Portside Marina

$1.50/ft - $2/ft

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Day Trip
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116 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 68

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162 Reviews

by Mark - Verified user on Oct 13, 2023
Great views and good music

by Tom B. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
We had a great time. The restrooms could have been cleaner

by Havinfun L. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2023
Great! Very accommodating!

by Bernie H. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2023
Wonderful. Want to renew same slips\nfor 2023 season.\nBernie Heinl 419 376 0797. Asked to refit my cover after a storm to no avail.

by David O. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2023
Great facility and downtown location. Very helpful (the best) dockhands to assist arrival and departure. Clean and modern showers and bathrooms. The on-site Dockers Bar & Grill has a great water and marina view, and also great food and drinks.

by Eric L. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2023
Facility was great. Staff were very nice and helpful.

by Jeff R. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
Very helpful while docking. Put me in a great slip! Shower facilities very clean.

by DOUG T. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
Great thank you ! Always love staying at Kelly’s

by Tim B. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
My stay was amazing!

by John R. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Great location, clean facilities with private showers.

by sharen t. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Always a great time with great dock hands.

by Anthony D. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Great dock hands, great facilities, great stay

by James F. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Everything was great! Dockhands very helpful.

by Brad G. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
Very nice! I would stay here again.

by John E. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
I wish you could’ve made the wind go away!! ha ha! Great, as always!

by Scott L. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Great place to stay....the dock hands are an amazing asset. Clean facilities. We'll be back

by Mike S. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Great facilities, friendly and helpful. Clean, convenient, nice bar and restaurant.

by Bill G. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
facilities were clean. dock hands were very helpful. location is very close to everything. will stay again

by Tim M. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Good help. Had to wait outside the wall awhile to get in on Saturday , but very nice overall.

by Mark U. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Everything was great. Special shout out to the dock hands,thay do a great job.

by Andrew R. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great staff and always clean.

by Brian M. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Always a great Marina. A pleasure to stay here.

by Von L. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Ideal location. Tight quarters. However, the Deckhands are on it. Power and water can potentially be an issue when the marina is full. A splitter for both could prove to be handy. The WiFi password that Dockwa provides for an amenity note is incorrect.

by Miklos S. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Awesome marina, clean bathrooms, excellent dock help

by BRAD J. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
It was our first weekend staying at Portside and had a wonderful experience. Looking forward to our next stay.

by Ken B. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great stay, helpful dock hands, clean bathrooms.

by Mark S. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Always a good time. Very well run marina.

by Joe B. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Great view on A dock. Staff was awesome. Good food and drink. Entertainment by Steve Brownell is always a highlight

by Rocco L. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
excellent as usual.

by Tom S. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Dock crew was not as attentive as in the past years.

by Dan l. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Very accommodating dock hands! Food was great and had a blast!

by Karl A. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
We keep coming back here to visit the Island and enjoy the small village amenities. The marina and restaurant is great and well-kept, friendly staff. My only concern is the overnight docking guests that think it’s ok to blast music well into the night. I wish there was an enforced silence 10pm - 7 am

by Jill S. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
Great dockhands! Fun stay!

by Cheryl B. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
Friendly staff, showers are clean

by Bruce A. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
Very reasonably priced and nice, clean facility. The staff was so helpful and very friendly. We would definitely stay there again.

by BOB M. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
Great facility and staff. Clean restrooms and showers

by Karen B. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
I would like to thank the dockhands for handling a situation with an unruly boater who thought he needed multiple plugs so as to not leave enough for the rest of us boaters who just needed one - the dockhands handled the situation with class and professionalism - thank you !!!

by Lindall R. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
Thanks to the Dock Manager to find and correct the electric problem. Other campers that got there earlier thought they could use all the electric plugs. 4 boats using 8 outlets. We ask management to help, finally 3 hrs later a gentleman showed up and let the boaters he was going to change the plugs. Of course one guy did not want any of that. And yelled his ass off at all of us. The dock guy said to him this is the way it goes. My weekend was then under stress , cause he was my neighbor. Please post somewhere 1 plug per boat. Thanks

by Leonard G. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
Our dock girl was spot on and our dock was tight but easy to get on and off the boat. Very pleasant stay

by Donna S. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
Kelley’s Island is always fun and Portside is our marina of choice. Dockhands and staff helpful and friendly!!!!

by David M. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
Very clean showers/bathrooms. Excellent dock hands. Great location downtown. It can get rough when there is a storm

by Matthew K. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Excellent marina and location. Staff very pleasant and helpful

by Frederick R. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Great staff especially the dock hands Everyone that works there was very courteous and helpful. Can't thank them enough.

by Daniel K. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Very nice stay,new seawall makes it much more pleasant with southerly winds,great staff,nice amenities

by John H. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Great Staff, professional at their jobs

by Brian R. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Fantastic marina, great staff, super helpful. Can’t wait to come back!

by Scott W. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Always a good time at KI

by Vincent W. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Always love it here.

by James C. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Great place...clean. Friendly and very helpful workers. A great location on Kelley's

by Edward H. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Great Marina, good service and great floating docks. Need more attention in restroom/showers

by John B. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
The dockhands are top notch! I watched them help dock and push off multiple boats in windy conditions. They are awesome…unlike the inexperienced boaters that bounced off docks and boats trying to get out. The bathrooms were clean and well-maintained.

by Mike B. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Great location, restaurants near by, dock hands did a good job. I would go back but expensive fuel….

by Ryan G. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Portside is the best! Staff is incredible and dockers food is always great!

by Sean P. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
Easy process, deck hands very helpful. Clean facility.

by Jack S. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
Extremely professional dock staff. A +

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
The staff is super helpful

by Enrico m. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2023
The staff is some of the best we have come across traveling. Everytime we stay at Kelley's portside is our only marina.

by William G. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2023
Dock hands were helpful, the facilities were clean and what a great view!

by Daniel M. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2023
Staff is great, thanks

by jeff s. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2023
Friendly and helpful staff, great entertainment and food

by John M. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Great office staff and great docking help.

by Gloria G. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Nathan Majoy assisted with docking and he was so helpful and kind.

by Bill - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
Great stay on A, Friday through mid-afternoon on Sunday. The dock hands and office staff are very helpful and friendly. We've booked another weekend in July.

by Frank E. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
They have the cleanest bathrooms on the lake Staff is so very helpful

by Morgan F. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
Great location. Helpful dockhands.

by Dustin S. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
Great place. Clean restrooms. Top notch dock hands. Great guys.

by Roberta P. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Best facilities and dockhands anywhere!

by JEFF S. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Always enjoyable to stay at Port Side

by Todd K. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Staff was great. River is the best.

by Mike S. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Great place to stay. Friendly staff. New washroom facilities. Steve Brownell entertainment was awesome.

by Richard S. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
The facility itself was great, but strong winds from the NE for 2 nights made for challenging sleep! They have extended the cribbing at the entrance, so any chop inside was minimal. As always the crew were really on top of things and the the showers are some of the best on the Great Lakes. Dockers food and beverages were great!!

by Bryan O. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
Great place to dock !!

by Carol G. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
Pretty good marina on the whole. Bathrooms very clean and nice. Restaurant food is amazing.... everything we had was soooo good. Steve the singer is wonderful !!! Only issue can be wind but cant do much about Mother Nature !! Really like this place.... Thanks !!

by Jennifer L. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Portside is awesome! From the great dock crew to the cleanliness of the facilities, this is our go-to marina several times every summer. We always look forward to - and thoroughly enjoy - our Portside weekends!

by Lisa W. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2023
Great service Thank you

by Chris O. - Verified user on May 31, 2023
The young lady that helped us doc was awesome

by Bill P. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Always enjoy our time at Portside. Dock hands are always so helpful.

by Stephan C. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Dock Master and his crew were excellent as always. Great marina, clean bathrooms, and good people.

by Terrie H. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
Great atmosphere and staff. Dockhands are the best in the business!

by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 25, 2022
This place is the best from the dock hands to the facilities Jack farmer is the best

by Scott T. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2022
Always awsum to stay there

by Janet C. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2022
Our stay was awesome. Great dockhands and Katie is very accommodating and a great asset to Portside

by Ken S. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
Dick guys are the best

by Stan C. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2022
Lots of fun. Boys were excellent showing me where the slip was and helping! Great location for shopping! Large shower area and area kept clean.

by Adam G. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2022
Always pleasant and clean. Dock hands are great. The wall extension was well done.

by Jeffrey B. on Aug 01, 2022
Visited 31 July and 1 August 2022. Arrived on a Sunday to find a very busy marina with day boat traffic. An excellent staff managed the traffic and assisted with docking and undocking. Their assistance is welcomed since the marina fairways are about 45ft which are reduced by boat-pulpits/swim platforms. Single phase 30 amp is available for an additional fee. Service posts include water. Marina internet is excellent. The floating docks and cleats are new. Access to the marina village is at the end of the pier which has numerous restaurants and other establishments. A 1.6 mile walk on Division Rd passes the Monarch Winery, Kellys Museum and ends at the glacier grooves. The boats visiting for the day or overnight bring young and old, as well as a variety of dogs. The marina hosts a pleasant community for boaters.

by Kerry M. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Staff was 100%, Very nice to have the great Breakwater going in and definitely helped with boat wake, Internet upgrade, TREMENDOUS! Nice! Tough weather leaving Sunday and allowed us to pick up weather stations before we left to plan our return to mainland.

by Christopher A. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2022
the staff is friendly and will to help when arriving & departing the dock. The office & bathrooms are the cleanest we have been to on the lake. Great Job Portside!

by Brian R. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2022
Great docks, fabulous bathrooms, fantastic dock master and staff. LOVE THE NEW BREAKWALL. makes all the difference between staying the night and not staying the night.

by Mark F. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2022
Condition of docks, amenities and staff were terrific.

by Janet E. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2022
All the workers went above and beyond… great time.

by Gary L. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Dock hands very helpful. It can be tight in B dock. But they really help move you in.

by Terry B. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2022
Always a great time Thank you

by Denise F. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2022
It always great to stay as Portside. The dock hands are so helpful.

by John K. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2022
Great place to stay. Service was awesome as usual. John

by James L. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2022
Awesome time. Dock hands super helpful

by Eric M. - Verified user on May 30, 2022
They always do a great job there!

by Scott C. - Verified user on Feb 11, 2022
Plenty of Dock Hands to help us come in, clear instructions were provided by the Dock Master. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked. Understaffed when it came to the office; advertised a 9:00 Office opening but did not open until ~9:45 Wednesday morning (7/7). Nice Marina!

by Kate C. on Nov 06, 2021
Great protected cove perfect for exploring Kelleys Island. Friendly dock hands and clean and accessible bathrooms/showers. Recommend to explore this fun spot.

by Don P. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2021
Dock hands do a great job and facilities are in great shape and clean . Music from Dockers was way too loud and went on well past 2:00am making it tough to get any sleep

by Jordan K. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2021
WiFi didn’t work the first night. Golf carts are less expensive at other locations.

by Dean R. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2021
We always have a pleasant stay.

by Sterling A. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Great location and staff.

by Donald J. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2021
All the employees at Portside were fantastic. They went out of there way to make sure we got docked safely and made sure that we were docked next to our friends. The bathrooms are the cleanest around. Nice marina store as well. Thank you so much for making our weekend special. Till next time

by Megan T. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2021
The marina is very tight and the boats were not well "organized" so several boats entering and leaving had close calls with our bow which was more exciting then I cared for! Most of them were not the captains fault, but the nearly impossible gauntlet created by where/how the boats were docked. We spent several hours on our bow fending off other boats with the boat hook- not my idea of a great way to spend Saturday on Kelley's Island! Otherwise the dockhands were very helpful and the facilities were clean and what we needed.

by Brian O. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
All the dock hands were extremely courteous and very helpful. Specifically one named Jack. He went above and beyond several times to help us out

by John P. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
This is our third visit to Portside and they didn’t disappoint for a third year in a row. Located right in town, you are in walking distance to many of the main restaurants, etc. on Kelly’s. Great dock hands who got us in and secure on a windy day. We had lunch AND dinner at Dockers that day which is the best waterfront dining on the island, and it’s just a few steps away from your dock. My wife loves their bathroom/shower rooms which are private, air conditioned, and CLEAN, and so do I! After spending two days at the public docks and bathrooms!showers at PIB, you can a appreciate the obvious difference. Next year, one day at PIB, four days on Kelly’s at Portside.

by cameron a. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
Love being there. All staff from inside, dock, and wait staff are amazing. They know their jobs and do them what looks effortless but I can imagine is very hard work.

by Kelly B. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2021
Excellent dock hands every time we're here. Very clean docks, showers, and bathrooms

by Jake B. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2021
Can get a little bumpy, but it’s a very nice marina.

by Lou F. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
The staff at Portside is very accommodating, I hesitate to stay here because of the lack of dock posts. A port berth is very difficult to come into because of no ability to judge where the dock is at. Also when it gets rough in there, which it does, the lack of dock posts causes you to run the risk of fenders jumping the dock and running your boat up against the dock.

by Terry B. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
we actually stated three days, and had a great time! The entire staff is great and so friendly, best dockhands on Lake Erie. Great bar and food, and the most immaculate showers and rest rooms I know of on the lake. Great Job Guys

by Greg C. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2021
Clean great location to shops restaurants friendly staff

by Jim W. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2021
Excellent staff and facility. Very clean very professional. Highly recommend!!

by Mark C. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2021
Nice facility and the nicest clean bathroom/showers I have seen. Great Dick hands and staff

by Jeanne B. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2021
Office was not open several times that we tried to go up there. It is very difficult to dock there. Unless the wind is perfectly calm, expect a challenge. I wanted to cancel our final day but, again, no one was in the office. The facilities themselves are very nice and the docking team was there to help us enter but no one was there for the exit. Fortunately we had fellow boaters there to help.

by Jeffrey G. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2021
Great place to stay for awhile. Good restaurant and a nice small village.

by Bob H. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2021
The folks working at portside, especially Jack, are outstanding

by Tom C. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2021
Great Stay as always. Dockhands and staff very helpful. Music was also great.

by Beth B. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2021
Wonderful experience as usual! Thanks Portside!

by Russell S. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
I did not stay the last night and old like a refund or credit for one night. Credit can be in house for use at a different time.

by Kevin M. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2021
Dock hand superior. Staff very friendly. Great showers. Reservations Quick and informing

by Bruce B. - Verified user on May 27, 2021
Excellent marina. Very helpful staff. Restaurant is on a deck that you can watch the sunsets as you enjoy a beverage and dinner.

by Jennifer B. - Verified user on Apr 07, 2021
Hands down our favorite marina on our favorite island. Dockhands are the best, great hookups, easy in and out, wifi, and top notch baths/shower. Discount on golf cart rental as well. Have a drink or some lunch overlooking the marina with a great view of Cedar Point too.

by James S. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2020
This is an awesome marina the dock master and his team are AWESOME

by Sunny R. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2020
We are newer boaters and the staff was super helpful in getting us in and out, very polite. We checked in during a very busy Saturday, facilities were great and great location. The weather turned bad on Sunday, and again, the staff was on their game and did everything they could to make sure we were helped out of the marina with 16-20 knot winds- safely. Highly recommend Portside and plan on staying again.

by Fred S. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2020
Dock hands were courteous and very helpful, especially for someone who has never docked at a full marina. Marina has a great layout and it very easy to get into and out of, even in windy conditions. Dock is new and well maintained.

by MICHAEL H. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2020
Very well run marina. Crew was able to handle multiple boys coming in throughout the day. Clean bathrooms, nice docks. Very good first time experience.

by Ronald M. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2020
The accommodations were excellent. Also, due to bad weather we were unable to leave on our scheduled departure date. The staff were excellent and flexible with this unforeseen change. Would highly recommend Portside Marina to anyone traveling to Kelly's Island.

by Dave N. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2020
Our favorite place to stay on Lake Erie. Dockers food is great. It is downtown close to everything or rent a cart from Magee Magoos next door to see the Island. Dockmaster Jack and all the guys hustle to safely receive and launch boats (No easy task on weekends). A fun family atmosphere. Private bathrooms with showers are air conditioned. Great people!

by Christopher W. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2020
Always a great stay on the island. Thank you!!

by Carolyn B. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2020
Dock master and dock hands very helpful as well as the office. Good location in the heart of town yet quiet at the boat slips. Clean bathrooms. We’ll be back!

by jess r. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2020
It started out and finished off with the most helpful dock hands we have ever had! Jack, the head dock master was on top of it! The office staff and golf cart rental were extremely friendly as well. The docks are floating so it can be rocky at times. This did not bother us though because the staff and location make up for it. The bathrooms are remodeled as of a couple years ago and are by far the best bathrooms out of any marina. ( toilet, shower, sink, counter, all in a private room!)

by Katie R. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2020
Best island marina on Lake Erie! Never seen more hustle in a staff, they really know how to get the job done! Definitely will return!

by John S. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2020
We were there from July 2 thru July 5. As for the marina itself, dockage is a little tight but manageable. Dock hands are great at getting you in. Facilities are first rate and clean, shower rooms are great since remodeled. Staff in general is very nice and helpful. Nice having a good restaurant right there next to the marina. The downsides: maybe it was because of the holiday, but I get tired of multiple boats playing different music at full volume all day long. Marina rules say no loud music after 10:00, but no effort made to enforce it. I wouldn't even mind up to midnite, but a couple boats went till 1:30. Also, marina info. said WIFI available, but there was no WIFI the entire time we were there. Of course, no one was social distancing or wearing masks.

by Eric M. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2020
Best place ever! Thank you!

by David - Verified user on Jul 05, 2020
great people and beautiful location!

by Lucinda E. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2020
We stayed Friday evening till Monday morning. The slips are tight and closely spaced back to back. We have a 35’ sail boat and it was tight. Dock hands were ever present and helpful. Floating docks moved around a lot with a southwest wind. Electrical hook ups are wide apart and pushed the limit of our 50’ power cord. Saturday night was loud and raucous, which was ok for a bit, but became too much. Most of the overnighters left on Sunday morning and the place was pretty empty. However, on Sunday afternoon all hell broke loose. Every slip filled with drunk power boaters trying to outdo themselves with loud sound systems playing tired classic rock and lousy country music, and loud engines. This was all very unrestricted and I’m sure Portside earns some much needed revenue at this time. Fortunately we had friends to visit, but It was still going on at 6pm or so. Later Sunday night was peaceful. Not that I’m overly protective, but other than staff there was no attempt to social distance. The restroom and shower facilities were terrific. The staff was helpful and courteous, but not very knowledgeable. No one seemed to know if the water on the dock was potable and directed me to the Dock Master. Shouldn’t that be common knowledge? I would probably return during the week, but not the weekend. TE

by Christina S. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2020
Loved where we stayed...close to most everything ....nice private bathroom with shower...just a little more rocking on the sacks than we are use to....other than that a great stay🍺👙☀️👍🏻

by Brandon J. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2020
Stay was great, crew was great. Would be nice if the docks or fingers were labeled A, B, C, etc. Large enough to read. Was extremely packed and boats waiting to get in and once you get in there is nothing telling you what each section of docking is and they tell you to go to C dock or whatever. Great overall though.

by Laura M. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2020
Calm in the marina, nice slips with rubber bumpers, skilled dock hands, clean restrooms. It was awesome for our fishing needs.

by David O. on Jun 05, 2020
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 Kathy T. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
Outstanding location, service and accommodations!

by Dan F. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
The weekend was great. Portside Marina is an awesome marina with excellent dock hands and staff. Restrooms/showers are very clean and new.

by Milan M. - Verified user on May 25, 2020
The staff could not be nicer more helpful. The dock master Jack is the best, hardest working guy,you ever want to meet. Thank you all for being very patient with all of us that are having trouble obeying all the new rules.

by Rebecca R. 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 Michael R. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2019
Great dock in relation to location to Dockers Restaurant and our football game!

by Rick L. - Verified user on Sep 15, 2019
Hard working and helpful dockhands; clean restrooms/showers & and a convenient bar.

by Kathy O. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2019
We had a great time! Loved the new private baths!

by Dana G. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
Portside was extremely accommodating, clean and a great location. So excited to book next April for Summer of 2020!

by Ray J. - Verified user 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 Anthony B. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2019
Great facilities. Close to everything you’ll need. Very helpful staff.

by Jim B. - Verified user 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 Jon M. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2019
Awesome 5 star Service from dock hands, to the office, restaurant/bar staff, and the owners. Bravo !!

by Nick S. - Verified user 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 LES V. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
Great transient marina with a very helpful and friendly crew!

by Kelly M. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
The docks are nice, good power and centrally located. Clean facilities and helpful staff.

by Brenda L. - Verified user 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 Jeni H. 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 Jeffrey G. - Verified user 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 Danni T. 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 Douglas H. 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.

About Portside Marina

Portside Marina is Kelleys Island's finest docking and dining destination. Our family owned and operated marina was recently rebuilt and renovated. Our 115 slips and channel accommodate over 120 boats, up to 70' length and 25' beam. We offer hourly and overnight docking, shower facilities, golf cart and bike rentals. We are located in the heart of downtown Kelleys Island, tucked away down along the waterfront, apart from the hustle and bustle of the street activity. Our friendly staff will help you dock your boat, register for a slip, and settle in for a drink and fine meal. We look forward to your visit.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 70'

Max Beam: 25'

Max Draft: 10'


  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Wireless Internet
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Floating Docks
  • ATM
  • Pet Friendly



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