Sightings Húsavík 2016
From March to November 2016, whales were spotted in 1.246 out of 1.255 tours = 99,28%.
In total, nine species were spotted: Humpback whales, Blue whales, Long-finned Pilot whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Fin whales, Blue/Fin whale hybrid and Killer whales.
|Summary 2016 – Húsavík
|Humpback whales in 1.169 of 1.255||93,1%|
|Minke whales in 508 of 1.255||40,5%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 184 of 1.255||14,7%|
|Harbour porpoises in 153 of 1.255||12,2%|
|Blue whales in 58 of 1.255||4,6%|
|Killer whales in 5 of 1.255||0,4%|
|Long-finned Pilot whales in 5 of 1.255||0,4%|
|Fin whales in 1 of 1.255||0,1%|
|Blue/Fin whale hybrid in 1 of 1.255||0,1%|
|Total: 1.246 of 1.255
Sightings Hjalteyri 2016
From June to August 2016, whales were spotted in 127 out of 127 tours = 100%.
In total, four species were spotted: Humpback whales, Minke whales, Harbour porpoises and Killer whales.
|Summary 2016 – Hjalteyri
|Humpback whales in 127 of 127||100%|
|Minke whales in 12 of 127||9,4%|
|Harbour porpoises in 10 of 127||7,9%|
|Killer whales in 1 of 127||0,8%|
|Total: 127 of 127
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.