Details for Escanaba Municipal Marina

Escanaba Municipal Marina

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Average rating 4.8 stars from 6 reviews

Address 410 Ludington Street, PO Box 948
Escanaba, MI 49829


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info


Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Harbor Towers, a 14 story building 5 blocks inland will be easily visible from a long distance, day and night. Channel entrance is bouyed with a red and multiple green floating aids to navigation. Tall white light poles along the north side of the entrance channel are helpful for night entrances. First time visitors often pass the entrance, focused on the Escanaba Light, and then must beat back to the entrance.





Tide & current additional info



Approach: 9
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info: The marina dredges and attempts to maintain the center of the entrance channel at 9 feet. The mooring basin has 8-15 feet.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Deep draft and large ships which cannot be accomodated in the marina are directed to the Municipal Dock on the north shore.


Transient: 27
Total: 165
Transient price: $1.36/ft (2016-10-07)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

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Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - Many boaters find this an excellent summer cruising base. Good protection from all winds, full services including scheduled Delta service at the airport, WiFi, and a friendly community.


Fuel brand:

Gas price$2.87/gal (2016-10-07)

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Diesel price$2.63/gal (2016-10-07)

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out













Yes - Easy biking to several large stores. Locals will often give you a ride.


Yes - T and T downtown (1104 Ludington St) 906-786-3604 is an easy walk with a good stock of stainless steel. Menards near the Midwest Lowe's or Home Depot is about 1.5 miles. Other local retailers of stainless steel fittings are Fastenal and Central Industrial Supply.


Yes - Many fine choices within walking and biking distance.


Yes - Many within walking and biking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Many including The House of Ludington (B&B), Comfort Inn, and other chains.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Vinette Boatworks, located between Escanaba and Gladstone. Boat builder in aluminum and steel, and repairs to all boating systems. 906-786-1884, or ask the harbormaster for their cell phone for after hours or weekend assistance.

Dive boat with licensed diver - ask the harbormaster for information.

Haul out capabilities

No - Available at Vinette Boatworks, call for dimension limits for large vessels. Closed hoist requires mast removal.

Storage facilities

Yes - Indoor (unhreated) and fenced outdoor, at Vinette Boatworks

Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait stores nearby; several national fishing tounaments, bass and walleye.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free and very good WiFi throughout the marina. A boater reported being able to upload pictures and video, 2014.

ATT and Verison both have good signals with high speed data rates.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Well protected within the harbor.


Yes - Free yellow bicycles. Car rental at the airport; the harbormaster can arrange transportation to the airport for pick up and drop offs. Taxi service 24 hours a day.

Other services

Escanaba Public LIbrary is just 4 blocks walk. Delta County Historical Society Museum, including tours of the old lighthouse, is across the street. Public Radio, repeater at 96.5FM, 90.1 area wide on the water. The marina is within the mile-long Ludinton Park which includes lighted tennis courts, free concerts at the bandshell, volleyball and basket ball, playground, frisbee golf, lifeguard, and open sandy beaches. Popular kite surfing location.


Many, see the Delta County Chamber of Commerce which includes the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Economic Development Alliance, just 2 blocks from the harbor.
230 Ludington St.
Escanaba, MI 49829
1-888-DELTAMI | 906-786-2192 | 906-786-8830 FAX

Reviews for Escanaba Municipal Marina
Why you should come to Little Bay de Noc, 2016-08-18
Captain: , Escanaba, MI (10)

Truly a hidden gem. The marina is well protected, well staffed, and well maintained. The restroom facilities are spacious and impeccably clean. The marina rents out free bicycles which is an absolute boon; town is a bit of a walk from the docks. If Door County is a bit too plastic for you, Escanaba should be your destination of choice.

Another great Michigan Marina, 2016-06-21
Captain: , La Crosse, WI (627)

Friendly staff, clean, clean, clean restrooms and showers. Marina located in a very well kept park with swimming beach, walking and bike paths. Historical lighthouse across the street. The only negative is that it's a bit of a hike to get groceries

Nice Quiet Marina, 2015-07-23
Captain: , Racine, WI (360)

Well protected marina, easy access to long floating piers. Friendly helpful staff, free rental bikes, across the street from the historical museum, clean spacious restrooms and showers, good laundry facilities. Nice downtown, Wednesday farmers market from 3-6 nice selection, fresh corn on the cob, cherries, raspberries, butter lettuce, great stay.

Very nice, more people should stop here, 2014-08-30
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

Great floating docks, good staff, shower, etc. Fuel, pumpout and FREE BIKES TO GET TO TOWN. Why are you not here with the rest of us.

Escanaba has eateries, shopping, replenshiment, etc. Fishing off the dock isn't approved, but very good.

We spent 2 nights and if we didn't need t be someplace else would staty some more.

Superb weather protection, top services, 2012-03-30
Captain: , Escanaba (165)

One of the best protected harbors in northern Lake Michigan. New Harbormaster, Larry, is improving the service. Little and Big Bay de Noc is one of the top 10 sailing areas in the world.

Escanaba Marina, 2009-07-01
Captain: , escanaba, mi (283)

One of the beat marinas around. The docks are very well kept up and the staff is great. The bathrooms and showers are second to none and the park is beautiful. I keep my boat there for a very good reason

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