The 2022 Marinas.com Boaters' Choice Awards Recipients Are Here! See This Year's Marina Honorees

Edward C Grace Memorial Marina

14 Reviews
Write a Review
129 N. Cedar Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
44° 53' 59.39'', -85° 24' 54.74''
(231) 264-8174
VHF Ch. 73
$1.70/ft
www.elkrapids.org
Traverse City
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina
Edward C Grace Memorial Marina

Awards


Boaters' Choice 2022

About


Our knowledgeable and helpful staff members welcome you to our 213-slip marina and boat launch located on East Grand Traverse Bay. We are nestled between 2 pristine sandy beaches in the quaint port-side village of Elk Rapids, MI. We also offer slips in Elk Lake and a boat launch for you to explore and enjoy the Antrim County Chain of Lakes. Enjoy our well maintained, enhanced, and unique Harbor amenities. The downtown district of Elk Rapids is just a few steps away. Enjoy fine and casual dining, extensive shopping, antique shops, art galleries, community events, farmers markets, festivals and outstanding recreational opportunities. Staff invites you to make Elk Rapids your port of call.

Berth Capacity


Slips:213

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:12.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:0.0 Meters
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2021

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Propane:Nearby
Captains Lounge:Yes
Security:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Tennis:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Campground:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:80.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:80.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:22.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Winter Storage:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
Show All

Verified

The staff makes it - every time. Great group of gentlemen who are very helpful. Clean restrooms. The only thing that is not awesome are the huge (!!!) spider webs & spiders on every railing and pedestal - we are definitely not used to that as our marina wipes them down every morning.

Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

Great Facility, location, and staff. Friendly local boaters willing to help.

Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Edward C Grace Memorial Marian for your stay. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport
Verified

The marina is very nice friendly staff. The bathrooms and showers were kept clean. Nice little town.

Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Edward C Grace Memorial Harbor for your stay. We appreciate the favorable review and hope you will return.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

Staff was excellent and facilities were very clean and nice. One of the young dock hands saw us coming and even though we didn't ask for help he was watching us and met us on the dock. Really nice people and quiet and friendly place. I will be back!

Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Edward C Grace Memorial Harbor for your stay. We take great pride in the wonderful staff here at Edward C Grace Memorial Harbor. They do a wonderful job taking pride in the facilities and helping our customers. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

We recently spent 7 nights at Edward C Grace and it was an outstanding experience. The slips are great, the facilities clean and the location is amazing. We utilized their free dinghy shuttle to access the upper harbor and Torch Lake twice during our visit. What an outstanding feature! I'm not aware of a marina with more on-water opportunities than Elk Rapids. There's a perfect beach for families immediately adjacent to the marina, there's a small river you can send kids (and adults) tubing down that ends up at the beach, we saw live music on the waterfront one evening...endless entertainment. The marina can be a bit exposed to NW winds so be prepared, especially if you're in slips 1-24. That said, there's so much to do at/near this marina there's no reason to stay on your boat if it starts rolling in the slip. If you're planning to stay for more than one or two days it's helpful to plan ahead for food options. The downtown restaurants can have some very unusual/unpredictable hours. It can be difficult to find food at times. But when all else fails the Elk Rapids Marina on the upper harbor has a shop that seems to be open daily (thankfully) with some limited options. We will return to this marina. We had an absolute blast.

Marina Response:
We appreciate your review of Elk Rapids Harbor. Sounds like you were able to see and experience all the wonderful sites and sounds of Elk Rapids and our harbor. Thank you
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport
Verified

Love this Elk Rapids marina.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your positive feedback. We appreciate the time you took to write a review.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

What a great stay. Excellent facilities and great helpful staff. Will definitely stay here again.

Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport
Verified

We love Elk Rapids. The staff is great and always busy doing something. We had one mix up while we were there when we scheduled a ride to a local restaurant at 5:15 pm and the office decided to close at 5 pm without telling us. Had to cancel our reservation. The harbor master felt very bad and did apologize. If you advertise that you are open until 8 pm you should find a way, with reduced staff, to stay open until 8 pm. Overall our trip to Elk Rapids was great. We will try it again.

Marina Response:
Mr. Bale, I apologize for the mix up with your shuttle service while you were staying with us. Thank you for letting us know and we will address the issue. Looking forward to your return.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

Was a little disappointed. Been hearing about Elk Rapids for a long time so we decided to give it a try for a couple of days. Marina was average, people were friendly but inexperienced, town was nice.

Marina Response:
Sorry to hear you were a little disappointed with our marina. We strive to have a well trained staff and will address this issue. We appreciate your feedback, as it provides us with the information we need to make improvements. We hope you will return to our marina in the future.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport
Verified

All new staff who are confused about everything. Told us the wrong slip # which caused confusion & frustration. Dock hands had ZERO line handling skills!! & last we were kept up until 2am by loud music. But on the positive side, the facilities are nice. 😀

Marina Response:
We are very sorry to hear about your experience with our harbor. This is not typical and concerning. Rest assured these issues will be addressed. Thank you for your feedback.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

Great harbor and marina. The staff is very friendly and always working around the marina to make it look nice (painting posts, weeding, minding sidewalks and pavers, etc.) Very much appreciated and we'll be back for sure!

Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Elk Rapids Harbor. We appreciate you kind words. Looking forward to having you as our guest in the future.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

Clean,friendly, nice walking options. I have never used but hear they will shuttle you to a local store or grocery. Their pavilion has free bbq gas grills to use. Staff is willing to help at the gas dock as well as at the slips. There is a nice beach adjacent to the marina which is fantastic for kids but also dog friendly. We love this marina.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your positive review and choosing Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor as one of your destinations. We do have a shuttle service for boaters that is free of charge. Just call our office and arrange for a drop off and pick up. Hope to see you again soon. Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport
Verified

Thank you so much great stay

Marina Response:
You are so very welcome! Thank you for the positive response.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

We stayed for two nights last week. The staff was very professional, helpful and friendly. The place was very clean. Docks are easy to get in and out. An easy walking distance to the city beach with many activities to do right there. This place is easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants. They shuttled us to another place and were very nice. Super nice docks. Cam was very helpful.

Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor. Hopefully we will see you again!
Was this helpful?  Yes(1) - NoReport