Logbook 2012

Húsavík

From May until October 2012, whales were spotted in 984 tours out of 999 = 98,5%.

In total, 9 species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White beaked dolphins, Northern Bottlenose Whales, Minke whales, Pilot Whales, Killer whales, Humpback whales, Fin whales and Blue whales.

 

Summary 2012
Humpback whales in 850 of 999 85,1%
Minke whales in 393 of 999 39,3%
 White beaked dolphins in 371 of 999 37,1%
Harbour porpoises in 124 of 999 12,4%
Blue whales in 115 of 999 11,5%
Killer whales in 18 of 999 1,8%
Northern bottlenose whales in 17 of 999 1,7%
 Fin whales in 1 of 999 0,1%
Pilot whales in 1 of 999 0,1%
 Total: 984 of 999
98,5%

 

Ólafsfjörður

From June until August 2012, whales were spotted in 117 tours out of 119 = 98,3%.

In total, 6 species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Killer whales, Humpback whales and Blue whales

 

Summary 2012
Humpback whales in 116 of 119 97,5%
White beaked dolphins in 69 of 119 49,6%
Minke whales in 28 of 119 23,5%
Harbour porpoises in 12 of 119 10,1%
Blue whales in 4 of 119 3,4%
Killer whales in 2 of 119 1,7%
 Total: 117 of 119
98,3%

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 reason conditions to spot the whales are that hard, that not every passenger sees the whales, we do not count those trips as successful.