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Sylvia Maintenance Stykkisholmur Halli

Friday, February 16, 2024

UPDATE FROM THE COMPLETE MAINTENANCE OF OUR BOAT SYLVÍA

We take pride in taking good care of our fleet with the best of maintenance! Earlier this winter, our oak boat Sylvía sailed to Stykkishólmur on the west coast of Iceland. There she has been taken into an indoor dry dock and is going through complete makeover including getting a new modern engine.

Mara Fuentes Travel Blogger Post

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

THE DREAM OF SEEING WHALES COMING TRUE

"If you're going to Iceland soon, we did the excursion with gentlegiantswhalewatching and it was a unique time, the interaction was super funny, educational and 0 invasive. Seeing the whales was one of the moments I most expected and dreamed of on this trip.

1. GG Team SA

Friday, February 9, 2024

JOB APPLICATIONS OPEN TO FEBRUARY 15TH

Are you ready to dive into an incredible career opportunity working with wildlife experiences and people from all over the world? We're on the lookout for passionate guides and dynamic ticket sales staff to join our crew for the upcoming season from Húsavík, the Whale Capital of Iceland.

Alberto Guide 1

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

WORKING WITH WHALES AROUND THE WORLD

Our guides love whales and during the off-season months in Húsavík, many of them travel the world to work with marine mammals in other destinations. Among them is Alberto, a dedicated guide and biologist, who has been with Gentle Giants for several years but is now in New Zealand working with wildlife tours.

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Monday, January 15, 2024

LEARN ABOUT OUR WHALES AND BIRDS

"I am the much-loved HUMPBACK WHALE. Everyone likes me – can you guess why? I really don’t mind you daily visitors and will pretty much always give you a good show – the least, I will lift my beautiful flukes out of the water when leaving for a dive! Some days I might also breach, flipper- and tail-slap; or have a look at you instead!" This winter our experienced guide and captain Sarah has updated the wildlife information on our website.

Ozzo RIB Sailing

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2023

Happy New Year to all our friends around the world. A new year has arrived and we are excited to see what 2024 will bring. Even though it's not that long ago since our 2023 season finished, we can't wait to get back out onto Skjálfandi Bay and discover what whales will be visiting us this year.

Jólakveðja GG 2023 Eng

Friday, December 22, 2023

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2023

We send our warmest holiday greetings to you all! Best regards from the team of Gentle Giants

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Friday, December 15, 2023

JOB APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2024

Gentle Giants is very proud of its staff which unites both local and international people of all ages and various backgrounds. Still, there's at least one thing they all have in common: their passion for whales and their job, whether that's on the boats and at sea or on land.

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Monday, December 11, 2023

OAK BOAT SYLVÍA HEADING FOR COMPLETE MAINTENACE

Today our oak boat Sylvía left Húsavík harbour with captain Halli and crew members Addi and Miro on board for a long journey to Stykkishólmur, on the west coast of Iceland. There she will be taken into an indoor dry dock and undergo complete and thorough maintenance for the winter, including getting a new modern engine.

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