Monday, November 13, 2017
November certainly brought the cold and with it came a whole different yet beautiful scenery:Nicolas Dubois, who is currently working as a researcher at the University of Iceland's Research Center in Húsavík, captured this beautiful shot of our oak boat Sylvía and a humpback whale lifting its fluke out of the water.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
November arrived and along with it came the snow and the cold. The whales however don't seem to care at all. Several humpback whales still enjoy the fish and krill the bay has to offer.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Tomorrow, 31st of October, our RIB speed boat Amma Sigga departs for the last "GG2 Big Whale Safari" this season. Don't miss out on your chance of a lifetime experience whilst cruising through Skjálfandi Bay: The speed of the boat allows us to cover a great area of the bay to get you the best views possible of our beloved humpback whales.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Gentle Giants Whale Watching offers a wide range of seafaring tours as wildlife watching, fishing trips and visits to the nearby islands, just to name a few. Along that, we are happy to arrange and plan any kind of tailor made tours for our customers.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Whale-wise October has been a great month so far. Our beloved humpback whales are still in the bay - often two or three individuals are seen in the same area near the Cheek Mountains. As the days get colder, one can see their spouts from far: clouds of steam arise from the surface as the whales exhale air.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Though the humpback whales in the bay are generally solitary animals, always in the Autumn more than any other time, we start to see the whales coming together in pairs or even larger groups. Soon the humpback whales will be embarking on an amazing migration to the Caribbean or Cape Verde Island areas for their breeding season.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
October continues to be beautiful and humpback whales keep showing up on our tours. Yesterday a total of five individuals was spotted. They were all swimming nearby each other and for some time, two were even seen swimming side by side.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
After a stormy day yesterday, the mountains of Skjálfandi Bay surprised us in their winter-dress this morning. Fresh snow is covering the peaks and made the place look much more October-like. Along that, three humpback whales were spotted on our tours and it seemed like the storm has brought some new food to the bay as the whales were seen actively feeding in the afternoon.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
As weeks pass by, days are getting shorter and shorter. Joining our late afternoon departure now allows one to watch the sunset whilst being on the way back to shore.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Even though the weather has had a few "ups and downs" recently, September over all surprised us with some days of perfect summer weather. Probably some of our whales were thinking similar and decided to calmly travel and rest on the surface.