The Company of Whales has been running whale, dolphin and bird-watching holidays since its inception in 1996. Based in the heart of the beautiful Shetland Islands, where we share our offices with award-winning sister company Shetland Wildlife, we are now firmly recognised as the largest and most experienced company operating in one of the world's premier wildlife-watching locations - the Bay of Biscay.

With the Company of Whales you will travel onboard the cruise-ferry Pride of Bilbao, through the rich, deep waters of Biscay in search of whales, dolphins, seabirds and sharks. In what will be our 15th successive season, we are pleased to offer over 20 departures spanning from mid June to the end of September - the peak period for wildlife-watching in the Bay.


Although the main core of our business is sailing across Biscay, we continue to run our highly popular series of springtime holidays to the Picos de Europa - a fantastic opportunity to witness a combination of wildlife in Biscay and in the mountains of northern Spain.

Birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies provide us with an incredible diversity of wildlife that would be hard to beat on any other holiday in Europe. And with over 80 trips to the region between us, we know it as if it was our own home!

Confident that this year will bring us another array of exciting wildlife, we invite you to make your next holiday a truly wild one and join us in 2010.

Common Dolphins
We hope to see you soon!