Current information

The coronavirus is raging everywhere and so unfortunately we also cannot start into the new whale watching season on April 3rd as planned. We will inform you on our website and on Facebook, as soon as an end to the crisis is in sight and we know when we can sail out again.

Stay optimistic and healthy!

All the best, Katharina Heyer and the firmm-team

Whale-Watching with firmm in Spain

You want to see whales and dolphins in freedom in Europe? During your holidays in Andalusia? Come to Tarifa in the Strait of Gibraltar! From here you can experience the fascinating marine mammals on an unforgettable whale watching tour with firmm.

Wale und Delfine beobachten


Depending on the weather, we offer several excursions per day, which you can book a few days in advance. The Whale watching season 2020 ends on 31. October.


Starting point for our excursions is Tarifa, the southernmost city of the European mainland. Meeting point is the firmm-office directly in the harbour (on the right side).


Watch the whales and dolphins of the Strait of Gibraltar and learn interesting facts about the animals! You are also welcome to book our observation weeks.


  • Book your tour 2 to 3 days in advance, either online or by phone at +34-956-627008 (we all speak English).
  • Important: It is essential that you check the status once again on the same day of the planned departure (online or by phone). The weather changes quickly here, which may make tours impossible even at short notice.
  • You pay for your reservation in our harbour office, right before the tour.

Book your tour here

Why book with firmm?

  • 99 % probability of sighting
  • respectful whale watching
  • English-speaking staff
  • suitable for families with children
  • also for people with disabilities


2-hour tour 3-hour tour*
Adults/Youth (14 years and older) € 30,– € 45,–
Children/Youth (6–13 years) € 20,– € 30,–
Children (1–5 years) € 10,–
Babies (under one year) free of charge free of charge

* 3-hour trips will only take place if there is a chance of an Orca sighting. However, as these are animals in the wild, we nevertheless cannot give you any guarantee.

Video: Whale-Watching in Southern Spain

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How does it work?

  • Meeting point/tickets: one hour before departure at the harbour office
  • about 30-minute introductory lectures (at least in German, English, Spanish) with interesting information.
  • Tours at 8:00, 9:00 or 10:00: Meeting only 15 minutes before departure (lecture after the tour)

Please note: We observe whales and dolphins in the wild. Even though we spot animals on 99% of our trips, we never know in advance which species we will encounter.

Observation weeks

Would you like to spend more time with whales and dolphins during your holidays and learn more about the fascinating marine mammals? Then the firmm-observation weeks are exactly the right thing for you. Inform yourself straight away about the course, booking possibilities and prices.

Further information about the observation weeks

Any further questions?

Do you have any further questions? In our FAQ we answer frequently asked questions regarding reservations, excursions and organizational matters. You will surely find the answer to your question there.

Read further questions/answers in the FAQ