By Rund Abdelfatah
WHERE the Mediterranean hugs the Atlantic Ocean, man meets the world’s biggest mammals – an encounter vital to their survival.
The geographical enclave is prime real estate and orca whales and fishermen alike rejoice at the large number of blue fin tuna, which promises a feast for both.
They also share the water with many others: pilot whales, sperm whales, fin whales and dolphins, just to name a few.
Best of all, these majestic creatures need not be admired only from afar.
Turmares Tarifa is dedicated to the art of whale watching and the mission of conservation.
Seeing a sperm whale wave hello with its tail is an experience like no other
It offers tours that unveil the intimate lives of the inhabitants of the sea.
Watch a mother orca with her young calves, or a massive fin whale – the second largest animal in the world – break the surface with a resounding blow.
And seeing a sperm whale wave hello with its giant tail is always fun.
The company boasts a 95 per cent sighting success rate and, in the rare case that whales are not sighted, a second trip is guaranteed free-of-charge.
The two-hour tours leave from Tarifa and run twice a day, all year.
For more information, visit http://www.turmares.com/