Sunday, June 12, 2005
This morning captain Arnar and guide Omar and ALL our 23 passengers onboard FALDUR found a Humpback whale!! It was lively and even breached for our passengers....and approached at least 5 times by our captain.
Mr. Einar Magnússon, captain for Gentle Giants, was doing his 1200th whale watching trip today and was thanked and greeted by the manager of the company.Einar went to sea at the age of 15, and has worked in that area more or less ever since, among with other various jobs.
In our last tours we have had the pleasure of viewing large groups of white-beaked dolphins. They can often be very playful, swimming and jumping around the boat, giving our passengers a great show-off ! Minke whales have also been sighted in some trips, and numbers of harbour porpoises.
Latest addition to our fleet is the 7,7 ton “Athena”. This vessel, built in the year 2000 in Hafnarfjordur, and rebuilt in 2005 especially for Gentle Giants, makes the ideal Whale Watching - and sea-angling boat, with all the comfort of a passenger boat.
The Whale watching season has started, and today at 13:15 Gentle Giants went on its first whale watching trip of the season!Skjálfandi Bay had a lot to offer, Minke whales and Harbour Porpoises, among with Puffins and diverse birdlife.
Our whale watching season is about to begin, and our first trip is scheduled on Thursday, May 12th at 13:15. Throughout May trips will depart from Husavik harbour every day at 13:15. - See timetable - However, if other time schedule is requested for groups or individuals, please do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help in that matter.
Summer has arrived, and today, 21st of April is the first official day of summer in Iceland.The weather has been improving, and today it is exactly like summer has arrived already; the temperature rising up to about 11° C and very light westerly winds.
Puffin - Birdwatching – Flatey Island (appr. 4 h) We sail to Flatey Island harbour in a speed boat – take a walk with a guide for an excursion in beautiful surroundings. The island has rich bird habitat, including species such as the Arctic Tern and lots of Puffins which you may walk up to – up close.