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FIRMM Whale Watching

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Calle Pedro Cortes 4, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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Didnt see the Orcas but had a great day

An early start from Marbella had us bright and early in Tarifa - we charged around the Straits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PJ_WestLondon
Lovely day out.

Excellent staff, great boat, relaxing excursion, my wife and I saw a spectacular display from a... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Kevin P
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“hour trip” (19 reviews)
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Calle Pedro Cortes 4, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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"great trip"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An early start from Marbella had us bright and early in Tarifa - we charged around the Straits looking for Orcas but sadly found none.... BUT saw a bunch of other whales and dolphins so everybody was happy!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Excellent staff, great boat, relaxing excursion, my wife and I saw a spectacular display from a group of about 30+ dolphins who appeared to be hunting or something and kept continuously leaping out of the sea beside our boat, we also saw several families of...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were lucky that the wind wasn't that strong so we coud go on the boat for our 2 hours tour. We saw dolphins and whales sometimes quite close to our boat. The driver always drove gentle to not disturb the animals. Our kids enjoyed...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We took the two hour tour and we saw several dolphins and some pilot whales. Some of them came really close to the ship even swam under it. The guieds and the crew were helpful and reliable. We were lucky to get a place in...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great trip to do if you are in the area. It wasn't amazing but that is all down to whether you see much out at sea or not. The staff were fine but I feel they could have been a little more...More

Thank Warren O
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

First of all, one has to highlight the ethical approach that this company, unfortunatley unlike many other companies, has to the whales. They fin the whales but don't disturb them. They cut their engines and let the whales and dolphins come to them, which is...More

1  Thank Igor_Jakobsen
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It was a great trip and saw dolphins and pilot whales. We had enough time for photos and videos and got a lot of information about the animals. My youngest (3 years old) also enjoyed the dolphins, however got seasick about 30 minutes out of...More

1  Thank Joey O
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

An unforgettable week with a lot of Information and all in all 8 two hour trips to the whales and dophins in the strait of Gibraltar. I will come again for sure!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Yesterday morning we went to 3 hour boat trip to watch orcas and it was great experience! Boat went to the middle of Gibraltar strait where fishermen were fishing tuna. So orcas were there also for tuna :) We were observing one orca family (4...More

Thank Indre B
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went on the three hour tour offered by FIRMM. Didn't see any orcas but plenty of dolphins and pilot whales. Well crewed boat. I would recommend a morning trip ... maybe the boat is less crowded than the afternoon. Folks usually park in the...More

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Mary H
8 March 2018|
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Response from oliver s | Property representative |
Hallo Mary Just call one ore twoo days before, to book your places. If you call a week before, we can let you know on which days the whetherconditions are the best.
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Heather K
29 October 2017|
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Response from Paula K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I wouldn't. It can be quite crowded on the boats and out on the open water, it can get kind of rough. My advise would be to leave the dog on land.
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Jo P
25 September 2017|
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Response from Warren O | Reviewed this property |
As above, it can be quite choppy in the Strait so with a child and another on the way i would steer clear for the time being.
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