Gladstone Marina

4.3 from 4 Reviews


What is your rating of this business?
Share your experience and help other boaters.

Showing 1 to 4 of 4 reviews

One of the best on the Queensland coast.

Reviewed Nov 2016
I have stayed in this marina many times and always found the facilities as well maintained and clean. The staff are the most courteous you could find anywhere. The air is a bit dusty from all the coal loading but apart from that I couldn't speak more highly of them. Yes it is a bit of a walk to town but not as bad as maybe Mackay or some others and is walkable. There is a courtesy bus but you will need a taxi back again if you go to a supermarket to resupply. Toilets and showers cleaned twice a day.Arrived after midnight from New Caledonia and tied up on the end of the finger. Didn't wake the next morning until after 10.00 am. Nobody came down knocking on the hull to wake me and harass me for money like in some other marinas. Wandered up to the office in my own time and signed in.
Friendly staff.
Garbage bins emptied each morning and washed no bad smells.
Quiet parklands with ample parking.
Can be a bit rough coming in the channel if against the tide
2 people found this helpful. Do you?Thank Kieron

Very Accomodating Marina and easy to restock

Reviewed Sep 2017
We called a few hours before to enquirer if we could fill up water and were told that we can stay at the marina for 2 hours as a courtesy and fill up. Decided to stay over and found the area and facilities excellent. We took the courtesy bus to Gladstone Square where there is a large Woolworths and a few restaurants as well as other shops. Taxi back to the marina was $10.50. The staff are really helpful and friendly. We also walked around to the yacht club - about 15 minutes walking for dinner and had an excellent meal there - again, really friendly lovely people.
The staff are very relaxed and helpful
You do hear a bit from the port but it was not a bother to u
We would definitely come back here any time.
1 person found this helpful. Do you?Thank amtansey

Gladstone Port Marina

Greg Harding
Deckee Pro  
Reviewed Aug 2015
Well if you have navigated the fairway into Gladstone then take the time to stop and visit the Gladstone Marina precinct. We called in on our passage north and to do the famous 'Narrows' thats a story in itself and well worth the effort. Gladstone is a major shipping and industry port. The marine infrastructure is massive and when transiting though the Port you 'must' contact the Gladstone harbour authority and advise of your travel if your boat is over ten metres. Big fines apply if you fail to do this. The marina itself is not immediately obvious when entering the area and you will require a chart or other information to locatethe marina. From entry from the main southern channel it takes a good hour and a half to two hours to make you way to the marina.

The entry to the marina is located behind a man made breakwall with the entrance not being immediately obvious. just east of the main coal loader. An old Naval Patrol boat on permanent display opposite the entrance is an excellent identification point for the entrance. Be mindful of large ferries and barges leaving the marina harbour which is quite large and cannot be seen from behind the breakwall and very limited manoeuvring area. Good depths apply and access to the marina can be had at all tides. The marina was being dredged when we were there and should offer berths to the deepest of keel boats.

Once again contact with the marina office prior to arrival should ensure a secure berth in cruising season. We found the staff ever helpful and full of information. Cafe's and shops are a short ten minute walk away. Fuel and gas can be obtained nearby. Gas (LPG) can be obtained from a nearby boating sales shop and fuel can be obtained at a static wharf next to the marina. I would recommend a high tide to refuel as I did not sight a floating fuel wharf.

Power and water are available at each pen at very reasonable rates. Lots to see and do and good provisioning is available a short cab ride away. An airport services Gladstone so it is possible to leave the boat to fly home if nesecary. An excellent welcoming package is supplied by the staff on paying your fees with all the information you will require. If you plan on transmitting the narrows ensure you check your tides as this is paramount to successfully transiting the area. When re-entereing the port form the marina you 'must' notify the Gladstone Port Authority of your movements once again or face possible heavy fines. There is a very large amount of marine traffic associated not only with the ship movements but with moving the workforce to work on Curtis Island.

The Laundry and toilet facilities are very modern and clean.
1 person found this helpful. Do you?Thank Greg Harding

Friendly staff and cheap rates

Greg Harding
Deckee Pro  
Reviewed Aug 2016
Just a quick update on our latest visit to Gladstone Harbour Marina. As per the previous review the marina is still maintained to a good standard. The amenities are spotless. The dredging has been completed and friends with a 2 metres draught had no issues what so ever entering or leaving the marina or at their berth at all tides.

A courtesy bus does operate to take you to and from the shops if you wish to re-provision. It is to long a walk to the shops. There are no nearby facilities for the small things such as bread and milk.

The rates are still the cheapest I have come across the east coast of Australia. We have a 12 metre catamaran and which only cost $46 a night. Cheaper by the week and month. Be aware if you stay long term the dust from the nearby aluminium, coal and other products will dirty you boat.

We found the staff still very friendly and helpful. While off the beaten cruising track it is still worth the visit.
Long walk to shops
Was this helpful?Thank Greg Harding

Please select a location