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Thursday, April 12, 2007

SEASON STARTING ON MAY 1ST

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.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gentle Giants receives the Blue Flag Pennant

  By operating according to the Blue Flag’s Environmental Code of Conduct, Gentle Giants’ boats will be sailing under the Blue Flag pennant. The Blue Flag is an internationally recognised eco-label certificate, with the aim of improving the environmental quality of beaches and marinas and the management of coastal areas.

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Monday, March 5, 2007

7 WEEKS IN MADAGASCAR

          After Christmas María, one of our guides, had the opportunity to join a Marine Research Project in south Madagascar for 7 weeks and there she went. Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island in the world and due to its isolation in the Indian Ocean, about 70% of the estimated 250.000 species found there exist nowhere else on the globe.

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Friday, January 5, 2007

A fantastic year of 2006 with Gentle Giants

  At the start of this new year, it is interesting to look back at past events that took place last year in 2006 with Gentle Giants’ operations.      Summer of 2006 was one of the best whale watching seasons ever for Húsavík … and when we at Gentle Giants come to think of it – probably the very best one yet – possibly one that will be hard to beat for some time!!! But, then again, we never know what to expect from our friendly friends in the Skjalfandi bay – so we anxiously await 2007.      From the beginning of the season until late September, Skjálfandi bay was alive with whales – with many different species spotted in the bay during the season - the most diverse amount since the beginning of whale watching in Húsavík! A few lucky Gentle Giants crew members actually had the privilege on the 30th of April of greeting the first 4 humpbacks that arrived into the bay for the season to start, only 500 metres from the harbour of Húsavík.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

WHALE WATCHING SEASON AT AN END

Whale watching from Husavik has come to an end after a great summer of 2006. Overall this season was superb … Plenty of whales spotted in the bay, weather good, and a lot of tourists visiting Husvik! Earlier this month, Vestnorden Travel Mart was held in Reykjavik.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

SEPTEMBER - INCREDIBLE WEATHER!!

September is usually a quiet season. Locals and people coming to the town in the summertime to work or spend the summer with their families, leave Húsavík and go back to their jobs or studies in other towns around Iceland or even abroad.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

MOMENTS OF A LIFETIME

Yesterday our crew and passengers had the best trip ever! It was a lovely morning for spotting whales; excellent sunny weather, flat sea and a lot had been going on in the bay during the previous days.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

HUMPBACK´S SPECIAL

Humpback whales (Megaptera Novaeangliae) are among the most common species spotted in Skjálfandi bay during the summer 2006. They were already here in April and still with us, hopefully for long..

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006

SKJÁLFANDI SCENERY

Skjálfandi bay is blessed with exceptional scenery, and luckily so far it is free of any heavy industry to ruin the spectacular views while sailing on the bay.  Iceland´s main industry is fishing, and in Húsavík Harbour there are a few companies that produce fish for export, mainly cod.

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