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Monday, August 29, 2005

NEW PICTURES OF THE HUMPBACK

This morning our guide Jesse Flores shot some pictures of the Humpback that has stuck around Skjálfandi bay despite the storm we had for four days.  This humpbak is easily recognized by the bumps on it´s back, behind it´s blowhole, and this morning it was very at ease while sliding with our boat Faldur.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

2 HUMPBACKS IN THE BAY!!

All the whale watching departures were cancelled the last days due to bad weather conditions – strong northern winds and rough sea. This is the first time that tours have been cancelled so many days in a row.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Gentle Giants staff celebration

Yesterday Gentle Giants staff ventured out for a staff celebration.At first the course was taken to Akureyri where the Gentle Giants staff showed excellent talent in ice-skating.  But not only in skating, also in playing hockey – the pro style.

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Friday, August 19, 2005

Fin whale in Skjalfandi!

As forecasted, weather has been at it´s best on this late August Day and as if it wasnt just enough, a Fin Whale was spotted by our crew onboard Faldur on the 13:15 trip.  Passengers enjoyed the presence of this second largest of all whales for quite a good period of time, and the trip was a complete success – passengers were delighted to see this rarely viewed and humongous creature.

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Innovation in Husavik whale watching

Gentle Giants offers a new trip for all early-morning-people.First whale watching departure from Husavik, leaving Husavik harbour at 8:45 every morning on the speedboat Athena!Other departures: 9:45 – 13:15 – 16:45.Book your tour at Gentle Giants ticket centre or with a phonecall: + 354 464 1500 or online.

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Sunday, August 14, 2005

LIVELY MINKE ...

The life in Skjalfandi bay can change very fast and no two trips are the same.The minkes are known to be very curious and today they actually were in some of our tours … a minke was spy-hopping next to our boat FALDUR and another one was spotted just about 500 metres from Husavik harbour! Dolphins were also seen in Skjalfandi today …A new whale watching departure has been added to our schedule: 08:45.

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Friday, August 12, 2005

BUSY MORNING AT GENTLE GIANTS

Demand on our whale watching tours has been very high and this morning was very busy! In our tour 9:45 both our boats, Faldur and Aþena went out fully booked with people! On the tour the minkes showed themselves for the passengers .

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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Humpback in Skjalfandi!!

This weekend is called “verslunarmannahelgi” (Merchants’ weekend) which is a 3 day weekend, with Monday being the holiday of the salespeople.  Lately however the salespeople have been the only ones working at this very weekend, and everyone else goes out camping.

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Saturday, July 30, 2005

BLUE WHALES RETURN!!

After a few days of minkes and dolphins a blue whale was spotted in Skjalfandi Bay this morning!! It is not very common to see the gigantic blue whales in Skjalfandi bay, so clearly an unforgettable experience for our passengers onboard Faldur, seeing the largest animal ever to wander the earth!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

NEW FELLOW HUMPBACK

This morning we had a couple from Barcelona came for a second tour onboard Faldur and they allowed us to publicate a few of their pics on our web - thank you Macarena and Albert - "moltes grácies - bon viatge amics!"  Macarena onboard Faldur sailing from the HarbourAlbert onboard Faldur aproaching the Harbour of HúsavíkThe humpback before a deep diveA large animal looks small in the big ocean - the spout of a Humpbackcan reach as far as 4m - and therefore it can be spotted with great distance, as it arises higher than the horizon! Following pictures are from the 13:15 tour, and taken by our guide Jesse Flores.

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