Breakwater Marina
Breakwater Marina
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Boating - made easy. Breakwater Marina serves as an ideal boating destination thanks to our location amongst the natural wonders of north Queensland. Situated on the northern east coast of Australia in Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country, the area is a vibrant mix of sub-tropical rainforests, sandy beaches, rugged outback plains and quaint coastal townships. Breakwater Marina is located within Townsville’s City whilst still having immediate ocean access to spectacular islands and secluded beaches. Conveniently located close to the CBD, the Marina is adjacent to lush parklands and popular dining precincts, the office is open 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm with a self serve 24-Hour Fuel Wharf. With 325 berths, our Marina caters for Long Term and Short Term agreements for vessels up to 45m and welcome live-aboards to our community.
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  • teesand264
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    THE BEST marina between Darwin and Townsville!
    Hands down THE BEST marina experience between Darwin and Townsville! The team are extremely helpful and genuinely interested, the facilities and amenities have been thoughtfully designed, and regular cleaning means the common use areas are inviting. Congratulations to Scott - your leadership and passion for making this the best marina experience really shines through
    Thank you for your kind words and recognition of our efforts - we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at our marina. We appreciate your feedback about our facilities, amenities (and our Manager Scott), and look forward to welcoming you back in the future next time you're in the tropical north.
    Written 20 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Steve K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great People Great Facilities
    We’ve been sailing our cat from Darwin to Sydney and would give this marina and these good souls 6 stars if it were possible. We’ve met some very ordinary operators over the last 2 years and have thoroughly enjoyed the community, the safety, the management, the tech support, the courtesy car, the ice creams in the office and the yarns with Scott tapping into his wealth of knowledge and contacts. Same goes for Justin the most hands-on proactive broker we’ve ever met. We’ll be back up here when we come north again. Great people, great service and fair pricing for everything from fuel to marina fees to ice cream.
    We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your experience at our marina exceeded your expectations. Providing exceptional service and creating a welcoming community for sailors like yourself is what we strive for every day. We're delighted that you found our management, tech support, courtesy car, and other amenities to your liking, and we're especially grateful for your kind words about Scott (and Justin at the Boat Brokerage next door). We look forward to welcoming you back if you head north again and continuing to provide you with outstanding service and support. Fair winds for many more adventures!
    Written 20 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Tyrah
    Townsville, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Marina
    I’m a permanent resident at the marina and absolutely love it here. The staff are amazing, it’s pet friendly and such a nice community. The bathrooms are clean, they have a community garden with herbs for everyone to use, a community BBQ and a nice laundromat with a free book and dvd swap. My children (7&2) have been living here for two years and we have no complaints. B Finger (our finger) is a community where everyone gets along and is willing to help any new comers. We have made so many new friends from other fingers as well. It’s such a happy community with all compliments to the staff. I could not think of a better marina.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at our marina! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family have found a welcoming home here. Providing a clean, pet-friendly environment and fostering a sense of community are top priorities for us, and we're delighted that you've had such positive interactions with our staff and fellow residents. We're grateful for your kind words and look forward to many more happy memories together for our community here at our marina.
    Written 20 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Curiosity486021
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safe Family and Pet Friendly Marina !
    We have been a Permanent Resident in Breakwater Marina for over two years now and we have found the Marina Staff to be extremely welcoming and friendly on arrival as well as Supportive when in need. It’s proven to be an Extremely safe Marina during the cyclone season with everyone on board to help keep Each other, Boats and Property safe. And we are Thankful we have not had any damage from bad weather, nor cyclones to this date. It’s a Pet Friendly Marina with a Happy Environment for Humans, Cats and Dogs and Even Birds ( Pet Registration Forms are required ). Each Permanent or Holiday Pet Resident has been wonderful with regulations and No incidents yet have occurred. Everyone is Courteous and is Respectful on the Rules and Feelings of each Pet and Pet Owner. The Environment has given us a Good Family Feel amongst all Residents. Always wonderful to have New Positive Happy Fellow sailors join us with their travel stories. Our Grandkids have also formed wonderful Relationships within the Marina Residents and cannot wait to see them each day. We Have Absolutely Loved living here ⛵️
    Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experiences as a resident of Breakwater Marina. Providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all our residents, both human and furry, is always our top priority. We're delighted that you've found our marina to be a safe haven during cyclone season and that you and your family have formed meaningful connections with fellow sailors alike. Your feedback is appreciated by our small Marina team, and we're grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your journey at Breakwater.
    Written 20 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Guide605008
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Place
    In response to TRVLR (Peters) review regarding dogs running around off leash on B finger at this Marina.... Peter we who have dogs and boats on this finger always keep them on leash. If ever they are off leash, it's just next to our own boats to allow them to board or to bath them. I am moored opposite from where you were during your visit and spoke to you many times in passing trying to be friendly without a single reply from you, (even gave you some fresh fruit and vegies). At first, I thought you must be deaf until I realized (as did most other people on B Finger), that you are just plain unfriendly and rude. You made a big display of hobbling around on your walking stick and giving everyone and everything a wide berth, as if you were paranoid about tripping or falling over. It was only when I saw you one afternoon literally jump off the side of your boat, rush over to the tap (to turn it off), rush back to your boat and jump back on that I realized that there was something very strange about your behavior. All of the boat owners on B finger are friends Peter. This is a friendly place, and we all get on well together and with the wonderful Marina staff. The dog (I'm told) you complained about has never ever been a problem for anyone here. The comments you made here Peter are simply untrue. Try being a little nicer at the next marina and I'm sure you'll have a much better stay.
    Thank you for sharing your perspective as a resident of the Marina. Our team at Breakwater are committed to maintaining a friendly and harmonious atmosphere at our marina. We value responsible pet ownership and strive to ensure all residents feel welcome in our little community.
    Written 20 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 March 2024
  • deb l
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marina life
    Hi, we lived in this marina full time for 6 years then on and off for the last 2. We have always been on b finger. We have had 2 dogs for years living with us until they passed away after our long stint and now have a young one. We have always been welcomed and always done the right thing with our dogs. The mariner staff love their marina and the community. We love them. The marina community are so friendly. There is a great bbq area and facilities. It is close to the city and ferry terminal for ferries to magnetic island and bus services.
    Dear Deb, thank you so much for your heartfelt review! It's been an absolute pleasure having you as part of our marina community for the past eight years, especially on B Finger. We truly appreciate your loyalty and the trust you've placed in us throughout your time here. We're delighted to hear that you've felt welcomed and at home during your stay, the team takes immense pride in fostering a warm and inclusive environment for all our residents, both human and furry alike. Thank you once again for sharing your experience and for being a valued member of our marina community.
    Written 20 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2024
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Lynette W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Everything was amazing. Having the Marina Car to use was great as we had no Car. Everyone was so pleasant and So helpful. Very clean ad Tidy
Written 7 May 2024
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deb l
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Hi, we lived in this marina full time for 6 years then on and off for the last 2. We have always been on b finger. We have had 2 dogs for years living with us until they passed away after our long stint and now have a young one.
We have always been welcomed and always done the right thing with our dogs. The mariner staff love their marina and the community.
We love them.
The marina community are so friendly.
There is a great bbq area and facilities.
It is close to the city and ferry terminal for ferries to magnetic island and bus services.
Written 19 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Deb, thank you so much for your heartfelt review! It's been an absolute pleasure having you as part of our marina community for the past eight years, especially on B Finger. We truly appreciate your loyalty and the trust you've placed in us throughout your time here. We're delighted to hear that you've felt welcomed and at home during your stay, the team takes immense pride in fostering a warm and inclusive environment for all our residents, both human and furry alike. Thank you once again for sharing your experience and for being a valued member of our marina community.
Written 21 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guide605008
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
In response to TRVLR (Peters) review regarding dogs running around off leash on B finger at this Marina....
Peter we who have dogs and boats on this finger always keep them on leash. If ever they are off leash, it's just next to our own boats to allow them to board or to bath them. I am moored opposite from where you were during your visit and spoke to you many times in passing trying to be friendly without a single reply from you, (even gave you some fresh fruit and vegies). At first, I thought you must be deaf until I realized (as did most other people on B Finger), that you are just plain unfriendly and rude. You made a big display of hobbling around on your walking stick and giving everyone and everything a wide berth, as if you were paranoid about tripping or falling over. It was only when I saw you one afternoon literally jump off the side of your boat, rush over to the tap (to turn it off), rush back to your boat and jump back on that I realized that there was something very strange about your behavior. All of the boat owners on B finger are friends Peter. This is a friendly place, and we all get on well together and with the wonderful Marina staff. The dog (I'm told) you complained about has never ever been a problem for anyone here.
The comments you made here Peter are simply untrue. Try being a little nicer at the next marina and I'm sure you'll have a much better stay.
Written 18 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for sharing your perspective as a resident of the Marina. Our team at Breakwater are committed to maintaining a friendly and harmonious atmosphere at our marina. We value responsible pet ownership and strive to ensure all residents feel welcome in our little community.
Written 21 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Curiosity486021
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We have been a Permanent Resident in Breakwater Marina for over two years now and we have found the Marina Staff to be extremely welcoming and friendly on arrival as well as Supportive when in need. It’s proven to be an Extremely safe Marina during the cyclone season with everyone on board to help keep Each other, Boats and Property safe. And we are Thankful we have not had any damage from bad weather, nor cyclones to this date.
It’s a Pet Friendly Marina with a Happy Environment for Humans, Cats and Dogs and Even Birds ( Pet Registration Forms are required ). Each Permanent or Holiday Pet Resident has been wonderful with regulations and No incidents yet have occurred. Everyone is Courteous and is Respectful on the Rules and Feelings of each Pet and Pet Owner.
The Environment has given us a Good Family Feel amongst all Residents.
Always wonderful to have New Positive Happy Fellow sailors join us with their travel stories.
Our Grandkids have also formed wonderful Relationships within the Marina Residents and cannot wait to see them each day.
We Have Absolutely Loved living here ⛵️
Written 18 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experiences as a resident of Breakwater Marina. Providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all our residents, both human and furry, is always our top priority. We're delighted that you've found our marina to be a safe haven during cyclone season and that you and your family have formed meaningful connections with fellow sailors alike. Your feedback is appreciated by our small Marina team, and we're grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your journey at Breakwater.
Written 21 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tyrah
Townsville, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I’m a permanent resident at the marina and absolutely love it here. The staff are amazing, it’s pet friendly and such a nice community. The bathrooms are clean, they have a community garden with herbs for everyone to use, a community BBQ and a nice laundromat with a free book and dvd swap.
My children (7&2) have been living here for two years and we have no complaints. B Finger (our finger) is a community where everyone gets along and is willing to help any new comers. We have made so many new friends from other fingers as well. It’s such a happy community with all compliments to the staff. I could not think of a better marina.
Written 18 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at our marina! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family have found a welcoming home here. Providing a clean, pet-friendly environment and fostering a sense of community are top priorities for us, and we're delighted that you've had such positive interactions with our staff and fellow residents. We're grateful for your kind words and look forward to many more happy memories together for our community here at our marina.
Written 21 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A well developed and protected marina that contains many boats of all sizes. There is parking but not a great deal. A nice place to come and have a wander.
Written 4 February 2024
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Thanks for your review, we appreciate your time to visit us. We do agree that the Marina Precinct and adjacent parklands are beautiful to explore. Carparking along Mariner's Drive is operated by the Mariner's Peninsula Body Corporate Parking Scheme and we are allocated parking permits for casual visitors and our Marina Community. There is free parking just out on the Strand which is across Anzac Park, and if you need to drop down equipment etc we have loading zones for temporary unloading. Let us know if we can help with any further information about our precinct and Marina.
Written 18 March 2024
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David K
Rockingham, Australia6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Reasonably priced Marina for Queensland
Shame that the services are only on one side of each jetty which creates tripping haszards when the power and water are used on the opposite side.
Apart from that a lovely well kept Marina that is actually Cyclone rated.
Written 18 January 2024
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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us - we're thrilled to hear you appreciate our marina facilities and the efforts we put into our severe weather plans and cyclone preparation. We acknowlege your feedback about the placement of services, we're currently trialing ways to improve the layout for a safer and more convenient experience for everyone. Thankyou again for leaving your feedback for the team.
Written 21 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We’ve been sailing our cat from Darwin to Sydney and would give this marina and these good souls 6 stars if it were possible.
We’ve met some very ordinary operators over the last 2 years and have thoroughly enjoyed the community, the safety, the management, the tech support, the courtesy car, the ice creams in the office and the yarns with Scott tapping into his wealth of knowledge and contacts. Same goes for Justin the most hands-on proactive broker we’ve ever met. We’ll be back up here when we come north again.
Great people, great service and fair pricing for everything from fuel to marina fees to ice cream.
Written 6 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your experience at our marina exceeded your expectations. Providing exceptional service and creating a welcoming community for sailors like yourself is what we strive for every day. We're delighted that you found our management, tech support, courtesy car, and other amenities to your liking, and we're especially grateful for your kind words about Scott (and Justin at the Boat Brokerage next door). We look forward to welcoming you back if you head north again and continuing to provide you with outstanding service and support. Fair winds for many more adventures!
Written 21 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

teesand264
Cronulla3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Hands down THE BEST marina experience between Darwin and Townsville! The team are extremely helpful and genuinely interested, the facilities and amenities have been thoughtfully designed, and regular cleaning means the common use areas are inviting. Congratulations to Scott - your leadership and passion for making this the best marina experience really shines through
Written 2 July 2023
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Thank you for your kind words and recognition of our efforts - we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at our marina. We appreciate your feedback about our facilities, amenities (and our Manager Scott), and look forward to welcoming you back in the future next time you're in the tropical north.
Written 21 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynn W
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
Breakwater Marina staff warmly welcomed us and were open with their offer of assistance and services throughout our stay. The Marina is in a great location and is in easy walking distance to: shops, walking path along the strand, e-scooters,pools and water parks. Bathrooms are dated but clean. A lovely quiet protected anchorage. We'll be back when we pass again.
Written 16 June 2023
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Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Breakwater Marina and found our location convenient. We appreciate your comments about the bathrooms and facilities - since your review last year we've have installed brand new coinless Laundry machines and the bathrooms will be undergoing a makeover and freshen up in the very near future - watch this space!
Written 21 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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