Dolphins and Wheels on Tarifa
In this two hour excursion we'll sail out into the Straits of Gibraltar on the look out for whales and dolphins.
Whale watching is a fun as well as educational activity; you should be able to spot some of the three types of dolphin that inhabit the recently established Marine Nature Reserve in the area: Common, Striped and Bottlenose. They also share their habitat with Pilot Whales. If you're lucky you may even make a sighting of Killer Whales, Sperm Whales and Fin Whales as they migrate back and forth through the Straits from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean.
There are regular departures form the port of Tarifa in three different boats with capacity for 150, 60 and 10 passengers respectively. The excursion lasts 2 hours and there is a 90% possibility of a sighting. If there is no sighting then passengers will get another ticket for free for a second chance. The excursions are guided by English-speaking marine biologists whose commentaries will provide us with information about the ecosystem, and the biology and behaviour of these animals.
The beauty of Whale Watching at the Southernmost tip of Europe cannot be described: you'll see these sea-mammals playfully surrounding our boat, soaring in and out of the water. We guarantee you an unforgettable experience.
Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes, a jacket for the wind and sunglasses. Please note that food and drinks are not included in this excursion but snacks, soda, water and beer are available on board.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point Avda. Alcalde Juan Núñez, 3 Turmares Office.
GPS Coordinates 36º00'622"N - 05º36'378"W.
Hours & minutes 2 hours.
Start or opening time Office 9:00 pm, daily departures at different times depending on the time of year.
End or closing time Office 21:00 h.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Guide.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? Spanish, english, german and french.
Are audio guides or brochures available? if so, in which languages? Brochures in spanish, english, german, french and italian.
Which is the guide/guest ratio? Jackelin y Dolphin Safar Shipi, 1 guide per 60 passengers. Rainbow Ship, 1 guide per 10 passengers.
Are they trained in first aid? Yes.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Yes, 15 minutes.
Are credit/debit cards accepted? Which ones? Yes, Visa and Mastercard.
Are any commercial stops made during the tour? No.
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? Biodramina (not included).
List items not included and their renting cost at the venue Biodramina.
List all additional items clients need to bring (towels,...) Sunscreen and binoculars (not necessary, but interesting).
List the specific clothing required Coat for wind, flat shoes and sunglasses.
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? No.
Are toilets available? Yes.
May the client bring his/her own food? Is there a picnic area? Yes.
Is there a snack included? No.
If not included, is there any place to get a snack? Yes, on the boat are sold snacks, soda, water and beer. Next to the office there is a cafeteria.
Are drinks included? No.
Is there any place to get a drink? Yes, on the boat and near to the office.
What type of alcoholic beverages are available and at what price? Beer.
If an open bar is available, what type of drinks are served? Beer, soda and water.
List all venues where restrooms are available Jackelin and Dolphin Safari.
Which of them are accessible by wheelchair? Jackelin Boat.
Is there a charge to use any of them? No.
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) Yes, with the help of the team.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? Yes.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? No.
Are there any additional costs? List them No.
Which currencies are accepted? Euros.
Others Passengers have the Travelers Insurance Mandatory included in the price of the ticket boarding, is neccesary to call to the client's office Turmares to know the ship's departure time.
Pick-up point Tarifa in the Avda. Alcalde Juan Núñez, 3, Turmares office.
Pick-up time Office 9:00 pm, daily departures at different times depending on the time of year.
Length of route (hours & minutes) 2 hours.