Logbook 1996


Sightings Húsavík 1996

In the summer of 1996 whales were spotted in 200 out of 203 tours = 98,5%.
In total, five species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Fin whales and Humpback whales.


Summary 1996
Minke whales in 200 of 203 98,5%
Fin whales in 62 of 203 30,5%
White-beaked dolphins in 61 of 203 30%
Harbour porpoises in 34 of 203 16,7%
Humpback whales in 1 of 203 0,5%
Total: 200 of 203 98,5%


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.