Details for Sister Bay Marina

Sister Bay Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 17 reviews

Address 817 N. Bay Shore Drive
Sister Bay, WI 54234


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 - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm May 15th through June 14th, and from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm June 15th through mid-September.


Well marked channel.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 7
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 85
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 35
Total: 102
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2017-08-03)

Other price info: Reservations for guaranteed transient slips are 100% payable in advance, non-refundable, and non-transferable.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Park next door where you can walk your dog.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - there is one central pump out station. Added a new portable unit in 2016, holds up to 55 gallons for $15 rate.










Yes - Only a single washer and dryer.


Yes - About a 1 mile walk south and at the top of the hill.


Yes - About 3/4 mile South.


Yes - Nearby



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Wireless internet access.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Daily Launch Fee - $8.00 per launch
Seasonal Launch Fee - $65.00


Yes - Bicycle rentals.

Other services


Beach nearby.

Reviews for Sister Bay Marina
great clean marina, 2017-09-08
Captain: , Penetang (164)

Nice marina, well kept good helpful staff
close walk to stores, restuarants
washrooms clean little dated .Arrived after closing
one of the staff John gave us his cell and helped us dock.

Great staff, charming town, 2017-08-17
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (471)

The staff here were a bunch of young kids but very helpful and go out of their way to assist. We were here during a gale from the N and the water was breaking over the breakwater. The other marina up the shore maybe better in a real blow but it is farther from town. Lots of nice shops, and Al Johnsons is a hoot. Well stocked hardware store and the piggly wiggly grocery is up the hill but still walkable.

One of our family favorites for decades, 2017-07-15
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (3189)

7 27 2015 If your in Door county with the weather bad this is the safest place to keep your boat to ride out the weather. Beautiful sunsets, nice parks, stores and resturants are all here. We visit each year as a family tradition. Staff will help you dock and answer questions about the general area. Good launch ramp and they have trailer parking for extended stays if you want to take a extended boat trip wherever. We used to launch here and cross lake Michigan and come back in a week or two with no issues. Good hardware store a short walk. 7 15 2017 Now the marina has bikes and games available for the asking. A few new resturants and beer gardens are available. Beach now has pavillion for bands to play and beach is expanded. When the seas and weather are iffy his place for safe harbor which why we are here today.

Very Nice Marina, 2015-09-11
Captain: , Burnham Harbor, Chicago (251)

I'd say that Sister Bay Marina is pretty solid. Good protection from waves and a very nice sunset ;-) The town is a bit of a bore in my opinion. We ate breakfast at Al Johnson's (goats on the roof) so I guess we did Door County. We also made the considerable walk to CHOP for dinner. It was worth it. They have a 3 course deal from 5-5:30 for $19.95 It was quite a deal!

Door County is delightful, 2015-08-31
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

Sister Bay is a bit touristy -- but very nice. Provisioning is easy and plenty of nice restaurants and bars nearby. And the fresh corn and local cherries are fabulous. The marina is nice -- with good showers and docks.

One of my favorites..., 2015-06-20
Captain: , Wilmette (16)

Just left for home. I really enjoyed my stay at this marina. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My dock was practically new. The electric takeoff pedestal was nice and clean. I will be back.

Nice marina, cute town, 2015-06-07
Captain: , LaSalle MI (618)

Marina was well kept, some floating some fixed docks. The marina is right in the middle oftown with stores and shops both directions on the main drag. Many restaurants to choose from, Grasses is highly recommended by these two highly satisfied diners. Everything is made fresh from scratch. Beer and wine, no liquor.

Sister Bay is a great place to visit, 2014-09-01
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

The dock was ok, the staff was very nice, the town is very cute. Everything is within walking didtance except the Piggly Wiggly market. Lots of concerts and activities on the weekend.

A little weird on the reservations. Need to make reservations 5 days out. Otherwise start calling at 7AM to get put on the waiting list and then call back at 10:30 to see if they will have a spot.

Lots of help and a nice facility, 2014-08-26
Captain: , Grand Haven, MI (684)

We stayed August 23 & 24, 2014 and enjoyed our stay. Like others have commented the bath house is not new but well kept and very clean. Dock hands remembered you and were always very accomodating and helpful.
The town is close with plenty of resturants and refreshment stands adult and otherwise.
With the boat ramp always busy I was concerned about the wake from boats heading in and out, but was pleased to find for the most part everyone very courtious. Even at early hours, low voices and slow exits.

Great dock staff, great location, 2014-08-10
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7375)

The fixed docks are a little worn, but adequate. Staff responded immediately on VHF, someone at the dock to help with the lines. Restrooms clean but could use updating. Close to restaurants, ACE hardware, 3/4 mile up a hill to Piggly Wiggly. A lot going on in and around town, lots of music and other festivals.

Great Marina and Super Staff, 2013-08-26
Captain: , Green Bay, WI (400)

We came twice this season and look forward to many more visits here. Wendy the harbormaster and her team are always extremely helpful and courteous, and everyone, locals, rampers, even the tour/rental folks next door are very friendly. Great docks, both folating and fixed,located across the street from several outstanding restaurants, including Al Johnson's with the goats on the roof, and plenty to do during the day while quieting down after dark except for 2 or 3 party spots. Lots of boats (sail as well as power) using the launch ramp. Bathrooms clean but dated. Coffe good!

Nice Marina in a Great Location, 2013-07-08
Captain: , Portage Indiana (503)

Excellent and attentive staff as others have stated. The marina's location right in the heart of Sister Bay is it's best attribute as it was a short walk to great dining and shopping. The docks are nice, but the bathrooms are a little dated(but clean). The entrance channel to the marina is well marked and easy to navigate.

Extremely Friendly Staff, 2012-08-14
Captain: , Milwaukee Yacht Club (90)

Wendy the new harbormaster has done an excellent job training the staff and taking care of customers. The facilities could use some updating but the sunsets are amazing. Be sure to walk up to Husby's for a beverage and take the dinghy over to Fred and Fuzzy's (little sister bay).

Friendly Staff, 2011-08-09
Captain: , Milwaukee (40)

Very nice marina. Clean and the staff is very friendly. Nice park and beach area nearby. There is a gas station across the street near the north end of the marina, if you need to fill a portable gas tank.

Nice marina with a couple fun places to see nearby, 2011-06-27
Captain: , Quarterdeck Marina (117)

We always spend at least one summer weekend at the Sister Bay Municiple Marina. It's clean and has well kept facilities. There is a small park next door to walk your dog. Yacht Works, with full service capabilities and an extensive range of parts and "boat goodies" is just a mile down the road. JJ's La Purta restaurant and bar is next to Yacht Works. Ya gotta have at least one Bernie. And, it's close to a number of anchorages and other marinas. Labor Day is the big annual party for Sister Bay, fireworks and live music!

This is the place to stay to see the goats on the roof ....., 2011-01-25
Captain: , Chicago IL (133)

Nice marina - a short walk to restaurants - even the one that has the goats on the roof all day grazing - the crepes are delicious - and there is a good beach for swimming - Door County shopping (read tourist) but a good jumping off place for Washington Island and Port d'Mort to make a run for Michigan or down (south) Lake Michigan.

strange town, 2008-12-29
Captain: , Little Traverse Bay (246)

i heard a lot about sister bay. the marina was very well kept and had great views. the downtown needs major work.

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