The Whales and Dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar
These are the whales and dolphins that we can watch in the Strait of Gibraltar. Throughout the year we see long-finned pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, and striped dolphins. If we are lucky, we might also see orcas, sperm whales or fin whales. On the following pages we'll give you a short description of each species.
Once the most common type of dolphin in the Mediterranean, this dolphin is now considered an endangered species.
A beautiful dolphin resembling the common dolphin. It is easily recognized, however, by its blue stripe on the flanks.
The best-known dolphin species of today often surprises us with acrobatic, breathtaking jumps.
There are about 15 families of pilot whales living in the Strait. Often they swim very close to our boat.
We can normally watch these fascinating animals in July/August.
From April to August, sperm whales can be found in the deepest parts of the Strait.
The second largest whale passes through the Strait on its way to the Mediterranean or the Atlantic.
To get an idea of the sizes of all the whales and dolphins living in the Strait of Gibraltar, please check out our outline.