Logbook 2008


Sightings Húsavík 2008

From April to October 2008, whales were spotted in 699 out of 712 tours = 98,2%.
In total, eight species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Killer whales, Sei whales, Northern Bottlenose whales, Blue whales and Humpback whales.


Summary 2008
Humpback whales in 484 of 712 68%
Minke whales in 342 of 712 48%
White-beaked dolphins in 191 of 712 26,8%
Harbour porpoises in 108 of 712 15,2%
Northern Bottlenose whales in 87 of 712 12,2%
Blue whales in 73 of 712 10,3%
Killer whales in 3 of 712 0,4%
Sei whales in 1 of 712 0,1%
Total: 699 of 712 98,2%


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.