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

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Sightings of the animals available for adoption 2018

Many people support our work by adopting a whale or dolphin. And each year we keep you up to date about the state of these animals.

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About the wisdom of children

Edeltraud enjoys working with children and helps them to learn more about whales and dolphins.

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Marine biological excursion in Tarifa

In the early summer of 2018, a group of students from the University of Basel set off for Tarifa to get to know marine biology characteristics on the coast and in the Strait of Gibraltar.

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While we sail out, I’m reflecting quite content on the last week as a volunteer at firmm

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One day full of Orcas

The orcas accompanied us a little further through autumn.


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Three amazing days

The title is a total understatement. What happened here in the Strait of Gibraltar is unbelievable or incredible, no it is a sensation!

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Sensational trip in October including surprise

October 11th should be a very special day. Despite heavy rain in the morning we decided to plan two trips around noon and in the afternoon.

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What a spectacle of the common dolphins!

On the 24th of September 2018 we had once again Levante, very strong east wind, one of the normal challenges here in Tarifa in the Strait of Gibraltar and there were definitely no trips possible to see the whales and dolphins.

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The Orca season 2018

The killer whales are one of the undisputed highlights of all whale watching trips.

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Orca bonus

Looking back, it seems like a bonus that the orcas gave us after a very short Orca summer.

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