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 Sierra since July 23rd, 2011. The female Pilot Whale can be recognized by her distinctive fin in the shape of a saw.

Sierra is a very social and active animal and likes to be close to the boats of firmm. She has a great protective instinct towards her family.

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


Sierra has recently had a small nick on her fin. She was almost without exception with Johnny and Ponce. Often she came to the boat and you could see her saw-like notches on the dorsal fin.


With its rather small dorsal fin, Sierra is well recognizable. She was exclusively in the family of Ponce, the striking male. We have seen her 25 times from March to November. It seems that she definitely belongs to the resident Pilot Whales.