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<ul><li><p>THIS IS IT WHALE WATCHING HSAVK ICELANDGENTLE GIANTS</p><p>Hsavk</p><p>150 YEARS OF FAMILY HISTORY IN THE BAYBooking: Tel. +354 464 1500 www.gentlegiants.is info@gentlegiants.isMEMBER OF ICEWHALE THE ICELANDIC WHALE WATCHING ASSOCIATION</p><p>SALES MANUAL 2016</p><p>THE ORIGINALSTHE ORIGINALS</p></li><li><p>Our company, Gentle Giants Whale Watching Ltd., proudly supports UNICEF CHILDREN</p><p>Dear Sir or Madam!</p><p>I want to greet you with a warm </p><p> welcome to Hsavk, Iceland in </p><p>the 2016 season. Our family run </p><p> company, Gentle Giants Whale </p><p> Watching, celebrates its fifteenth </p><p>year and proudly offers you our service and highly </p><p> experienced and fully qualified staff in our various </p><p>tours and excursions.</p><p>The company is proud of its originality and back-</p><p>ground and is owned by people with vast experience </p><p>in the field. I have personally over 40 years of experi-</p><p>ence in the bay and like to think of myself as continu-</p><p>ing my familys 150 year long tradition started by my </p><p>great great grandfather who was a fisherman just like </p><p>my great grandfather, grandfather and father would </p><p>later be not to forget my GREAT grand mothers </p><p>too. Put short: We were born by the bay of Skjlf andi </p><p>and our ancestors too. Way back!</p><p>Gentle Giants goal is to make every visitor a happy </p><p>one. We are proud of the Certificates of Excellence </p><p>from TripAdvisor to Gentle Giants for the past years, </p><p>2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. It confirms and under-</p><p>lines that we are surely on the right track in out-</p><p>standing service and delivering a great experience.</p><p>We promise you:</p><p> Less crowded boats</p><p> More personal experience</p><p> Higher chances of finding whales</p><p> A real 150 year family history in Skjlfandi Bay</p><p> Good memories and natural happiness</p><p>We hereby introduce to you our company and our </p><p>new seasonal sales manual. More information about </p><p>our company and services is to be found on our </p><p> website www.gentlegiants.is or by sending us a </p><p> message directly, info@gentlegiants.is or by calling </p><p>us at: +354 464 1500. Please do not hesitate to </p><p>contact us.</p><p>Welcome aboard!</p><p>Stefn Gumundsson</p><p>CEO &amp; Marketing Manager</p><p>2</p><p>HSAVK</p><p>THE TRULY ORIGINAL AND EXPERIENCED FAMILY COMPANY</p><p>Reykjavk Office:Hs verslunarinnar8th floorKringlan 7108 ReykjavkTel.: +354 464 1501</p><p>Hsavk Ticket Center:Harbour Side (big blue flags) 640 HsavkTel.: +354 464 1500</p></li><li><p>Sylva Ds (13) Aena Lind (18) Sds Helga (20)</p><p>In 2001 eleven experienced, diverse individuals </p><p>in Hsavk decided to combine their years of </p><p> expertise in a variety of fields to establish a new </p><p>travel and tourism company in Hsavk. The group </p><p> restored an old oak boat, which was originally a </p><p>fishing and whale hunting boat, and put it back </p><p>into commission sailing visitors around Skjlfandi </p><p>Bay searching for whales not for hunting but </p><p>for watching! The immense effort proved more </p><p>than worthwhile, growing into a giant success </p><p>among visitors. Ever since then Gentle Giants </p><p>has employed great staff and enjoyed a rapidly </p><p> increasing number of annual visitors. </p><p>Photos in the Sales Manual are taken by Gentle Giants team: @Koen Hoekemeijer Peter Waltl jr. &amp; Sr., Jhann li Hilmarsson, Stefn Gumundsson, Daniel &amp; Alexia, </p><p>Sarah Arndt, Anton sak skarsson, Charla Basran, Beln Garcia Ovide, Daniel Gonzales, Frijfur Helgason, HalliEgils, Rebekka K., Saltvk</p><p>Gentle Giants boats andstaff are fully-licensed</p><p>by the IcelandicMaritime Administration.</p><p>Gentle Giants Whale Watchingis a member of SAF,the Icelandic Travel</p><p>Industry Association.</p><p>Our passengers are fully insured by VS</p><p>Insurance Ltd.</p><p>Hanna Sigga, Katrn Svava (11) and Rakel sa (14).</p><p>nor th i c e l and . i s</p><p>MEMBER OFVISIT NORTH ICELAND</p><p>Icelandic TransportAuthority</p><p>3</p><p>HSAVKTHE FAMILYFIVE GENERATIONS IN SKJLFANDI BAY</p></li><li><p>The Voyager</p><p>Sigrur AtladttirGuide</p><p>The Fly Fisher</p><p>Miroslav Cibula Guide</p><p>The Bachelor</p><p>Daniel Gonzlez Guide</p><p>The Viking</p><p>Aksel BjarnasonGuide</p><p>The Adventurer</p><p>Ann-Sophie BehrendtGuide</p><p>The Lily</p><p>Eln LiljaGuide</p><p>Miss Canada</p><p>Charla BasranGuide</p><p>The Rolling Stone</p><p>Ragnar TmassonCaptain</p><p>The Rock</p><p>Sigurjn SigurbjrnssonCaptain</p><p>The Champ</p><p>Hilmar r GumundssonCaptain</p><p>The Old Dog</p><p>Vilhjlmur Bessi KristinssonCaptain</p><p>The Explorer</p><p>Sigurgeir PturssonCaptain</p><p>The Navigator</p><p>Aalsteinn SteinrssonCaptain</p><p>The Gentleman</p><p>Hallgrmur GumundssonCaptain</p><p>The Mustang</p><p>Sverrir Yngvi KarlssonCaptain</p><p>The Leader</p><p>Ptur OlgeirssonCaptain</p><p>The Tough Guy</p><p>Ingimar Eydal skarssonCaptain</p><p>The Unbeaten Armwrestler</p><p>Bjrgvin Kti SigurjnssonCaptain</p><p>The Snapchatter</p><p>Rakel sa InglfsdttirAssistant</p><p>The Princess</p><p>Katrn Svava InglfsdttirAssistant</p><p>The Ballerina</p><p>Selma GunnarsdttirAssistant</p><p>The Spanish Pearl</p><p>Mara Torralba Escobedo Guide &amp; Ticket Sales</p><p>The Trainer</p><p>Anna Mara marsdttirTicket Sales</p><p>Miss Spain</p><p>Beln Garcia OvideGuide</p><p>The Islander</p><p>Ingibjrg IngvarsdttirTicket Sales</p><p>The Pearl Diver</p><p>Sandra MontesGuide</p><p>The Cosmopolitan</p><p>Sarah ArndtHead Guide</p><p>The Actress</p><p>Viktora Rn orsteinsdttirGuide &amp; Ticket Sales</p><p>The Boss</p><p>Stefn GumundssonCEO &amp; Marketing ManagerCaptain</p><p>The King</p><p>Daniel AnnisiusAssistant ManagerGuide &amp; Ticket Sales</p><p>The Queen</p><p>Alexia Annisius AskelfWeb Editor Guide &amp; Ticket Sales</p><p>The Admiral</p><p>Karl skar GeirssonFleet ManagerCaptain</p><p>Mrs. Boss</p><p>Jhanna S. SvavarsdttirEmployee ManagerCaptain</p><p>The Bird Lover</p><p>Karitas risdttirField Manager Guide</p><p>The Dart Player</p><p>Hallgrmur EgilssonSales ManagerDesigner </p><p>4</p><p>HSAVK</p><p>WE PROUDLY PRESENT OUR EXPERIENCED TEAM</p><p>You can read more about our team individually on our website www.gentlegiants.is/about-gg/our-crew.</p></li><li><p>GG3 SEA ANGLING</p><p>GG6 HIKING THE MOUNTAINS</p><p>GG9 PUFFINS EXCLUSIVE</p><p>CATCH YOUR OWN MEAL</p><p>HIKING THE MOUNTAINS OF SKJLFANDI BAY</p><p>ONE HOUR EXPRESS TOUR</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 8</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 20</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 26</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 12</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 22</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 28</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 18</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 24</p><p>SEE THE TOUR ON PAGE 30</p><p>GG2 BIG WHALE SAFARI &amp; PUFFINS</p><p>GG5 GRMSEY ISLAND ADVENTURE</p><p>GG8 WHALES &amp; HORSES</p><p>GG1 WHALE WATCHING</p><p>AND YOU CAN ALSO FIND IDEAS FOR A TAILOR MADE TOUR ON PAGE 34</p><p>GG4 FLATEY ISLAND</p><p>GG7 PRO-FISHING</p><p>EXPERIENCE THE MAMMALS OF THE OCEAN </p><p>PUFFINS BIRD WATCHING WHALES</p><p>UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE</p><p>FOR MORE EXCITEMENT</p><p>ARCTIC CROSSING WHALES &amp; PUFFINS</p><p>THE ICELANDIC HORSE AND THE WHALE</p><p>5</p><p>HSAVKPREVIEW OF OUR TOURS</p></li><li><p>RIB Amma SiggaBuilt: 2015Length: 12 m Beam: 4 mEngines: 2 x 420 hpMax speed: 52 knotsCapacity: 24 paxISK 225000 pr. hour (incl. 11% VAT)with captain and guide.</p><p>RIB Amma KibbaBuilt: 2013Length: 12 m Beam: 4 mEngines: 2 x 400 hpMax speed: 52 knotsCapacity: 24 paxISK 225000 pr. hour (incl. 11% VAT)with captain and guide.</p><p>RIB Amma Sigga IIBuilt: 2011Length: 11,5 m Beam: 3 mEngines: 2 x 300 hpMax speed: 52 knotsCapacity: 18 paxISK 195000 pr. hour (incl. 11% VAT)with captain and guide.</p><p>Our modern RIB speedboats, AMMA SIGGA, AMMA KIBBA and AMMA SIGGA II, are ideal for whale watch-ing and all kinds of tailor made exciting activities on sea, for both smaller and larger groups. With the high speed, the boats can get faster around and in-crease the chances of seeing whales. The RIBs are per-fect for all kinds of shorter and longer private tours, such as to Flatey Island and Grmsey Island or a 30-60 minutes fun action tour. The limitations of possibilities are up to your imagination. Named after the owners grandmothers, these boats are indeed believed to be some of the fastest grannies in the world.</p><p>This is your perfect opportunity! As a licenced tour operator, Gentle Giants has organized many tailor made excursions throughout the years. We would be happy to shape a unique adventure together with you, which will turn into lifetime memories for you to think back at in the future. Welcome to give us an idea of your dream trip - contact us for more information.Note: Tailor made refreshments available at a reasonable price.</p><p>6</p><p>HSAVKGENTLE GIANTS PROUD FLEET</p></li><li><p>m/v SylvaBuilt: 1976 in Akureyri Tonnage: 30Length: 17,5 m Beam: 4,3 m Capacity: 60 paxISK 485000 for 3 hours (incl. 11% VAT)with captain and guide.</p><p>m/v FaldurBuilt: 1972 in Westman IslandsTonnage: 26Length: 14,5 m Beam: 4 m Capacity: 45 paxISK 385000 for 3 hours (incl. 11% VAT)with captain and guide.</p><p>m/v AthenaBuilt: 2000 in HafnarfjrurTonnage: 8Length: 9,5 m Beam: 3 m Capacity: 24 paxISK 187000 for 3 hours (incl. 11% VAT)with captain.</p><p>m/v Axel - ZodiacBuilt: 2007Length: 4,5 m Beam: 2 mCapacity: 8 paxISK 42000 pr. hour (incl. 11% VAT)with captain.</p><p>SYLVA and FALDUR are our traditional Icelandic oak boats which were built and used for fishing for decades, but have been converted into charming and comfortable passenger vessels. These boats suit perfectly for larger groups for whale watching and other exciting seafaring adventures within Skjlfandi Bay.</p><p>ATHENA is our fibreglass boat which is specialized for sea angling. It is great for smaller groups for various activities such as a combined whale watching and sea angling tour. The boat is also used by local fishermen during different fishing seasons.</p><p>Zodiac AXEL is ideal for all kinds of camera work, diving and coastal transport. It is only used for special occasions as a second working boat together with another larger boat.</p><p>7</p><p>HSAVKYOU CAN RENT A BOAT FOR A PRIVATE TOUR</p></li><li><p>HSAVKGG1 WHALE WATCHING</p></li><li><p>Experience the traditional tour from Hsavk. Our birthplace is often considered as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. Whale watching is a unique adventure at sea watching the wonders of nature in the beautiful surroundings of Skjlfandi Bay, sheltered by the stunning mountains of Vk.</p><p>This is a place where our roots lie, where our ancestors used to live in peace and joy for centuries, living in total harmony with the unpredictable and untamed nature of the North Atlantic.</p><p>HSAVKEXPERIENCE THE MAMMALS OF THE OCEAN </p></li><li><p>Group discounts and tailor made tours available, as well as multi-trip passes. See our timetable for daily tours or contact us for more information.</p><p>RATES:</p><p>Adults: ISK 10300 (incl. 11% VAT).Children 7-15: ISK 4200 (incl. 11% VAT).Children 0-6: FREEDuration: Approximately 3 hours.</p><p>INCLUDED:</p><p>A specialized guide, light refreshments (hot chocolate and an Icelandic traditional twisted donut, kleina), warm overalls and raincoats if needed.</p><p>SEASON:</p><p>April 1st November 15th.</p><p>BREATHTAKING TRAVEL PERFORMED BY PROS INFORMATIVE STAFF, INCREDIBLE VIEWS! IF YOU HAVENT BOOKED, BOOK NOW! WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE! </p><p>GREAT COMPANY AND GREAT SERVICE!!!! THE NAME OF THE COMPANY, GENTLE GIANTS, SAYS IT ALL! SURROUNDED BY WHALES A DREAM COME TRUE</p><p>10</p><p>HSAVK</p><p>20% DISCOUNT</p><p>to the Hsavk </p><p>Whale Museum</p><p>with every ticket</p><p>GG1 WHALE WATCHING</p><p>Special warm overalls available FREE every day</p></li><li><p>APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPT. OCT. NOV.</p><p>1st-14th 15th-30th 1st-31st 1st-30th 1st-31st 1st-20th 21st-31st 1st-30th 1st-31st 1st-15th</p><p>08:45 08:45 08:45 08:45</p><p>09:45 09:45 09:45 09:45 09:45 09:45 09:45 09:45 09:45 10:45</p><p>12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00</p><p>13:15 13:15 13:15 13:15 13:15 13:15 13:15 13:15</p><p>15:15 15:15 15:15</p><p>16:45 16:45 16:45 16:45 16:45 16:45</p><p>20:00 20:00 20:00</p><p>GG1 WHALE WATCHING - TIMETABLE</p><p>Whale watching timetable 2016. Other tours, excursions and </p><p> schedules can be arranged upon request at our Ticket Center. </p><p>Early booking is recommended. For your safety and comfort, </p><p>we reserve the right to change schedules, even with short </p><p> notice, should weather or other conditions change.</p><p>WE ACCEPT ALLMAJOR CREDIT CARDS</p><p>AND CURRENCIES</p><p>11</p><p>HSAVKTIMETABLE 2016</p></li><li><p>With our speedboats we can offer our passengers more area to cover in search for the gentle giants. A RIB is faster than the wind and makes it therefore more likely for us to find the big whales. Normally we do not have to leave our bay to look for whales of any kind, but on this tour we focus on finding the bigger ones - further out. Nothing is guaranteed but on this tour, your chances to encounter some of the worlds biggest animals ever increase - BIG TIME!</p><p>On this tour we also include a visit to the Puffin Island, where you can experience thousands of puffins, The Clowns of the Ocean, during the nesting period (April 15th August 20th).</p><p>HSAVKGG2 BIG WHALE SAFARI</p></li><li><p>99,9%sightings thepast years</p><p>HSAVKFOR MORE EXCITEMENT</p></li><li><p>RATES:</p><p>Adults: ISK 18400 (incl. 11% VAT).</p><p>Children 7-12: ISK 12600 (incl. 11% VAT).</p><p>Not recommended for children under 7 years.</p><p>Duration: Approximately 2,5 hours. Minimum number of six required for the standard tour, or you can rent a boat for a private trip.</p><p>INCLUDED:</p><p>A specialized guide, safety overalls, and a little surprise from Hsavks only winemaker.</p><p>SEASON:</p><p>April 15th October 31st. Other tours, excursions and schedules can be arranged upon request at our Ticket Center. Early booking is recommended. For your safety and comfort, we reserve the right to change schedules, even with short notice, should weather or other conditions change. </p><p>AMAZING EXPERIENCE, POSSIBLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR ICELANDIC ADVENTURE DEFINITIVELY THE BEST IN HUSAVIK WONDERFUL TRIP. SUPERB GUIDES. </p><p>4 HUMPBACKS AND THOUSAND OF PUFFINS IN 2,5 HOURS! HUMPBACKS, AND PUFFINS, AND BLUES, OH MY! BEST OPTION IS THE FAST BOAT TOUR. </p><p>14</p><p>HSAVK</p><p>Specially made safety overalls available to keep you warm!</p><p>GG2 BIG WHALE SAFARI</p></li><li><p>APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPT. OCTOBER</p><p>1st-14th 15th-30th 1st-31st 1st-30th 1st-31st 1st-20th 21st-31st 1st-30th 1st-15th 16th-31st</p><p>09:30 09:30 09:30 09:30</p><p>11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00</p><p>12:30 12:30 12:30 12:30 12:30 12:30</p><p>16:00 16:00 16:00</p><p>19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00</p><p>APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER</p><p>1st-14th 15th-30th 1st-31st 1st-30th 1st-31st 1st-20th 21st-31st 1st-14th 15th-30th 1st-15th 16th-31st</p><p>09:30 09:30 09:30 09:30 09:30* 09:30* 09:30* 09:30*</p><p>10:00 10:00 10:00*</p><p>11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00* 11:00*</p><p>12:30 12:30 12:30 12:30 12:30 12:30* 12:30* 12:30* 12:30* 12:30*</p><p>13:00 13:00 13:00*</p><p>14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00* 14:00*</p><p>16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00 16:00* 16:00* 16:00*</p><p>19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00*</p><p>GG2 BIG WHALE SAFARI &amp; PUFFINS - TIMETABLE</p><p>* Puffin season is from April 15th August 20th. More focus on Big Whales.</p><p>Whale watching timetable 2016. Other tours, excursions </p><p>and schedules can be arranged upon request at our Ticket </p><p> Center. Early booking is recommended. For your safety and </p><p>comfort, we reserve the right to change schedules, even with </p><p>short notice, should weather or other conditions change.</p><p>15</p><p>HSAVKTIMETABLE 2016</p></li><li><p>Do you have little time in Iceland but dream of the </p><p>chance to encounter big whales from on board a </p><p>RIB in the north? Then this is the tour for you!</p><p>This day package takes you by flight from </p><p> Reykjavk to Hsavk. You arrive to our fishing </p><p>village which is sometimes called The Whale </p><p>Watching Capital of Europe. </p><p>After having lunch at a restaurant of your choice, </p><p>you will board a RIB. As this boat is faster than the </p><p>wind, we are more likely to find the big whales. </p><p>During the nesting period (April 15th - August 20th) </p><p>we will also pass Lundey (Puffin Island) which is </p><p>one of the largest puffin colonies in Iceland.</p><p>During your stay in Hsavk you get the chance </p><p>to visit the Hsavk Whale Museum. This gives an </p><p>extra dimension to your experience at sea. In the </p><p> af...</p></li></ul>