Start of the new season on the 18th of June 2021

From the 12th of June, reservations for our daily boat trips can once again be made by phone or online. We look forward to our whale watching trips starting on the 18th of June.

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

firmm Blog

Whales and climate change

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated the value of a single large whale at more than $2 million.

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Looking back on the short season of 2020

With a delay of three months, the season 2020 started due to Corona on the 01st of July and ended already on the 07th of September.

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When we were contacted by the journalist Susan Smillie of the Guardian on the 7th of August about collisions of Orcas with ships, I thought it was about the conflict between fishermen and Orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar

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Review sponsored animals 2020

Read the latest news about our sponsored animals  in the summer of 2020.

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About the wisdom of children (part three)

In the already third part of this blog, read the best questions or comments from the children in the "charla" audience.

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They are still here!

When we met the first Moroccan fisherman, he was already waving heavily and pointing west. We assumed that he wanted to draw our attention to a certain fishing area and followed his advice.

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Hileros del Sur

The outward journey was pleasantly quiet. The tide was one of the highest of the year with a coefficient of 1.03. And so, we knew that after some time a phenomenon was waiting for us, which we call in Tarifa the Hileros del Sur.

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Exceptional Sperm Whale sightings in the summer

The only whale species still missing in these last days was the Sperm Whale. But since they usually come to the Strait of Gibraltar in spring,we did not expect the impressive giants in the middle of summer.

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Orcas at last!

The long wait was definitely worth it. The first encounters with the Orcas this season were really spectacular.

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Sperm Whale gets entangled in net

After looking around for a while we could finally see him for a short moment on the right side of our boat. It almost seemed as if he wanted to ask us for help.

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