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Friday, July 7, 2006

Alive with Whales ...

The last days have been very good with the gentle giants of Skjalfandi. The Bay has been very lively and a lot of whales spotted on our tours. The main stars on our trips have been the giant blue whales along with many majestic humpback whales.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

BLUE WHALE BROUGHT TO YOU BY GENTLE GIANTS!!!

Unexpectedly our crew & passengers onboard FALDUR spotted a blue whale in Skjálfandi bay this morning. The gigantic blue whale, with the length of 20-33 metres and weight about 110-190 tons, swam calmly about 5 metres from the boat – giving the passengers a great view and a unforgettable experience!! 2 humpback whales and 2 minke whales were also spotted by Gentle Giants on our morning tour .

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Monday, June 19, 2006

Ciao bella megattera…

One of the most spectacular nights, thus far, by what must have been more than 10 humpback whales – known as megattera in Italian - in Skjálfandi bay. The night was special indeed as 3 different humpback whales breached for a total of 17 times! For gentle giant watchers Milena Forlani and Marco Petresini from Bergamo Italy, this is what they had to say…"E’ stata unésperienza unica ed emozionante.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Congratulations Iceland & all our customers …!!!

Today is the 17th of June – Iceland’s national day. It all happened on the 17th of June 1944, when Iceland declared full independence from Denmark.A great celebration will be held in Husavik today, organised by the town authorities, the gymnastic and athletic teams in Husavik.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ENCOUNTERS OF THE CLOSEST KIND BY GENTLE GIANTS

     For head-guide Jesse Flores and captain Jon Christian, it was just another fine day for whale watching, clear skies and wavy - yet acceptable conditions. The journey started off as usual – happy whale watchers delighted to start their excursion around the beautiful and scenic realm of Skjalfandi bay.

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Friday, June 2, 2006

PERFECT START FOR GENTLE GIANTS!!!

The 2006 start of the season for Gentle Giants has been thus far perfect! Our success rate for spotting whales has been 100%, thanks to the 5 humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and the endless amount of seasonal seabirds within Skjálfandi Bay.

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

FIRST TOUR OF THE SEASON ... A HUMPBACK FESTIVAL!

This morning Gentle Giants’s boat FALDUR sailed out to Skjálfandi Bay for the first time this season in the search of whales, with a large group from Germany. Weather conditions were excellent – bright sunshine and very light winds.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

20 years later .... Nature in the Mánár islands

                                               Researching Sea Birds in Mánár IslandsOn Wednesday last week the Náttúrustofa (North East Iceland Nature Centre) went for a research tour to Mánár islands.

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

FIRST 4 ... THIS YEAR ...

This evening some of Gentle Giants crew members noticed that humpbacks had arrived into Skjálfandi Bay. Of course those crew members sailed out to Skjálfandi Bay to greet those magnificent animals. Just outside Husavik harbour a few big spouts were seen.

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