Kaps Marina

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238 Lobdell Point Rd
Washington Island, WI 54246
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58 Reviews

by Todd B. - Verified user on Oct 18, 2022
Always a pleasure dealing with Kevin and Keenan. Very personable and very helpful. When pulling the boat out at the end of the season, we discovered that the trailer had a flat tire. Kevin went above and beyond and fixed it right away. Highly recommended Kaps Marina.

by Doris W. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2022
Friendly people at the marina and the restaurant Excellent restaurant on site. Fried grouper and sides were delicious! Lots of assistance to dock, there to greet us and help us. Will go back
Marina Response:
Thank you so much! We are a family run business, and appreciate the positive feed back. Hope to have you stay with us again in the future :)

by Mark W. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2022
Staying at Kap's Marina is similar to staying at a rundown campground, there is very little maintenance done around the place, junk laying around, spider webs encasing the doorways/lights, weak wifi, no frills showers (one hook and a chair, no floor towel, not even a shelf to put your soap/shampoo on)
Marina Response:
We are sorry your stay with us was not up to par. We are a family owned business with limited staff... That is by no means an excuse for the lack of upkeep. Our WIFI is supplied by DCONLINE and is usually spectacular. Our bathrooms are cleaned daily. Addition of hooks will be addressed. Thank you for your review, as ALL constructive criticism is always valuable to us make needed adjustment.

by Anonymous on Sep 05, 2022
This place is awesome. The staff Is extremely helpful, friendly and made our family feel welcomed. They also have a restaurant with amazing food that is top notch. I can’t wait to go back.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the AWESOME review... We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay with us!

by Jack K. on Aug 29, 2022
Great little marina - staff is super helpful. This is a good home base from which to explore Washington island. We will definitely stay at Kaps again.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your AWESOME review...We try and offer a great experience to all of our friends who visit our Island. Looking forward to your return and showing you more of what OUR Island has to share....:)

by Carole L. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2022
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 Michelle D. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2022
A great stay at the marina. Kevin was in contact with us prior to our arrival and waiting to catch our lines when we came in. Power is a long way so make sure you have an extention, not a problem for us. We rode our bikes to downtown and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Plenty of area to walk the pups. Enjoyed a peaceful night.

by Bill B. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2022
Lap’s marina is our favorite. A family run marina that makes you feel like family, you get to know them. Their restaurant right at the marina is fantastic. Best breakfast in the island and you want to be here Saturday nights for “Kevin’s famous prime rib.” Keep doing what you’re doing, we’ll be back soon. Bill Borland
Marina Response:
Thanks "Skipper", always a pleasure to see you guys! Enjoy the rest of your summer and keep searching for "motorized treasures", you never know what you will find....

by Thomas P. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2022
Kevin and Barb are very accommodating and appreciative! They are quick to respond to anything needed. Bathrooms we’re very clean. Small family owned marina. Nothing fancy, but all we needed. We had 4 sailboats in our group. My wife really enjoyed our visit. That’s all I need to hear!👍😂We had a great dinner in their restaurant. Very good Door County Cherry pie and also cherry pancakes for breakfast!😋😋
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the great review. We hope you guys will come back and see us again when the winds provide. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Kevin, Barb and Keenan.

by larry r. on Aug 06, 2022
We recently stayed at Kaps Marina as part of a 2 week cruise. It was by far the friendliest, most helpful stay of our trip. The staff, especially Kevin, Barb and Keenan, went out of their way to make us feel welcome. If you're ever at the end of the Door peninsula you should make a reservation and try some of Kevin's cherry pie!
Marina Response:
Thank you! It's great to hear all the positive input. We loved having you stay with us and hope we will get to see you on your next adventure this way. (we will get the oven hot when we know you are on your way) ;)

by Brian E. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2022
Great communication prior to arrival. Helped with lines when we got there and provided pertinent info. on/in a informational brochure about what to do on island. Bathrooms/showers were clean. Great place to get away from the hustle... quiet and rustic and laid back. Even loaned us a car for a trip to store. Enjoyed our stay.
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the great review! We try to give the best customer service possible, as every boater is super important to us. Feedback is always appreciated. Hope you guys have a GREAT rest of your summer and come back and see us again soon! Kevin, Barb and Keenan

by Zach E. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2022
Even with a mere 5’2” draft, it’s a little close on the depth. But friendly and accommodating staff!

by Brad v. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2022
These guys went over the top Bead from Alpena. Mi
Marina Response:
Thank you! We try hard to make sure to be on the dock waiting to catch lines and get everyone set with what they need. Everyone who stays with us is very important to us! We hope you will be able to come back and stay again when the winds are favorable and time allows!! Kevin, Barb and Keenan

by David K. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2022
Marina is rustic, but well protected and the marina staff and Kevin were very helpful and provided outstanding service.
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! We hope to see you again soon, have a great rest of your summer!

by Deborah W. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2022
We love this marina, it’s usually pretty quiet, and there are close places for our dogs to swim. Rental cars available to explore the island.
Marina Response:
Always a pleasure to have you guys here! Gator was happy to be back for sure and it was nice to meet the "new guy" Rip! Looking forward to you guys coming back!!

by James D. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2022
Friendly staff Restaurant a must for breakfast Cool marina Cold 🍺
Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review... hope we will get to see you when you sail back through.. until then, fair sky's and prevailing sea's to you and your crew!

by Vilius V. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2022
Perfect gem on the island. Everything you would expect and more. Nice people, clean and well kept bathrooms/showers. We really liked the restaurant next door for breakfast/dinner. Will be back. Thank you
Marina Response:
Thank you so much!! Hope you guys have a GREAT rest of your summer!!

by Dennis P. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2022
Kap’s staff is very helpful. They were at the slip as we came to help with dock lines and shore power. Washrooms and showers were very clean. Their Ships Wheel restaurant had a prime rib special, excellent. Served good breakfast and only a short walk from the slips. The marina is very quiet. We had a great stay and will come pack I
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. Hope the rest of your summer has fair sky's and prevailing sea's!

by Dave G. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
We have begun our reverse direction Loop trip heading up to the North Channel first but couldn't resist stopping at Kapps for a final goodby. Everything went swimingly as usual. Barb and Kevin took good care of us, fed us those awesome Danish cherry pancakes and sent us on our way! We learned of the loss of a good friend, Will. He will be remembered. Highly recommend this place.
Marina Response:
Thank you....Loss is always hard, especially when its both your parents who made everything possible for you. We will keep their LEGACY alive in Kaps Marina with all they have taught us to make it a destination for all those who own a boat and want to head this way...God speed you and your crew!

by Todd on Jul 05, 2022
We really enjoyed our Stay at Kaps! Friendly and courteous staff as usual.

by James P. - Verified user 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 Ronald M. - Verified user 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 John g. - Verified user 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 Brooks W. - Verified user 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 Derek C. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2021
Highly recommend! The owners went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

by Gary L. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
Very friendly and helpful staff. Facilities were fine.

by Kenlyn G. 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!
Marina Response:
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 Jim A. - Verified user 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 Greg O. - Verified user 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 Tom V. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2021
Well protected Marina and friendly staff. We rented a jeep and toured the island. Highly recommend.

by Adrian B. - Verified user 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 Riley R. - Verified user 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.
Marina Response:
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 Jamie B. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
Always a pleasure, friendly staff that go above & beyond to do what they can.
Marina Response:
Always a pleasure to see you and your crew!! A perfect blend, like Whiskey & Water ;) . Have a GREAT summer!!

by Christian C. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2021
A reminder of days gone by… simple pleasures and friendly people.
Marina Response:
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 Christopher F. - Verified user 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!
Marina Response:
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 Jay M. - Verified user 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 Joel T. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
Couldn’t be more helpful!

by Peter P. 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.
Marina Response:
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 Wayne E. - Verified user 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 Michael T. - Verified user 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.
Marina Response:
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 Matt W. - Verified user 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 Kirk H. - Verified user 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 Robert R. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2021
Great people. Much to see and do on the island.
Marina Response:
Thank you so much. Hope you will come back and see us again soon:)

by Nicole W. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2021
Clean bathrooms/showers, quiet and peaceful marina…we will be back!!
Marina Response:
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 Rob P. - Verified user 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 Bruce B. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2020
EXCELLENT! Wonderful family run business with genuinely nice people running the entire facility from the marina to the restaurant. Highly recommended!

by Korey L. - Verified user 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 Jody D. - Verified user 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 Bob C. - Verified user 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 Greg J. - Verified user 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 janet c. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2020
Kevin, Keenan and Barbara were stellar hosts at the marina! Looking forward to many more visits.

by Rhonda M. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2020
Awesom place. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

by Eric B. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2020
Great place.. good breakfast reataraunt, great people!

by Rich P. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2020
Nice place,good docks and power. Owners on site and very helpful
Marina Response:
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 Jim R. 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.
Marina Response:
So great to hear you had a nice stay! Looking forward to your next visit!! Kevin, Barb, and Keenan

by Mike Z. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2019
Great experience! Awesome location and very nice family run business!!

by Richard N. - Verified user 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 Chad M. - Verified user 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.

About Kaps Marina

Located in Detroit Harbor on Washington Island, Kaps Marina offers a nautical escape that features Door County's natural splendor. Spend the summer enjoying the surrounding beauty of Washington Island with sand and rock beaches, fabulous fishing and gorgeous open water. Kaps Marina has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. Offering seasonal dockage only in 2023.

Booking Info

Please let us know your ETA through the special request field when booking. You also can let us know any updates by sending us a message through your reservation or responding to the confirmation email.

Max LOA: 80'

Max Draft: 12'


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