MARINA BLUE Experience

Our sailing trips across the Strait of Gibraltar are unique. Enjoy a new way to discover the natural beauty of the Strait, a challenging environment with its turbulent  winds and strong tidal currents. You will be immersed into a profound wildlife experience; we will share with you our passion and knowledge of this spectacular area.

Our sightseeing concept is diferent ; we offer a tailor-made trip to make the most of wildlife and nature sightings. Take an unforgettable voyage to see a variety of whale species and a wide range of marine wildlife, cetacean, Tuna fishes, birds migrations, costal sceneries and visit, from the sea, places of interest like Baelo Claudia and unspoiled beaches along the Cadiz coast.

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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Our boat

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

Meet us

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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, toilets, fly terrace with 360° vision. Experience an unforgettable moment with wildlife, enjoying the comfort of the ship.

With all those ingredients, we created a new offer of recreational boat hire with qualified skipper, marine excursions and private charter. We operate from Sotogrande, Alcaidesa, Algeciras, Tarifa and Barbate ports.

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Our Team

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Aurelio Morales

Skipper and co-founder

Aurelio, “Yeyo“, is well-known in the area ; expert in localizing the cetaceans in the Strait, our 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. With Marina Blue experience, you will share his knowledge and help to preserve this environmental richness.

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Gema Conde

Managing director and co-founder

Gema Conde Lara is a “Perota” (from Alora), going by the world. A mix of science and literature, from both North and South, from the mountains and from the sea; the English Channel, the Serrania de Ronda, Ceuta…  By studying, traveling and working, she came to experience what she loves.

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.

From her love for the family, the sea and the nature began the Marina Blue project. The dream came reality in Tarifa. For Gema, we are much more than what we appear to be; she defends the respect of all form of life.

Jeanne Wambergue

Customer service and marketing

Jane comes from a family passionate about ornithology. The best memories of her childhood are the bird watching hides of the Marquenterre natural park, founded by her great grandfather, and the fishing days with her uncles in the amazing Somme Bay nature reserve in northern France. Jeanne first knew Tarifa two years ago and decided to definitely settle in this amazing area, fascinated by its biodiversity, its striking landscapes and unique geographical position.

After studying Business administration, Jeanne has been working between Paris, Argentina and Switzerland. Fond of photography and painting, Jeanne speaks 3 languages and will be your point of contact as well as our marketing coordinator. Her strong customer orientation and deep interest in the essence of MARINA BLUE, will ensure you a high level of attention and help to transmit our passion for the Strait of Gibraltar.

Jaime González

Skipper

Jaime Gonzalez Garcia graduated in Nautical Sciences from the University of Puerto Real 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.

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.

Do you want to design your own tour?

In Marina Blue we listen to your ideas. Should you wish to prepare a different tour, just let us know; together we may make it a reality.
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