Burnham Harbor, the Chicago Harbors

$3.50/ft - $6/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
1559 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM
VHF 71

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103 Reviews

by Patrick M. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2023
Michelle at Burnham Harbor was a huge help. Thank You

by Todd O. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Nice stay , your paying for location and not great amenities , they are ok but not worth the price per ft

by Randy T. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
The slip location was great for our walk to Soldier Field but for the second time in two trips to Burnham the slip was covered with Goose poop. I spent 30 minutes hosing it off. I would think for $120 per 24 stay Dockwa could have the slip clean.

by Mathieu F. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2023
The great: The city skyline, glitzy megayachts, and beautiful waterfront bike paths make Burnham a spectacular place to stay! The good: The marina itself is in good shape with synthetic decking and reliable power pedestals (some even have integrated pumpouts). The not-so-good: The marina store is barely a store (chips, ice and soda: yes. Tylenol and TP: no) and the bathroom facilities/cleanliness are a B- at best. And for the premium city prices, there should be good, reliable Wi-Fi. It was so unreliable that we often had to use our hotspot. Overall though, this is a terrific place to enjoy the big city vibe while still getting some peace in the evenings.

by Curt P. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
We had a great stay!! We will definitely do this again. The harbor is fantastic, can't beat the views and location. It would be great if you can fix the center launch ramp. I would also be useful to post a staff member by the ramp to somewhat herd the cats during the busiest hours.

by Rick S. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2023
Chicago's best harbor. Great staff.

by Jonathan C. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Great location for the Bears game. Dock M seems like it’s brand new.

by Christopher H. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
We’ve been here before and it was glorious so we had the same expectation. The dock was great. Neighbors were great but several things went amiss. 1- parking pass. I got in later via car at 9pm. Kids had school and activities. I missed the memo that no one would be there to give me a parking pass. So had to spend $40 and walk almost a mile back to marina at night which I didn’t feel comfortable with. Had to go get the car the next day. What a pain. 2- also Friday, server at the bar was too busy talking to what seemed to be people she knew to offer me service as I stood almost 5 min there with my cash in hand. She saw me. Made eye contact and turned back to her friends. I finally spoke up and a super nice tall kid with dark hair who was stocking helped me out. He was great. But it was getting late and bar wasn’t that busy. What gives? 3- the public bathrooms were literally like Porta pottys. Thank god I had another option with a code. I mean I go to Lolla. This was worse. 4- the ramp and the bar are literally next to each other and the Ubers have to wait for the line at the ramp. It’s total chaos and the poor staff is just trying to keep people calm the whole time. It’s masssssss confusion. Maybe make a ride share area up the road a bit instead of in the circle. I don’t know but it’s a mess. Not staying here again. Belmont is waaaaaaay better now. Better parking, quieter, facilities nicer. Sorry Burnham. Ya out.

by Mark S. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
My freind was on the waiting list for a 30' for the same time and they never got back to him yet there were several empty slips including room right behind me!

by Cynthia R. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
The team at Burnham harbor was terrific - the best we've experienced in a few years. The weather was not great leading up to and after the weekend and I greatly appreciated their flexibility with our rival and departure dates. Looking forward to a return trip soon -

by Jose L. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
I love the employees. It shows that management is doing a great job.

by Stephen G. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
The Captains there are awful. Aggressive, dangerous, self centered and otherwise bad, except for the bathroom at P dock the facilities that we saw were bad. We asked for help docking. No one ever came.

by Andon Z. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Excellent marina, my favorite of all great location and very friendly crew.
Marina Response:
Thank you for making a reservation with us at Burnham harbor. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you continue to make reservations with us in the future!

by Connor K. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
Had a great time! The process was very smooth and the staff were all very accommodating

by Kyle R. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
Great marina to take in a concert. Arrived for Beyonce concert for a meeting place and overnight. Docks and bathrooms are very nice. Great communication from the office regarding slip information and a late slip number change.

by Isaac J. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Very nice marina, will be back!

by John G. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2023
Beautiful harbor. Would have been 5 stars but some teenagers across from us kept us up until 2 am yelling and playing loud music.

by Jeffrey S. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2023
It was a great time, chill at night - even quiet

by Diane W. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Burnham harbor was great. Assigned dock ok.

by Nora R. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Very communicative with information about the harbor

by James J. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Very nice lots to see and do

by Richard C. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Busy in nice weekend days but otherwise great. Very helpful staff.

by John B. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Harbor staff was very helpful and we had a great stay.

by Carlos J. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2022
Everything was excellent!

by Joel S. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2022
Awesome location and marina was very clean, well kept.
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About Burnham Harbor, the Chicago Harbors

Please Note: 2-3 night minimum may be charged for special events of holidays. Burnham Harbor has a 30ft minimum.

Burnham Harbor is located within walking distance of the Chicago downtown and is situated on the Museum Campus. It is the largest harbor in the Chicago Harbors system. Surrounded by a stunning skyline view, the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Soldier Field, and McCormick Place the harbor is a focal point of the City of Chicago. Burnham Harbor is also home to the Burnham Park Yacht Club. The harbor has 1126 slips, mooring cans, and star docks and can accommodate boats from 28-100ft + in length.

Transient docking is available; please call the harbor directly for reservations any time after May 15. Burnham Harbor has a fuel dock facility with gas and diesel fuels. There is a laundry facility in the Ship’s Store. Waste pump-out equipment is available on a no-charge basis. There is a 3-lane launch ramp at the harbor with parking for approximately 43 vehicles with trailers. There is a mast stepping/unstopping capability at the Burnham Park Yacht Club, located on the east side of Burnham Harbor. The harbor monitors channels 9 and 16 and the switch to/working channel is 71.

Boaters, please note: No Overnight Trailer Parking is permitted.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 05/16/2024 at 9:12AM

  • Regular Gas: $5.449

  • Diesel: $5.129


  • Ship Store
  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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