Edward C Grace Memorial Marina


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Day Trip
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129 N. Cedar Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 73

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19 Reviews

by Dennis S. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2022
Excellent season as always. The harbor is amazing, the staff is 2nd to none. Its so wonderful year after year the young ppl hired as seasonal help are so good which tells me the harbormaster and assistant harbormaster spend thoughtful time training them. It shows, they are eager, polite and hard working. The person who cares for the gardens clearly loves their job, The gardens around both pavilions and the herb garden are lovely. I would say the only issue we have would be some cranky old guy constantly complaining about anything and everything to whomever will listen. Thank God most ppl roll their eyes and steer clear. \nOur interactions with Mike Singleton have always been great, Elk Rapids is well served by having a smart, savvy, mechanically inclined, retired Coastie at the helm. Assistant Harbormaster Laurie is most capable at her job. She's fantastic with the young people who are the seasonal help, training and guiding them. I was at the gas dock office when a rude overbearing demanding, person flew in the door, Laurie immediately took the high road, clearly knowing how to deal with type of person, she deescalated the situation and moved on. Very impressive!
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to send in a review. We appreciate the kind words you have shared and are looking forward to another terrific year here at Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor. It is our mission to provide the most enjoyable stay for our seasonal and transient boaters alike. Please reach out if there is every a situation that needs our attention.

by Charles b. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2022
Best marina in mi due to staff, harbor master, town location, restaurants, beaches, marina amenities

by F. K. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2022
The management said that they closed on Oct. 14th. We needed to get some help but they were closed. They should have let us know ahead of time that no one would be there.

by M. D. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2022
This Summer the Marina was managed as outstandingly as always. All employees courteous and efficient. Bathhouses always clean.

by Bob S. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2022
Excellent facilities & extremely helpful staff

by Renae B. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2022
The staff makes it - every time. Great group of gentlemen who are very helpful. Clean restrooms. The only thing that is not awesome are the huge (!!!) spider webs & spiders on every railing and pedestal - we are definitely not used to that as our marina wipes them down every morning.

by Dave C. on Aug 22, 2022
Great Facility, location, and staff. Friendly local boaters willing to help.
Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Edward C Grace Memorial Marian for your stay. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again.

by Patrick M. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2022
The marina is very nice friendly staff. The bathrooms and showers were kept clean. Nice little town.
Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Edward C Grace Memorial Harbor for your stay. We appreciate the favorable review and hope you will return.

by Chad D. on Aug 17, 2022
Staff was excellent and facilities were very clean and nice. One of the young dock hands saw us coming and even though we didn't ask for help he was watching us and met us on the dock. Really nice people and quiet and friendly place. I will be back!
Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Edward C Grace Memorial Harbor for your stay. We take great pride in the wonderful staff here at Edward C Grace Memorial Harbor. They do a wonderful job taking pride in the facilities and helping our customers. Looking forward to seeing you again.

by Jeff S. on Aug 15, 2022
We recently spent 7 nights at Edward C Grace and it was an outstanding experience. The slips are great, the facilities clean and the location is amazing. We utilized their free dinghy shuttle to access the upper harbor and Torch Lake twice during our visit. What an outstanding feature! I'm not aware of a marina with more on-water opportunities than Elk Rapids. There's a perfect beach for families immediately adjacent to the marina, there's a small river you can send kids (and adults) tubing down that ends up at the beach, we saw live music on the waterfront one evening...endless entertainment. The marina can be a bit exposed to NW winds so be prepared, especially if you're in slips 1-24. That said, there's so much to do at/near this marina there's no reason to stay on your boat if it starts rolling in the slip. If you're planning to stay for more than one or two days it's helpful to plan ahead for food options. The downtown restaurants can have some very unusual/unpredictable hours. It can be difficult to find food at times. But when all else fails the Elk Rapids Marina on the upper harbor has a shop that seems to be open daily (thankfully) with some limited options. We will return to this marina. We had an absolute blast.
Marina Response:
We appreciate your review of Elk Rapids Harbor. Sounds like you were able to see and experience all the wonderful sites and sounds of Elk Rapids and our harbor. Thank you

by Ron W. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2022
Love this Elk Rapids marina.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your positive feedback. We appreciate the time you took to write a review.

by Richard S. on Aug 11, 2022
What a great stay. Excellent facilities and great helpful staff. Will definitely stay here again.

by Bart B. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2022
We love Elk Rapids. The staff is great and always busy doing something. We had one mix up while we were there when we scheduled a ride to a local restaurant at 5:15 pm and the office decided to close at 5 pm without telling us. Had to cancel our reservation. The harbor master felt very bad and did apologize. If you advertise that you are open until 8 pm you should find a way, with reduced staff, to stay open until 8 pm. Overall our trip to Elk Rapids was great. We will try it again.
Marina Response:
Mr. Bale, I apologize for the mix up with your shuttle service while you were staying with us. Thank you for letting us know and we will address the issue. Looking forward to your return.

by Scott W. on Jul 25, 2022
Was a little disappointed. Been hearing about Elk Rapids for a long time so we decided to give it a try for a couple of days. Marina was average, people were friendly but inexperienced, town was nice.
Marina Response:
Sorry to hear you were a little disappointed with our marina. We strive to have a well trained staff and will address this issue. We appreciate your feedback, as it provides us with the information we need to make improvements. We hope you will return to our marina in the future.

by Ann B. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2022
All new staff who are confused about everything. Told us the wrong slip # which caused confusion & frustration. Dock hands had ZERO line handling skills!! & last we were kept up until 2am by loud music. But on the positive side, the facilities are nice. 😀
Marina Response:
We are very sorry to hear about your experience with our harbor. This is not typical and concerning. Rest assured these issues will be addressed. Thank you for your feedback.

by Thomas D. on Jul 06, 2022
Great harbor and marina. The staff is very friendly and always working around the marina to make it look nice (painting posts, weeding, minding sidewalks and pavers, etc.) Very much appreciated and we'll be back for sure!
Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Elk Rapids Harbor. We appreciate you kind words. Looking forward to having you as our guest in the future.

by Vikki m. on Jul 06, 2022
Clean,friendly, nice walking options. I have never used but hear they will shuttle you to a local store or grocery. Their pavilion has free bbq gas grills to use. Staff is willing to help at the gas dock as well as at the slips. There is a nice beach adjacent to the marina which is fantastic for kids but also dog friendly. We love this marina.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your positive review and choosing Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor as one of your destinations. We do have a shuttle service for boaters that is free of charge. Just call our office and arrange for a drop off and pick up. Hope to see you again soon. Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor

by Roger W. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2022
Thank you so much great stay
Marina Response:
You are so very welcome! Thank you for the positive response.

by Kenlyn G. on Aug 17, 2020
We stayed for two nights last week. The staff was very professional, helpful and friendly. The place was very clean. Docks are easy to get in and out. An easy walking distance to the city beach with many activities to do right there. This place is easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants. They shuttled us to another place and were very nice. Super nice docks. Cam was very helpful.
Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor. Hopefully we will see you again!

About Edward C Grace Memorial Marina

Our knowledgeable and helpful staff members welcome you to our 213-slip marina and boat launch located on East Grand Traverse Bay. We are nestled between 2 pristine sandy beaches in the quaint port-side village of Elk Rapids, MI. We also offer slips in Elk Lake and a boat launch for you to explore and enjoy the Antrim County Chain of Lakes. Enjoy our well maintained, enhanced, and unique Harbor amenities. The downtown district of Elk Rapids is just a few steps away. Enjoy fine and casual dining, extensive shopping, antique shops, art galleries, community events, farmers markets, festivals and outstanding recreational opportunities. Staff invites you to make Elk Rapids your port of call.


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    • Wireless Internet
    • Pumpout
    • Restrooms
    • Showers
    • Laundry
    • Ice
    • Launch Ramp
    • Security
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Groceries
    • Dog Park
    • Captains Lounge
    • Pet Friendly
    • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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