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FIRMM Whale Watching

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Calle Pedro Cortes 4, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
+34 956 62 70 08
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was a really good outing and we almost went back for a 2nd tour - the talk beforehand from one of the FIRMM volunteers was interesting and made me vow to never eat Tuna again! The boat was plenty big enough for the 30...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Fabulous trip, well worth the mere 30€ ( I was expecting it to be a lot more! As with a lot of other "tourist" trips) They are eco aware and educational too. They are knowledgeable and made sure we got to see plenty (If you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol M
Reviewed 5 October 2018

. The introduction was well done and very meaningful. All people from the firmm team were friendly and supportive. And most important they care about the animals we are privileged to watch. We could see boats from another provider which did not follow respectful whale...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AT G
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice trips. Nice boats. We always have seen dolphins and on time orcas. That was one of the best experiences in my life. 👍🏻

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doreen K
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I would say €30 very well spent - a great 2 hour trip at 10am before it got too windy. We saw striped dolphins, a family of pilot whales and some playful bottlenose dolphins! FIRMM were great, clear and well organised and explained things in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Would not recommend. We went on a 2hr morning trip, leaving at 10am. After 3 hours of not seeing anything we were still searching. There was no communication to say that we were going to stay out longer to keep looking. Eventually the boat got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tomwilmot
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

What everyone wants is, of course, a guaranteed sighting of a pod of whales, even though we know it can't be done. Given this, Firmm do a great job. The introductory talk is fascinating for both adults and children, the guide informative and knowledgeable. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Had a good trip with them, saw a lot of bottle nose dolphins, but no whales. When you call to book check what they've seen recently. We wanted to see whales, and unless you're already in the Tarifa area, if all you're going to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AndrewV294
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Booking the trip first of all was a pleasant experience. Kind staff full of good informations prior to arriving to Tarifa, great job guys! Before heading out to the Strait of Gibraltar and Atlantic, we were welcomed and given a great introduction to what to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OlsenOfDenmark
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I booked the trip with a possibility to see killer whales, so ended up on the 8 am tour from Tarifa. We ended up not seeing them, but saw a big group of pilot whales and a lot of dolphins along the way. Most interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary H
8 March 2018|
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.
Jo P
26 September 2017|
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Response from WarrenOC23 | 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.