Ports, Harbours and Marinas

Ports, Harbours and Marinas

Covid-19 Advice & Guidance

Council will act responsibly in line with government advice.  At present this means there should ONLY be essential travel.  This does not include visits to second homes or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays.  Unfortunately, this also includes leisure boating.

Please visit our Coronavirus Support and Information pages for general guidance and advice.

At this time we must ask our customers to keep away from our marinas, boatyard and coastal facilities until the situation improves.  We appreciate this very frustrating for you all, especially as the boating season is upon us.  We hope that by all of us acting responsibility and following the government guidance we can reduce the spread of this highly infectious disease so that we can all get back to our boats as soon as possible.

We have implemented the following steps:

  • Customers and boat users should not be visiting our marinas, boatyard or other coastal facilities, but should be following government advice and avoiding all non-essential travel, including visiting their boat.
  • We have closed our Marina receptions. Most of our office-based staff are now working remotely, so please do pick up the phone or email as you normally would. They will do their best to answer any questions or enquiries you may have about berthing, boatcare or the operation of the Marina. You can continue to make payments in all the usual ways.
  • We are respectfully asking customers not to “quarantine” or “isolate” themselves on their boats. You should remain in your primary residence.

There have been many queries from our customers regarding payment of their berthing fees.  At present you should continue to pay your berthing fees as normal.  It is impossible to gauge the length of any restrictions that are in place at present or may in the future be imposed. Council will keep the situation under regular review and at the end of June any amelioration of fees will be communicated to all berth holders following consideration by Council.

Rest assured, all our main marinas and harbours will have staff presence at some stage throughout the day 7 days per week, with Carrickfergus retaining its 24/7 cover. We are moving to an “essential worker” only basis, with an experienced and efficient team who are busy each day checking lines and fenders and making sure that your boats remain safe and sound. If there is anything you need us to do, or you have any particular concerns, just give us a ring and we will do our very best to help.

Please contact the Marina on T: 028 9336 6666 or E: Marina.Reception@midandeastantrim.gov.uk