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

21st firmm meeting on the 16th of February 2019 in Aarau

To the 21st. firmm-meeting numerous guests from Switzerland and abroad came and interesting lectures about firmm and the marine mammals could be expected..

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by Jörn Selling

Season review 2018

Another season is over. The weather in Tarifa was relatively mild in 2018. Read our summary on our encounters with the whales and dolphins in the Strait and enjoy the pictures.

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by Katharina Heyer

Sightings of the animals available for adoption 2018

Many people support our work by adopting a whale or dolphin. And each year we keep you up to date about the state of these animals.

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by firmm Team

About the wisdom of children

Edeltraud enjoys working with children and helps them to learn more about whales and dolphins.

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