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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71 Reviews

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

by Mike L. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Beautiful marina, easy access. A little glitch with getting the fobs for access but they fixed it very quickly. Bathrooms clean, slips nice with deck boxes for use. Would recommend. Also loved their cancellation policy as we had to cross the lake a day late because of weather. No charge for cancelling that one night.

by ROBERT A. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Great ! Guy at the gas dock was very helpful !

by Vitaly S. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
We stayed just one night. It was GREAT as ALWAYS

by Charles A. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
We always enjoy our stay in Kenosha and especially at Southport Marina. Always friendly and helpful!

by Randall S. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Great facility and very accommodating staff. One of our favorite marinas in Wisconsin.

by James B. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2022
Great docks, friendly people

by Bryan H. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2022
Nice location with several restaurants within walking distance. Clean bathrooms. Nice marina

by Jay P. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2022
Nice marina with a pool and easy access to town.

by Ernest A. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2022
Great place. very clean.

by Bernie M. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2022
Beautiful marina! Help docking was a problem!! Was told to go to the fuel dock, an employee was painting the window trim on the gas dock building. After I yelled to him as the wind was blowing me around he said he was busy and someone will be there shortly. Another employee did come right a way. People on the dock help grab lines. On another note we went to use the marinas grills an one tank was empty and the second grill was being used and that tank was near empty. Southport should keep a spare tank by the grills.

by Joe - Verified user on Jul 26, 2022
Friendly staff & dog friendly Clean & safe feeling Marina Irish pub in walking distance.

by Patrick L. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Since the Kenosha harbor market is only on Saturday's you should offer a reduced fee like $30 for 6 hours of docking and advertise it at Waukegan and Northpoint. You would get a substantial number of visitors from both for the day increasing revenue and goodwill.

by Jim S. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Absolutely beautiful marina! Love the pool and hot tub! Love the town hot spots within walking distance. We had a great weekend! We will be returning!

by Wendy O. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2022
Such a wonderful port, so quiet and clean, and my husband only got stopped 4 times for sailboat/ client advice :) No one could believe he was actually here on holiday! Wendy Olsen Ferdinand Nimphius

by Mohamad E. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2022
Friendly people clean harbor

by Suzette l. - Verified user on May 20, 2022
Great Marina very clean and comfortable. Amenities are good. Restaurants and shops within walking distance. We would definitely come back.

by Nick M. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2021
We arrived at Southport Marina, Kenosha, WI, Friday Oct 8 after 5 PM and headed for the fuel dock, not knowing if our Dockwa reservation (shortly before 4 PM office close) would be waiting for us. There came Tom, who had waited for us to help tie up and gave us instructions to our slip (even though it was after hours for him) - thanks Tom! We then headed to slip C165 but found it occupied (not good with the office closed and Tom long gone home)! But all turned out well as after turning around to recheck for the correct dock, we returned and took the next open slip about ten slips down, hoping that no else was out that late. Saturday morning, we enjoyed visiting the Farmers Market, and especially the Civil War museum and visited with several sailors back at the slip, then it was time to return to Racine. All in all, we would visit Southport using Dockwa again!

by Timothy K. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2021
The slip we were assigned did not seem to be long enough for our boat

by kent l. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2021
Friendly people, fairly easy sail from Chicago, easy to find our way into the harbor and tie up to our slip. Our slip was in a perfect location near the bath house and pool and walking path. We enjoyed our stay in Kenosha and even stayed an extra night!

by Peter G. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2021
`Nice facilities with very pleasant patrons. Many stores and restaurants nearby, within 2-3 blocks.

by John L. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2021
Nice marina. Good clean facilities. friendly staff, good food nearby. Even a trolley.

by Albert D. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Very friendly helpful staff assisted us with an after hours check in. Marina facilities were very clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend or book a transient slip in the future.

by Daniel B. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
Clean, quiet and friendly people at this marina.

by Gary L. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
Good slip….so so Diesel prices….thank you

by Gordy K. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2021
A very nice place to stay. Some issues with 50 amp service so make sure you have the appropriate splitters and or dock assignment

by NICK R. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
We absolutely love this Marina. Very clean and plenty to do!

by Joseph R. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2021
Fantastic. The facility was updated and clean. people were friendly. And an Irish Pub - only a 3 minute walk from our dock!

by Bruce O. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2021
We always enjoy our annual visit to Southport Marina. The staff take good care of transients and it's a nice town to visit.

by Jim M. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2020
The harbor was excellent. We had four boats in our group and were given piers close to each other. The bathrooms were clean and warm. Everyone in our group enjoyed our stay and the other boaters around us were very welcoming. We will be back!

by Dan W. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
Ditto my last stay comments: Excellent marina with very clean facilities, a wonderful customer service oriented staff in a great town to visit.

by George S. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2020
All good went smooth as can be

by Nick L. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2020
Very friendly, helpful and clean

by Jason G. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2020
Marina was clean and had the right amenities. Check in was easy once we stopped at the gas dock to pick up our welcome pack. Check out was even easier with drop boxes at various locations. Some of the residents helped us dock and were very helpful and welcoming. The local town was walking distance and had a variety of bars and restaurants.

by Matthew H. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2020
Clean, good amenities close by, very nice harbor

by Rick A. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2020
Great marina, clean Enjoyed the park

by Jim M. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2019
The facilities are great and up to date. However, the pier we were assigned was covered in goose droppings. We had to wash down the pier ourselves for 20 minutes before we could walk on it. Luckily another boat nearby had a hose on his dock

by Ronald P. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2019
Awesome marina. Prompt response to my questions. Access cards were at the fuel dock as we arrived after the office closed (430 pm on a Friday?, to.early in my opinion). Restrooms were clean and docks were wide and debris free. Easy walk to restaurants and fantastic farmers market on Saturday morning. Friendly people on the docks. We were in a group of three boats. Nice, safe, marina, we will be back. Thank you.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 11, 2019
1. Windy day - we were asked to stop at the fuel dock to pick up key. This is an extra stop for a large boat in wind with other boats in line at the fuel dock. We declined and were finally allowed to check in at the office (as we do at other marinas). Very poor service to ask a large boat to tie up twice, especially in wind. 2. Our slip had no number on it (fell off?). Additionally, very difficult to read any of the numbers - faint print. 3. Office staff unfriendly and gruff. 4. Our pier was literally covered with bird poop! We could not get to/from our boat without stepping in some. Disgusting! 5. Summary - dirty, unfriendly marina. Would not recommend to others.

by John G. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2019
Easy to use app on the iPhone

by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 21, 2019
Friendly staff! Like that cable TV is included for transients.

by Greg B. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2019
Excellent marina! Steps to downtown Kenosha, which is a gem of a town. All the facilities were clean and in good shape. The marina graciously accommodated our after hours arrival and there was a drop off box for the keys that saved us a long walk to the main office. We had some much fun here that we're already planning our trip back next year.

by Maryanne T. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
Super friendly staff, easy access to local restaurants and the Saturday morning farmer's market is amazing!

by Jeff S. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2019
The marina was spotless. The dock hand at the fuel dock didn’t know what he was doing.

by Thomas H. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2019
Nice place, wide floating docks, and close to town. The only issue we had is that we had a (10) hour journey to get to Southport Marina and arrived at 4:35pm. We did not realize that they closed at 4:30 and was not notified regarding this issue! So after 4:30PM they will not response to your VHF radio. We were lucky that the fuel dock attendant was still present to give us an access key to the docks and restrooms and found us an open slip. We had to ask another boat owner for the WiFi passcode.

by Mike S. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2019
Fantastic job Southport!!

by Mark z. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2019
Friendly staff great location

by Kenn W. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2019
Was here with the Chicago Yacht Club power fleet for the weekend. Kenosha and the harbor rolled out the red carpet for us. It was a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back. Thanks to everyone.

by sue h. - Verified user on Jun 03, 2019
Marina staff friendly and helpful. The Marina itself is well designed- very pretty and boater friendly. Facilities are spotless.

by Dennis P. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2018
Beautiful setting, nice marina amenities, great restaurants within walking distance - what more cold a boater ask for when traveling on Lake Michigan?

by Robert B. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2018
Very nice marina with swimming pool. Easy docking in a well protected basin and dock hands to screw you up. Nice town with plenty of eats and a quaint, real trolley on a loop to eveeything.

by marc w. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2018
Great marina friendly helpful people

by Jim T. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2018
Need help at gas dock

by David B. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2017
Very nice marina, friendly people and reasonably good location. Town does not have ad much to offer, especially in walking distance as some other harbor towns. Marina facilities are great.

by Greg K. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2017
Southport Marina in Kenoshe blows the Chicago Harbor System out of the water! Fantastic.

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
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 11/28/2023 at 2:15PM

  • Regular Gas: $4.99

  • Diesel: $4.39


  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Ship Store
  • Dry Storage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Floating Docks
  • Winter 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!