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Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

1. Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

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.

From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

2. From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry to spend the day in the lively city of Tangier and get a feel for life in Morocco. Upon arrival in Africa, meet a local guide and take a minibus tour through the city and continue to see rural sights such as the Caves of Hercules and the amazing Cape Spartel promontory. Return to the vibrant city center to explore the bustling alleys of the medina and discover the most important corners of the historical city center. Enjoy lunch and go for a camel ride if you wish to experience the city from a different perspective. Return to Spain on the ferry and be back in time for dinner.

From Tarifa Area: Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

3. From Tarifa Area: Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

Your sightseeing tour of Gibraltar begins with a pickup from your selected meeting point. On the way to Gibraltar the tour bus may stop for additional pickups. Enjoy and relax during the scenic ride. Once arriving in Gibraltar, depends of the option you choose Standard or Rock Tour, you will head to the city center to begin a guided tour that includes visits to Europa Point where you can see its iconic lighthouse, the stunning and impressive labyrinth that is the Saint Michael Caves, and the wild monkeys of Apes Den. After the tour you will have a couple of hours to spend at your leisure in the city center. Take a stroll around the small, but charming city, have lunch, and discover abundant tax free shopping and interesting monuments. While on your own have the chance to visit the Gibraltar Museum or the Botanic Gardens. If you choose the Standard tour you can enjoy the city and visit the most relevant highlights by yourself.

From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

4. From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

Embark on a private cultural-day trip to Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah. Choose which of these famous Moroccan cities to visit and enjoy a pickup and drop-off service from your accommodation in from Málaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, or Fuengirola. Begin your tour with a trip to the ferry ports at Tarifa or Algeciras. Take the express ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar on your transfer to one of three chosen locations in Morroco.  Tangier: Begin a walking tour of a small colorful souk, seeing the dried fruits, vegetables, and spice markets. Discover the jewelers’ street and receive a full explanation of Moroccan wedding rituals before seeing the rich architecture of the Medina (Old Town) and the Kasbah (old fortress). Visit Cap Spartel, the impressive Palace of the Sultan, the Necropolis, and the caves of Hercules where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea mix waters. Stop at an Atlantic dune to take pictures before enjoying a coastal camel-ride.  Tetouan: Take a sightseeing tour through the old and modern towns. Explore a teeming souk where you can let your senses lead you on a feast of sights and sounds and do some shopping. Continue through to the Jewish quarter and Spanish quarters where highlights include Rivera Square and Spain Square. Be enthralled by the tales of this marvelous town's history as told by your guide.  Asilah: Drive to Asilah from Tangier and discover its splendor for yourself. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the walled medina and regale, taking in the evidence of the former Portuguese occupation of the city. Marvel at the colorful murals adorning the medina walls and explore Moroccan craft shops on its streets. Purchase a unique souvenir from your visit, before returning to Malaga.

From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

5. From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

This day-trip from Seville provides you with an opportunity to spot a variety of beautiful animals. Sailing for about 2 hours in the waters of the straits, look out for numerous species of dolphins in the wild, in a respectful manner. The fascinating experience sails through the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006. The area provides an added thrill when friendly inhabitants of its waters, dolphins, approach the boats to exhibit themselves and satisfy the curiosity of tourists. In the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared a Biosphere Reserve, there are 7 different species of cetaceans that, depending on their migratory routes, the abundance of food, and reproduction periods, live permanently or spend some time in this privileged marine area: the meeting point of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. After the cruise, spend the rest of the day in the amazing city of Gibraltar.

From Seville: 2-Day Trip to Tangier

6. From Seville: 2-Day Trip to Tangier

Tangier offers a beautiful and large cultural and historical legacy. Straddling the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Seas, this city hides a cosmopolitan aroma that unites the cultures of Africa and Europe. If you look at the sea, you will find the Bay of Tangier and the Strait of Gibraltar and if you look at the other side, you will see the walls of Tangier medina. Tangier is populated by more than a million inhabitants that coexist day by day. Visitors will enjoy both being in the medina and in front of its magnificent bay, with all the charms the city has to offer. When the ferry arrives, your local guide will take you through the streets of the medina to visit the most unique places for several hours. Take the opportunity to go deeper into Moroccan culture and learn about the African continent during this excursion. Afterwards, return to the port of Tangier to cross the strait again by ferry and finally, head to Seville city.

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What people are saying about Tarifa

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 563 reviews

I had such a blast in this tour, the most incredible day in Tangier with Rashid, our incredible guide. Rashid picked up our group right at the ferry in Morocco and took us to wonderful spots in the city to explore. He is probably the happiest person in Morocco and has a wonderful laugh! He provided excellent guidance on what to see, experience, eat, shop, and pay for in Tangier. As a solo female traveler, I felt completely safe with him and trusted him to take care of me and our group. He is affective to every need or want you may have. The tour itself was great, we got to see the old and new town of Tangier, learn about the history of the city and Medina, ride camels, have a traditional lunch and tea, and visit a traditional textile shop with beautiful goods for a great price. He had us back to the port in time for our ferry back to Spain and left us happy and in awe of the beautiful country of Morocco. Thank you Rashid!

Great way to see Tangiers in a day. Exploring old town can be intimidating if you don’t know your way around so a guide is extremely helpful. Our guide Rashid was amazing. He was very knowledgeable (he’s been doing this for 30+ years), he speaks many different languages fluently and he was a very happy and funny man. Our particular tour got delayed an hour or so because of issues with the ferry so our guide had to move us along faster than usual at the sights so we can fit everything in the tour. I think it was a good pace though - I didn’t feel rushed. Rashid was very good at managing the time. My family and I are very happy with our experience and would highly recommend.

Excellent day. Our guide Rachid was excellent. He met us off the ferry and escorted us back on. Details of meeting place in Tarifia was confusing. Should notify to meet in the port building. Rachid made our day. All together an excellent tour.

Great activity more than recommended to enjoy with the family. The staff was very attentive and made a lot of effort, so we could see dolphins, pilot whales and sunfish

With Rashid we had a great guide that took us through Tarifa. Despite the short stay, we got a good insight.