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

firmm Blog

The Orca’s Diary

Our orca-sightings from 30th of June until 8th of August

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First sighting of Orcas of the season!

For several days we had heard that there were orcas in the region and that they were stealing the tuna of the local Spanish and Moroccan fishermen. Unfortunately, the weather was not great either. During the daytime the Levante was too strong. It would have been possible to move out with the boat, but returning would have been rather difficult as we would have lost too much time doing a detour. Therefore, we had to wait till the 30th of July for convenient weather conditions and finally were able to announce the first orca-trip we had been waiting for for so long.

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June happenings – sightings and incidents

A summary with pictures of the most interesting happenings in June.

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Mondrino/Pigmento shows her two calfs!

Mondrino/Pigmento came to show off her calfs. 2007 she was already accompanied by a little Sperm whale which seemed to be 2-3 years old. As we had already assumed, another calf was born in the winter of 2010, which we spotted for the first time today.

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Extraordinary sightings in the Bay of Gibraltar

Extraordinary sightings in the bay of Algeciras on may 14th and may 16th 2011

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Jörn, the father of cats in Tarifa

Jörn is not only our marine biologist, but also the father of cats here in Tarifa.

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APRIL Moodiness

APRIL Moodiness …

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New season – new hurdles

Already before the regular season was opened, we encountered the first difficulty. In March we had been told that there was an important change...

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Firmm at the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin

“The world as a guest in Berlin” is the slogan of this years International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin. From March 9th to 13th the exhibitors assembled at this worldwide largest fair with 11.000 exhibitors from 180 countries.

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13th firmm-convention in the house of culture- and congress Aarau of 19th February 2011

”Welcome to firmm´s 13th convention !” All eyes focused on the graceful woman standing on the stage. About 350 guests came to meet Katharina Heyer and to take part in the proceedings at firmm. They came from Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and even from Tarifa this year: “Bienvenidos, Diego y Eduardo!” For the first time Katharina’s hombres had the chance to take part in the annual convention of the growing firmm-family in person. The warm welcoming showed how many personal friendships evolved over the years.

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