Wednesday, 6 September 2017

We sailed out with cloudy conditions and a strong wind, so our tour was a bit adventurous due to some high swells. Giving us a taste of the Icelandic rollercoaster.
The whales had moved out further in the fjord so we had to sail for about an hour before we encountered our first humpback whale. It was an individual called Donald Hump. Donald spend a lot of time at the surface and started tail lobbing, throwing its back body out of the water and hitting the water surface with force producing big splashes. In the mean time we were also able to view a second humpback whale in the distance.
On the second tour we encountered Tattoo. Tattoo surfaced a number of times right next to the boat and fluked very high, showing us its beautiful tail several times.
Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures Babsi Neubarth