Logbook 1997


Sightings Húsavík 1997

In the summer of 1997 whales were spotted in 382 out of 384 tours = 99,5%.
In total, eight species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Killer whales, Sei whales, Blue whales, Northern Bottlenose whales and Humpback whales.


Summary 1997
Minke whales in 363 of 384 94,5%
White-beaked dolphins in 144 of 384 37,5%
Harbour porpoises in 35 of 384 9,1%
Humpback whales in 26 of 384 6,8%
Blue whales in 15 of 384 4 %
Northern bottlenose whales in 7 of 384 1,8%
Killer whales in 5 of 384 1,3%
Sei whales in 4 of 384 1,1%
Total: 382 of 384 99,5%


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.