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Whale & Dolphin Watching in Bilbao

Hop aboard a full day sailing journey in search of whales and dolphins departing from Getxo marina in Bilbao. During our trip, we will chase the opportunity of sighting common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and pilot whales, as well as the less visible but impressive fin whales or sperm whales.

Highlights · Whale & Dolphin Watching in Bilbao

Whale & Dolphin Watching in Bilbao
  • Spend a full day sailing  at sea in search of whales and dolphins!
  • Navigate to the continental shelf, where cetaceans and sea birds such as  gannetsshearwaters and skuas feed on fishkrill, crustaceans, sardines and anchovies.
  • Enjoy a swim in a protected cove and navigate along the impressive cliffs of Uribe

Catch a glimpse

Whale & Dolphin Watching in Bilbao

What to expect?

Whale & Dolphin Watching in Bilbao

The trip departs from Getxo marina and will take us to “Okarantza”, about 8 miles north of Cabo Matxitxako. Some 30 miles into the big blue in an area where dolphins and whales can often be found.

In the event of no sightings in the area, we will continue further North towards the continental shelf, where the depth drops from 200 meters to over 2000 meters. This area is rich in fish and food for cetaceans,  so it is a strategic point for the sighting of these animals. Gannets, shearwaters and skuas, which feed on krill, crustaceans, sardines and anchovies are abundant in these waters too. They will often signal the presence of schools of tuna.

After lunchtime, we will head back to port with the help of stronger winds. If weather permits, we will seek to anchor in a protected cove in the vicinity of Cabo Villano to go for a swim and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. We will then navigate along the cliffs of Uribe Kosta during the evening hours, with the golden lights of the twilight heading west with the wind in stern. We normally arrive at Getxo Kaia at nightfall having completed a voyage of more than 60 nautical miles.

Price and optionals

Whale & Dolphin Watching in Bilbao
  •   From: € 470.00 per person

Important info

Whale & Dolphin Watching in Bilbao
  •   Duration: Full day
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Easy
  •   Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 1
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 7
Please note that this is a full-day charter. Skipper is included.

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Whale & Dolphin Watching in Bilbao

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Member of WILDSEA Europe since 25/04/2018
Lamarencalma
La Mar En Calma is tour company dedicated to sailing in Biscay coast (Basque Country).
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Port of Getxo Vapor Haban 6 48980
Santurce Biscay Basque Country (Spain)

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