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Details on the Gib port website

https://www.gibraltarport.com/schedules

Port websites are (almost) always more reliable than independent websites like cruise-mapper,  crew-center,  cruisett, etc.

 

 A large proportion of visitors are day-trippers who arrive by the coachload from the resorts of the Costa Del Sol. But November is a quiet month for those resorts :classic_smile:

JB :classic_smile:

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[I know that this is a really old post, but I thought it was worth answering it for the sake of others who might be dreaming about cruising post-COVID].

 

 

Not unless you charter a private yacht.  

 

From Gibraltar you can see the North Africa coast line, you can even pick out the houses in Ceuta On clear days,  but the nearest daily crossings are in Algeciras (to the big port outside of Tangiers) and Tarifa.  Getting across the frontier and trekking to either port would just take you too long to make the trip worthwhile and not risk missing the ship.  

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23 hours ago, ollienbertsmum said:

t the nearest daily crossings are in Algeciras (to the big port outside of Tangiers) and Tarifa.  Getting across the frontier and trekking to either port would just take you too long to make the trip worthwhile and not risk missing the ship.  

 

By ferry from Algeciras isn't the way to go, even if you're lodging in Gib or the Spanish costas.

Some years ago, the Algeciras ferries switched from porting in Tangier to a purpose-built port (called Port Mediterranea or somesuch), in the middle of nowhere and about an hour from Tangier. Shuttlebus from the port to Tangier is included in the ticket, but the journey time plus waiting time & getting to & from the bus stop in Tangier takes 3 hours or more out of your day.

 

The fast-ferry from Tangier is the way to do it - berths close to the port gate, Souk, etc in the heart of Tangier.

And for little more than the cost of the ferry ticket you can  book a day-trip which includes a coach from the Spanish resorts (but not from - or near - Gib), a walking guide in Tangier (you need a guide to ward off the wannabe guides in the port), a reasonable lunch, and a coach trip which takes in sights outside the city.

 

But from a 9-hour port stop in Gib, it's not an economical use of time or money

 

JB :classic_smile:    

Edited by John Bull

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On 6/28/2020 at 1:37 PM, John Bull said:

 

By ferry from Algeciras isn't the way to go, even if you're lodging in Gib or the Spanish costas.

 

 

But from a 9-hour port stop in Gib, it's not an economical use of time or money

 

JB :classic_smile:    

 

It is true John Bull.  The Algeciras route is really aimed at people who have their own cars and want to avoid Tangiers.  

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4 hours ago, ollienbertsmum said:

 

It is true John Bull.  The Algeciras route is really aimed at people who have their own cars and want to avoid Tangiers.  

 

 

I decided to stop being lazy, checked the name on Googlemaps, it's Tanger Med (that's not a typo). 

And yes, very much for those with their own vehicles

 

JB :classic_smile:

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