First Class Marina! First, I will state that the State of the Rivers "briefing" (it's nearly two hours long) given by dockmaster Jeremy Fowler every evening, should be required curriculum for all Loopers going down the rivers. It is both comprehensive and detailed. Second, we had a covey of ten boats coming out of Marselles Lock (<2 miles away) all together, and all of us wanted to come into the marina - at the same time. They coordinated with us by phone before the lock and radio after the lock so we arrived in an organized manner, each was individually directed to their slip/dock and assisted by dockhands and all were tied up within 30 frenetic minutes without incident. Very professional! The marina itself is very clean with concrete floating docks. 50 amp hookup went fine for us without any problems with the newfangled 5 milliamp GFCI pedestals as it has sometimes with other marinas. The Courtesy car we used was a 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan... with a full tank! They also have a restaurant, ship store, kayak rentals, bike trails, and much more. All for a dollar a foot. We are staying two extra days just to catch up with chores and rest up a bit before we launch downriver. Can't think of a better place to do it and as Gold Loopers, we've seen a lot of marinas in the past couple years. The staff is really first rate and helpful to the max. And then there is that briefing on the rivers too...
Great place to stay. Covid and short staff made it impossible at times to catch lines for everyone or even get to the phone on weekdays quickly. The harbor office near C dock was very clean and each of the staff we met were always pleasant and helpful. Mail sent to address on Google ends up at the yacht club boat but DuSable staff found it and delivered to our boat. We stayed 5 days, felt very safe, took architecture tour, and visited many areas of Chicago. I would definitely stay again at DuSable!
Very clean. Staff and boat owners very friendly. Easy walk to town and maritime museum. Would definitely stay again.
Very nice wide dock. Good connections for power and water. Easy access to town and excellent National Quilt Museum. Ticket good for whole day so can go out for lunch and return. Amazing exhibits! Don't miss it. We will return on our way south to see what is showing then.
Michelle, Christina, Shannon, and Steve were wonderful! They have quite a hike from their office to the north marina where we stayed. Park construction made access to town harder than the usual almost straight up the street but maybe they can accommodate better soon. Facilities very clean and floating docks werewide and secure and cleaned every day from bird droppings. Many friendly people on the docks and in town. Only problem we had was a bent roller on the dock corner rendering it useless when we needed protection as the current pushed us into the dock. Currents can be very strong and run perpendicular to slips. We were not aware of this with all the water traffic during our approach.