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

A good start to the season 2024

... but at 14.30 on 1 April, the time had finally come, and we were able to leave the port of Tarifa.
The entire firmm-VISION crew was delighted to finally be able to enjoy the vastness of the sea and the feeling of freedom that comes with sailing the Strait of Gibraltar!

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Review sponsored animals 2023

In the 26th season we were able to observe over 300 Sperm Whales during their impressive descent and 115 Fin Whales on their way out into the Atlantic.

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by firmm Team

October, autumn storms and, in the middle, Orcas!

And suddenly they appeared: Orcas! It was a group of 11 animals, all females, juveniles and a newborn whose patch behind the eye was still completely yellow. They jumped and swam close to our boat for a long time.


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