In the summer of 2003 whales were spotted in 528 trips out of 553 = 96%.
In total, six species were spotted: harbour porpoises, white beaked dolphins, minke whales,
sei whales, killer whales and humpback whales.
|Minke whales in 466 of 553||84%|
|White beaked dolphins in 367 of 553||48%|
|Harbour porpoises in 161 of 553||29%|
|Humpback whales in 14 of 553||3%|
|Killer whales in 18 of 553||3%|
|Sei whales in 1 of 553||0,2%|
|Total: 528 of 553||96%|
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.