Saturday, June 24, 2017
When it comes to whale watching, no two tours are the same. Whales change their behaviour so quickly and especially humpback whales are able to show off in very different ways. Throughout the month we were able to watch them feeding actively, socialise with other individuals or showing their power and acrobatic skills by slapping flippers or tail onto the surface as well as by breaching out of the water.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Yesterday, 17th of June, was Iceland's National Day. The sun was shining and the sea was calm, reflecting the blue sky and sun. Whales were spotted all over they bay, the first ones only a short sailing time away from the harbor.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Since Saturday, the annual University of Iceland “studying marine mammals in the wild” course has been taking place in Husavik. Students come both from Icelandic universities and from abroad for the week long course, and Gentle Giants is happy to participate in this again this year.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Our newest RIB speed boat named "Amma Jóhanna" has arrived to Húsavík on the 2nd of June in the early evening.
As our other RIBs, the boat is a customised production built by Techno Marine Sp. z o.o.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Since our season started in the beginning of April, orcas have been encountered on our tours surprisingly and especially unusually often.
However, yesterday they certainly took it to the next level: A pod of about 20 individuals – consisting of at least one new-born, several young calves and juveniles as well as grown up females and huge males - showed up all around our boats which were out at sea at that time.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
For the first time this season the cruise ship Ocean Diamond (operated by Iceland ProCruises) has visited Húsavík and passengers joined our whale watching tour as in previous years.
On time also a humpback whale named Orien arrived in Skjálfandi Bay.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Continuing on with the great trend that we have been seeing this Spring/Icelandic Summer, more orcas (killer whales) have just been spotted by our RIB Amma Kibba on the GG2 - Big Whale Safari and Puffins tour!
Usually very rare visitors to our bay, we have been lucky to have already spotted them several times this season, and it never gets less exciting to see them!
Photos: Charla Basran
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Sometimes weather just doesn’t look favourable – but then moments later you float next to a huge humpback, which is making up for everything:
The other day fog made us play hide and seek with two humpback whales.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Humpback whales have been sighted daily now since the beginning of May. In various areas of the bay they've been showing all kinds of behaviours. Some were travelling, others resting. Again different individuals were seen feeding at the mountain side whilst others seemed to celebrate the for some time summer-like weather by jumping high out of the water - again and again.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Without doubts May started great: both, humpbacks and minkes are feeding in the bay, but also killer whales (orcas) visited us once again yesterday morning! Even better, one of the males demonstrated a majestic jump, which couldn't be captured any better than on the photo taken by Diana Beringschmidt.