Port Lincoln

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Port Lincoln
Port of Entry
34°44.506'S, 135°52.865'E Chart icon.png
lat=-34.74177 | lon=135.88108 | zoom=14 | y

Port Lincoln is located in SW of Spencer Gulf.

In the old days, yachts used to anchor in the bay in front of the town or tie up to the jetty. Today, some say the marina, located a little south of town, represents the best option for visiting yachts. We disagree. We like the freedom to move around, maybe pop into the yacht club for a beer, or into town for a meal, there are several good spots right off the beach. Just across the channel is Boston Island, and two hours across calm water is the Lincoln National Park.

Spencer Gulf

Spencer Gulf is the westernmost of two large inlets on Australia’s southern coast, facing the Great Australian Bight. The Gulf is 322 km (200 mi) long and 129 km (80 mi) wide at its mouth. The western shore is the Eyre Peninsula, while the eastern side is the Yorke Peninsula, which separates it from the smaller Gulf St Vincent. The largest towns on the gulf are Whyalla, Port Pirie, and Port Augusta. Among smaller towns are Wallaroo and Port Broughton.

The first to document these two incredible gulfs was Matthew Flinders in April 1802: ‘Our examination of the Gulf of St Vincent was now finished; and the country round it had appeared to be generally superior to that on the borders of Spencer’s Gulf. Yorke’s Peninsula between them is singular in its form, bearing some resemblance to a very ill-shaped leg and foot.


Australian Hydrographic Service
AUS134 Australia South Coast - South Australia - Port Lincoln and Approaches (inc Proper Bay and Port Lincoln Wharves)
AUS343 Australia South Coast - South Australia - Whidbey Isles to Cape Du Couedic
AUS345 Australia South Coast - South Australia - Althorpe Islands and AdjacentCoast
AUS776 Australia South Coast - South Australia - Williams Island to Winceby Island


See South Australia.


See South Australia.


See South Australia.


Both entrances to the harbor, N & S, are buoyed and lit but there are the many aquaculture sites.


Port Lincoln is a port of entry for Australia. For details see Entrance: Australia.

Customs Contact Details
Customs House
Unit 19, Civic Centre,
60 Tasman Terrace,
Port Lincoln SA 5606
Office hours: +61 8 8682 8900
After hours: +61 419 342 756
Facsimile: +61 8 8682 8903
Quarantine Contact Details
Managed by Adelaide Quarantine
Boarding Station for Arrival
Boarding Ground is 1.5 nautical miles south-east of Boston Point.
Port Draughts
Boston Bay - 14.2 metres.
Proper Bay - 9.1 metres.


The main harbor is used by a large fishing fleet. It is shelters from all directions.

You could moor for a short time on the town jetty.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Lincoln Cove Recreational Marina

Lincoln Cove Recreational Marina/wiki/Port_Lincoln#Lincoln_Cove_Recreational_Marina
Berth icon Lincoln Cove Recreational Marina [[Port Lincoln#Lincoln Cove Recreational Marina|Lincoln Cove Recreational Marina]] 34°44.502'S, 135°52.349'E
Port of Entry

The marina has 110 berths for 8 m-18 m boats. Visitor's berth. Water, electricity, slipway. Shower and bathroom facilities are available for use at the Port Lincoln Pool, adjacent to the marina, for a fee. Fuel nearby.

[email protected]; Tel: +61 8 8621 4443; Fax: +61 8 8621 4449; Mob: +61 429 885 265; VHF channel 81
Address: Jubilee Drive, Port Lincoln, SA 5606, Australia
Hours: Monday to Friday – 6 am to 7 pm; Saturday & Sunday – 9 am to 4 pm

Commercial marina

Commercial marina/wiki/Port_Lincoln#Commercial_marina
Berth icon Commercial marina [[Port Lincoln#Commercial marina|Commercial marina]] 34°44.437'S, 135°52.117'E
Port of Entry

Boats over 18 m come here. No facilities. If taking the marina option, tie up along the long pontoon in the channel just before the pub. Then contact the marina management or Malcolm Blake, marina manager.

XX@XXX; Tel: +61 8 868 33399; Mob: +427 059 040; VHF channel 81



Anchorage icon Anchorage3 [[Port Lincoln#Anchorage3|Anchorage3]] (Near Port Lincoln Yacht Club) 34°42.550'S, 135°51.659'E
Good and sheltered anchorage.


Water See Lincoln Cove Marina
Electricity See Lincoln Cove Marina
Toilets See Lincoln Cove Marina
Showers See Lincoln Cove Marina
Laundry See Lincoln Cove Marina
Garbage ?
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs Slipway in Lincoln Cove Marina
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)


List transportation (local and/or international.)



Give a short history of the island.)

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Australia.


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