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

Impressions of the "Sea Protection Day" in Bremen, Germany on February 18th 2017

At 10 o’clock in the morning Marco picks us up at our hotel and brings us to the University of Bremen. We are really grateful for that, as Katharina’s suitcase is packed full with books, folders, DVDs, postcards, quartets, mousepads and much more things that we brought from Switzerland.

read more

Update: The torn cable and its consequences

As reported by the regional Online-journal Tarifaaldia, an encounter between the operator of the torn undersea-cable REE, the mayor of Tarifa and the fishermen took place on the 27th of January 2017. There had been confirmed that during the incident on October 14th 2016 around 33 cubic metres of cooling agent leaked into the Strait of Gibraltar.


read more

Underwater Cable torn – Danger for Marine Mammals in the Strait of Gibraltar


At least one high voltage underwater-cable, that transports electricity through the Strait of Gibraltar from Tarifa to Fardioua, has torn just off the coast of Morocco. Inside this 27 km long cable there is highly poisonous "dielectric oil", which could have leaked.


read more

The season 2016 — a retrospective view

In 2016 Tarifa has shown its rough side.

read more

Until next year-the perfect farewell tour

On the 04th of November from the early morning on, great hustle and bustle broke out in our office in the port: After a very long break caused by Levante, the last tours for the season were scheduled.


read more

Animals available for adoption in the summer of 2016

We look back to many interesting sightings of our animals available for adoption.

read more

Rescue in the last minute

Today we experienced a truly extraordinary and for all participants impressive boat ride. After being out on the sea for a while, the boat drove a bit slower to search for dolphins and whales, and suddenly there was a big turmoil amongst the passengers.

read more

Adiós Tarifa – a retrospective

Sometimes there are days in your life, where everything is just right.

read more

Why should we protect whales?

In spring I was contacted by a documentary film maker who wants to make a movie about the yearly massacre of pilot whales on the Faroe Islands (Denmark).

read more

Collecting garbage along the rocky coast

It is once again “Levante” - as so often this year. The wind is blowing through the Strait incessantly.

read more