The Basking Shark in Shaky bay

  The basking shark. Photo: Birgit F. Unger.   My second trip, with my father Hörður as captain, today in the fog was something I'll never forget and probably never experience again, but never say never! I always say to the passengers when we´re heading out that every trip is unique and this was no exeption.…

A foggy minke whale day

When I went out this morning at 9:00 it was so foggy I was pretty sure we wouldn't find anything. But we took our chances, went out in the hope of running into something. And we literally had to run into something because it was no chance of seeing anything from a distance. And that is…

A humpback whale day

There were at least four individual humpback whales in the bay today. I went out twice today and on my earlier trip we saw two side by side, one of which I recognize from the last days, and then we saw the third humpback whale a bit further away. On the same tour a group of white-beaked dolphins were seen and…

Windy day with blue whales

After the great weather we've been having the last days it was still sunny today but really windy. We fortunately managed to have luck with blue whales on all the tours except the 12:30 tour where only one minke whale was spotted once. When it's windy, bumpy and sunny like today it often makes it…

The blue whales are back!

After ten days of a bay without blue whales, they were spotted again today. This morning we had seen white beaked dolphins and a humpback whale but when captain Hrólfur and me went out at 12:00 we spotted a large blow around the middle of the bay which turned out to be a blue whale, the first…

Three feeding humpbacks

The humpbacks are still in the bay, making our visitors happy. Today we witnessed three of them feeding together in the surface. They kept very much together, surfacing at the same time and so close together they seemed to be touching. All three have been spotted earlier this season and we are very glad that…

Humpbacks and dolphins

Tonight was an easy whale watching tour. We started out pretty optimistic since there had been a lot of whales in the bay today and were not disappointed. We found two beautiful humpback whales soon after leaving the harbour. They were very easy to follow and gave us a good show.   After a while…

3 humpback whales

Well, it seems as the blue whales have gone further out, at least we didn't see any today. There were however three humpback whales in the bay. I went out this morning and we found the first humpback just a mile or two out and had a really good luck with it. Furhter out we…

A whale party

I did three tours today and wow! This day was amazing. Apart from a bit strong wind during the middle of the day, the weather was nice and sunny. But there were so many blue whales and humpback whales that I soon lost track of the number even though I tried hard to count them.…

Whale watching in the fog

Tonight incredible luck and our good crew worked together to make a fantastic trip against all odds. The weather was murky and foggy when we headed out for our 8:15 pm tour, visibility was low and the Northern winds strong. But none the less everybody was prepared to try and ready for anything.   First we found three…