Thursday, 3 of August 2017

We sailed out in cloudy conditions with a cold wind. So passengers were very happy with our red overalls and blankets. After about 20 minutes sailing we encountered our first humpback whale of the tour. The animal seemed to be travelling moving quickly clearly heading in one direction. After sailing further in the fjord we discovered a Minke whale, the animal came up several times in the same area. Since we do not see Minke whales often it is always a nice surprise to spot one in the fjord. In the afternoon we discovered that a number of the humpback whales were quite far out, after about an hours sail we encountered 8 whales of which 5 were moving together. It was a great sight seeing the animals swimming and diving together. They came up several times very close to the boat giving the passengers a great view.
Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures Guillaume Malpaccini