Southport Marina

$55 - $95

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Day Trip
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21 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140-4222
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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77 Reviews

by Walter L. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2024
Fantastic and had a great slip. Thanks to Dockwa.

by Dwain L. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
Very nice harbor and local amenities

by Charles A. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
We always enjoy our stay in Kenosha and especially at Southport Marina. Always friendly and helpful!

by Randall S. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
Great facility and very accommodating staff. We come here almost every year. One of our favorite marinas in Wisconsin.

by Tatiana C. - Verified user on Jun 03, 2024
Amazing place to stay

by Nicholas J. - Verified user on May 12, 2024
Great Customer service, Great Location

by LUIS A. - Verified user on Mar 28, 2024
Our marina has everything you need for a perfect season. Being Downtown Kenosha makes it even better. Access to all services as well as bars and restaurants. There is an Anytime Fitness health club nearby which makes it even better.

by Tom S. - Verified user on Dec 26, 2023
People, facilities and town is wonderful

by Daniel M. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
The marina has a lacked garbage cans however it was clean. The town of Kenosha was a fun place to visit. Fun streetcar, Civil War and natural history museum within walking distance to the marina. There is a diner called Frank's about two blocks away from the 1920's that is a must see with fantastic food

by Kip R. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2023
Excellent weather protection. Very nice facilities, helpful staff, close to town and restaurants.

by Adam M. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Great Marina, nice people on the dock and a great town.

by John f. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2023
Great Marina great staff, wonderful places to visit within short walking distance. Been there five times!

by John F. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Was a nice stop. Easy to get to the slip. Parked along the Park. Felt like we were in a fish bowl.

by Tim B. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Great facility, we'll be back!

by Don D. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Very nice, clean bathrooms. Nice town. Plenty to do.

by steve s. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
On our approach to the marina we called (phone) for our reserved slip assignment, and immediately put on hold for about 10minutes. We had to hang up in order to take sails down and prepare the boat for entrance. We hailed the marina on vhf…no reply…. We then called again (phone) and received our assignment. The fuel dock attendant DID deliver our key to the slip, which was great. Thanks. The dock was a minefield of bird crap, and the south bathhouse looked as if it were abandoned by all life except spider’s. The power stations were a cross between the pier and bath house condition. We don’t travel with a water hose, and dock hands did respond to my request for the pier to be washed so we didn’t track crap onto the boat. So that was good. Kenosha itself is a great place to visit, and the market is always has something to offer. So, we’ll return.

by Stephen L. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
Wonderful People. Bad information on marina soundings.

by Jeremiah C. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Wonderful experience. People were helpful and nice.

by John H. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
The Marina is always clean and inviting. We enjoy the farmer’s market and the easy walk to restaurants, events and sights.

by Darius K. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Great Marina and great facilities and helpful staff. This was our second trip to Southport and will definitely come back next year. We draw 7 feet, watch for the sandbar as you turn left from the harbor entrance towards the fuel dock....stay close to the rocks on your port!

by John M. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Outstanding amenities, friendly & helpful team, clean well-kept pool and clubhouses and numerous great restaurants w/in walking distance. Fantastic marina. The attentive and professional employees, combined w/the well equipped workout room overlooking harbor, & multiple laundry and shower areas, & the Tap House pub very nearby ( and Kaisers pizza ( just a 5min walk, make this our favorite marina on Lake Michigan. We have been here for 7yrs

by Casey D. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Very nice Marina, clean, good people and nice boats. We had a small issue with the 50 Amp breaker blowing if we used more than 30 amps, but we manged the power after learning it would trip . Would visit again. Several nice restauranta within walking distance of Marina.

by Peter H. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
The facilities were very clean and up to date. The staff we interacted with were very friendly, accommodating, and quick to respond to all needs. Would definitely stay again.

by Chris R. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2023
No complaints. Very quiet.

by Mark H. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2023
Great place & people
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About Southport Marina

Southport Marina has distinguished itself as an alternative to larger, more impersonal and institutional facilities. Southport is a public facility with the feel of a private marina, large enough to provide boaters with everything they need, yet small enough that you can walk into the office and speak with one of the owners.

Southport Marina is conveniently located in the center of Kenosha's new Harbor Park Development. The marina is within walking distance to several fine restaurants that offer a variety of dining experiences. Additionally, there is a full range of services located in the downtown area all within walking distance to the marina.

As a full-service marina, we offer everything you may need for your life on the water.

Booking Info

Thank you for visiting Southport Marina.

When arriving at Southport Marina for your transient stay, please stop at the gas dock and see the Attendant to check in, get your slip assignment, keys, and general information. Our Marina office is open Tuesday-Saturday 9am – 4pm; Sun 9am - 1pm. Gas Dock hours are 9am – 7pm daily (weather dependent).

If you will be arriving after hours, please call the Marina office @ 262-657-5565 to make arrangements for check-in.

We hope you enjoy your stay.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 08/25/2023 at 1:02PM

  • Regular Gas: $4.99

  • Diesel: $4.39


  • Service & Maintenance
  • Ship Store
  • Dry Stack
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Floating Docks
  • Land Storage
  • Travel Lift
  • Captains Lounge
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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A boater's guide to Southport Marina

Southport Marina is conveniently located in the center of Kenosha's new Harbor Park Development. The marina is just a stone’s throw away from several restaurants and shopping centers that offer a variety of exciting experiences to fill your day.

Whether you’re planning an overnight trip to explore downtown Kenosha or looking to secure a slip on Lake Michigan for an entire season, Southport is the perfect spot to dock your boat.

Approach and dockage

Upon arrival, transients must stop at the Gas House where they will receive their marina key and slip assignment. As you enter the mouth of the marina, the Gas House will be on a long floating dock visible off your port side.

Note: If you are planning on arriving after 7:00PM, special arrangements should be made with the marina office during normal business hours.

Southport Marina amenities

Southport Marina a full service marina and then some. Not only is it the largest marina and winter storage facility in the area, but it also has resort-quality amenities like a fitness center, pool, and ship’s store.


Southport has seven technicians on staff with over 50 factory certifications, ensuring that you’ll get the most out of your docking experience. Southport Marina can service all aspects of your boat or yacht including gas or diesel engines, electronics, generators, plumbing, water systems, fiberglass repair, and bottom painting.

Fuel Dock

Southport fuel dock offers Valvtect Marine Fuel, which is "specially formulated" for marine engines. Fuel is available 7 days a week from 9am-5pm.


The pool and hot tub area abuts the marina’s docks. You can spend all day alternating between sunbathing in a comfy lounge chair and swimming laps in their large pool. Then once it’s time to get ready for the evening, wash up in the attached bath house. The pool is open daily from 10am-8:30pm during the season.

Proximity to attractions by land

Boathouse Pub & Eatery (0.8 miles away)

A 10-minute walk from the marina, the Boat House Pub & Eatery offers an amazing view of Lake Michigan, with fantastic food and drinks to keep you entertained while looking out at the water. The restaurant is a fisherman’s dream as it serves as a popular stop for Charter Fishing Cruises.

Dinosaur Discovery Museum (0.6 miles away)

Consider this the next best thing to going to Jurassic Park! The Dinosaur Discovery Museum is home to one of the most complete fossil records in the United States. It’s staff also conducts ongoing research, meaning they are constantly uncovering new and exciting discoveries. Become a paleontologist for the day while browsing the fossils and records of our scaly prehistoric friends.

Kenosha Public Museum (0.3 miles away)

If dinosaurs aren’t your thing but you still want to still check out a local museum, head over to the Kenosha Public Museum. The museum focuses on natural sciences, as well as fine & decorative arts, containing thousands of historic pieces. Established in 1933, the Museum's collections have grown to over 80,000 items, including over 1,200 works in fine arts collection.

The Coffee Pot (0.8 miles away)

There’s nothing better than grabbing a cup of coffee or a bubbly mimosa to kick off the day. The Coffee Pot offers diner fare with a tropical twist and seasonal inspirations. Want to grab breakfast or lunch outside? Pull up a chair in “The Garden of Eatin’” and enjoy the cool breeze from Lake Michigan among the surrounding fresh flowers, veggies, and palm trees. During the cooler months, the restaurant serves as an oasis for sailing parties that want a quick breakfast or lunch.

Proximity to attractions by sea

Traveling by boat means you get a spectacular view of the shoreline, but you can also enjoy some additional perks while out on the water. Fishing is always a given when you’re cruising on Lake Michigan but check out these offshore wonders and events that are close by Southport Marina.

Kenosha Lighthouse Studio (0.6 miles away)

The Kenosha Lighthouse has been a long-standing landmark since it was first lit in 1906. Visible from the shoreline, the Lighthouse has been converted into an art gallery, open to the public since 2011. Whether you dock at Southport and walk over to explore the artwork, or cruise by the Lighthouse, it makes for a great day trip.

Home Run Derby at Kenosha Harbor (0.5 miles away)

Want to experience a baseball event unlike any other? The Kenosha Kingfish baseball team made a huge splash by hosting a one-of-a-kind home run derby as part of the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Festivities. This event has since become a yearly celebration to ring in the summer season as players launch balls from a dock over an outfield “wall” made of buoys and pool noodles. You can watch from the dock with locals and baseball fans, or view from the comfort of your boat. Maybe you’ll even catch the home-run ball out on the water!