Sunday, July 9, 2006
The weather conditions the last two days made it impossible for whale watching – but this morning it had got better and our boats sailed out again ...All our boats went out this morning – full of whale watchers that have been waiting to visit the giants of Skjalfandi Bay – many humpback whales & a blue whale!According to the weather forecast the weather conditions should get better up here in the North – but of course, Icelandic weather is unpredictable .
Friday, July 7, 2006
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.
Monday, June 26, 2006
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 .
Monday, June 19, 2006
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.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
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.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
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.
Monday, June 5, 2006
Let the photos speak for themselves .....Photos taken by Jesse Flores and Daniel Annisius.
Friday, June 2, 2006
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.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
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.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Researching Sea Birds in Mánár IslandsOn Wednesday last week the Náttúrustofa (North East Iceland Nature Centre) went for a research tour to Mánár islands.