Bay Harbor Lake Marina

$1.75/ft - $2.75/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
4000 Main St
Bay Harbor, MI 49770
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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44 Reviews

by Dan W. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2022
Extremely helpful staff. Beautiful, fully ammenetized setting with clean and well maintained boaters lounge. Great golf, restaurants and shopping. A wonderful stop on our trip.

by David U. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2022
Always love staying at the Marina. Jordan and Nick did a great job helping us dock. Andrew took us up to the Yacht Club to Enjoy a trunk show by Daniella Ortiz. Martin the Harbormaster always makes sure things are right. That’s why we love Bay Harbor.

by Patrick M. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2022
The dock hands were very helpful and friendly. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained.

by George C. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Beautiful docks. Great staff. We will be back.

by Roger W. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2022
Always enjoy Bay Harbor.

by Michael P. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2022
Everyone very helpful and accommodating. Beautiful place!

by Jason T. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2022
New dock extension was beautiful and help from staff ideal. Impressive place.

by Gary C. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Beautiful setting with lots of new places to explore. Clean facility with super helpful crew on shore.

by Bradley H. on Aug 31, 2021
Always a very nice stay. The staff is excellent, the restaurants are great and the shops are fun.

by Jeff T. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2021
Martin and his crew were fantastic and accommodating - as always!

by Kenneth H. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2021
Marina great, however most sit down Resturants closed Sunday and Monday

by John K. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Jordon is a great asset to the Bay Harbor team. Great stay!

by Mike O. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2021
Top notch service in a beautiful marina. The docks were nice and wide so we could fit our jet ski. The little village was very nice with a good ice cream place. Restaurants were closed Sunday and Monday so it was pretty quiet those days. We did not check out the two restaurants located at the marina nor the pool but they all looked nice. There are free bikes to ride into Petoskey for some adventure about three miles away. We will be back!

by Richard C. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2021
Always professional and courteous

by Richard K. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Bathrooms could be stocked and cleaned better throughout the day. Nice dock people The Rate of 75.00 to use thebpoil is ridiculous. Stunning homes on this lake Very calm, very scenic

by Russell B. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Spectacular place. Martin and his staff took great care of us

by chris g. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2021
Best Harbor Master and Great dock hands!

by Richard S. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2021
The bathrooms could be cleaner but the young staff was very helpful and fun to talk with. Very nice stay.

by Michael E. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2021
Friendly and helpful staff , wish more of shops and restaurants were open … local looks really nice , Mammoth distillery is a nice addition , clean bathrooms , bikes available…

by Lindsay M. on Aug 25, 2020
The marina its self its so pretty I love the water there the town the shops are all wonderful the staff was not helpful at all did not help us dock our boat did not tell us what we could use did not show us where there were rentals was not helpful when we did try to ask questions. never knew if we could use the pool or where to rent bikes. I would go back because its so pretty but I would hope for better service.

by Carl J. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2020
Most people in the area and on the docks did not wear masks to protect from C -19. Otherwise the harbor master was great. Wish I understood where people with resources ($) are coming from at this time. There was a wedding on site and people from it walked up and down the docks with no masks. I will watch the reports for the next week plus to see if we must quarantine because of our book visit to Bay Harbor.

by Melinda B. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2020
Always beautiful and clean.

by Lisa S. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2020
Lovely marina and helpful staff. We had a great time in Bay Harbor and really like your slip setup with the angled finger piers and having adjustable cleats on both sides of the boat. Plenty of room for a dinghy. One annoyance, though - our slip was occupied by another boat and we had to wait an hour for him to leave, therefore setting lines and fenders twice. Not the marina's fault that boater didn't check out on time, but perhaps there's a way to "encourage" boaters to adios if you know another boat is coming in. Realizing what it's like on the other side of things, we will always check out of our transient slips on time! I didn't use the facilities so I can't comment on those, but the grounds and location are just beautiful. Thank you!

by David S. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2020
Great entry thru Marina lake, and clean grounds. We come back every year for several days visit! Will be back again next year

by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2020
Wonderful marina and a great staff. Came in during a thunderstorm storm. Dockhands met us with smiling faces and the best part is they know how to tie knots!!! Thanks Bay Harbor for a great stay.

by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2020
Extremely easy in and out, and polite staff. Will be back!

by Joseph C. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2020
Great visit to Bay Harbor Marina! Staff and facilities were excellent!

by Michael K. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2020
Beautiful marina, great dock hands

by Shellie a. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2019
Nice facility but staff a little disorganized. Very polite kids but harbormaster never around. We had our slip given away while we were out and had prepaid for the week. List our electrical but the boat that took our slip. Took all week to get a similar replacement And was given a small discount for our troubles but would have been happier if it had never happened. Problems coming in at 8:15 no one around and bad weather kept us from getting in earlier. But we survived with the help of other boaters.

by Carson D. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2019
Great location, friendly staff, pumpouts at the slip!

by Gary C. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
Helpful, friendly staff. Great infrastructure. Good proximity to the activities we were looking for (restaurants, golf, etc)

by Tom V. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
Very good marina, well protected and beautiful homes. Having only one restaurant is the only drawback.

by Kelley V. on Aug 07, 2019
Martin and his Harbor team are first rate!

by Nick G. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2019
Outstanding!!!!! We have stayed at more than 70 marinas in the last 4 months - - this is one of the top 3

by Allie C. on Jul 21, 2019
Beautiful surroundings, very well protected, nice amenities and helpful staff. Only negative was live music playing from noon to 10 pm on weeknights outside the bar. Really spoiled the ambience imho

by Diane P. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2019
Very nice marina and helpful staff. Need to improve on cleaning the bathroom facilities more often, they were out of toilet paper and paper towels. Was quite noisy due to a wedding reception and a disagreement between a couple of boaters on the dock.

by Justin g. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2019
Spent a week on our sailboat at Bay Harbor Lake Marina. Best maintained marina we have stayed at. Super friendly and accommodating staff, they were more than willing to help with any of our requests. The town is very neat, a very different atmosphere then the rest of northern michigan but only a couple minutes from petoskey to get back to that feel.

by Michael S. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2019
Great people working the harbor

by Richard D. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2018
Great place and great staff... Thanks again for another great stay

by Mark F. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2017
Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Very nice area and easy access to other area Marinas, shopping, restaurants, etc. Beautiful area.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 16, 2017
Quiet, nice dining at Knot just a Bar, pleasant live music, nice staff.
Marina Response:
Thank you for visiting Bay Harbor Lake Marina and the nice words. We are delighted that your experience was a pleasant one. We look forward to serving you again. Regards, Jerry Smith, Dock Consultant

by Scott S. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2017
Its like they took a giant subdivision and placed it in the most beautiful part of Michigan. I guess its better than a quarry ,but I will never go there again.
Marina Response:
Swanee, Thank you for taking the time to visit Bay Harbor Lake Marina. I am not exactly sure why your experience here was unsatisfactory based on your comment, however, I can personally assure you that we strive for excellence and the vast majority of our guests enjoy the ambiance and amenities that we offer. If you choose to come back on a future boating adventure I would really like to sit down with you and get to the root of your concerns. Until then, Warm regards, Jerry Smith, Dock Consultant

by Greg L. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2017
We always love our stay in bay harbor! We've been coming since 1999, and every year we have a great time! One suggestion-have 1 or 2 grills available for transients. We stay there anywhere from 4-6 days each year. While we love Knot just a bar, the new grille restaurant, it would be great to be able to grill out and enjoy dinner on our boat. We are looking forward to our trip back next summer!
Marina Response:
Hello dailygrind, Thank you for the being a regular repeat customer for so many years. We are always open to suggestions and appreciate all comments from our boating community. We are discussing the idea of grills and have to check the local laws and marina rules. If at all possible, I think yours is a great idea so if all works out .....we will see. Until then have a great time and be safe. Warm regards, Jerry Smith, Dock Consultant

by Vikki m. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2017
Bathrooms were filthy, clubhouse was below par, there was no informational map to the grounds (i.e. you are here......this store is located here,etc). Dockhands were great- polite, willing to do anything,etc. No bikes or vehicle to get around. They said some are coming but a $25/day charge. At the price you pay for a Pvt marina you would think they would offer equal or more than the municipal marinas in the area.
Marina Response:
Dear VMAKS, Thank you for taking the time to post a comment about Bay Harbor Lake Marina. We apologize for the experience that you had here. We strive for excellence and have taken corrective actions to address your concerns. The high volume of traffic that we experienced during the Fourth of July week contributed to the bathrooms not being as they should. Going forward our Dock Consultant, Harbor Master and all dock hands will monitor the bathrooms to ensure cleanliness and serviceability. As for a map, our dock consultant spoke with you and your partner at length and gave you a boaters welcome packet that had both a map of Bay Harbor as well as a map of the surrounding area. We have also placed a map holder on the wall next to the marina bulletin board at the Harbor Master office. The bikes have arrived and we are happy to report that they are free with a $25 refundable deposit. As an open resort that is not private we are very proud of our facilities and amenities. Our marina has received many awards and accolades and we hope that you endeavor to come back and experience all that Bay Harbor Lake Marina has to offer. Regards, Jerry Smith, Dock Consultant

About Bay Harbor Lake Marina

Bay Harbor Lake Marina is widely recognized as the Nautical Center of the Great Lakes and has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Ports in North America by Motor Boating Magazine. We have both seasonal and transient slips available and our professional staff looks forward to helping you enjoy the friendly Northern Michigan experience.

Bay Harbor Lake Marina is located in Bay Harbor Lake and adjoining the pristine waters of Lake Michigan, offering superior amenities and services to both seasonal and transient boaters. The marina has 146 slips for vessels up to 185' and draft up to 12'. The dock design includes floating docks with adjustable cleats. The marina has been a certified Michigan Clean Marina. The Village of Bay Harbor offers unique boutique shopping, dining, ships store, salon services, yacht dealers, lodging, and premier events steps away from the docks. Boaters can enjoy biking along 26 miles of Little Traverse Wheelway extending from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs. Also on site is a 27-hole Championship Golf Course with stunning views of Lake Michigan.


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  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Ship Store
  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Fitness Center
  • Floating Docks
  • ATM
  • Captains Lounge
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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