Gibraltar Bay & Straits

The bay of Gibraltar is well known for Dolphin watching, with some of the highest concentrations of dolphins in the Mediterranean. The sea around Gibraltar provides for great sailing, fishing and diving. A large number of ship wrecks provide good diving for experienced divers.

Dolphins and Whales

The Bay and Strait of Gibraltar are a natural breeding area for several types of dolphins. The highest concentrations are seen from November to January. Guided tours leave from the various marinas all year round, most tourists will get reasonably good views involving many dolphins during these trips.

Gibraltar is also visited by many migratory Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales, False Killer Whales, Minky Whales, and Long Fin Pilot whales. You have to be very lucky to see any of these creatures.

Diving

Explore Gibraltar’s spectacular underwater world with more than 30 wrecks, reefs and pinnacles to choose from. Gibraltar offers excellent sport for beginners, experienced open water and wreck divers.Gibraltar enjoys teeming marine life in a vibrant display of colours. You are likely to come across octopus, moray eels, plenty of bass, bream, sea mullet, sunfish nudibranch and a host of others along with rays and congers.

Sailing

The Strait of Gibraltar provides a fantastic tidal training ground where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean and Europe meets Africa. This historical area and its dolphins make for a great sailing experience. The southern tip of Europe, Morocco and Portugal all nearby, creates a ‘cocktail’ of fascinating cultures.

RYA courses are available at several experienced sailing schools.

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