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Costa de la Luz Nature & adventure

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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 Seville: Doñana National Park 4WD Tour

2. From Seville: Doñana National Park 4WD Tour

Depart Seville and travel through the nearby town of Coria del Rio on the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Go to the visitor center at Dehesa de Abajo, located in the northern area of the marshes of Doñana National Park. Admire the pine forests and pastures that provide home to approximately 200,000 different inhabitants, including 300 bird species such as flamingos and Spanish imperial eagles. Pass a rice field, known for Europe’s largest colony of storks. Then, continue through the vast natural space of the northern area of Doñana National Park and visit the village of El Rocío, famed for its chapel and observatory. Walk along the trails of Doñana National Park near the stream of La Rocina, and then explore Spain´s largest dune system after lunch. Return towards Seville and take advantage of the beautiful sunset through the pine forest in the Asperillo area. Spot some of the large mammals of the Doñana area, such as deer, wild boar, and lynx.

Tarifa: Orca, Whale, and Dolphin Watching Cruise

3. Tarifa: Orca, Whale, and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Visit the only area with regular presence of killer whales in the Mediterranean Sea on this cruise from Tarifa. Look for 7 different species of cetaceans around the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Climb aboard a comfortable boat and head to the places where orcas, whales and dolphins are usually most active. Join a crew that works to ensure your chances of seeing orcas are high. Watch as these majestic creatures play, jump and approach the boat. Travel with a company that is aware of the beauty, fragility and importance of coastal ecosystems, so they are on a mission to help and protect it. Learn about the species of cetaceans you see from your guide. Return to your meeting point in Tarifa at the end of your trip.

Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

4. Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

Discover the dynamic coastline along the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park on this catamaran tour from Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera. Admire the 13th-century fortifications of the Sancti Petri castle. Select the longer tour and see the golden sands of La Barrosa beach.  Check in at the local partner's ticket office and board the catamaran. Get your camera ready for pictures of the marshland, beaches, and sand dunes of the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park.  Continue past a small island with a uniquely-shaped Moorish Sancti Petri castle. Pick the extended tour to cruise by the golden shores and turquoise waters of the 6-kilometer long La Barrosa beach. Return to Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera at the end of your tour.

Doñana National Park Off-Road Tour from Seville

5. Doñana National Park Off-Road Tour from Seville

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Seville, and then journey to the pilgrimage town of El Rocío. Get a special permit to explore the protected reserve of Doñana National Park, known for its wetlands, migratory birds, pine forests and coastal dunes. Visit the 13th-century royal hunting grounds of Coto del Rey and enter the home of one of the densest populations of Iberian lynx (Lynx Pardinus) in the world. Return to El Rocío to get some free time to explore and find a nice spot to enjoy lunch at your own expense. Continue to one of the region's beautiful virgin beaches to look for seabirds and go for a relaxing walk near the shore. Return to Seville in the late afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel or other location on request.

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 77 reviews

Sergio was a perfect guide! He took us to beautiful places where we could watch birds, cows and horses. The Doñana Park is home to 85 lynxes. Sergio did all his best to show them to us. Unfortunately, they were hiding, but that was only bad luck. The tour includes various activities, e.g. taking a walk at the sea, in the forest, visiting El Rocio and, the rest of the time, going on Safari. We recommend it very much.

It was a wonderful tour in a LandCruiser with the best guide Ramon. He has a lot of knowledge about biology, ecology and nature management which he shared with us. He knows everything about Parque Nacional de Doñana and tells you whatever you want to know. He speaks fluent English and Spanish.

A really lovely excursion with a very friendly skipper who let us bring our dog too!! English audio of what you were looking at. Delicious prawns and white wine. Highly recommend.

Too expensive, the excursion leaves much to be desired.... And they don't give time to visit El Rocío.....I wouldn't do it again......

Great guide, saw very nice places and learned a lot.