Shore Excursion Details

Whale & Dolphin Watch & Tarifa Village

Seville (Cádiz), Spain

Whale & Dolphin Watch & Tarifa Village

DETAILS

  • 8
    hrs Estimate Duration

Explore the enchanting town of Tarifa at the southern tip of Spain and then cruise the Strait of Gibraltar looking for the many whales and dolphins that frequent these waters.


After departing from the pier, you will settle in for an immensely scenic drive south, passing through small villages and the gorgeous countryside that characterizes the southernmost part of Spain. In time, you will reach Tarifa, a charming town overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea.


A former Roman settlement, Tarifa feels wonderfully casual and its narrow, cobbled streets invite exploration. As you stroll through the most historical part of town, you can expect to see St. Matthew Church, white-washed houses adorned with wrought iron and sections of the original castellated city walls.


Continuing on to the waterfront, you will board a boat designed for whale watching and cruise into the Strait of Gibraltar. Across the water in Morocco, you will see the Rif Mountains, which stretch along the Mediterranean so closely that they make much of the land unsuitable for agriculture or development.


Seven different species of whales and dolphins live in these waters, including pilot whales, sperm whales and striped dolphins. Chances are, you will see these magnificent creatures breaching the surface as they feed in the nutrient-rich waters. The experience will be unforgettable and well worth discussing over lunch on your own during free time in Tarifa.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion during free time for lunch. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Guests should bring sun cream and warm clothes due to the wind on the boat. comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Whale & dolphin sightings are not guaranteed. The tour is weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice if the winds are too strong. Boat partially covered, access through a ramp, equipped with Toilet.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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