Logbook 2016

In the summer of 2016 whales were spotted in 1246 trips out of 1255 = 99,28%.
In total, nine species were spotted: Humpback whales, Blue whales, Sperm Whale, Pilot whale, Harbour porpoises, White beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Fin whale and Killer whales.

 

Summary 2016 – Húsavík
Humpback whales in 1.169 of 1.255 93,1%
Minke whales in 508 of 1.255 40,5%
 White beaked dolphins in 184 of 1.255 14,7%
Harbour porpoises in 153 of 1.255 12,2%
Blue whales in 58 of 1.255 4,6%
Fin whales in 1 of 1.255   0,1%
Killer whales in 5 of 1.255  0,4%
Pilot whales in 5 of 1.255  0,1%
Hybrid in 1 of 1.255  0,1%
 Total: 1.246 of 1.255
99,28%

 

Summary 2016 – Hjalteyri
Humpback whales in 127 of 127 100%
Minke whales in 12 of 127 9,4%
 Harbour porpoise in 10 of 127 7,9%
 Killer whales in 1 of 127 0,8%
 Total: 127 of 127
100%

Please note: When it comes to calculating the success rate of trips, different companies have different methods, some more credible than others. As a rule of thumb, North Sailing’s crews count trip as “unsuccessful” if nothing bigger than porpoises is seen during the tour. Also if for some reasons conditions to spot the whales are that hard that not every passenger sees the whales we do not count those trips as successful.