Waukegan Harbor & Marina

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55 S. Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL
42° 21' 29.33'', -87° 49' 27.61''
847-244-3133
VHF Ch. 16
$1.50/ft
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Waukegan Harbor
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Waukegan Harbor & Marina
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
57℉NNW at 12 knots
Fuel
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2022 2:24PM

Diesel $5.39

Gas Regular $5.25

Octane: 89;

Awards


Boaters' Choice 2018Boaters' Choice 2019Boaters' Choice 2020Boaters' Choice 2021

About


Whether you're an overnight guest, or a local resident, Waukegan Harbor can serve all your boating needs. The Waukegan Port District was established in 1955 to oversee the activities and operations of the harbor. Watch the arrival of the cement and gypsum vessels as their captains dock in our commercial slip. Enjoy a day on the lake fishing with one of our many experienced Charter Captains or make Waukegan Harbor your home for all your recreational boating. We look forward to serving you.

Berth Capacity


Slips:639
Linear Docks:200 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2022

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility: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:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:O'Hare
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Yes
Dog Park:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Golf:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:100.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50 amp
Electric Voltage:120
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Winter Storage:Nearby
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
Live Aboard:Yes
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A well deserved 5 star rating! The staff goes the extra mile to make sure amenities are in top condition, assistance at the docks is readily available and immediate and the friendliness is immeasurable. Looking forward to next season's stay. Thanks from the crew of S/V Spork!

Marina Response:
Thank you for your post and for attending our party and hoping to see you soon.
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Big marina! We were there late in the season when there wasn’t as much dock help available. We felt safe, but thought it was a little dirty. Every staff member we met was very nice.

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The people at the dock we were at were super friendly! A tight knit group that welcomed us in for the day and night.

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Maintenance staff overwhelmed by the sheer size of this place? Thick layer of goose poop on dock. Had to wash it off so we could get to the boat. The pedestal was spiderwebbed in and filthy and the was a well established large wasp nest inside. The ‘lounge’ is more like a small store room. Overall the place is just fair to middlin’.

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The complete set of services make for a great stay.

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Marina is great. Clean!

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Marina was clean and nice. People friendly (staff & fellow boaters). Not much in the way of walkable amenities. Works well as a first/last stop from/to Chicago. We were advised by a resident boater not to explore too much inland on foot

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Go for the marina, not the town. 32 miles from Chicago is a good sail with decent winds. If you're looking for a weekend trip, consider Waukegan.

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Wonderful marina and the residents are so helpful with tips where we p go listen to music and get a bite to eat! I can’t believe my other half was able to vacation here and not just work on boats - I appreciate that and so does Ferdinand Nimphius, Thank you and happy Independence Day! Wendy and Ferd

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Clean neat well organized.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your post. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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Staff are friendly and really helpful

Marina Response:
Thank you very much, It's an honor to have you in our marina.
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This marina is the last marina I would consider as a transient boater. The amenities essentially consist of electric, water and a reasonably clean dock. If you are looking for a restaurant, pool or an attractive waterfront go to Northpoint Harbor which has the above amenities.

Marina Response:
Mr. Schleck, I am the new GM for Waukegan Port & Marina. My name is Max, According to our records, you have been in our marina and kept your boat(s) here for almost 20 years. According to my colleagues, they have been serving your wishes and needs without any hesitation as they do to all of our boating members . I hear you have been posting bad reviews on other social media sites as well. I really would like to get together and find out why all these negative reviews about our marina and how we can remedy this unpleasant relationship. Looking forward to meeting you in person and talk all this in detail. Cordially, Yours, Max Pekcan
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Lovely marina and nice staff. Clean, well maintained....all a great experience. There is a little hamburger/hot dog stand, ice cream stand and outdoor bar with live music right close by. Good walking area for dogs. Just not a lot of other amenities (ie pool or otherwise....and not close walking to any other shops/groceries). But a great stay for far less expense than in Chicago!!

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We enjoyed our stay in this clean, spacious harbor. The people we met as well as the staff were all friendly and welcoming.

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Stayed on a transient slip. Nice facilities. Clean bathrooms. Nice little patio overlooking the marina with a grill for everyone's use. Arrived after-hours and the security guard promptly met us with welcome info and keys. only little complaint is the laundry. it's coin operated and there is no change machine. we don't lug around rolls of quarters on the boat so couldn't dry our rain-soaked cloths. either put a change machine in there, or better yet no fee. just add a dollar to all transient and regular slips and you have enough revenue to cover their operation for a year.

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Marina going downhill. Nobody at gas dock to service customers, fuel is very expensive, harbor master non responsive to emails, marina hours are not great…. Close at 4:30 daily. So much more offered at other marinas in the area. I’ve been in this marina for years and ready to leave. Nice floating docks and friendly staff in the office, other than that…you are on your own.

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Been my marina for the last 15 years. Friendly, professional and responsive staff. Cleans showers and restrooms. Good security. Easy in and out, especially in the North (commercial) harbor. Friendly shipmates. Gas dock staff efficient whether getting fuel or a pump out.

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Waukegan Harbor has been my 'Home on the Lake' since 2014. I tell people it is 'Our Little Slice of Heaven' and love every minute spent there. I would absolutely recommend this community to anyone who is looking for a great experience!

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Waukegan Harbor has excellent facilities and the staff are extremely responsive and thoughtful!

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I am an Early Season Boater. Waukegan Harbor was ready for me with a temp slip and quickly put my season slip in order so i can move in with no issues. Great friendly staff and gorgeous facilities, easy access to lake and surrounding venues..makes it my favorite place to spend 8 months of my year on the water :)

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We love Waukegan Harbor. Only giving a 4 due to the seaweed in the Marina. I haven't seen any effort over the weekend to remove it. The seaweed is hazardous to props and gets tangled causing boats not to be to operate properly. We know this is probably due to reduced staff due to Covid, otherwise a 5 out of 5

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I have enjoyed being a boating member at Waukegan Harbor & Marina for 4 years now. The staff is great, very customer service orientated, they recently added a new outdoor full service bar with entertainment that is a great place to unwind. I look forward to my stay-cations every day.

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My wife and I typically cruise out of Waukegan Harbor. We are transients and the launch ramps there are plenty big enough for our 30' Sea Ray with easy access and a large parking lot for our truck and trailer. The marina's facilities, as well as the staff are top notch and their floating concrete docks are what every marina should have. The fuel/pump-out dock is easy to access and can accommodate several boats at one time. To be honest, the area around the marina is lacking in regards to food, entertainment and activities but hopefully the proposed development that is planned for the area will provide boaters with more "on shore" options in the future.

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Our home port. Great facility and always something going on.

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Nice pump out equipment. Great pump out/fuel team. Nice docks and clubhouse. Lots of bird poop. I wish the town had more going on. Go to the train station to walk into town. On foot, avoid the bridges you see from the harbor. Proceed to the train station to walk downtown.

Marina Response:
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Friendly and Great service

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for taking the time for the review, Waukegan Harbor & Marina appreciates your business.
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Clean , friendly and reasonably priced. The members there were also extremely friendly.

Marina Response:
Hi. Thank you so much for choosing Waukegan Harbor & Marina and for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you again sometime. Please tell all your boating friends. Thank you again.
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The harbor staff at Waukegan are great. We are transient boaters all summer and stay at 20+ different harbors each year. Waukegan's staff are consistently the best we find anywhere. It's a very large harbor with a lot of boats and they manage it well.

Marina Response:
Hi. Thank you so much for choosing Waukegan Harbor & Marina. We appreciate the positive feedback. We look forward to hosting you again. Tell all your boating friends.
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We loved the marina and its anemities.

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It sucked. Arrived just before 7:00 pm and nobody answered radio call to assist with lines. METAL post without rub protection between slips. Wind pushed boat into post during docking since no line assistance was provided as promised in welcome arrival email. Scratched boat which will cost a few hundred dollars to have repaired. No keys or codes for washroom provided so did not get to use facilities. Seems like a nice harbor except rub protection needed on metal post for ALL slips. Shitty design as-is. Also service NON-EXISTENT even though i arrived at a reasonable early evening time. I am not at all happy. Waukegan Harbor will be my future stop of last resort.

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It was easy to register and easy to find our slip. We came in late and needed a key card to return to the dock area. The staff were reasonably responsive about getting us a key card. The location was such that it was difficult to gain access to a meal at night.

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Free coffee, Clean Bathroom and dock, Friendly staff. Great place.

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We enjoyed our stay. The marina was in good shape and the staff was courteous. The young ladies sent to assist us tying up at our slip even offered me a ride to the office. But they did not seem to know how to control a 40 foot boat in a slip by getting a dock line around a cleat. My only other comment is that more showers are needed in this large marina and they should be more distributed throughout the marina as are the restrooms.

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Clean, safe, and friendly staff!

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