Sightings Húsavík 2006
In the summer of 2006 whales were spotted in 631 out of 637 tours = 99,1%.
In total, ten species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Killer whales, Sei whales, Blue whales, Sperm whales, Northern Bottlenose whales, Pilot whales and Humpback whales.
|Humpback whales in 466 of 637||73,2%|
|Minke whales in 422 of 637||66,7%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 224 of 637||35,2%|
|Harbour porpoises in 115 of 637||18,1%|
|Blue whales in 94 of 637||14,8%|
|Sei whales in 4 of 637||0,6%|
|Pilot whales in 2 of 637||0,3%|
|Killer whales in 2 of 637||0,3%|
|Sperm whales in 1 of 637||0,2%|
|Northern bottlenose whales in 1 of 637||0,2%|
|Total: 631 of 637||99,1%|
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.