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.
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!!
We enjoyed our stay in this clean, spacious harbor. The people we met as well as the staff were all friendly and welcoming.
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.
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.
Great holiday week and the Marina and staff were so prepared - it was magnificent! Terri, Debbie, Rachel and Dan are friendly and helpful every year without fail. Thank you from Spork!
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.
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!
Waukegan Harbor has excellent facilities and the staff are extremely responsive and thoughtful!
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 :)
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
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.
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.
Our home port. Great facility and always something going on.
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.
Friendly and Great service
Clean , friendly and reasonably priced. The members there were also extremely friendly.
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.
We loved the marina and its anemities.
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.
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.
Free coffee, Clean Bathroom and dock, Friendly staff. Great place.
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.