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

Sensational ORCA days!

They managed to catch a very large tuna; the tail fin was still sticking out of the mouth of one of the females. They were enjoying the feast.

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Erinnerungen an die
Erinnerungen an die

A warm thank you for a great week with firmm

Excursions and field biology trips are often the order of the day during a biology degree. I believe that it is the time away from the lecture hall that is most vividly remembered and often groundbreaking.

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One of the Killer Whales seemed particularly curious, swimming under the boat, leaning a little to the side and looking us straight in the eye. This moment burned itself into my memory so strongly and it simply would not leave me.

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Wonderful trips in early summer

The excitement and delight in the team increase every year with the news that the Orcas have been sighted in the area.

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