Details for Kelleys Island Seaway Marina

Kelleys Island Seaway Marina

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 17 reviews

Address 240 E Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438


After hours contact

Facility type

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


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Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

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Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info: 5'9 in late August 2011.

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

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.75/ft (2014-07-15)

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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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Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: 87, 90, & Diesel

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

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Disability access

Launch service

Pump out






Yes - They charge for showers. $1 for 5 minutes.




Yes - Island laundromat, $2 wash/dry.


Yes - Downtown


Yes - Downtown





Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi at the building if tied off the wall.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Glacial grooves and Inscription Rock.

Reviews for Kelleys Island Seaway Marina
Best Marina on Kelleys Island!, 2016-07-18
Captain: , Catawba Island, OH (291)

Absolutely beautiful spot! Well protected from the wind. Easy in and out. Very friendly and helpful staff. Average depth of the marina apperas to be 10'.

Very handy having the golf cart rentals at the marina since it is a little bit of a walk to town. If you are docked on the east side of the marina you would want one for bathroom useage since the new bathrooms on that side of the marina aren't finished yet.

Very quiet and laid back, especially in the evenings and at night.

There are several pavilions with picinic tables around the marina for use and the beach located right at the marina is beautiful. Beautiful lake views from your boat as well, no matter where you are docked!

The only thing that we would change, is the pay showers and maybe updating the restrooms. The 1st 2 showers that I tried ate my quarters, so be careful of that. Take a few dollars with you or just shower on your boat.

We've been to the Casino and Portside, and Seaway is by far the best of the 3 in our opinions!

Thanks you Seaway Marina! We'll be back soon!

Nice, but can be better, 2016-03-04
Captain: , Sandusky Yacht Club (60)

The marine itself is great to shield from the weather unless the wind is w-sw. The restrooms could be updated, and they need to add a restroom to the souther most part of the marina. When you have to go to the bathroom or showers, it is a haul all the way around the marina. Make sure you have a bike or golf cart.

Quiet Marina, 2015-08-31
Captain: , Mitchells Bay (60)

Likely the best marina to protect from the storms on the island.
Town is a bit of a walk but Golf Carts are available at $14 hour or a day rate but need to be back by 6:30 or the $130 overnight charge kicks in.
Restaurants and bars make you feel right at home.
Highlt recommend the Town Pump house for the Perch and the island favourite Brandy Alexander
Showers were not the best and at a cost of $2,50 should be a lot nicer.

Best place to dock on Kellys, 2014-07-23
Captain: , Catawba Island, OH (72)

We arrived last year at the end of September so the marina was not very busy. We docked along the south wall without issue. The staff was courtious and friendly. We rented a golf cart for 24 hours and had a wonderful time visiting the winery and various restaurants and pubs. The facility is nice and the general store convenient and well stocked.

Good marina, 2014-07-18
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1897)

We stayed one night here on the south wall and we were pleased with the marina, it was quite full on a Thursday as there was a festival in town that weekend.
Staff were professional and courteous and the town was fun to bike around.
Depths were a a little more shallow than I like but we draw 5'7" and still had a foot under us.
Would definitely stay there again, we didn't use any bathroom facilities so no comment on those.

Nice Marina, 2013-07-07
Captain: , Boca raton (210)

Marina was clean with helpful staff. Good protection inside, however we were on entrance wall due to an event. Town is a short walk. We noted reverse polarity on the pedestal, something we see more often then should be seen in marinas.

Seaway Marina, 2013-06-16
Captain: , escanaba, mi (283)

Just as rated, we came in on a Friday night and they were full. Ended up at the fuel dock for the night but didn't have any issues with wake from the ferrys. Fueled as soon as they opened and were on are way. Easy in and out.

Nothing Fancy, but Protected, 2013-03-28
Captain: , Catawba Island, OH (140)

In my opinion, there are not a lot of good choices for marinas at Kelley's Island. Portside has a great location but is not protected at all. Seaway has plenty of protection, but a poor location. I was also disappointed in the overall condition of the place. That said, it is our marina of choice when we come to Kelleys because of the protection and easy in/out it offers.

Good place -, 2013-01-28
Captain: , Sandusky (100)

I like Seaway but if you think you're going to roll in Friday or Saturday at 7pm and get a spot, or anytime near any sort of holiday, - think again - especially if you are sailing. It is really too bad too because it is really the only marina on Kelly's with appropriate depths for sailboats. It is really hit or miss and if you can't continue on or don't like night sailing, you are taking a chance. If offered the channel wall I would not accept - the boat will be worked hard on the wall by the ferry wake, regardless of weather.

Sometimes you just get what you need, 2013-01-23
Captain: , Westerville (103)

This is the only well protected marina on the island. Has nice picnic shelters for groups who come in a fleet and helpful deckhands to help you raft off. Plenty of electric and water hookups. This is a popular destination for yacht club cruises so it is usally crowded on weekends with mandatory rafting. Consider bringing fender boards, extra fenders, and some throw rugs to protect your deck in case you are on the wall and have people rafted off you.

Bathroom facilities are shared with the public and ferry passangers and are pretty disgusting, so plan on using your own. Being the only protected marina on the island, any complaints will be met by the management with the "You get what you get, or you get nothing" attitude.

Seaway Marina, 2012-11-07
Captain: , Catawba Island, Ohio (610)

This marina is getting better. They just started fixing up the West Wall, so it is much better then it used to be. They have also started fixing up the East side Walls as well. New shorepower and water, and replacing the old beat up seawall with nice new concrete and steel. Bathrooms are kept reasonably clean. It is the only marina that the water stays calm on Kelly's Island. The rest of the Marina's get uncomfortable with a southern breeze. Seaway is much more protected then any of the others on Kelly's Island. Seaway is also just far enough out of town, for a quiet evening. Leave all the hustle and bustle to the Marina's near downtown. But Seaway can get noisy on the holiday weekends.

Nasty People, 2012-09-27
Captain: , Bay Point (20)

Tried to make a reservation and talked to a nasty women who was of little help. They said they don't take reservations. When asked how full they were, she wouldn't respond. Did not want to go all the way there only to find they were did not have room. We decided to stay elsewhere and had a great time.

Could use improvement, 2012-07-09
Captain: , Cedar Point, OH (659)

I appreciate the new seawalls and power posts and the numerous pavilions. I don't appreciate the no-reservation policy. (I wonder if they realize how much business they lose to people who don't like uncertainty)

The non-air-conditioned bathrooms are dirty.

IMO, this is a quiet marina, at least in comparison to the other choices on KI and SBI. However, unless peace & quiet is your top priority, Portside is a better choice.

Nice but busy and noisy, 2011-08-21
Captain: , Lake Erie (68)

This was our final stop on a week long trip. We ended up tied to the wall at toward the channel entrance and were rocked most of the night by ferry wake. Definitely use a fenderboard as previously recommended. Also take a roll of quarters if you plan to shower. $1 for 5 minutes. The bathrooms were dirty in my opinion but functional. Several stalls without toilet tissue. The staff was definitely nice and helped us get tied up quickly. I found wedging myself into the gas dock between two large sailboats challenging. We were about 50yds from the store and couldn't pick up wifi on the deck so had to sit at the picnic tables around the store for internet access but at least it was free with an open network (no password). The wall has shore power (30amp for sure) but no water. There wasn't any rafting during our stay but it was certainly packed. Plenty of water on approach and about 6' at the wall. There is a decent little party store on site.

lots of noise, not so close to town., 2011-07-03
Captain: , Oak Park, Michigan (123)

We were told we had a spot reserved until we actually got there and were told they had nothing. In the end, we did get a slip but it's a noisy marina. Good facilities though. About a mile walk into town.

reasonable dockage, 2011-04-20
Captain: , lake erie (136)

They have facilities that are a little bit better than basic. on weekends be prepared to raft up. youv are within walking distance to the town and resturants, groceries and minature golf. they have gas and diesal. if you dock against the seawall use a fenderboard.

We've been happy staying here, 2011-02-03
Captain: , Titusville, FL, USA (411)

Although you have to raft up on busy weekends, the people are always friendly, both staff and other boaters. The walk to town is just long enough to be fun, but not a bother. Inscription Rock is on the way to town for an historical break on the walk.

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