Details for Elk Rapids-Edward C. Grace Memorial Marina

Elk Rapids-Edward C. Grace Memorial Marina

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Average rating 4.7 stars from 16 reviews

Address 315 Bridge Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629


After hours contact

Off-Season: 231-264-9274

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Village of Elk Rapids


Angelic Esser


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: May 15 to October 15.


Straight in through the markers.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 7
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info: Least depth of 7 feet at the entrance bouys, July 2013. Deepens after entering the harbor.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Wood docks over steel pilings.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 53
Total: 213
Transient price: $1.45/ft (2015-07-10)

Other price info: Michigan Tier 3 pricing. 34 foot boat was $1.35 per foot, July 2015.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: None available.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included with dockage.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Valvtect

Gas price$3.59/gal (2017-08-24)

Other price info:

Diesel price$2.55/gal (2017-08-24)

Other price info:


Yes - Available nearby at Gill-Roys Hardware, open 7 days.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dog run nearby, not fenced. Doggie bags available. Dog friendly beach south of the harbor.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - $5.00, July 2015.


Yes - Blocks and cubes are available.




Yes - Uni-sex common area between the men's and women's facility entrances.


Yes - Restooms have fresh cut flowers in season, 2015.




Yes - Nearby, marina will give you a ride. Grocery store will return you to the marina.


Yes - Available nearby at Gill-Roys Hardware, open 7 days.


Yes - In town.


Yes - In town.

Hotels or motels

Yes - In town.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Available nearby at Gil-Roys Hardware.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Charter fishing boat in the harbor.

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi is available. ATT Edge Network slow, 2012.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - The marina has a couple of minivans and they will take you anywhere in town you need to go at no charge. The staff doesn't accept tips, but you can contribute to their pizza fund.

Other services

Spacious pavilion with 180 degree view of Grand Traverse Bay. A/C dayroom. Picnic tables with charcoal or propane grills.


Downtown is a block from the marina. Short walk to community beaches with childrens play area and restrooms. Tennis and basketball courts nearby. Friends of the Library have a continual book sale in the lower level, also free WiFi and computers to use.

Wednesday nights River St closed to traffic; entertainment & food by local vendors.

Reviews for Elk Rapids-Edward C. Grace Memorial Marina
Great marina with a wonderful staff., 2017-08-03
Captain: , Elk Rapids, MI (30)

The Edward Grace Marina is well maintained and staffed with very friendly employees (mainly young people so they are full of energy). The facilities are spotless. If you need a ride into the village they will take you and pick you up.

Elk Rapids Marina, 2016-07-06
Captain: , Stuart, Florida (95)

Delightful marina, impeccably maintained with beautiful flower beds and quite superb facilities. The town itself is also very charming with good restaurant option. Highly recommend a visit.

Great facilities, 2015-11-28
Captain: , ann arbor (120)

Great facilities. Laundry room was clean and available. They have an "herb garden" with many different herbs growing that you can pick and cook with - very cool. Great bathroom, short walk to town and awesome staff.

Nice Facilities, 2015-08-06
Captain: , Peoria, IL (310)

The facilities were among the nicest we have seen in the area. The town was within easy walking distance with nice restaurants. The Elk River Marina uptown was very helpful and had exactly what we were looking for.

Be sure to check out the Elk Rapids Chamber website, particularly the calendar of events. There was a LOT going on when we were there in July.

Helpful dock hands, 2015-07-10
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7375)

We came in for a lunch stop during first day out with new boat. Great communications and direction from harbormaster to our slip. Two dock hands waiting for us as we pulled in. Ver helpful with line handling, tied us down securely, no need for me to adjust anything. Short walk into town. Follow your charts in, shallow water on either side of entrance well out from breakwater.

Updated 7/8/2015; Dock hands hustle more than on any other dock we've seen. Facility has the cleanest restooms/showers we've seen at a marina. Nice boaters' lounge. Docks older but solid and well-maintained. Good cleats & pilings. Downtown 2 blocks away, many shops & restaurants. Gill-Roy's Hardware has whatever you need. Close to beach.

Improved staff, 2015-07-09
Captain: , SE Michigan (80)

New Harbormaster, I believe. Staff improved over recent years, being friendlier and more helpful. Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen is a goto.

Very Nice Marina, 2014-08-29
Captain: , Milwaukee, WI (358)

Another nice marina in Michigan. Helpful staff.

We thought the town was a little lacking in nightlife and dinner eateries, so we only stayed one night and used the marina's nice barbecue grills for dinner. If it had been warmer we probably would have spent some time at the nice beaches very close by.

Yet Another Good Michigan Marina, 2014-08-25
Captain: , Tarpon Springs (983)

Easy in and out, good staff, good facilities and right next to town. I can't think of anything but good things to say. Siren Hall was a superior restaurant.

Word is getting out, 2014-07-20
Captain: , Montague, MI (200)

We were told by a friend to go check out Elk Rapids and this was our second visit there. We like it more and more with each stop. Town is great, facilities are very nice, staff is very helpful, everything was good. Also very nice beach if it's a nice day.

Very nice and very friendly, 2013-07-28
Captain: , Big Torch Key, FL (1987)

Very friendly staff, very clean facilities. Staff still provides rides to town at no charge. They will also pick you up after you finish eating or shopping.
New Interim Harbormaster, Angelic Esser, replaces the now retired Cheryl Werth. She and her staff appear to be keeping the high standards set by Cheryl.

Our Home Port- and proud of it, 2013-05-12
Captain: , Elk Rapids (130)

Just joined Active Captain.

I have to agree with the posts about Elk Rapids. The staff is great, the town welcoming and the area beautiful.

We've boated as transients here for years and, now that we have a larger boat, we will be staying in the marina much more.

Harbor days are worth visiting for. If you like fireworks, the closing night of harbor days has a show that is top-notch.

Excellent staff and wonderful, clean marina; beautiful sunsets, 2011-02-16
Captain: , Quarterdeck Marina (117)

5th or 6th summer trip to Elk Rapids from NE Wisconsin by boat. The harbormaster and staff are always friendly and helpful. Clean, useful boaters lounge and bathrooms/showers.
Staff will provide rides to groceries, restaurants and (boat) rentals for Elk/Torch Lake (highly recommended).
Fun rapids slide (for kids) and nice beach next door (although water can be rocky (and dangerous for boats) outside of well-marked channel.
Fun street party every Wednesday night. Shopping and food/bars nearby.
Love to come here.

Great place!, 2011-01-25
Captain: , Chicago IL (133)

1st time there was terrific! Walked to a movie and dinner in town - harbor staff did all they could to make it a pleasant stay - if you have kids, the dam and river to the South make a full in the water/river swim day - not an amusement park but good old fashioned fun-in-the-river time. Festivals in town make for great people watching. Clean marina - nice facilities.

Great marina within short walking distance of town., 2009-07-23
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (1178)

Fixed docks are very sturdy. Dockmaster is friendly and accomodating. The marina staff will drive you further into town if you ask, which is great for dressing up a little and going out to dinner. They have a dog run as well.

Fantastic, 2009-05-19
Captain: , Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin (324)

Wonderful marina. Great staff. The harbor master went over and above to get us a slip when they were full.

Elk Rapids, 2007-07-13
Captain: , Austin, Tx (1257)

Really nice marina. Dockmaster (Cheryl) is on top of everything.
Great little town.

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