Our detailed guide to European destinations.
Yes, but not in VAT area.
Legally, yachts do not have to be registered to visit Gibraltar, but Customs generally ask to see your boat’s certificate. If the boat is borrowed/chartered you will need written authorisation to use it in English and Spanish.
Ship’s radio licence.
Three copies of crew list.
Report to Customs?
Yes. Fly Q flag. You will need to fill in forms. Notify Immigration Office of departure.
Yes. Just before leaving you can buy duty-free alcohol and tobacco from any shop.
From fuel berths, some at reduced-duty prices.
Readily available alongside.
Shore power 220V
At all marinas.
UK-type bottles not available. Refilling difficult.
Less than in UK.
UK and Gibraltar sterling.
Accepted. With PIN can get cash from cash machines.
Not usually accepted in shops. Can change in banks.
Ch 16 monitored by coastal radio stations. Good rescue coverage by Gib police, port patrol, and Spanish services.
General number 112
Can bring in if pet has “animal passport” ie certificate of health from a vet, including rabies vaccinations.
Dialling code to UK
0044 then the number, omitting the first 0.
Use coins or phonecards.
Call port radio on VHF, see Imray Almanac for frequencies. Forecasts on British Forces radio 93.5 and 97.8MHz, see almanac for times. Ashore, phone the Met office on 53416.
Charts and books
East Spain Pilot. Robin Brandon. Imray.
Imray Mediterranean Almanac.
None. Gibraltar is a British Dependent Territory.
Tourist office in UK
Gibraltar Information Bureau, 179 The Strand, London WC2R 3DT. Tel: 020 7836 0777. Visit www.gibraltar.gi/tourism or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
English spoken everywhere.
Thanks to Shepherd’s Marina, Gibraltar, for help with information