I recently bought the slip I have subleased since 2010. I don't know what ThruthHurts is talking about. My experience is NOTHING LIKE his/her experience. This is a superbly well-run, beautifully maintained, highly professional marina with excellent facilities. I am always treated like. A valued customer and served well past my multi-marina experienced expectations. I've enjoyed being there since 2010, am very happy I bought my slip and feel it is a great investment!. It is now 2017 and I can say this is the finest marina I have ever been to. I'm in disbelief of TheTruthHurts review. That is not at all the marina I know very well. This is a first class marina in facilities and management. Check it out for yourself.
This is a great intimate marina with a serene setting. A relaxing place after getting off often bumpy Lake Michigan. Here, you get all of the benefits of Saugatuck, without all the hubbub. It's an easy walk from the town of Saugatuck, one of the best boating destinations in the US, with great restaurants and fun night life, yet without the tourists pressing their noses against your salon windows like in town. There is a great yacht club here (Saugatuck Marine Yacht Club) that is more like a family. You will be greated with open arms by members. There is a super, not to be missed restaurant right next to it called the Elbo Room - outstanding menu!!!! and an incredible view down the Kalamazoo River.
This is a nice marina and it looks great, but in the middle of nowhere if you are in need of a town and entertainment. Great for a very quiet layover to get away from it all or for an overnight stay on a cruise to destinations north or south. There is a nice restaurant here and a general store, so it's not without civilization. Cleanest water I've seen anywhere. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl
I found this marina to be closed when in town July 2010. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl
This is a very passable marina, but is in need of an upgrade. Since it is along the river, there can be some long walks between the showers and your boat. Not a bad location for access to the town attractions and restaurants. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl
This will be a great port of call when the new docks are in for the 2011 season and will get a higher rating then. The town offers some good eating (The Bank and another called The Farm). I like what the Michigan DNR is doing with all of the municipal marinas in Michigan - a great investment in Great Lakes boating. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl
This is a good marina, but watch the wind. If it comes down the channel into the marina, and your aft is facing the wind, you will get no sleep as the waves slam underneath your swim platform all night! Great town - on of the best marina towns anywhere! Find your way to "City Park" Restaurant - Excellent and one of Hemmingway's haunts. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl
This is an excellent marina, especially now under new management. Facilities are great, including indoor and outdoor pool. Well managed. This is the only marina I've been in that provided a welcome package with treats. First class. Restaurant re-do was just about to open when I left but I'm sure will be great. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl
The NEW marina is far better than the old. The new floating docks and facilities are excellent and are as good as anywhere on the Great Lakes. The staff is well selected and well run. The operation is a great comination of facilites, staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Got socked in here for two days in June and enjoyed the stay. Nice little town with great restaurants. Only the Marina.com pics need updating. Nothing else needs changing. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl
The NEW city marina is excellent. Many more slips and a perfect locaton close to everything. The staff is great and always on spot with what you may need (Hal knows how to hire and run a staff!). The new facilites are super. Being able to stay on your own boat, makes this the best place to stay when in Charlevoix. This is now one of the best Great Lakes marinas. Only the pics on Marinas.com need to be updated. Change nothing else. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl