34 44.52 S. 135 52.72 E (Marina Entrance)
Note: approx. only. Do not use as an anchoring point on your GPS.
In the old days yachts used to anchor in the bay in front of the town or tie up to the jetty, see photographs below.. The marina is located a little south of town and represents the best option for visiting yachts. Tie up at the along the long pontoon or in the channel just before the pub. Then contact the marina authorities to see if you stay there or if there is a berth available. Contact ChatarleTownsend, the marina manager, on mobile : 0429 885 265.
Berth Charges as of Oct 2011:
Size Day Week
8M $25 $55
12M $30 $71.50
14M $35 $88
VMR Tumby Bay and VMR Port Lincoln are also contactable on VHF ch 81 for local information and help.
The major city on the Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln has every facility for visiting yachts. It is a major fishing port and a regional center providing the infrastructure needs for the West of South Australia. The airport has numerous daily flights to Adelaide as well as connections by bus. There are ship chandlers, slipways, accommodation, hospitals, in fact every amenity a visiting yacht could need.
As a base for cruising it is unequalled in South Australia. The islands and coves around Pt Lincoln represent the most varied and interesting cruising grounds in the state.
The modern marina is a little to the south of town and is part of an area which incorporates one of the largest fishing fleets in the southern hemisphere. There are various marine supply and repair businesses associated with the fishing fleet located here. There is a good pub and restaurant and accommodation in units at the marina . Taxis and/or cheap hire cars are easily available to take you in to town which is about 10 minutes away by car. If you have a lot of things to do then I would suggest hiring a car for the day that can be had for $60 or less and will be a lot more convenient than taxis.
Fuel is available at a very busy, and hard for yachts to use, berth by a credit card only. This berth is almost always in use by large fishing boats and a yachtsman would be well advised to stay out of the way. Jerry cans are the best option using the afore mentioned taxi or hire car. Near the marina is a service station, incorporating a small shop. Hot showers can be had at the Community Recreation Centre which is located at the marina and includes a large indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities.
– Oct 2011