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Monday, September 18, 2017

A BUSY, SUMMERY WEEKEND

The past few days have brought Húsavík beautiful summer-like weather, amazing whales, and again our friends on the Ocean Diamond cruiseship. All 5 of our RIBs took an incredible early-morning tour with Ocean Diamond passengers, as well as a film crew filming for British television.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

SOCIAL BEINGS

Humpback whales are known to be solidarity animals and especially here in their feeding grounds tend to stay for themselves. Therefore it is rather special seeing several of them together, swimming and surfacing side by side.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

WHALES DANCING IN THE RAIN

September has arrived and the weather keeps changing a lot from sunshine to rain and back to a blue sky. However, whale-wise the month isn't disappointing at all as the humpback whales are still frequenting the bay! Also yesterday and today whales were showing themselves from their best side, making it totally worth it to brave the rainy weather.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

THE LITTLEST CETACEANS IN THE BAY

Since Skjálfandi Bay is so well known for its big whales, such as the humpback whale and even the blue whale in the spring, sometimes the smallest of the cetaceans here can be over looked. These are the harbour porpoises.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"BEASTS OF THE DEEP"

Kory Barri (California, US) and his friends went out with us on a "GG2 Big Whale Safari and Puffins" earlier this season. Recently he published an article in the "Russian Time Magazine" about his travel around Iceland, including his adventure of meeting a blue whale, humpbacks and dolphins whilst out in Skjálfandi Bay on one of our RIB speed boats: "Before our search for the watery beasts began the speedboat took a pit stop at the famous Puffin Island, which was currently inhabited by thousands of these goofy little birds.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

THE WHALES THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR PASSENGERS

Even after seeing the whales hundreds of time, all of our staff would agree that it is still an amazing and exciting experience, but seeing the whales through the eyes of our passengers and hearing their stories adds another level of enthusiasm to working at Gentle Giants.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

WHALE WATCHING AT ITS BEST

Sunshine and a flat sea welcomed us and our passengers on the whale watching tours today. Along that, several humpback whales were spotted, most of them calmly travelling through the bay as if they were enjoying the peaceful conditions after a rather cold and stormy weekend.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

THE SOCIAL LIFE OF A HUMPBACK WHALE

Whilst humpback whales keep showing up in big numbers, especially throughout the past days many of them are spending their time in the same area. One can spot their spouts all around whilst waiting for the nearest individual to surface again.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

HALF-WAY THROUGH AN INCREDIBLE HUMPBACK SEASON

It's hard to believe we are past the half-way point in an already amazing and exciting season! So far this season has brought us so many humpback whales, and here at Gentle Giants many of us have enjoyed keeping track of the individuals throughout the seasons.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

SUPER FRIENDLY HUMPBACK WHALES

In the past days we have seen some very friendly and curious humpback whales! They have been approaching our boats, spy-hopping, pec-slapping, and rolling around. As our guide Selma said "The whales have been human watching"! Our guide Pedro took this incredible video of two humpbacks near our RIB on a GG2 tour, with one giving our passengers and crew a thorough examination! He captions the video: "The best day since I am in Iceland.

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