Here we go again!

From July 1st on we will sail out again to the whales and dolphins. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon and wish you already now a relaxing holiday. You will find information about the necessary hygiene and safety measures under observation tours.

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

Ponce

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:

2014

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.

2015

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.

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

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.