An authentic frontrow wildlife watching!

Sailing the seas in search of its great inhabitants and doing it on a comfortable yacht is undoubtedly a way to enjoy sightings in the Strait and its natural environment.

A peculiar and difficult navigation area due to its characteristics of sea and wind, where we will show you the simplicity and spectacularity of seeing its fauna in freedom.

Starting this adventure

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Hours and hours that flew by … A great luxury and a great gift that we believe is worth sharing. This is what you want to transmit the MARINE BLUE Experience. We are looking for a boat with no more than 10 seats, with high safety features, ample spaces to move around inside the boat, toilets, a flybridge with 360º vision. The comfort and performance of our boat are another ingredient in the experience offered by Marina Blue. With all this we have created a new tourism company to provide tourist boat rental services with specialized skipper, maritime excursions and private charter. We have the capacity to operate from the ports of Sotogrande, Alcaidesa, Algeciras, Tarifa and Barbate.

Marina Blue was born in 2017 as a response to our belief that it was posible to provide an exclusive attention and a tailor-made service to those desirous to discover  the Strait Natural Park from the sea. Our excursions can be tailored to suit your requirements.  We offer quality, knowledge and experience for small groups.

We are a family company. Daddy, Captain Aurelio, Mom, Gema the manager and the soul of the project, Marina, 11 years old. She has been sailing even before she was born. She is our inspiration and motivation. The three of us represented by our trident logo, have learned together to know and enjoy the ocean and the marine life. We dedicated many time to nature and wildlife. It has been a great chance, a gift that we want to share with you. This is what Marina Blue experience is about.

The boat you will sail in has a maximum capacity of 10 persons, with high standards, large spaces, toilet, fly terrace with 360° vision. Experience an unforgettable moment with wildlife, enjoying the comfort.

With all those ingredients, we created a new offer of recreational boat hire with qualified skipper, marine excursions and private charter.

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By your side

Aurelio Morales

Skipper and co-founder

Aurelio, our main Skipper has more than 18 years’ experience with whale watching tours in the Strait. This sailing area is complex; you will navigate safely with Aurelio, his knowledges and experience will ensure a comfortable voyage.

From 2008 to 2011, as skipper in the environmental agency boat in Algeciras, Aurelio participated to many environmental studies, census of cetacean and bird population, sea floor studies, natural park vigilance and field interventions.

Both his touristic and scientific experiences make him an expert on the Strait biodiversity. It is here in Marina Blue where he share his knowledge and admiration to preserve this environmental richness.

Gema Conde

Managing director and co-founder

Gema Conde Lara is a ‘Perota’ going by the world. From Álora, a small village near Málaga she is a mix of science and literature, North and South, mountain and sea…

Gema got her nurse degree from the University of Malaga in 1991, and started working for the Andalusian Health Service. Since then, she always worked and studied. In 1996 she graduated in Information Sciences (Audiovisual communication). Every year she collaborates as a teacher in various disciplines.

A passion: to travel. Gema travelled around the five continents. She has worked for various NGOs in India, Brasil, Ethiopia, Israel, Palestina and Tibet.

Marina Blue is her dream. To combine work with family and passion for the sea and nature. For her, Marina Blue is “more than a first sight sees” for her defense and respect for all life that this world shares with us.

 

Cristina Rodríguez

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Cristina is the youngest from a family of 8 siblings. The closest she was to the sea as a child, were those endless days of baths and sun on the beach of Matalascañas.

Enthusiast of outdoor activities, the sea and the mountains have always been a challenge for her. A great respect for their strength and grandeur.

She is the soft and attentive voice in all our digital media and communications.

 

Jaime González

Skipper

Jaime Gonzalez Garcia graduated in Nautical Sciences from the University of Cadiz in 2006. He also obtained the Chief Mate certification of the Spanish merchant navy.

His life is a tale of adventures: aged 26, he completed his first offshore sailing, spending 6 month across the Pacific Ocean, calling at archipelagos of great beauty. In the course of his journeys, Jaime became fluent in English.

He continued sailing across the oceans and specialized in the Caribbean and Mediterranean waters.

Jaime loves the nature and the marine life; as a professional skipper, he collaborated a great deal with Whale watching centres in the Azores Islands in Portugal.

In addition to his collaboration with Marina Blue for the Whale Watching excursions, Jaime is a sailing instructor in the Strait of Gibraltar and is involved in international boat transfer activities.

The environment

The Strait. We want you to experience the diversity of the fauna and flora of the Strait of Gibraltar Natural Park as a whole. Our boat and crew are prepared to show you all year round, the incredibles sceneries of the Strait.

Natural and sustainable Tourism. We contribute to the spread of a responsible and high-quality tourism in the Strait of Gibraltar. Our sailing trips departures can be from alternative ports like Barbate or Algeciras. We actively work to develop off-season activities, to break away from mass tourism.

Accesible tourism. Our ship and tours are accessible to disabled people. We respond to your special needs and have skilled health personnal.

The values we believe in. Nature awareness, passion to transmit environmental education, equality of chances in leisure, as well as solidarity with the underpriviledged.

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MIAMITA, our yacht

MODEL:

ASTINOR 12.75 LX «EXCLUSIVE». Exclusive version of the well-known ASTINOR 1275 LX powerboat, Built by prestigious Spanish shipyard Astinor in Galicia with unique equipment and features. Luxury finish inside, with glazed cherry wood. Reinforced hull, bilge kills for a better stability.

DESCRIPTION:

Saloon, kitchen, 3 cabins, 2 toilets, double deck, teak, bimini, airco and heating, hot water. 2 complete independent Raymarine navigation equipment (radar, depth gauge, GPS, plotter, autopilot). Bow thrustern hydraulic trims, extension of the bathing platform, bathing ladder, sunbathing cushions, teak deck, dinghy with outboard engines, sound equipment. Blue/cream colour.

TECHNICAL FEATURES:

  • Year 2005
  • Harbour SPAIN
  • Dimensions 12.75 m x 4.25 m x 2.10 m
  • TRB 24.09
  • Yanmar Engine 2 x 440 Hp diesel
  • Cruising speed: 15 Knots
  • Max. Sped: 25 Knots
  • Material: Fiberglass
  • Watyer tank: 600 L
  • Fuel Tanks: 1500 L

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Aurelio Morales obtained a subsidy through EMPRENTUR for the Regional Sport and Tourism Ministry and the EU, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, for the creation of the cetacean watching and charter yacht tourism company.