Respectful Whale Watching in Spain

Observe whales and dolphins in Spain in their natural habitat - experience with firmm respectful whale watching in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Watch whales and dolphins in freedom in Europe! From the Spanish town Tarifa the firmm-team around Katharina Heyer researches the marine mammals of the Strait of Gibraltar. Be part of it and experience impressive moments.

Whether a two-hour trip or a whole observation week – at firmm you will find the perfect offer and learn a lot of interesting things about the animals. Benefit from more than twenty years of experience and respectful whale watching.

Observe whales and dolphins

Watch whales and dolphins at the southernmost point of Europe! Find out more about our whale watching trips and observation weeks in Andalusia.

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More than whale watching

  • 99 % probability of sighting
  • respectful whale watching
  • compliance with international guidelines
  • valuable information before/during the trip
  • English-speaking staff
  • suitable for families with children
  • also for people with disabilities

Whales and Dolphins

Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales, Orcas, Fin Whales, dolphins - which species occur in the Strait and what do we know about them?

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Tarifa and surroundings

Explore the most southern point of the European mainland and places in the vicinity of Tarifa (southern Spain).

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Foundation firmm

Get to know Katharina Heyer as well as the staff and the foundation board of firmm and learn more about our goals.

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Blog news

by firmm Team

Zwei große Tümmler
Ganz groẞes Kino: Sieben Pottwale umgeben von groẞen Tümmlern und Grindwalen, vor der Küste Tarifas

A September Spectacle: Eleven Days of Sperm Whale Sightings

When we boarded our boat Vision on the morning of September 20th, we had no idea of the eventful trips that awaited us: Eleven days of countless Sperm Whale sightings followed.

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by Katharina Heyer

Pottwal neben Schiff

An unforgettable day!

The 30th of September will remain unforgettable for us. It started with thick fog, which is a big challenge for all our employees.

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by Heike Pahlow

Zwei große Tümmler

Students of the University of Basel are visiting firmm

At the end of June firmm once again hosted 16 students of the Master course Sustainable Development and their lecturers. During the Marine Biology Excursion in Tarifa, an intensive and varied program awaited all participants.

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by firmm Team

About dolphins in captivity

Because of the summer holiday season, I did observe several friends who chose to visit dolphinariums as a family activity and wanted to share my experience on the subject with you.

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