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Hemingway’s Brewery is now open at The Reef Marina….. and WE’RE EXCITED!

Like a proud parent, I am thrilled to have seen a fairly tired end of the marina’s retail centre (to be polite) transformed into world-class boutique brewery. Even Christopher Skase, whos legendary apartment made way for the upstairs@hemingways bar, would have given the two thumbs up.

Hemingway’s opening is not just a milestone for its founders – Tony Fyfe and Craig Parsell – but for the region at large. Employing about 30 people and hosting up to 650 guests, the brewery will play an important part in promoting FNQ tourism, especially conferences and events.

Our warm congratulations goes out to Tony, Craig, the rest of the Hemingway’s team and all those people who made it happen.


Coinciding with the opening of Hemingway’s, the Ballyhooley railway is now operating a daily commuter service. Trains operate four times a day between the marina and St Crispins Station. See the timetable at


Environmental compliance works are almost complete. Amongst other things, infrastructure is being installed to collect and store water runoff. We are now taking slipway bookings for a planned opening in the week of 11 July. Email


We welcome the immaculate 35 meter Dream Time to The Reef Marina. Less than a year since the opening of our superyacht expansion, we now have five permanent superyachts and many more are scheduled to visit this year.

A big welcome also to Indigo Charter’s new Fontaine Pajot catamaran ‘Indigo 2’. For sunset cruises and charters visit

That’s all the marina news for now. I’ll see you at Hemingway’s for a Doug’s Courage IPA.