In glass calm conditions in Hólmavík again this morning we first found white-beaked dolphins, then humpback whales, then both together! We had sightings of at least 5 different humpback whales, one of which had white-beaked dolphins playing around it, which was great behaviour to watch. In the glassy conditions we could see the whole dolphin when they came over to ride the bow wave of the boat.
On the afternoon tour the fog rolled in, making us worried we would find animals. We didn’t need to worry however as we managed to find three humpback whales which gave us some close looks, before we lost them in the mist. Before we lost them though, one whale jumped completely out of the water very close to the boat, giving us all a huge fright! This was about the closest breach we have seen all season, and right out of the fog! Judith (Tour guide)
Out of Ólafsvík today there were a number of Minke whales spotted on the morning trip. Then, in the afternoon we managed to find pilot whales, white-beaked dolphins and also more Minke whales.