Mackay Marina

4.3 from 4 Reviews


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A great place to stay

Deckee Pro  
Reviewed Oct 2017
We loved staying at Mackay Marina and found it hard to leave. We met great people there who were working locally and really enjoyed the restaurants that front the marina. The staff were fantastic and so very helpful. The bus runs from the marina right into town. Hire cars are available from the marina for local use. Fuel, gas and tradies make this a great place to stay. The only downside is the state of the toilets which are flooded or really pretty filthy considering their location.
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Perfect base camp in the Southern Whitsunday`s

John Hembrow
Deckee Pro  
Reviewed Aug 2015
We always stop off at Mackay Marina on our way north and on our way south . The marina is easy to access modern and clean and has all the facilities that you need.

Mackay city is a short cab ride away to reprovision before heading off to explore the southern and less visited islands of the Whitsunday group such as Goldsmith , Saint Bees , Keswick & the Percy`s .

We have also left the boat in Mackay for extended periods and always been happy with the condition she was in when we returned

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Convenient, clean, welcoming

Petrea McCarthy
Deckee Pro  
Reviewed Feb 2016
Mackay Marina is one of the few all-weather shelters along this part of the coast. It is modern, well-run, and in our experience, welcoming. Berths are deep (3.5m @L.A.T.) and range up to 50m capacity. 102 dedicated multihull berths means it's a popular and low-stress stop for cats.

The Marina Village boasts over half a dozen top eateries/restaurants and bars, plus secure parking for berth holders. The adjacent shipyard has a 65 tonne travelift that can lift boats to 9.2m beam, and most services are available on site. Access from sea is simple - just come into Mackay Harbour and follow the breakwater along to the marina. Access to town is by bus, hire car, or you can walk or ride if you're keen on exercise.

Mackay is a large coastal city, with a range of shopping centres and industrial precincts. The only downside to Mackay Marina is that in severe weather it can be animated - yes, even within the breakwater swell can invade and make life uncomfortable. However, it is a rare occurrence. You just need to be aware of the need to double up mooring lines and fit snubbers if leaving the boat for any length of time.
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I will definitely go back there next time!

Husam Mohamed
via Google  
Reviewed May 2018
Antifouling is never a nice job.....but I have to say, working on our boat at this hardstand was about as enjoyable as it could be under the circumstances whilst living aboard.

The guys were so friendly and helpful.

The marine businesses there were equally as friendly and helpful.

I will definitely go back there next time!
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