We are happy to tell you that the captains on the boats we sail at Whale Watching Hauganes have decades of experience steering the ships, both for sightseeing, sea angling, real-time fishing and whale watching. It is important to know how the ocean behaves and where the whales might be at the time we want to meet them.

Captains and guides

Árni Captain of Whales.is Árni is our main captain. He has years of experience steering the boats and a sixth sense when it comes to whales!
Halli is also a captain with great experience. He's Árni's younger brother with a similar sense to the whales. Halli is also a captain with great experience. He’s Árni’s younger brother with a similar sense to the whales.
Gardar/Gæi is a long time fisherman and experienced whale tracker. Gardar/Gæi is a long time fisherman and experienced whale tracker.

Guides

Our guides will fill you in on safety rules, offer you warm clothes if you are cold, tell you all about the whales you are about to see and make sure your journey is a pleasant one.

Valdi is your guide on the journey. A great fisherman and musician who know every tone of the ocean. Almost. Valdi is your guide on the journey. A great fisherman and musician who knows every tone of the ocean. Almost.

 

Boats

The two boats we use for our whale watching cruises are used for fishing during winter time but when the summer season starts, they are cleaned from top to bottom and prepared to go whale watching with our guests. Both our boats are steered with great skills by captains who know the oceans like the palm of their hands.

Níels Jónsson Niels Jonsson is our long time fishing vessel, the boat is almost like a family member. It’s a traditional, oak built ship from 1974. It has enjoyed good maintenance and is both spacious and comfortable. Our captains are professional fishermen who sail the boat during wintertime as well.
Sandvík Sandvik is our steel boat, a sturdy vessel built in Isafjordur in 1996. Although not as pleasing for the eye as our oak boat it offers more comfort for the passengers; its more steady, faster and easier to stear and seasickness is less likely to occur.