Sightings Húsavík 2019
From March to November 2019, whales were spotted in 1.443 out of 1.524 tours = 94,69%.
In total, ten different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Blue whales, Sperm whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Northern Bottlenose whales, Fin whales, Blue/Fin whale hybrid and Killer whales.
|Summary 2019 – Húsavík
|Humpback whales in 1.246 of 1.524||81,76%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 391 of 1.524||25,66%|
|Minke whales in 334 of 1.524||21.92%|
|Blue whales in 90 of 1.524||5,91%|
|Harbour porpoises in 79 of 1.524||5,18%|
|Killer whales in 25 of 1.524||1,64%|
|Blue/Fin whale hybrid in 21 of 1.524||1,38%|
|Northern Bottlenose whales in 20 of 1.524||1,31%|
|Fin whales in 8 of 1.524||0,52%|
|Sperm whales in 5 of 1.524||0,33%|
|Total: 1.443 of 1.524
Sightings Hjalteyri 2019
From May to November 2019, whales were spotted in 201 out of 223 tours = 90,13%.
In total, four different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins and Minke whales.
|Summary 2019 – Hjalteyri
|Humpback whales in 190 of 223||85,20%|
|Minke whales in 24 of 223||10,76%|
|Harbour porpoises in 21 of 223||9,42%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 3 of 223||1,35%|
|Total: 201 of 223
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.