Details for Alpena Municipal Marina
Name

Alpena Municipal Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.2 stars from 13 reviews

Address 400 E. Chisholm St.
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone989-356-0551/800-332-9204

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes



VHF channel

16/9

Web sitewww.alpena.mi.us/city%20marina.html

Email contact

donaldg@alpena.mi.us

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa and Mastercard.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info:

Approach

Immediately after entering the Thunder Bay River, the Marina entrance is on the port side about 300' up the river. If there has been a significant amount of rain, there will be some current. Call marina to get updates.

Tide

Unknown

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info

Generally weak except for significant amounts of rain or during spring run offs.

Depths

Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: 7

Other depth info: There may be more water at some of the slips. Check with marina.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Can accomodate vessels over 85' on the floating docks.

Slips

Transient: 51
Total: 140
Transient price: $1.10/ft (2015-01-08)

Other price info: 89 seasonal slips.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: None

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access

Yes

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane

Yes - In town.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service

No

Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

No

Grocery

Yes

Hardware

Yes - In town.

Restaurants

Yes - Several in town walking distance.

Bars

Yes

Hotels or motels

Yes

Repair capabilities

Yes

Haul out capabilities

Yes

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies

Yes - In town and at the dive shop.

Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi is available and reported to have a good signal. ATT 2G strong signal. Verizon LTE signal strong as well.

Boat ramp availability

Yes

Transportation

Yes - Taxi and car rental.

Other services



Attractions

Live theater 2 blocks away during the summer months. Bandshell entertainment in the summer. Other local movie theaters. Thunder Bay Marine Preserve - Includes a nice free museum about 1/2 mile away.

Reviews for Alpena Municipal Marina
Bypass this Marina, 2016-08-03
Captain: , Catawba Island, OH (10)

If you can, bypass this marina. The maintenance is poor and the docks can be very dangerous. I know this from experience, having gone for an unintended swim when a post collapsed. City wouldn't cover the cost of a lost iPhone.



Wanted to like it more, 2015-07-21
Captain: , Hilton Head, SC (940)

Plenty of room and depth at the docks. Dock hands helpful. But the washrooms were in need of some updating / cleaning. Oh, and no WiFi. We were there during the weeklong Brown Trout Festival http://www.alpenami-browntrout.com/ but the noise on Sun/Mon was not bad at all. Walking distance to town to reprovision / have a snack. We got lunch to go at "The Fresh Palate"- recommended.



Convienent refuge harbor , 2014-07-29
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1897)

The marina needs some work the restrooms were dirty and the staff weren't too helpful. The power pedestal for our slip was broken and although I told the dock staff several times they didn't seem to care. I duck taped it all somewhat together so the rain wouldn't enter and short my connection, either way those sort of things are easy and should be a priority to fix.
The Avis gentleman (Dwayne) at the airport was great and picked us up and dropped us off at the marina for no charge.
The town is nice and the Maritime museum is awesome, however I would skip this stop next time.




A great stopover location, 2014-07-09
Captain: , Pittsburgh (513)

Friendly staff in quiet location with nearby amenities to re-provision.
For those wanting to get boat work done the marina store next to the docks has friendly service, however we have no personal experience of work being carried out.



Small marina but you get small marina service, 2014-05-27
Captain: , Milwaukee (651)

We were running about a hour and a half past there close time, but since they knew we were coming, theyhad a dockman stay to gas us up and asign us a slip. Very helpfull and the gas dock. as well as at our slip. Very samll marina, in fact I think the USCG, NOAA, Sheriff and local police were the only ones at the dock this evening. A few block walk to an assortment of resturants. Would deffinetly reccomed.



Great staff and good marine store... push button showers., 2013-06-21
Captain: , Brisbane, Australia (399)

The staff was helpful and friendly. The marina quiet. Nice one design fleet. Within walking distance of the grocery shopping, post office, restaurants, bars and the NOAA museum. The bathrooms clean but they have the silly push button showers. Not a good shower stop. There is a strong onshore breeze most afternoons so leave early.



Thunder Bay Shores Marine, 2012-04-06
Captain: , Muskegon Mi (90)

Great Staff, nice little marina. Stopped in middle May and was the only boat in the marnia. Staff loaned us bikes to check out town. Small marine store with your basic needs located on the other side of the parking lot. Make surre you check out the maritime musemum. Great history on Great Lakes shipwreaks



Goods stop over, 2012-02-16
Captain: , Olcott, NY (2536)

Good average marina. Great staff. Laundry is close, as is the library which has free computer access. Shops are near by.
DIVING IS AWESOME!



Godd Place to stopover for supplies and groceries., 2011-07-02
Captain: , Oriental, NC (1148)

Alpena is a fairly good sized city and has lots of stores. The Marina is modern and well maintained. Like many of the Marinas in Lake Huron, there is lots of space in the them. Floating docks with ample room. To bad they don't have WiFi.



Alpena Municipal Marina, 2011-04-03
Captain: , Hammond Bay (1841)

Helpful staff. All basic facilities provided, showers, restrooms, diesel, gas, pump outs. It is near town and at Thunder Bay Marine there is a ships store.



Alpena Municipal, 2011-03-09
Captain: , Macataw, MI (435)

Quiet town, quiet marina marina but nice people.



Alpena Marina, 2010-06-19
Captain: , Whitehall, Mi (1754)

Nice quality michigan marina. Bathrooms aren't as new as some of the marinas to the south, but still clean and well maintained.

Dial a ride $1.50 to anywhere in town is handy ($2.50 outside city limits)



Quiet, not much business , 2009-09-10
Captain: , Absarokee Mt (1228)

clean, helpful dockhand. Not much going on.

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