Whale Watch Tarifa is a non-profit organization created in 1996 in order to protect cetaceans in the Iberian Peninsula.The study and protection of cetaceans is carried out by going to sea to search and watching dolphins and whales in the wild. By taking data, we achieved a scientific approach to cetacean populations in the open sea.Systematic observations serve as our base for population studies to ensure sustainability of the activity and resource conservation.
Lasting two to four hours, and with a 97% success rate, we spotted dolphins Commons , Listings and Bottlenose , all residents forming families procreate in the Strait of Gibraltar. The pilot whales are also residents, usually allowing close contact with entire families. The sperm whales approach the Strait in spring allowing us to see from a distance its characteristic oblique jet and its long tail when diving. The Razorbacks , who in the past heavily populated these seas, are sighted less frequently, but its large size, the speed and the flap feature allow us to easily identify them. The Orcas offer us the contemplation of one of the most impressive performances in the open sea tuna fishing by fishermen of Tarifa, with their longlines circumvent the lookout for different groups of orcas.
It is a unique experience interacting with wild animals and experience the beauty of the sea in this amazing and wonderful enclave that is the Strait of Gibraltar, Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve and Natural Park of the Strait. We invite you to know the dolphins and whales to help protect them. It is an unforgettable experience !!
The beauty of Whale Watching in this southern end of Europe is indescribable animals around our boats, browsing passengers and playing with bows. sperm whales can be observed for most of the year. Las Orcas observe them in July and August and the Razorbacks through the Straits on their migration route between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.