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FIRMM Whale Watching

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Tarifa, Spain
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Noa wrote a review Aug 2020
Dedemsvaart, The Netherlands1 contribution
It was literally amazing. The explanation before the tour was very clear and helpful. The trip itself was amazing. The wales, dolphins and orca's were very impressive. I would absolutely recommend it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Storm V wrote a review Aug 2020
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It was a wonderful experience for the family. We saw a spermwhale, a lot of killer whales and some dolphins.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Alison-in-Andalucia wrote a review Aug 2020
Andalucia, Spain60 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked the three-hour trip to hopefully see orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar. The trip was €55 per person and I thought the company handled the covid situation exceptionally well. Entry to the office to pay for the tickets was strictly one in, one out with hand sanitiser at the entrance, and everyone’s temperature was taken at the booking office. More hand sanitiser was dispensed on boarding the boat and everyone was advised to keep their masks on at all times and ensure social distancing on board. Ahead of the boat trip there was a highly informative talk given about the seven types of whale and dolphin that are found in the Strait of Gibraltar and the work that the company does in terms of research. These talks are given in groups according to the language you speak (English, Spanish and German when we were there). The trip itself was very enjoyable – it can get a bit bumpy at times but, fortunately, nobody was sick during our trip! We saw bottlenose dolphins playing in the spray of some of the container ships in the area, striped dolphins, several groups of pilot whales, as well as some flying fish. Unfortunately, the orcas remained elusive for the duration of our trip, but that’s to be expected when you’re dealing with wild animals in their natural habitat. In all, it was a very enjoyable afternoon which I would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Coastal30457465544 wrote a review Jul 2020
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I fully understand that mother nature is the boss here, but we saw only a few dolphins. Limited commentary on the boat, and it is very difficult to hear it depending on where you sit. For a €40 "gamble" on maybe seeing some whales, to be honest I don't think it's worth it. Good availability of hand gel in the office and on the boat. For people who get nervous at less than a fixed distance from others, well, good luck!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Martijn v wrote a review Jul 2020
Limburg Province, The Netherlands90 contributions32 helpful votes
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The information on the phone was fair, first plan was to look for Orca’s but after the information they have not been seen this season we decided on a 2 hour trip. Information and educational part was good, I understand why they do it. The trip itself was good. We saw dolphins and pilotwhales.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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