Diversey Harbor Lagoon, the Chicago Harbors

$2.50/ft - $4.75/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
2601 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 69

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35 Reviews

by dockholiday on Aug 22, 2022
Absolutely the best place to stay. We had a transient slip for a few days and were able to launch right there at the marina, good amount of trailer parking. Nice, clean, secure floating docks and restrooms. Can’t say enough about Dockmaster Rick Composono and his crew, they are extremely friendly and helpful, They are the heart of this Marina, we hope they never leave! Stellar people and true friends to boaters. Also, even though we were transient, our dockmates were among the best bunch of boaters we’ve met in 25 yrs of slip rental and transient slips all over Lake Michigan. Would add that the stoplight system for the harbor entrance works really well, and is on a predictable 10 minute schedule - wasn’t a bother at all. We had a great time and will be back as often as possible. Thank you for your hospitality Rick!

by kathydassow on Aug 07, 2022
Awesome! Rick is the best - thanks so much!

by tomschofieldchannelmax1 on Jul 17, 2022
While weather during my weekend stay was so-so, the harbor crew of Gavin and Charlie were AWSOME. Very quick to respond and assist when needed and very professional!.

by jimecklund on Sep 14, 2021
Awesome. Harbor is well-maintained and clean, Staff was friendly and helpful.

by kilykira on Aug 30, 2021
We enjoyed our stay. This harbor is very friendly and very helpful with everything you need. Thank you for your high customer service!

by jab95sss on Aug 15, 2021
Love this place. The only thing to critique is the bathrooms. It would be helpful to bust out doors that lead directly into the showers and close in the wall between the showers and stools.. The reward in improvement over the cost would surely be great.. Otherwise, always a great time.. Lots of goose poop on the docks.

by mekunik on Aug 03, 2021
I stayed as a transient boater for a full week and have nothing but great things to say. The harbor was beautiful and well maintained, the bathrooms were perfect acceptable, and the harbor staff were wonderfully accommodating. I worked with one the managers named Adam the most, and I can't say enough how impressed I was with his diligence in answering all my questions, and going out of his way to ensure I have a pleasant stay. Great job guys!

by chrisb321 on Aug 02, 2021
Easy access, good size slips. Only problem was the duck/goose pub on the slip. There was tons, you could not step around it. The main walkway was clear but they never clean the transient slips

by jpstack on Jul 31, 2021
Everything was great! Harbor master was friendly and EXTREMELY helpful. Tiny is THE MAN! The people at the slip were professional and helpful and friendly as HELL!

by 4lobes on Jul 25, 2021
Great marina! Easy launch and access to Lake Mich, will definitely stay again.

by danielac2 on Jul 17, 2021
Very helpful and friendly staff. Marina is well maintained, bathrooms were clean.

by jgomez3190 on Aug 24, 2020
Great service. Excellent staff

by goodchild on Aug 11, 2020
We did not get our confirmation in time. We tried to connect with the Harbormaster, but the phone was disconnected. We are demanding a refund.

by ljlittle01 on Aug 21, 2019
Not real impressed. No real place to grill or just hang out. Bathrooms always had long lines and had to wait. They didn't have just bathrooms only 6 shower/bathroom combo. communication from marina before our visit was good.

by justinzita3 on Aug 19, 2019
Great harbor. The wakes for all the jet skis was annoying but everything else was perfect.

by hawfam on Aug 19, 2019
Kevin the harbormaster is very friendly and takes care of any issues quickly (even if they are my own issues)

by cheryljeff1 on Jul 29, 2019
Super easy use and great facilities. Harbor Master was very helpful and provided excellent communication. Made our stay as smooth as we could ask for.

by ocote91 on Jul 10, 2019
Staff was helpful and friendly awesome experience. Restrooms do need a little maintenance.

by johnnymac on Jun 13, 2019
Very clean and comfortable. Everything was as it should be

by ejmmstack on Sep 23, 2018
Excellent stay! Kevin and Tiny were excellent hosts. Upon arrival, they gave us the full scoop on all of the marina, yacht club, and local services. Very friendly and welcoming! The yacht club staff was great. Friendly service at the bar, nice showers, fun people. Everyone that walked past our slip and stopped to say hi. Super friendly atmosphere, and we will definitely return. Finally, met some great guys who do work on marina boats. Was able to hire them to buff out my hull - exceptional job! Just ask around. Everyone knows and trusts them. Thanks Diversey Harbor for a great weekend!!! Ed

by tpfahy on Aug 20, 2018
Just finished our second annual multi-day stay with Diversey in Chicago for the Air and Water Show. Great facilities, newly installed security fence and gates. Constant patrolling and security made me feel my boat was secure. Ice and food delivery. Decent prices on fuel and NO ETHANOL!. Special shout out to HarborMaster Kevin, Tiny, and Keith . The "local boaters" are a great crowd. Fantastic experience and i felt specifically honored as a Vet! I will be back again

by mtuminaro on Aug 20, 2018
Harbor master,Kevin Kane runs a great marina.

by f1kubica on Aug 20, 2018
Everything was as expected, the only comment is that for a marina in such place like downtown Chicago with million dollar boats docked the bathroom should be a lot nicer and a lot cleaner.

by tomschofield on Jul 16, 2018
The crew that runs Diversey Harbor are top notch. They run a tight ship and are very accommodating to transient boaters. I come to the city several times a summer and always make it a point to try t stay at Diversey Harbor. The docks, grounds & slips are always clean. My assigned slip is always ready and clearly communicated well in advance of my arrival. Great crew indeed!

by jinanboerman on Jul 16, 2018
Bathrooms could use a better cleaning. I went right after the guy “cleaned it” and there was toilet paper on the ground the floor not shower area was cleaned. He took out the garbage and cleaned the toilet that was it.

by ryanbelcher on Jul 16, 2018
Bathrooms and showers were disgusting! Like they have never been cleaned! For the money they charge per night I want a clean bathroom!! Just nasty!!

by ryr_p6stoudw9mdlip8z on Sep 27, 2017
Our stay at Diversey harbor was awesome. Harbor master Kevin couldn't have been more accommodating. We would highly recommend docking your boat at Diversey!

by stevegitz on Sep 05, 2017
There was a slight glitch when I was put at a dock with the wrong electrical supply, but the Harbor Master was very gracious at putting me in a better position in the Marina with access to the Yacht Club facilities. We were not members but he honored a reciprocal agreement with the Yacht Club I am a member at. The people working in the Yacht Club were outstanding and we really appreciated Rachel's hospitality.

by dubnkl on Aug 27, 2017
Convenient location. Friendly staff. Clean facilities. Great amenities.

by johnlambrecht on Aug 21, 2017
The slip and the people were great! We'll be back. Thanks, John

by ignoffo on Aug 21, 2017
Would have given Diversey Harbor a 5 Star rating, BUT... DOCKWA is getting in their way! The Dockway website is awful to work with and very slow. Does not provide answers to questions about parking etc. Go back to the old way of handling reservations for a slip with Kevin and his crew. Kevin was wonderful, excellent customer service! He had to change our slip three times, but finally was able to find an actual open slip for us, which was perfect, again the DOCKWA system was to blame! Love Diversey Harbor and the friendly people and staff! Tom & Liesl Ignoffo

by wikkedkev2 on Aug 20, 2017
This was my first time on the "big lake" (Michigan) and I was met by the Diversy Harbor staff as if I had been a long time slip owner there. The staff was super friendly and they were always willing to help out. Thanks!

by bpmc90 on Jul 10, 2017
Diversey Harbor was perfect for us. We used a transient slip since we rolled in from Milwaukee for one night. The Harbor staff were helpful and friendly. The bathrooms were clean and I was impressed that they even had showers. During the day the harbor was quite busy with lots of parties on boats, but by the evening it was quiet and stayed quiet all night. There are not streets too close, so little traffic noise as well. We will be back. Thanks for your hospitality.

by jlaethem on Jul 01, 2017
Great location. Docks are very close together, so maneuvering in and out of the slip is tight. Dock Manager came in an hour late, but was friendly and easy to work with. Fuel dock guy was mildly rude as we bought $450 of fuel.

by chadroot on Jun 04, 2017
Kevin the harbor master made all the difference! Hooked us up with a great dock and a great time at our reciprocal yacht club.

About Diversey Harbor Lagoon, the Chicago Harbors

Diversey Harbor is located in the heart of Lincoln Park sheltered within Lake Shore Drive. Due to bridge restrictions, Diversey can only accommodate power boaters as the clearance is approximately 9'. Bridge height varies upon weather conditions and can change within an hour.

Diversey Harbor has a friendly and lively reputation. Within walking distance of the harbor is the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Just a 10 minute drive away is Wrigley Field. The harbor is also the home to the Diversey Yacht Club. Diversey has 719 slips and can accommodate boats from 25’-50’ in length.

Transient docking is available. There is a fuel dock at Diversey Harbor located at the Diversey Yacht Club with gas and diesel fuels. Additionally, there is a 2-lane launch ramp with parking for approximately 67 vehicles with trailers. Waste pump-out equipment is provided on a no-charge basis. The harbor monitors channels 9 and 16 and the switch to/working channel is 69.

Booking Info

Please note there is no overnight trailer parking allowed at the marina.


  • Gas
  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Security
  • Floating Docks
  • Oil Recycling
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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