Logbook 2014


Sightings Húsavík 2014

From March to November 2014, whales were spotted in 1.381 out of 1.469 tours = 94%.
In total, eight species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Killer whales, Humpback whales, Fin whales, Blue whales and Sperm whales.


Summary 2014
Humpback whales in 1082 of 1469 73,65%
Minke whales in 615 of 1469 41,86%
White-beaked dolphins in 399 of 1469 27,16%
Harbour porpoises in 144 of 1469 9,8%
Blue whales in 68 of 1469 4,62%
Fin whales in 9 of 1469 0,61%
Killer whales in 20 of 1469 1,36%
Sperm whales in 4 of 1469 0,27%
Total: 1382 of 1469


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.