Meet the new staff at Queenborough Harbour


Queenborough Harbour Trust is pleased to introduce to your our new Harbour Operative. Chris is very excited to be taking on this role and looks forward to meeting our mooring holders and visitors in the near future.


Most of you will have already met Dawn but this year she is joining us as a full time Seasonal Harbour Operative.


One of our Seasonal Harbour Operatives, Denis owns a classic barge and has been a regular visitor to the Harbour in past years.

Wot, no trot boat?

Message from Queenborough Harbour Team: Unfortunately there will be NO trot boat running this weekend (11+12 August) due to mechanical issues. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are trying everything in our power to rectify this.

UPDATE: The trot boat now has a new engine and is operational again.

New Harbour Manager at Queenborough

Queenborough Harbour Trust is delighted to introduce to you our new Harbour Manager, Emma Crompton. Emma comes to us with over ten years’ experience of the marine industry, working in various sectors and is also a crew member within the RNLI. Emma is very excited about taking this position and looks forward to meeting our mooring holders and visitors and contribute to the continued development of Queenborough Harbour.

Queenborough Harbour Walkway – NOW OPEN AGAIN

Yesterday afternoon high winds and a very high tide combined to cause considerable damage to the walkway. One of the supporting floats close to the security gate broke free causing a section of the walkway to collapse. Temporary repairs have been carried out, but access is very dangerous.

If you really must use the walkway, this is only possible at low water, with the floats aground. Please proceed with extreme caution 1 person at a time. Many planks are loose, some are missing and many others are a significant trip hazard. Access at high water or anytime when the floats are lifted with the tide is not possible.

We apologise for the inconvenience and we are doing everything possible to have the walkway back in use as soon as we can.

UPDATE 30 Jan 2018: Emma, the new Harbour Manager, has advised us yesterday that the walkway has been open again for some time.

Queenborough Harbour Trot Boat Service

For the 4th year in a row Queenborough Harbour Trust is extending the trot boat cover during the summer months. In addition to our usual service, this year we will be running our trot boat every day in May, this means the trot boat will be available every day from 1 May to 31 Aug, as well as every weekend. However, due to lack of demand, we have reduced our operating hours in October as we simply cannot justify the expense of providing cover late into the evening during October when demand is virtually nil. We believe the extended summer cover will far outweigh the reduction in October cover.

For full details of trot boat hours, please visit our website or copy and paste the link below into your web browser:

FREE Trot Boat


Gillingham Marina Coach Trip to Boat Show, 10 Jan 2018


Coach and Ticket Price – £28

Gillingham Marina is running a coach trip to the newly revamped London Boat Show on 10 January and everyone is welcome to join us for this hassle-free day.

The price includes a ticket and the coach journey from Gillingham Marina at 08.30 and departing from the show at 16.00. The Quarterdeck restaurant and bar is offering bacon rolls, tea and coffee prior to boarding the coach in the morning (07.30 to 08.20) and supper on our return. The trip and supper relies on numbers so please book your places as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Click here to download the booking form. Final place confirmation will be given on the 2 January 2018.

Ticket Only Offer
We are also promoting a ticket only offer with savings up to 55% on tickets. Please purchase your tickets by clicking here and using the ticket offer code EPTOB8XPWL.

The ticket offer is 2 for 1 which allows two tickets from £15 to use any one day between 10 – 14 January 2018. (Normal price £20 per person for advance Preview Day tickets and £15 per person for advance Standard Day tickets.) Please contact the office to see if we can pair people up when only one ticket is required.

Harbour Controller Wanted for Queenborough

Queenborough Harbour TrustApplications are invited from enthusiastic proactive persons in the Leisure Boating Industry  to join the team at Queenborough Harbour Trust CIC in the role of Harbour Controller. The harbour is a not for profit Community Interest Company which is rapidly developing and expanding. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the harbour, management of staff and plant equipment, as well as be part of the team developing the harbour. The successful candidate will also need to show evidence of a successful track record in the industry as well as qualifications, expertise and experience in management and marketing similar organizations. In order that there is a smooth transition from the current post holder the Directors wish the successful candidate take up the post as soon as possible.

Interested persons should apply, for full further details, in writing including a CV addressed to the Chairman, Queenborough Harbour Trust CIC by email to or by post to Queenborough Harbour Trust, Harbour Master’s Office, Town Quay, South Street, Queenborough, Kent ME11 5AF.

Applications should be received by Wednesday 20 December 2017. It is hoped that interviews for the post will be held early in the new year.