Whale Watching in Tarifa

Whale Watch Excursions

From April to October you can join the firmm researchers. During our 2-hour boat trips you can watch various species of whales and dolphins. In our week-long observation courses you will find out more about the fascinating animals and the Strait of Gibraltar.

Before boarding we provide you with valuable information about the whales and dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar and also give you insight into firmm‘s work. It is important for us to treat the animals with the demanded respect in order to minimize any disturbance. Therefore our skippers are specially trained to drive the boat in a careful manner. The organization firmm has also sent in “regulations for a respectful whale watching” to Spanish authorities in Madrid. Hopefully, one day all whales in Spanish waters can profit from that.

Four species of dolphins can be seen throughout the year: common dolphins, striped dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales, which strictly speaking do also belong to the dolphin family. From April to July, sperm whales can be observed in the deeper waters of the Strait. In July and August, we even offer some longer excursions to watch orcas near Tanger. With a little luck, we might also see fin whales. For more information on the several species, please check out our section on whales and dolphins.

To book a seat, just ring us 2 or 3 days in advance at our office in Tarifa ++34 956 62 70 08. As sometimes boat trips might have to be cancelled due to bad wheather conditions (Tarifa is famous for its strong winds), we advise you to contact us again approx. one day before your excursion.

firmm España
Pedro Cortés 4 (next to Café Central)
E 11380-Tarifa Spain

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