Monday, June 11, 2007
This morning our crew and passengers onboard Faldur had special encounters with a humpback whale. The humpback was sleeping next to the boat ... First of all, crew and passengers thought they were seeing driftwood, but after a closer look it was clear that this was a humpback sleeping and logging on the surface.
The first month of the whale watching season 2007 has gone by and one can certainly say that the month of May was a good start of the season – despite some days of rough weather conditions. In May five species of whales were spotted in the bay – from the smallest harbour porpoises to the mighty blue whales! From June 1st several departures will be added to our whale watching schedule.
Today was a lovely sunny day in Husavik and we surely made the most of it! Along with our scheduled whale watching, where humpbacks and harbour porpoises were spotted, some of our GG team used the good weather to “refresh” our ticket centre - painting, putting up signs and flags, setting up various things ……… Conveniently located in the centre of Husavik – 2 minutes walk from the church – our ticket centre is located on a little terrace, along with KOFINN gourmet hut, overlooking Skjalfandi Bay! We also offer high speed internet connection (HOT SPOT) for those travelling with their own computer, free of charge for our customers.
Since our whale watching season started on April 26th, five species of whales have been spotted in the bay. Harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and even the mighty blue whales! The blue whales were spotted at the beginning of the season and until now humpbacks have been the main stars on our tours.
With whale watching soon approaching its peak for the season in Husavik, Gentle Giants crew has taken every opportunity to soak up every tidbit of up-to-date whale trivia! Those lucky enough to come along on a Gentle Giants’ trip will go away with a sense of fulfillment, not only from the scenic views of the bay but also from what they have learned! Coming from all parts of the globe, our international crew add a unique flavour on everything trip because they not only share their expertise of the local region but also a more global understanding of nature.
First trip of the season Gentle Giants – Athena: Capt. SG + pax of 5 from USA and Italy. Left Husavik harbour on April 26th at 10:15. Saw Big Blue after 10 minutes, just 1.5 nautical miles from the harbour .
Summer is getting closer and only 18 days until we depart for our first whale watching tour this season! Throughout May we will offer two departures daily at 9:45 and 13:15. During the high season (July & August) we have added several new departures and tours will depart up to 7 times daily from Husavik harbour.