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


We know Ponce since June 28th, 2012. With his approximately eight meters length he is one of the largest Pilot Whales in the Strait of Gibraltar. His pronounced fin is strongly curved and much longer than high.

Ponce, like any other Pilot Whale, has earned his place in the group. He is a very accessible, magical and spiritual animal. He often enjoys swimming up to the stern of the standing boat.

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This is how we have experienced Ponce since the beginning of our adoption program:


Ponce is one of the largest Pilot Whales we have here in the Strait of Gibraltar. His partner seems to be Sierra. They are almost inseparable and always travelling together.


Ponce seems to be the leader of his family. He is one of the most imposing Pilot Whales in the Strait of Gibraltar. Sierra is well protected in his family.


Ponce is still one of the largest males in the Strait of Gibraltar. Edu and Pedro often accompany him. They are trustful and like to swim under the boat. It seems that they watch the underwater windows of the firmm-VISION curiously.


This season we only saw Ponce from time to time, mostly mixed with other families. He is still one of the biggest males in the Strait of Gibraltar.


We always saw Ponce at the same time as Sierra, 25 times. Ponce is in his group the leader or "pilot” who seems to take care of his family. He also took part with his family in the family meeting on March 27th, when 70 animals came together, and seems to remain faithful to the Strait of Gibraltar.