The season 2020 has ended

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 18th of June 2021 on.

See you soon in Tarifa, 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


The new season starts on 18th June 2021. Depending on the weather, there will be several excursions per day, which you can book a few days in advance.


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.

Hygiene and safety measures

Reservations are currently only possible by telephone; in this way you will be informed about relevant security measures. Of course, firmm complies with all required hygienic precautions. We thank you very much for your cooperation and wish you a pleasant time with us.

For necessary hygiene and safety measures, please check out our safety protocol (PDF).


  • 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.

Why book with firmm?

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


Please call +34-956-627008 for the current prices of our 2- and 3-hour trips.

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.

Video: Whale-Watching in Southern Spain

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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