by jplemmons on Jun 29, 2022
Washington Island is worth the trip. Kaps was OK. Showers and restrooms nice and clean. When we arrived, excellent service helping us get tied up. But, never saw any staff after our arrival. Docks are not very good and actually not sturdy. I would be very concerned with the stability of the docks in high winds. Utilities at the dock were good.
by griddler on Jun 27, 2022
This was an awesome experience! It is a smaller, family run marina and restaurant, and Kevin, Keenan and Barb bent over backwards to accommodate all of our needs, and they are all so friendly and accommodating! Washington Island is a great little Bohemian kind of place, and the marina and restaurant are on of our absolute favorites! This is a can't miss stop when boating in the vicinity!
by bighouse53 on Jun 26, 2022
Restaurant a must for breakfast
by take5 on Jun 26, 2022
Easiest/closest marina on Washington Island to get to from Door County. Docking was simple.
The staff is great.
The restaraunt, The Ships Wheel is right there & very good. Close to bike & recreational vehicle rentals to use when exploring the island.
by brookswatson on Jun 07, 2022
Great little family marina. Keenan and Kevin were super responsive and helpful getting us in and settled. We’re a deep keeled (6’9”) sailboat - Channels are deep enough. We got into our slip and settled into the mud near the bow. Not a problem. Easy in and out. Definitely have them connect you with Leo the local taxi man. He’s a real personality and great tour guide. The town is a few miles away, so getting a ride from Leo is advised.
by davegruenwald on Oct 06, 2021
We returned for one last trip before the weather turns crappy. This time we had friends in tow. We were going to rent some scooters ($350 for 4 of us) when Barb let us in on a super secret. The incredible "Scooby Mobile" for $70/day! Sweet score of their van. We took our friends to all the Island scenic spots. Watched the Pack win and got our "Bitter" club cards, Food was great as usual. Highly recommend this place.
by carolestlaurent on Sep 06, 2021
Kaps is now on our list of definite destinations each season. Staff is so friendly and helpful and the food is great at the Wagon Wheel. There is a new clothing shop - Do North - where I got very nice stuff that dries quickly. The walk to the main road is short and there are several ice cream shops. It’ fun to watch the ferries some and go, but it’s not in the thick of it so it is very quiet. Electrical is 50amp and adaptors are available. Wifi is good from the furthest slip. Keep your fenders low coming in and keep closer to the green buoy at the entrance. Easily handles 5.5 draught.
by dgwente on Aug 24, 2021
We love this marina, it’s usually pretty quiet, and there are close places for our hogs to swim. Rental cars available to explore the island.
by blkwlf1 on Aug 23, 2021
Highly recommend! The owners went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay.
by gleuer on Aug 17, 2021
Very friendly and helpful staff. Facilities were fine.
by kenlyn66 on Aug 17, 2021
We were boating from Green Bay across Lake Michigan and decided at the last minute to stay an extra day because of weather. We called Keenan at Kaps and he found room for us. This is a very protected marina with nice slips. They were super helpful about the Island and very friendly. Not many family marina's left out there, but this one is certainly a gem!
Thank you so much, really happy we could be here for you and share our family's marina with you! Have a great summer and hope to see you again in the future!
by sailtosteam on Aug 15, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the marina. It is a simple, family owned business with fishing apparel store, bait store, and a very nice restaurant. Folks were very nice and accomodating.
by marianj on Aug 09, 2021
Everyone there was just outstanding in every way. The marinia is owned by a wonderful family and they all work hard at making your stay a pleasure. The marina also rents Jeeps and you must tour the island, as there is so much to see and do.
by twv on Aug 07, 2021
Well protected Marina and friendly staff. We rented a jeep and toured the island. Highly recommend.
by blockera on Aug 05, 2021
Locally, family owned, quaint marina located at the center of welcoming visitors to Washington Island next to the ferry docks. Super friendly, attentive staff willing to make any accommodation. Rentals next door for bicycles, jeeps, ATV, scooters etc for exploring. Even small aluminum boats, bait and tackle for fishing excursions in the bay.
by karatc on Aug 02, 2021
You know it will be a great marina when Kevin, Barb and Keenan are waiting on the dock to grab lines with no previous communication. They also helped us in a mechanical pinch in a remote area which is priceless! Not to mention the bathrooms were clean everyday. Definitely coming back the next time we come across the lake from Michigan.
Thank you so much, happy we had the parts to get you moving again!! Looking forward to your return already, and you just left! Safe travels and fair seas!!
by jamiebeaver on Aug 01, 2021
Always a pleasure, friendly staff that go above & beyond to do what they can.
Always a pleasure to see you and your crew!! A perfect blend, like Whiskey & Water ;) . Have a GREAT summer!!
by unicorn on Jul 30, 2021
A reminder of days gone by… simple pleasures and friendly people.
Thank you for stopping in to explore and enjoy the place we call home, so good to make new friends and hope to see you again soon!!
by chrisfaris on Jul 26, 2021
We were doing a return from Mackinac Island after the race...Kevin and Barb were so flexible...we pulled in after a 20 hour trek, they were so helpful! We had a great breakfast at the restaurant, showered, rested, and refueled. Both of our hosts were great and the marina worked perfectly for our journey home to Chicago! Thanks Kevin and Barb!
Thanks guys! Happy to be here for you and be able to recharge you for your trek. Have a great rest of your summer!
by jkmarti1 on Jul 26, 2021
Kevin and Barb are extraordinarily accommodating hosts. We went to Kaps last year and had a wonderful time. We ended up there again this year, and it was again a great experience.
by blackpearl212 on Jul 25, 2021
Couldn’t be more helpful!
by lostboy on Jul 25, 2021
Great little place. The staff are all wonderful and go he extra mile to make sure you needs are taken care of. the food at their restaurant is amazing.
Thank you sir! The family puts a lot into our business, always great to hear we are getting it done. Have a great summer!
by windstar on Jul 21, 2021
Friendly helpful staff. Limited facilities, one toilet, shower and urinal but clean. Dock was wobbly but level. A little pricey for what they offer but it is a Island. Nice location for touring the island. We took the Cherry Train tour, a two minute walk from marina.
by michaeltessmer on Jul 21, 2021
The family owned and operated staff was very, very nice. The only way to communicate from water to them is by phone. They don’t use VHF radio.
For smaller vessels, the marina is ok for navigating, but for larger vessels it’s tight. (51’) One must be careful entering the harbor from the main channel due to the narrow cut off of the main ferry channel. One must stern in (shorter docks) and you cannot back up too close to bank due to being shallow. The dock is fixed and a little narrow, but it works. From the dock you walk off onto a grass bank (geese feces everywhere) to the shore power pedestal and it was a good 30-35’ back from the swim platform.
The location was beautiful and rustic, a little junky as island living causes residents to abandon items (vehicles, tires, etc.) rather than rid of them.
The restaurant is not open every day, so check on that if it’s your thing.
I give a 3-star at best. Glad we were here once, but little chance of returning.
Hey guys, thank you for the review. We appreciate all feedback so we can improve where needed. We are working to upgrade the Marina every year. Geese are hard to keep ahead of as most in this area with lawn near a shoreline would agree.
by mwachholz on Jul 20, 2021
we had an excellent time staying in the Marina and on the Island. Kevin and Barb were great hosts - we're excited to return hopefully later this summer!
by mwgkvgzqsgbfy7cnwmc6 on Jul 13, 2021
Kaps is always good And the perfect place to experience Washington Island. Kevin, Keenan and Barb make sure you get in and are all settled with whatever you need and then they all help out at the restaurant, which is great. Great destination, so don't miss it!
by rgrobbins on Jul 11, 2021
Great people. Much to see and do on the island.
Thank you so much. Hope you will come back and see us again soon:)
by nweber10 on Jul 11, 2021
Clean bathrooms/showers, quiet and peaceful marina…we will be back!!
Thank you! We will be waiting to grab lines upon your return, until then clear sky's and fair sea's to you and your crew!
by whatsnext on Aug 26, 2020
Everyone at the marina was wonderful to deal with.....very friendly and helpful. We decided to stay an extra night. Breakfast at the marina restaurant was also great. Washington Island is a very relaxed, unique experience. We will be back and we'll stay at Kaps. Note: I like the location which is near the ferry boat dock. It's interesting watching all the activity with the boats. Rob/Lynne Sabre 48
by alc on Aug 23, 2020
We really enjoyed our Stay at Kaps! Friendly and courteous staff who went out of their way to make sure our visit was a great experience. Docks were in good shape, restrooms were clean.
Bring a 50 to 30 Amp adapter if you require 30A service. They do have some to use. Also call on your phone as the VHF was down. We were able to rent a vehicle during our stay so we could check out the Island. Thank you Kaps!
by hvft2cy4j2szmps1y11d on Aug 16, 2020
EXCELLENT! Wonderful family run business with genuinely nice people running the entire facility from the marina to the restaurant.
by klatourneau on Aug 14, 2020
This is a PERFECT island marina. These guys are on the ball and there for you every step of the way. I was very impressed with how attentive they were and accommodating. It is very quaint and friendly. I'm sure the beach is nice, but our weather was bad so we didnt get to use it. My 4 year old was able to play without me worrying because it's a dead end dirt parking lot. Restaurant had good food and at a great price. I really say say enough good things about this marina, and I cant wait to return again next year.
by jodytee52 on Aug 13, 2020
Staff were very friendly, personable and helpful. Enjoyed watching the ferries coming and going. Nearby restaurant, ‘The Ships Wheel’, made a great pizza. Enjoyed the nature preserve walking trails.
by marcobob on Aug 11, 2020
Nicest people! Very relaxing atmosphere. A true trip back in time feel w all the modern necessities! A new favorite!!!
by gjarecki on Aug 03, 2020
The staff at Kapps is great. Nothing to fancy, but was perfect for our trip. They were waiting for us when we pulled in. We were able to take a shuttle into town and had a great meal at Nelsons. The facility is smaller, but worth a stop if your want a local experience on Washington Island
by girandoles on Jul 31, 2020
Kevin, Keenan and Barbara were stellar hosts at the marina!
Looking forward to many more visits.
by rhondameidam on Jul 23, 2020
Awesom place. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.
by ebags007 on Jul 22, 2020
Great place.. good breakfast reataraunt, great people!
by richpopovich on Jul 20, 2020
Nice place,good docks and power. Owners on site and very helpful
Thanks for the review Rich!
It has been really great having you both here.
Safe passage, be well, and hope to see you on your travels again!!
Kevin, Barb and Keenan
by robbo on Feb 13, 2020
This is probably one of the most well protected marinas on the Great Lakes. They just put in all new electric last year (2019) and there is a nice bathroom and shower building as well as an excellent restaurant. Town is 3 miles away but the marina has rental cars and bicycles. The marina is on a point with a great view of nearby islands, enjoy the relaxed setting, great food and watch the twinkling lights from the lighthouses and navigational buoys.
So great to hear you had a nice stay!
Looking forward to your next visit!!
Kevin, Barb, and Keenan
by mikezacharias on Aug 25, 2019
Great experience! Awesome location and very nice family run business!!
by richh04 on Aug 07, 2019
It’s rustic, real rustic. Like a youth hostel in Reykjavík. Dance 10, looks 3. Kevin and Barb were so accommodating and helpful. The bathrooms were clean. They are super pricy and it’s 3 miles to anywhere, minimum. However the marina rents cars and bikes. The restaurant seemed nice inside but didn’t have a chance to eat there.
by cmcglothlen on Jul 28, 2019
Washington Island is amazing! God’s beauty at its finest. The marina itself needs some TLC but it fits right on with the island ambiance, natural and rustic. Kevin (owners son) was EXTREMELY hospitable and a great host.