Details for Silver Bay Marina

Silver Bay Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 7 reviews

Address c/o City of Silver Bay 7 Davis Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614


After hours contact


Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Office open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sun.-Thur. 8-6 Fri.- Sat. between May 15 and Labor Day.
8:00 am to 4:00 pm 7 days after Labor Day through October 15.


Approach is a deep, well marked channel. Water is crystal clear so some rocks seem closer than they really are. The north side of the gas dock is shoal, only the south side of the gas dock is useable. A boat with a 5 foot draft reported having no problems.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 30
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 9

Other depth info: Slip depths range from 10 to 30 feet.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 108
Beam max: 20

Other info:


Transient: 40
Total: 108
Transient price: $1.25/ft (2014-05-15)

Other price info: Price is based on a 20 foot minimum.
Weekly: $6 per foot.
Monthly: $16 per foot.
Seasonal: $40 per foot.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included in the slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: $0.05 discount for cash.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: $0.05 discount for cash.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Cube and block is available at the marina office.










Yes - Shuttle service available to the nearest grocery store


Yes - Shuttle service available to the nearest hardware store.


Yes - Restaurants will provide shuttle from marina.


Yes - Aproximately 1.5 miles either direction from the marina. Municipal liquor store in SB.

Hotels or motels

Yes - One in Beaver Bay, 2 in Silver Bay, approximately 1.5 - 2 miles.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Yes - Boat storage for those that are trailerable.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Laker Taker Charters
Capt. Nate Kofstad
Fishing and sight seeing trips.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi on property, good cell reception for Verizon and ATT.

Boat ramp availability



Other services

There's a fish cleaning building on site.


Tour boat operates out of the marina, gives very informative tours.

Reviews for Silver Bay Marina
Nice sail from the Apostles, 2015-11-02
Captain: , Bayfield, WI (80)

Silver Bay is a great and relatively easy sail to the North Shore from the Apostles. A chance to get some open water conditions without venturing to far. As previously noted, Marina is in excellent condition, staff is very pleasant, and even when a fishing tourney was occurring the weekend I was there, plenty of slips were available. Only drawback...not much else available outside the marina.
Take a bit of extra time to venture north up the shoreline to get a view of the Palisades Head cliffs.

Beautiful Marina, 2015-09-08
Captain: , La Crosse, WI (627)

As previous reviews have said this Marina continues to be a very clean and quiet marina. Might be lucky to catch an ore boat enter the docks on the other side of the break wall.

Nice facility and people, 2014-08-02
Captain: , Seattle (131)

Actually, the marina deserves five stores but it really is a harbor of refuge. The only thing nearby is a small overlook gazebo that's worth the very short walk to read the interesting information boards. Immaculate restrooms, good docks, friendly folks. And we saw a beaver swimming in the harbor. They are also stunningly effective at keeping all the tour boat visitors off the pleasure boat docks. Quiet and pleasant,

Nice marina, 2012-08-26
Captain: , Brisbane, Australia (399)

A nice marina in (another) pretty north shore setting. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the facilities excellent. The staff will provide a lift to town for supplies on on request.

Little jewel of a marina, 2012-07-31
Captain: , Bayfield WI, USA (742)

First class faclities. Lots of transient slips; almost assured a spot unless a weather window is shutting down. Only downer is that NOTHING is within walking distance. Shuttles to local business are a hit-or-miss affair and cannot be counted on.

Great Stopping Point, 2011-09-21
Captain: , Duluth (86)

The only reason I am rating this a 4star as opposed to 5, is because of the distance from town. It is a good 1 1/2 to 2 miles from the nearest store.

That being said, it has to be one of the cleanest facilities I have seen. Somebody there has a true passion for maintainence! The folks are super friendly and helpful.

The dockage rates are good for transient, and I would say quite resonable for sesonal.

Silver Bay Hospitality, 2010-07-21
Captain: , Washburn, Wisconsin (293)

The people at Silver Bay Marina are wonderful. Getting around depends on taxi service or the restaurant owners will send a car to pick you up.

The Marina is new as of 1999 and is sparkling clean.

The wreck Hesper lies off the breakwall in very accessible depths making for an enjoyable dive site.

The breakwall runs from mainland to a small island which can be explored.

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