a once in a lifetime experience...
The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain in Europe from Morocco in Africa. The Strait is an historical 15 mile passage between those two continents. A passage between two Oceans and from one continent to another...
No matter if you like to face that challenge alone or make a team effort and share the paddling with friends or partners. Reaching the african shore will be one of those special moments, one you will remember!
What you can expect is a unique once in a lifetime adventure! A challenge! Either only for yourself or shared with your team or friends. Two Oceans, two continents and one day at sea you will never forget!
|Date:||weekly from beginning of May until end of October. Only when pre-booked|
|Skipper:||Chris Ziaja, Giel Vlugt|
|Price for one Paddler:||900 Euro|
|Price for two Paddlers:||1100 Euro|
|Price for three Paddlers:||1300 Euro|
|for who:||SUP Experience on open water and Ocean is mandatory before joining that trip. Participants should be able to paddle comfortably also against the wind for 2-3 KM, as well as swim in open water for 30 minutes.|
|Included in that price:||double cabin for one night on the Yacht, accompanied crossing of the Strait, Drinks and Snacks on Bord, shuttle back to Spain.|
|Friends and Partners:||Every Paddleboarder can bring an additional person to join the trip on Board the Sailing Yacht free of charge.|
The trip will be accompanied by a fully equiped 12m Sailing Yacht. The Yacht will carry food and beverages for the athlets and will ensure a safe passage through the strait of Gibraltar. If one of the Paddlers needs a rest, it´s always possible to sit on the Yacht for a while before continue paddling.
A popular option for crossing the Strait is to paddle as a small team with a friend or your partner. This option is saving costs and it´s great fun to accomplish this mission together. Your partner will be resting on the yacht while you´re paddling for Africa. Once tired, you swap roles - as often as you would like.
All of our participants so far, were in doubt if they´re able to make it all the way to the other side. Accompanied by the yacht, experienced skippers and our coaches this is your chance to find out!
Most likely the best way of getting to Gibraltar is to fly into Malaga (AGP) Even though Gibraltar has an own little airport, most of the flight connections directly to Gibraltar are far more expensive than flying to Malaga.
The distance from Malaga Airport to Gibraltar is approximately 150km. There are official shuttle services from Malaga to Gibraltar, but again, these shuttles are extremely expensive. Therefore the best way to get from the airport to the harbour are either public buses or rental cars. The Bus conection from Malaga to Gibraltar is usally leading from Malaga Airport to Marbella, from Marbella to Algeciras and from Algeciras directly to La Linea where the border is. The journey by bus takes usually 2-3 hours and you might have to change buses 1-2 times.
More information regarding bus connections: Avanza Bus
Our recommendation is to take a rental car at the airport and keep it for your entire stay. Rental cars are exrtremely cheap and will add a lot of comfort and flexibility to your time here.
check out "cheap rental cars" to compare prices and get an offer
On the day of the crossing, we will meet at 08.00 in the morning at the Yacht Marina of La Linea, just opposite of Gibraltar. From there we set sail towards Europa Point, the southernmost tip of Gibraltar from where our crossing will begin.
While cruising to the starting point, our team will prepare the SUP Boards and run you through a final briefing for the crossing. The Strait of Gibraltar is famous for spotting wales and dolphins. Especially Dolphins are often accompanying the trip for hours and come really close to the Yacht and the Paddleboards.
After 4 to 6 hours we will reach the shores of Africa! Enjoy a short moment of "glory" :) and the feeling of mission accomplished! After everybody is back aboard the Yacht, we will set sail back for Gibraltar, enjoying a breathtaking sunset at sea and some cold drinks.
"The best team building event EVER! Thanks guys for making that possible"
"Vielen Dank an das ganze Team! Tolle Atmosphäre, 1a Versorgung mit Powerbars und Getränken und die besten Sandwiches der Welt beim Erreichen Afrikas"