Puerto de la Duquesa is a beautiful, small and intimate marina northeast of Sotogrande, ideal for sailors, tourists and locals. This trip is perfect if you are a first time sailor or if you are not used to being at sea, but would like to try it out with a smooth start.

Belonging to the municipality of Manilva and the province of Málaga, Costa del Sol, the marina is one hour drive from Málaga airport, 35 minutes drive to Gibraltar airport and only 12 minutes drive to Tealie in Sotogrande marina.

With it's 300 days of sunshine and pleasant temperatures all year round, it is a perfect vacation spot for anyone looking to combine sun and sea, sailing and swimming. The marina is surrounded by the typical Andalucian white buildings housing apartments and restaurants serving local and international cuisine.

The trip starts when you are safely aboard and are served a welcome drink, our preference being something chilled and bubbly, but other options are of course available. Before setting sail we will take a ten minute detour and follow the canal to the inner parts of Sotogrande marina, past the luxurious and colourful apartments at the frontline of the canal. Returning we will head straight out to sea going northeast towards Puerto de La Duquesa.

Once arrived at the marina we will go alongside where we can stay for four hours. You are now free to do what you wish but we recommend a lunch at one of the numerous restaurants, being Irish, Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Argentinian or a lovely Spanish chiringuito on the beach - you name it, opening hours depending on the season or time of day. Once you have chosen your preference, we will make a reservation for you. After lunch you can explore this beautiful marina, spend some time on Playa de Las Gaviotas, the beach next to the marina. We have snorkeling gear and towels at your disposal if you wish to sunbathe or dip your toes in the Mediterranean.

On the brightest days we can guarantee you spectacular views of the meeting of three countries and two continents. Spain and Gibraltar in Europe and Morocco on the northern coast of Africa. Unfortunately we can not promise you whales and dolphins but we have seen them on many occacions so keep a close lookout and hopefully you will get lucky. 

If you wish to experience something unique, this trip is well worth the hours spent and we welcome you and your company aboard.


Start:When you wish but in time for our lunch reservation.
Duration:Based on 5 knot speed, total sailing time approx. 2-3 hours, time for lunch depends on you but max. four hours.
Distance:One way ≈11 nm (≈20 km)
Guests:Max. 8 people. If you are a bigger group, this can be arranged with two sailboats. A different price will apply.
What to bring:Swimsuit. Warm clothes. Motion sickness remedies. Equipment for activities (fishing, scuba and more).
Price:€ 90,- per hour, min. 2 hours. The price is for the trip and entire boat, not per person.

The price includes :
  • Welcome drink
  • Snacks and drinks, alcoholic, non-alcoholic, coffee, tea, water.
  • Marina fee.
  • Taxes, insurances, fuel. No additional fees will apply.
  • We donate 2% of our earnings to , a charity in Spain that helps the homeless and less fortunate.
The price does not include :
  • Lunch at the marina.



Should you get bored just sitting around on deck and there are no whales or dolphins to watch, you are welcome to take the helm or help with the sails. If you would like to do some fishing or go scuba diving, or have any other activity in mind, feel free to bring your equipment along. If you want to go swimming we have snorkelig gear and towels at your disposal.


Before boarding Tealie, we would like to pass on some friendly tips.
  • Even though it is warm and sunny when you board Tealie, the sea air can get humid and chilly, especially around sunset. For your own comfort, we recommend bringing a warm jumper or jacket. But not to worry, we have blankets aboard should you forget.
  • Please bring proper shoes. The deck and floor might be slippery with water and we want to avoid all accidents. Our favourite shoes are Sketchers with rubber soles but if the weather is warm enough, barefoot is a good option.
  • We have life vests for those not feeling too comfortable aboard, also for medium sized pets.
  • The all-inclusive buffet includes food and drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. If you have any allergies or have some special dietary wishes or needs, please let us know.
  • If you wish to let your family and friends know where you are sailing, they can follow you by searching for TEALIE on VesselFinder or by clicking on MarineTraffic.


Motion sickness is the worst, especially wobbling on a sailboat with no immediate escape. However, if you tend to get motion sick, don't worry, there are some precautions to take before and during the trip.

Before the trip
  • Buy antihistamines, either prescription or over-the-counter, at drug stores or supermarkets. The major ones are cyclizine (Marezine) and dimenhydrinate (Dramamine). If you have children between the ages of 2 and 12, dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) or diphenhydramine (Benadryl) might be helpful. Always check with your doctor or the pharmacist, and read the label well before taking the medicine.
  • Get a scopolamine (Transderm Scop) from your doctor. It's an adhesive patch you put behind your ear a few hours before you come aboard.
  • Buy a pack of lozenges, preferably something with ginger.
  • Do not eat a big meal before boarding.
  • Lay of alcohol, caffeine and drink lots of water.
  • Bring a distraction - like music with headphones.
During the trip
  • If you brought music, listen to it as it might add some distraction.
  • Find a better spot. Many find relief by taking the helm.
  • Lie down if you can, or shut your eyes, and keep your head still.
  • Follow the horizon, don't look down or read.
  • Dry, salty crackers might help.
  • Anything with ginger, i.e. Ginger ale.

If nothing of the above helps, we will give you a bucket and head back to the marina.


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TEALIE is registered for 10 people but for your own comfort we prefer a maximum of 6 guests, on shorter trips we can accomodate 8. If you are more than 8 persons in your group, we are collaborating with another beautiful Jeanneau Sun Odyssey sailboat. In total the two sailboats can accomodate 16 guests.

Your pet, furry or not, is welcome to join us.


We accept cash, PayPal in EUR and NOK, or bank transfers to Spain and Norway. We accept Spanish Bizum but unfortunately not Vipps. If you are a company and need an invoice, no problem.


Below is a map generated by Navionics. This is not showing real-time sailing coordinates, it is just FYI. The green dot to the south is Sotogrande Marina, the red dot further north is our destination, Puerto de la Duquesa.