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Experience the ultimate boating paradise, which is beautiful one day and remarkable the next. Chart a course for the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef and make Coral Sea Marina your home port whilst exploring the region’s natural wonders.

Coral Sea Marina is located in the bustling tourist town of Airlie Beach, a popular base for boat owners to relocate for a few weeks or few months and enjoy the very best the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef region has to offer. With over 520 berths available and berthing capacity to accommodate Megayachts up to 80 metres in length, Coral Sea Marina offers year-round short and long-term berthing options for all size vessels.

Australia’s most awarded marina became the first in Queensland to attain 5 Gold Anchor Platinum Marina status through the Marina Industries Association. This accreditation, as well as the many other awards and accolades achieved over the last 10 years, is a testament to the quality of marina experience that guests and visitors can expect during their stay. A highly experienced team focussed on delivering a quality guest experience coupled with first-class marina facilities, including a private guest lounge, gym, fleet of courtesy cars, resort pool and the custom-built Ocean Club, sets the standard for marinas across the country.

This marina is so much more than a place to ‘park your boat’, it is a lively community of like-minded boating enthusiasts enjoying the best of life in Australia’s premium boating playground. From your base at Coral Sea Marina the closest of the Whitsunday Islands are just a short cruise from the mainland and once out exploring this tropical island paradise, you will enjoy secluded anchorages, iconic beaches, plentiful marine life, stunning sunsets and an abundance of aquatic adventures.

For those who are passionate about what is under the surface, a boating holiday in the Whitsundays allows you to dive right into the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef marine park – abundant fringing reefs scattered around the islands, vast coral shelves found further offshore and plentiful diving and snorkelling opportunities will leave you amazed at the diversity of this natural wonder.

The marina’s waterfront village is filled with relaxed venues to wine and dine, a range of marine services and award-winning tour operators who offer a diverse range of travel experiences – hire a jetski, take a helicopter ride over the famous Heart Reef or spend the afternoon poolside at The Rocks Bar & Restaurant, the choices are endless.

If you aren’t ready to bring your own boat but still want to explore the Whitsundays, the marina is also home to over 120 skipper-yourself (bareboat) charter vessels, which you can hire for a week with family and friends and discover the Whitsunday islands at your leisure for the first time.

Coral Sea Marina recently released a three-part documentary series, entitled Cruising the Whitsundays, with each episode providing local insights, destination highlights and cruising knowledge to help boaties make the most of their time exploring the region. These videos are the perfect place to start if you are considering the journey north in the future and are available on the marina’s website ( or YouTube channel (@CoralSeaMarinaAirlieBeach). They also serve as a great reminder to return visitors on everything the region has to offer.

If you haven’t yet taken the trip north or are planning to visit the Whitsundays in the future, head down to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and speak with the marina team. Their wealth of experience and knowledge will make even the most novice boaty feel confident enough to set sail to paradise.

The Coral Sea Marina team invite you to dock in a 5 Gold Anchor Platinum marina, enjoy world class marina facilities and unrivalled guest service, immerse in a vibrant marina village and discover a marina like no other.


Published in print April-June 2024