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Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

Activity provider: Turmares Tarifa

Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

Activity provider: Turmares Tarifa

From US$ 48.88 per person

Sail along the Strait of Gibraltar in a UNESCO international biosphere reserve on this whale watching tour from Tarifa. Enjoy seeing whales and dolphins playing in their natural environment.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Feel the thrill of spotting whales and dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar
  • See up to seven different species of cetaceans in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy the view sailing throughout the Strait of Gibraltar
  • Learn about the migratory routes of local marine life
  • Gain a deeper understanding of these majestic creatures from your guide
Full description

Embark on a whale-watching cruise from Tarifa. Go through the Strait of Gibraltar and enjoy the multitude of aquatic species in this international biosphere reserve. Keep an eye out for common, striped, and bottlenose dolphins.

Hop aboard in Tarifa and cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar. Take in sweeping views of the coast. Try to spot pilot, fin, and sperm whales as you go along. Watch as these whales play and frolic in their natural environment.

Take a whale-watching adventure with a high likelihood of seeing a whale or dolphin. Know that if you don't see any species of cetacean, you will get a second chance.

Travel with a company that actively supports sustainable practices. Approach animals with caution to avoid disturbing them.

Feel comfortable knowing that this tour provider uses the distance and speeds outlined by Spanish Legislation and the ACCOBAMS regulations.

  • Guide
  • Dolphin and whale watching cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please go to Turmares Whale Watching in Tarifa.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Flash photography
  • Feeding animals
  • Touching animals
  • Making noise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

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This was a pleasant enough boat ride with a little bit of ocean adventure. I was a little disappointed thinking there might be a bit more. The cruise is limited to a couple hours so no matter what’s going on they turn and head for home. We saw dolphins and pilot whales who did come fairly close to the boat.

October 1, 2022

Let's see, for what it's worth it could be better, animals are animals, but too many expectations are set for what you really see. The guides are very nice but in the lower part of the boat little is seen. The activity is great if you are lucky and see more animals

August 23, 2022

Saw several families of dolphins (delfin comun) as well as pilot whales. The Strait of Gibraltar is already spectacular in itself (Monkey Rock of Gibraltar, view of Ceuta, along the shore of Africa/Morocco and the port city of Tangier, port of Tarifa,...). The fact that the dolphins and pilot whales also swam for a few minutes, and the crew was also very friendly and helpful, I give it 5 stars!!!

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August 1, 2022

Product ID: 408819