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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

BRAVE FUNDS HIS TRAVELS WITH ART

Would you dare to travel without money? How would it even be possible? Mert Gültekin knows – and he does. This artistic student from Istanbul, Turkey, gets around the world with empty pockets. His key to success is to exchange drawings and paintings for food, accommodation or money that pays for activities along the way.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

THE SEASON'S END...

Yet another great whale watching season has come to an end. We'd like to thank all our passengers for having joined our tours, but also our crew on land and on the boats for coming from near and far to make the tours possible.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

SUPERB WHALE WATCHING CONTINUES

For several days we were unfortunaly unable to sail due to a strong storm passing by the country. Finally today, the weather and sea conditions were all on our side again (apart from the cold perhaps): We couldn't wait to get back on the boat and sail out into Skjálfandi Bay.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

COLD BUT COSY

November certainly brought the cold and with it came a whole different yet beautiful scenery:Nicolas Dubois, who is currently working as a researcher at the University of Iceland's Research Center in Húsavík, captured this beautiful shot of our oak boat Sylvía and a humpback whale lifting its fluke out of the water.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

NOVEMBER STARTING GREAT...

November arrived and along with it came the snow and the cold. The whales however don't seem to care at all. Several humpback whales still enjoy the fish and krill the bay has to offer.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

LAST "GG2 BIG WHALE SAFARI" ON RIB SPEED BOAT OF SEASON 2017

Tomorrow, 31st of October, our RIB speed boat Amma Sigga departs for the last "GG2 Big Whale Safari" this season. Don't miss out on your chance of a lifetime experience whilst cruising through Skjálfandi Bay: The speed of the boat allows us to cover a great area of the bay to get you the best views possible of our beloved humpback whales.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

A SPECIAL TOUR

Gentle Giants Whale Watching offers a wide range of seafaring tours as wildlife watching, fishing trips and visits to the nearby islands, just to name a few. Along that, we are happy to arrange and plan any kind of tailor made tours for our customers.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

A PLAY OF LIGHTS AND FLUKES

Whale-wise October has been a great month so far. Our beloved humpback whales are still in the bay - often two or three individuals are seen in the same area near the Cheek Mountains. As the days get colder, one can see their spouts from far: clouds of steam arise from the surface as the whales exhale air.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

DOUBLE, TRIPLE, QUADRUPLE HUMPBACKS!

Though the humpback whales in the bay are generally solitary animals, always in the Autumn more than any other time, we start to see the whales coming together in pairs or even larger groups. Soon the humpback whales will be embarking on an amazing migration to the Caribbean or Cape Verde Island areas for their breeding season.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PERFECT DAYS AT SEA

October continues to be beautiful and humpback whales keep showing up on our tours. Yesterday a total of five individuals was spotted. They were all swimming nearby each other and for some time, two were even seen swimming side by side.

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