Royal Australian Navy visit on the Young Endeavour
Lieutenant Commander, Royal Australian Navy


I am writing to you on behalf of Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour to thank you and the staff at Abell Point Marina for your hospitality and support during the stops recent port visit to Airlie Beach from 18 - 23 May 2014.

The flexibility of your team and ability to facilitate our maintenance activties, visitors to the ship and extended stay was very much appreciated. Both prior to and during our Airlie Beach stopover, the staff at Abell Point Marina displayed the utmost professionalism while maintaining a friendly and approachable attitude.

Once again thank you for your support, we look forward to working with you again when the ship next visits Airlie Beach.

Your Sincerely
Lieutenant Commander
Royal Australian Navy
Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour

Love the welcome on docks and great security
Cruisers from Port Stephens


Wow we really noticed a big improvement compared to our last visit 3 years ago. Having someone to "meet and greet" and take our lines on arrival was a big help. Plus the friendly welcome and a welcome pack made us feel special and keen to stay a while.

We really appreciated the Security Service.
We left our vessel for the night and at 6-10pm received a phone call to say we had a red flashing light on board and was this normal? It was just our security light but it was great to know someone was keeping an eye on 'Endless Days' while we were away and after hours.

We will be back and will recommend you to our cruiser friends.

The improvements are great.

Helpful staff and awesome location, would like to home port here.
Motor Yacht, Hamilton Island.


The arrival and welcome was friendly and professional. We had assistance with our lines and a welcome package given to us on arrival including a gate key.

Your office staff were a real pleasure to deal with and offered us assistance with all our requests, we got so much information it was almost too much, LOL.

I just love it. Awesome location, sheltered, friendly staff and I want to get the boat relocated as soon as I can.

Sail 2 Indonesia Rally – Rendezvous Point
Cruising vessel in Sail 2 Indonesia Rally, Oriental, N.C (USA)


The staff were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. They were most helpful and the welcome pack had all the pertinent information for the running around we had to do.

It is one of the best marinas we have stayed in. I believe it will become the centre point for the Sail 2 Indonesia Rally run annually.

Cruising Yacht Club – Unbelievable Developments
Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club Member, Bowen Harbour

We were so impressed to see the redevelopment. The support for the SICYC has enabled our vessel to use this marina as a base each year when we cruise the Whitsundays. Previously, we would pull in once or twice a year, now we will berth here much more regularly, and use the facilities. We have in fact told our friends in Brisbane with the result and they will travel up in their vessel to use the revamped marina.

To the new owner - thankyou and congratulations on taking the marina from the bottom of the list, to the top.