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Old 27-03-2014, 06:56   #1
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Gibraltar Marinas

I am planning a stop in Gibraltar in couple of weeks time on my way out of the Med. I am planning a two night stop to rest and provision. I cant find much information comparing Marinas in Gib. Can anyone recommend the best Marina?
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In 2008 I was in La Linea / Algeciras, border to Gib. Nice and helpful staff in Club Maritimo Linense. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Club-Mar%C3%ADtimo-Linense/149623548543923?rf=210562822295502
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Thanks Tellus, is it much of a walking distance from the marina to shops and restaurants?
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Thanks Tellus, is it much of a walking distance from the marina to shops and restaurants?
Very first fine dining at the Club:
We had the pleasure of service by a butlerlike maitre, bit oldfashioned but great experience, spoke english and german.
Food was awsome.
All facilities just across the street..https://maps.google.de/maps?q=la+lin...ed=0CAgQ_AUoAQ
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Re: Gibraltar Marinas

this pretty much covers it! though i would reccomend making an advance reservation


Gibraltar Information for Cruisers — Noonsite

Our thanks to Amanda and Mark of SY Balvenie for this comprehensive update for Gibraltar.

SY Balvenie was in Gib from 18 Jun to 02 Aug 2011.

Ocean Village and Marina Bay Marinas - Gibraltar: 36 08.99N 05 21.95W

Entrance to the marina is the south side of the airport runway. Follow the runway along, the office is straight ahead - white two storey building. Entrance into Marina Bay is on the left (keep following runway), Ocean Village berths are either straight ahead or slightly to the right. The fuel docks are on the right wall. There is ample room in here for dropping sails in sheltered waters (for a few yachts).

VHF 71, phone 00350 20073300, email pieroffice@marinabay.gi

Contact marina when coming down the runway and they will allocate a berth and assist with tie up. The marina also handles customs/immigration. Gibraltar has its own flag and they prefer you to fly it and not the British flag.

Summer rates are 22.50 a day 12-15m. Power is 15p KWH and water 1p per litre. Others on our dock have been charged excessively for what they should have been for water. The water metres are not on the dock so you can’t check on arrival, but it may be an idea to ask the office to have them both recorded.

Ocean Village is floating docks with one finger, (but with med moor bow/stern lines) the fingers are very flimsy and do not have cleats on them. Difficult to keep the boat close for boarding, and very low for getting off at the bow!

Marina Bay (slightly cheaper about a pound a day), it is all med mooring with very high concrete piers.

Free wifi but basically it hardly ever works, they were upgrading the entire time we were there, but it never improved. There are several bars/cafes along the marina front with free wifi. "Charlies" and "The Ship" have unlocked signals, they seem to be where the yachties hang out and have non stop sport/news with English commentary on.

Repairs and Maintenance

Sheppards and Marine Maintenance are the two chandlers and are just in behind the row of cafes. Both also perform most boat jobs. The chandleries are disappointing considering the amount of through traffic there is. We have several friends trying to have packages sent in and this seems time consuming, possibly because Gibraltar is non EU. As it is non EU is qualifies for taking the boat out of the EU for those non EU boats that need to get out every 18 months. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not correct. Even though Gibraltar is not a normal member of the EU, time spent here is included in the 18 month rule. Ed.)

Phones

In the marina you pick up a Spanish signal but if you take the phone onto Main street or to Morrisons it goes onto Gibraltar signal, which is non EU. So on Vodafone Spain it changes to Gibtel and onto roaming for making calls and are also charged for incoming calls at over €1.50 a minute. Then to top up you need to walk to La Linea Vodafone shop. On Gymsim Worldwide moblie (GYMSIM - International mobile phone sim cards) Gibraltar is on a higher rate than the rest of Europe and you are charged for incoming, best make sure you are on a Spanish signal!

Fuel

There is a very long fuel dock on the right as you come down the “runway” to the marina. It has lots of very clean white fenders. Plenty of turning room, even room to drop sails. Diesel was 97p, Petrol 1.07.

Shopping

Main Street is full of Duty Free Alcohol stores.

Electronics (computers with English keyboards at good prices), souvenir stores and most UK High Street Fashion retailers.

Food Shopping - Marks and Spencers (on Main Street right along the other end) has a small food outlet, I spotted Canadian Maple Syrup. And then there is Morrisons Supermarket - come out of southern end of Marina to the road, turn right cross at 2nd pedestrian lights then take first on the left past church and school. Keep walking, its a one way esidential street through low rise blocks and looks like a dead end, but carry on and you will eventually see McDonalds and Morrisons. Less than 10 minutes.

Laundry

On the lane behind all the cafes, self service is 5 a load, also do service washes.

Money

Prices here are in Gibraltar Pounds, with no VAT. Note that if you have a UK Bank Account and take money from an ATM machine it is not charged for , it was processed at around 96.5p. The NatWest ATM gives out Gib Pounds but the Barclays gives British Pounds (but still charges lower rate). You can not get out euros. Gib Pounds are not valid anywhere outside Gib we are told!

Sightseeing

Local Buses (except No 5 to the airport which is easy to walk) are free and leave from just across from the Marina. Bus to Europa Point worth the trip for a look but not much there, they go every 15 minutes, think it was No 2.

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Received From: N BARTON
Date: 4 October, 2011
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Gibraltar is part of the EU. However it is outside both the customs union and VAT system. The authors of the above article apparently didn't walk down Main Street. Which clearly states the projects funded by the EU. By virtue of being a British crown colony, we were included in the EU when Britian joined.
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Re: Gibraltar Marinas

queensway marina in Gib is great and pretty cheap when I was there in 2012. Good location for everything except provisions, but you can walk to Morrisons and taxi home. Close enough to walk everywhere. Spain is a bit cheaper and you can anchor in the bay at la linea as well. It was very protected when we were there.
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worth pointing out that Gib is NOT part of the Schengen Area


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Re: Gibraltar Marinas

All three marinas are excellent with Queensway being the cheapest, but maybe a mile from the downtown village and casino. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation well in advance for the two in Gibraltar. Top off your diesel... The cheapest prices you'll find in the western Med.

Food provisions, beer and wine are much cheaper in Spain.
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I am planning a stop in Gibraltar in couple of weeks time on my way out of the Med. I am planning a two night stop to rest and provision. I cant find much information comparing Marinas in Gib. Can anyone recommend the best Marina?
Queensway is probably the best but you'll be lucky to get a slot unless you book far enough ahead. The marinas are required to do your customs/immigration paperwork for you - in fact, you can't do it "privately".

Last 2 times on delivery, I wasn't able to get a slot: I fuelled (best price in the med) and then went over to the new marina in La Linea. This is a nice marina with a lot of space and if you need/want to get over to the Rock its a 7 or 8 minute walk. You can't take much advantage of Duty free shopping however as you cross the border between Gib and Spain so on the way back to the boat you have to declare your purchases to the Spanish customs! Tony
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Ah the days when I used to anchor at the end of the runway !!

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Ah the days when I used to anchor at the end of the runway !!

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