I love whales and thing that they are incredible creatures.
My biggest wish is to see them alive .
So when we planned our trip to Iceland , first thing on my „to do“ list was Whale watching.
I searched a little and decided to go on a Express Whale and Puffin tour with elding.is
I was very excited about this and nervous.
We took the expensive tour with the Rib boat. I thought that with that tour we would have a better chance to see the whales and be able to come closer to the animals.
We came there early because we had to put on equipment: goggles, life vest, overalls.
12 people can get on the Rib boat.
The weather was great, Sea was really calm.
First we went to see puffins. We spend a little time around them. I expected more.
Then we went to look for the Whales.
The ride on the Rib boat was fun and not as close as scary as a thought it would be.
On the beginning it was fun and later I just got sleepy from the waves and wind.
We saw some white beaked dolphins so we stopped and watched them, trying to get some pictures.
Then, after a while we went further in pursuit for the whales.
But didn’t see any. Not one. No whales. Such a disappointment for me.
I don’t know if I was more disappointed or sad. I think sad.
It was over to fast and we were heading back to main land.
It was nice watching the Reykjavik from the sea.
But I wouldn’t do it again, maybe on a normal boat. It wasn’t so special and much more expensive than normal boat.
I know that they can’t guarantee you to see whales, but when you see on they website 92% sighting success – then you have to think whether you have such bad luck?
Maybe some other time in some other place I’ll get my wish come true.