Ocean Village Marina, Gibraltar
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General - Ocean Village Marina is in Gibraltar, in Gibraltar Bay or Bahia de Algerciras. The facility offers berths. The marina complex is effectivity a combination of the old Marina Bay and Sheppards Marina. Ocean Village is the largest of Gibraltars marinas with 350 berths. Most berthing is stern/bow to. Larger yachts can lie alongside.
Open - Year round
Hours - 24/7.
Formalities - Check in at the marina office with ships papers and passports for all crew members. The marina can look after the customs formalities
VHF Ch - 71
Call sign - Marina Bay
Position - 36º 09' N 5º 21' W
Charts, Pilots & Cruising Guides - See the following link for Gibraltar Charts
Reference port - Gibraltar is a standard port
Heights in metres -
Depths at MLW ;-
Fuel Dock -
Protection/Shelter - Generally OK but there is some swell with strong winds from any quarter.
Approach and Entrance - The rock can be seen from many miles and the bay lies to the west of it. The coastline in the main is steep. When the wind is from the east be aware of squalls and wind shifts as you pass through the bay. The marina itself is approached by going between the north mole and the airports runway. Call ahead on Ch 71 and the marina staff will direct you to a berth and assist with the lines.
Slips & Moorings - slips with reserved for transients. Reservations are preferred.
Maximum length - 70m
Water - On the pontoons.
Electric - 30 amp | 50 amp | 100 amp | 200 amp.
Fuel - Gasoline & Diesel. On the fuel quay just outside the marina. This can be purchased duty free and it is cheaper than that available in neighboring Spain. (Subject to exchange rates)
Weather forecast - At the marina office.
Security - The pontoons are open to the public but I'm unaware of any security problems.
Internet Access - Wi-Fi coverage of the marina via Yacht Connect.
Other Marina Facilities, Services & Supplies - Toilets, Showers
Boatyard Facilities & Services - Sheppards Chandlers can arrange most services including lift outs. However the lift outs are very expensive and most yachts needing to come out of the water will go to Sotogrande, the first marina on heading E into the Med or Marina Smir S across the straights in Morocco
Shopping and Provisions - Plenty within 1 mile. A fresh produce market is just 5 minutes walk away. In Gibraltar town itself you will find plenty of shops including some British chain stores like Marks & Spencers and BHS. Morrisons supermarket sells Pork Pies and the closest alternative source requires a trip back to Dover in the UK.
Bank or ATM - Several ATMs within easy walking distance. Several branches of major UK banks and building societies in the town.
Chandlers or Ships' Store - Sheppards and one other within the marina complex.
Butane/Camping Gaz/Propane - Although available in Gibraltar there appears to be no deliveries to the marina. It can be fetched from a yard but it is a long walk with heavy bottles and to say their opening hours are irregular would be understating it by a long long way.
Ice - Not known.
Restaurants & Eating Out - Numerous bars, most of them have a British feel about them, cafes and restaurants on the Rock and you'll find something to suit most tastes. Fast food outlets, fish and chips English or should I say British style. Indian and Chinese restaurants, the Spanish influence can be seen with tapas bars and there are a couple of nice Moroccan places. Gibraltar has a significant Jewish population and so you will find Kosher food
Local Bus Service - Gibraltar has a good service and buses stop close to the marina
Intercity Bus Service - Across the border from La Linea, Spain
Taxis - Yes
Car Rental -Yes
Train Service - In Spain, but several miles away
Water Taxi -
Ferry Service - To Morocco
Airport(s) - Gibraltar - a 15 minute walk away. Malaga - 1 hour by car
Local Area -
Sporting & Recreational Facilities - Gymnasium within the marina complex. Diving.
Sightseeing - Gibraltar was ceded from the Spanish to the British in the early 18th century and for most of it's history since that time Spain has been trying to get it back. There is evidence of this wherever you go on the rock. The rock itself is honeycombed with tunnels constructed at one time or another for the purposes of adding to the defences of Gibraltar. Many of the older tunnels are open to the public and feature exhibitions of how life was for the soldiers of the day. You can see Rosia Bay where Admiral Lord Nelson's body was bought ashore from HMS Victory following his famous victory over a combined French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar. Nelsons body was returned to Britain for a heros funeral but many of the seamen who died alongside him in the battle are buried on the rock at the Trafalgar cemetery. Take a cable car ride to the top of the rock, stunning views of Spain and across the straights to Morocco. Up here you will also find the famous colony of Barbary apes. Rumour has it that only when the apes are no more will the British leave the Rock. A rumour taken seriously by Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain during the Second World War, who on learning of their dwindling population ordered more to be bought to the Rock from Africa
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