Logbook 2013


Sightings Húsavík 2013

From April to November 2013, whales were spotted in 1.152 out of 1.171 tours = 98,4%.
In total, eight species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Northern Bottlenose whales, Minke whales, Killer whales, Humpback whales, Fin whales and Blue whales.


Summary 2013
Humpback whales in 1100 of 1171 93,9%
Minke whales in 530 of 1171 45,3%
White-beaked dolphins in 429 of 1171 36,6%
Harbour porpoises in 167 of 1171 14,3%
Blue whales in 105 of 1171 9,0%
Fin whales in 9 of 1171 0,8%
Killer whales in 2 of 1171 0,2%
Northern bottlenose whales in 1 of 1171 0,1%
Total: 1152 of 1171


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.