by rohrs4 on Jan 30, 2020
We enjoy Portside for many reasons.... Always clean and friendly. Affordable. Perfect location to walk down town. Our dog Frank has many friends there too! Love the newly renovated restrooms/showers. Looking forward to another great season 2020!
by reills747 on Sep 29, 2019
Great dock in relation to location to Dockers Restaurant and our football game!
by dancer2002 on Sep 23, 2019
Great marina and venue right in the heart of downtown Kelley's Island. Nice facility overall, and exceptional and very clean shower and other amenities. Great outside dockside restaurant and bar with a good menu. The marina itself is a little tight for docking larger boats, however they have great dock hands available to assist all boats with landing and departing. Very helpful and friendly staff. Check in is amazingly easy. We return often, and have absolutely no complaints.
by beemore247 on Sep 18, 2019
Wonderful experience as usual! Can't beat the exceptional staff. Especially Jack ,River, and Joe!
by rerriever on Sep 17, 2019
Very clean showers/bathrooms. Excellent dock hands. Great location downtown.
by ralukich on Sep 15, 2019
Hard working and helpful dockhands; clean restrooms/showers & and a convenient bar.
by eriefeeling on Sep 04, 2019
We had a great time! Loved the new private baths!
by dgatt14 on Sep 03, 2019
Portside was extremely accommodating, clean and a great location. So excited to book next April for Summer of 2020!
by rmjbuilders on Sep 02, 2019
Upon arrival, we experienced a dock completely covered in bird excrement, impossible to find a clean spot on which to step. It appeared all other docks, which were closer to the marina, had been cleaned prior to our arrival. Many of these docks were vacant and appeared available during our two-night stay. We ended up cleaning our own dock. The combination of dirty dock and being on a dock farthest from the marina made for a less than pleasant experience. In the past we had pleasant experiences and enjoyed our stays at Portside Marina, we just wanted to pass this on to hopefully prevent other boaters from such an experience.
by albragadin on Aug 26, 2019
Great facilities. Close to everything you’ll need. Very helpful staff.
by boatworks56 on Aug 14, 2019
Had a great time. Watched Jaws on the water. Crew did a good job. Marina showers and restrooms clean. All around great place.
by lakehouse on Aug 13, 2019
Awesome 5 star Service from dock hands, to the office, restaurant/bar staff, and the owners. Bravo !!
by nspurck on Aug 12, 2019
Very nice, two items would turn it into a 5 star experience. First, allow overnight boaters to pay for a cart in advance to have one there. We are already paying more than the average Joe to be there, don't leave us without a cart. The other thing is to turn up the hot water for the shower rooms. I went in the evening, luke warm all the way on hot, I chalked it up to a busy time. I went in the morning at 5am before anyone and got the same result.
by boatguy49036 on Aug 11, 2019
Great transient marina with a very helpful and friendly crew!
by kellymac323 on Aug 11, 2019
The docks are nice, good power and centrally located. Clean facilities and helpful staff.
by blynn on Aug 05, 2019
Marina staff was very friendly, helpful and professional. I cannot say the same for Miss Maggy’s (which they own) and you can rent golf carts at a discount with your stay. The woman renting the cart was very rude - the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. Had a great meal at the onsite restaurant, Dockers - get the bruschetta. Shower rooms were very clean!
by jennysandusky on Jul 29, 2019
Agreed the marina can be tight in the wind, but I have never been to a better marina. The Dockhands are fantastic at helping you in and out. The office staff, are helpful & the friendliest I have ever come across. Docker's restaurant has the greatest food on the island and the view can't be beat. The new bathrooms are the best on the great Lakes. If you travel you must stop here.
by jdgossett43061 on Jul 29, 2019
Put me in a dock slip that was almost too narrow...especially on a windy day. Boat rocked all night because of the opening to the marina. The staff was great. Very professional.
by dtennant on Jul 19, 2019
Great staff!!! The new jet docks are absolutely the best addition the this marina. Great improvements every time we stay.
by d1howe on Jul 13, 2017
Marina is tight (not very much room for maneuvering) for larger boats. We collided due to insufficient room to (not very much damage, most to our boat) - 42 foot sailboat. Another sailboat in our group (mid - 30 foot) contacted the anchor (about head height of a standing crewmember) of a large powerboat. Again, not much damage, but was very dangerous.
Also, very uncomfortable with any type of southerly wind. The breakwall is not effective in limiting the wave surge.