Thursday, 25 May 2017

The day started overcast, but the sea was perfectly flat. We spotted our first humpback whale just after fifteen minutes sailing. We didn't spend so much time with the whale as it was diving for an extended period of time. Therefore we had chosen sailing north for more whales. We searched the location near Hjalteyri for some time, and two humpbacks were then spotted moving slowly. In the afternoon tour, we were lucky as we saw a minke whale very close to a humpback whale. The whales stayed in the same area surfacing sometimes before going down for a few minutes. We stayed motionless and spent some time watching them without moving our boat. After this moment we continued sailing north towards Hjalteyri, and three groups of humpbacks were swimming in the area. There were two groups of two animals and one whale alone, which was resting and spending a long time at the surface without moving. Everyone was happy and smiling as we headed back home. A fabulous day with a minke whale and several humpbacks.

Photographs and text by Manu Bassoi.