The season 2020 has ended

The summer holidays are over and Tarifa's streets have been empty since the beginning of September. We have therefore also closed down for this year.

Despite the short season we had many special sightings. We hope that the situation will become normal by the next season and can't wait to take you out to see the whales again from the 26th of March 2021 on.

See you soon in Tarifa, Katharina Heyer and the firmm team

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

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About the wisdom of children (part three)

In the already third part of this blog, read the best questions or comments from the children in the "charla" audience.

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They are still here!

When we met the first Moroccan fisherman, he was already waving heavily and pointing west. We assumed that he wanted to draw our attention to a certain fishing area and followed his advice.

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Hileros del Sur

The outward journey was pleasantly quiet. The tide was one of the highest of the year with a coefficient of 1.03. And so, we knew that after some time a phenomenon was waiting for us, which we call in Tarifa the Hileros del Sur.

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Exceptional Sperm Whale sightings in the summer

The only whale species still missing in these last days was the Sperm Whale. But since they usually come to the Strait of Gibraltar in spring,we did not expect the impressive giants in the middle of summer.

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