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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!