Category Archives: Local News

Extended Summer Opening Hours

As the calendar flips to May, excitement for summer brews at Queensway Quay Marina and with that the onset of our summer opening hours. With the days stretching longer and the evenings bathed in sunlight the days are getting longer here in Gibraltar. The Boom, will now remain open until 9 pm allowing longer evenings […]

Setting Sail into a Spectacular New Year at Queensway Quay Marina, Gibraltar!

Greetings and a joyous New Year from the heart of elegance and tranquility in Gibraltar – Queensway Quay Marina! As we bid farewell to the past year, we find ourselves on the cusp of new beginnings, fresh adventures, and boundless possibilities. Reflecting on the Past, Embracing the Future As the sun sets on the marina, […]

Christmas Opening Hours

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2023-2024 OPENING HOURS Sunday 24 December’23 OFFICE OPEN 08.30-12.00 / 18.00-20.00 BOOM 08.30-20.00 Monday 25 December’23 BOOM & OFFICE CLOSED Tuesday 26 December’23 OFFICE OPEN 08.30-12.00 / 18.00-20.00 BOOM 08.30-20.00 Wednesday 27 December’23 Normal Day (08.30 to 20.00) Thursday 28 December’23 Normal Day (08.30 to 20.00) Friday 29 December’23 Normal (08.30 […]

Autumn weather in the Gibraltar Straights

Around this time of year each year we experience the “gota fría”, it is a meteorological phenomenon that usually lasts approximately 2 weeks and predominantly affects the Mediterranean region, particularly Spain. This weather event is characterised by heavy, prolonged rainfall, flash floods, and severe thunderstorms. Although it primarily impacts the eastern part of the Iberian […]

Queensway Quay Marina is transformed into a catwalk in aid of Bosom Buddies Cancer Trust

In a heartwarming display of solidarity and support, the Queensway Quay Marina Promenade recently transformed into a glamorous catwalk for a cause. The Bosom Buddies Cancer Trust hosted the spectacular ‘Model for a Day’ fashion show, which not only showcased stunning models but also raised over £7,000 for this incredible local charity. A Night of […]

Celebrating Gibraltar National Day: A Guide to Enjoying the Festivities

Gibraltar National Day is an occasion of immense pride for the people of Gibraltar. Celebrated annually on September 10th, this day marks the territory’s National Day, symbolising its vibrant culture, rich history, and unwavering spirit. As the Rock of Gibraltar comes alive with festivities, parades, and events, locals and visitors alike have the opportunity to […]

Navigating Through Time: The Rich History of Sailing in Gibraltar

Gibraltar, with its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, has long been a hub of maritime activity. The history of sailing in this iconic Mediterranean enclave is a captivating tale that intertwines exploration, trade, naval prowess, and a deep-seated affinity for the sea. Ancient Mariners: The Beginnings The history of sailing in […]

Avoiding Orca Encounters in the Straits of Gibraltar and Off the Spanish Coast

Shortly after the coronavirus lockdowns in 2020 the first reports of orca hitting the rudder of a sailing boat were heard, since then there has been a notable increase in reports of orca encounters involving sailing boats in the Straits of Gibraltar and off the Spanish and Portuguese coasts. These encounters have sparked concerns among […]