Sightings Húsavík 2018
From March to November 2018, whales were spotted in 1.620 out of 1.665 tours = 97,30%.
In total, eleven different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Blue whales, Sperm whales, Long-finned Pilot whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Northern Bottlenose whales, Sei whales, Fin whales and Killer whales.
|Summary 2018 – Húsavík
|Humpback whales in 1.543 of 1.665||92,67%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 522 of 1.665||31,35%|
|Minke whales in 384 of 1.665||23,06%|
|Northern Bottlenose whales in 166 of 1.665||9,97%|
|Harbour Porpoises in 68 of 1.665||4,08%|
|Blue whales in 32 of 1.665||1,92%|
|Fin whales in 12 of 1.665||0,72%|
|Sperm whales in 8 of 1.665||0,48%|
|Sei whales in 3 of 1.665||0,18%|
|Killer whales in 2 of 1.665||0,12%|
|Long-finned Pilot whales in 2 of 1.665||0,12%|
|Total: 1.620 of 1.665
Sightings Hjalteyri 2018
From May to September 2018, whales were spotted in 317 out of 323 tours = 98,14%.
In total, six different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Long-finned Pilot whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales and Northern Bottlenose whales.
|Summary 2018 – Hjalteyri
|Humpback whales in 311 of 323||96,28%|
|Harbour porpoises in 40 of 323||12,38%|
|Minke whales in 27 of 323||8,36%|
|Northern Bottlenose whales in 5 of 323||1,55%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 5 of 323||1,55%|
|Long-finned Pilot whales in 1 of 323||0,31%|
|Total: 317 of 323
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.