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


Review sponsored animals 2022

We were pleased that the 25th season lasted 7 months once again and also didn't bring us too much wind. Apart from an 11-day heavy period of Levante, the season went very well. In June we even experienced a time with extremely large families of Pilot Whales. 30-40 animals in several groups with a strikingly large number of young were not uncommon.

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by firmm Team

An extraordinary excursion

Only one excursion today, but an extraordinary one. Directly in front of the harbor we meet a group of Bottlenose Dolphins. It is nice that there are also some young animals.

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by firmm Team

About the wisdom of children (part five)

It is considered the heaviest bony fish in the world. It can reach a length of 3.30 metres and a weight of 2.3 tonnes. It is not only found here in the Strait of Gibraltar, but also in the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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by Jörn Selling

Low-Cost Gas Station “Bay of Gibraltar”

On 29 August 2022, the bulk carrier "OS35" carrying a cargo of steel bars for concrete construction collided with the anchored gas tanker "ADAM LNG" in the Bay of Gibraltar.

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