Cetaceans and Whale Watching in Tarifa

Tarifa is famous for the surf, wind and spectacular beaches. But if you didn’t know, this is also a stopping place for more than seven species of cetaceans, such as whales, dolphins, sperm or pilot whales. This area was declared an Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 2006.


The Strait of Gibraltar is the meeting point between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and it is here where you will enjoy one of the most exciting and educational experiences available on these shores: whale watching.




In Tarifa, there are numerous tourist companies that offer boats to spot these beautiful animals. Sailing for about two hours in the waters of the straits, you can spot numerous species of dolphins, orcas and whales in the wild, always in a respectful manner. During the trip you will also learn from the guides who will explain a little more about the lives of these beautiful animals.
Remember that the currents in these waters are strong and the sea can be a bit choppy, so we recommend taking motion sickness pills if needed to enjoy 100% of the trip without getting dizzy.





Some of the tourist companies that can be found in Tarifa are:


Empresa dedicada al avistamiento de cetaceos, Tarifa llamada Whale Watch TarifaWhale Watch Tarifa
2 hours’ price: Adults 33 € | children € 22 | babies 5 € *
3 hours’ price: Adults 50 € | children € 30 | Babies 10 € *
Lourdes Isasa López
Languages: Spanish, English and French
Web: http://www.whalewatchtarifa.net/



Empresa dedicada al avistamientos de cetaceos,Tumares TarifaTurmares
A tourist company with over 10 years of experience in cetacean sightings that have good boats and guides for the tours.
Address: Avda Alcalde Juan Nuñez, 3, 11380 Tarifa.
Phone: 696 44 83 47