginning and later on a humpback whale, which was great to see. Furthermore the weather conditions were perfect, it was calm and…

What an evening tour!

When we left the harbour at 17:00 today onboard “Náttfari”, we had already been on two very successful tours, but this evening tour turned out to be simply amazing: After about sailing for one hour, we found the humpback whale that we had already seen earlier today. It was obviously feeding at the surface as…

Back again

After yesterday had been a quite difficult day and the bay seemed to be almost empty regarding marine mammals, I have to admit we were a bit sceptical this morning, when we headed out to look for some animals. Would we be more successful today than the day before? However, to my mind this is…

Where are the whales???

After a stormy night we were curious what was awaiting us – wind from the north often brings lots of nutrients in the bay, thus increasing the availability of food which hopefully attracts some wildlife. However, it turned out to be quite difficult to find some animals. We decided to sail in northwesterly direction to…

Adventures

Every tour I’m starting with telling the passengers that we are heading out into the wild nature and not into any kind of a zoo. And I’m serious about that! We never know what to expect on our tours and every day is a new challenge to find the wildlife. Today was one of the…