Gibraltar to Africa Weekend Adventure Joining Instructions

Gibraltar to Africa Weekend Adventure Joining Instructions

Jolly Parrot Sailing

The Tower

Queensway Quay Marina




Thank you for choosing to sail with Jolly Parrot. We look forward to welcoming you onboard in Gibraltar.  To help you make the most of your Weekend Adventure, please take a moment to read through the following information.


Contacting Jolly Parrot

Jolly Parrot:  +44 7925 784407           

Jolly Parrot Office: +350 200 77609



When you arrive at Queensway Quay Marina, make your way to the meeting point - Pontoon B, outside The Lounge Restaurant at 09:30.  Your Instructor will be there wearing a Jolly Parrot shirt, so will be easy to spot!  

If your arrival is delayed, please call us on +44 7925 784407


Flight information

Many airlines fly to Gibraltar airport which is a 5-10 minute taxi ride from Queensway Quay Marina. You can also fly to Malaga airport and catch a bus or taxi (approx 150€) to Gibraltar.

What to bring

Your yacht will be comfortable and equipped with all necessary safety equipment, waterproofs, bedding and towels. For your comfort please bring sensible comfortable clothing. Hard suitcases cannot be stored on board so please pack your clothes in a soft holdall.

In addition to your usual clothing we recommend packing:

  • Sunglasses
  • Passport
  • Quick dry trousers for sailing (not jeans)
  • Long sleeve top (sun protection)
  • Fleece or lightweight jacket (it can get chilly)
  • Sun cream
  • Deck shoes or soft soled trainers
  • Sun hat / cap
  • Euros / Sterling
  • Personal medicines
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing for trips ashore

Please note that in the winter and occasionally during the summer months it can get cold when at sea so make sure you pack warm clothes.

Additional Expenses

Flights, transfers and travel insurance are not included in your course costs.  Most clients prefer to eat ashore on the Saturday night, so you will also need to purchase your evening meal.

What currency does Gibraltar use?

The official currency is the Gibraltar Pound (GIP), however UK notes and coins are also accepted and have the same value. Please note that Gibraltar Pounds are not accepted in the UK. You will be spending some of your time in Spain or Morocco so please take Euro’s with you. Cash machines are available in most ports during your course.    

Will I sleep on board overnight?

Yes, bedding is provided, and so are towels. 

Are there toilet & showering facilities on board?

Our yachts are equipped with a shower and toilet.  Facilities can also be found at the marina in Ceuta for your overnight stay. 

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend that you take out a Travel Insurance policy that covers sailing. These companies offer policies that include sailing:

Topsail Insurance: 01273 573 727

Bishop Skinner: 0800 783 8057

If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We can't wait to meet you! 

Have a Question?

If you have any questions please email us or call on +44 7925 784407 or see our Frequently Asked Questions.