We provide training courses Monitors Whale Watch, as a work activity is in full swing parallel to the development of increasingly accentuated the activity itself. And Courses Introduction to Scientific Research in the Field of Cetaceans in Freedom, to understand that there is ample opportunity to supplement training researchers using opportunistic and dedicated platforms : our ships sailing in the Strait.

The activity of whale watching is booming at the state level , mainly in southern Spain , where nature tourism is extremely important and one of the few sources of employment in the area.


The commendable and necessary work carried monitors whale watching , which would not be feasible without a route of whale watching in top condition requires intense training processes linked to the practical applications of the theoretical.

The expansion of this ecotourism requires qualified to perform the work of sightings guide staff, and training sought from Turmares rate and has all the qualities necessary to form logistics , complementary to a base training in the art that arises , in order to open the field of job creation and hiring trained personnel.

Therefore, the training process raised necessary, not only for the peak of activity that require trained personnel in this field, but also because it requires ecotourism high quality services that give value to the potential of this area and pose a effective return on a tourist level marked by the seal of good tourism practices.


The objectives of this training process monitor whale watching are numerous and diverse and are based on need, not only socio- economic but also in conservation needs that characterize an activity as whale watching in the environment:

  1. Train whale watching monitors, to enable them to develop this work in the business of the branch.
  2. To publicize the values and potential of Protected Natural Areas where the right conditions exist to develop this activity: such as the Natural Park of the Strait.
  3. Environmental awareness at the societal level.
  4. To meet the training needs of a quality source of employment in full swing.

The aim is the acquisition of knowledge depth on cetaceans, with emphasis on cetaceans in the Strait of Gibraltar and Algeciras Bay, and participate in a research program on board our boat Rainbow.


The theoretical knowledge you closer to the world of cetaceans, knowing their evolution, biology, ecology, biogeography, and its problems and possible solutions. Participate in the research program will allow you to study techniques and in situ cetológicas protagonist being the same (data collection according to the protocols of the Spanish Cetacean Society for various projects from sea and from land, systematic transects, photo-identification, making samples, acoustic, scanning and processing of these data). Besides the theoretical training of monitors for whale watching are taught and practices will be at the boat watching the company Jackelin and Dolphin Safari in regular outings with tourists, dealing directly with staff and talks by issuing paging.

What is

The research program sponsored by the Department of Environmental Turmares is to participate in research cetológica campaigns, lasting one week , which will be taught theoretical content, campaigns are designed and the same with the boat Rainbow will develop. Attendees develop practices as monitors outputs of whale watching in regular outings with tourists. The addition of all the theoretical and practical part, the program would include accommodation in the center of studies and diet.

The outputs would, according to campaign design, in the Strait of Gibraltar or Algeciras Bay. Even if the weather conditions are bad in the Strait, campaigns develop in the Bay of Algeciras. The fishing trips may vary from the schedule due to the weather.

Extracurricular activities

  • Visit the Natural Park of the Acorns (Honey Brook).
  • Wash Route coast in the Natural Park of the Strait.
  • Visit the cave of Zahara.
  • Visit the archaeological site Baelo Claudia where they will see a whale vertebra recovered in an archaeological dig.

Who should attend

Directed to everyone, so that they try to organize groups by levels according to availability of the applicants and would serve the diversity of knowledge of the audience.