Ocean Village and Marina Bay – The Premier Places to Berth
Gibraltar has a huge throughput of yachts all year round and the neighbouring marinas of Ocean Village and Marina Bay, with 300 berths between them, are always fully occupied in peak season. This demand is largely based on two factors — financial and geographical.
Ocean Village and Marina Bay both offer extremely competitive pricing starting from a very affordable £10 per day for vessels below 12 metres. Berths can accommodate megayachts up to 80 metres LOA and discounts are available for long-term bookings paid in advance.
Geographically they stand out as the most sheltered marinas in Gibraltar, a vital consideration for substantial superyachts, and the close-up views of Africa some 14km across the Strait are nothing short of remarkable.
Upon arrival at the Pier Office, manned 24 hours a day seven days a week by warm welcoming and highly knowledgeable staff, the check-in process is swift and easy. With ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data) in place, there is no outdated form-filling immigration system to contend with.
Services offered to yachts at berth in Ocean Village and Marina Bay include free wifi, satellite television, newly renovated shower and toilet facilities and CCTV protection for all. Long-established chandlers provide boatyard services as well as specialist marine supplies and there are several sailing schools within walking distance of the berths – including STCW-95 training at Allabroad Sailing Academy.
Meanwhile, shore side entertainment for both marinas is varied and colourful from a flagship Casino Admiral to champagne and cocktail nightspot Dusk, as well as a full spectrum of restaurant fare from pizza to Indian. The world’s first five star yacht hotel, Sunborn Gibraltar, is berthed in Ocean Village to serve a discerning clientele and brings a striking centrepiece to this marina community.