Portside Marina

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116 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
41° 35' 38.34'', -82° 42' 44.32''
419-746-2668
VHF Ch. 68
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Portside Marina
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Portside Marina is Kelleys Island's finest docking and dining destination. Our family owned and operated marina was recently rebuilt and renovated. Our 115 slips and channel accommodate over 120 boats, up to 70' length and 25' beam. We offer hourly and overnight docking, shower facilities, golf cart and bike rentals. We are located in the heart of downtown Kelleys Island, tucked away down along the waterfront, apart from the hustle and bustle of the street activity. Our friendly staff will help you dock your boat, register for a slip, and settle in for a drink and fine meal. We look forward to your visit.

Berth Capacity


Slips:120

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:10.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:10.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:10.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2019

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Nearby
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Nearby
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Propane:Nearby
ATM:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:Kelleys Island Municipal Airport
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:70.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:30.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:25.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30-amp / Some 50-amp
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This place is the best from the dock hands to the facilities Jack farmer is the best

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Dock hands do a great job and facilities are in great shape and clean . Music from Dockers was way too loud and went on well past 2:00am making it tough to get any sleep

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WiFi didn’t work the first night. Golf carts are less expensive at other locations.

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We always have a pleasant stay.

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Always enjoyable to stay at Port Side

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Great place...clean. Friendly and very helpful workers. A great location on Kelley's

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Great location and staff.

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All the employees at Portside were fantastic. They went out of there way to make sure we got docked safely and made sure that we were docked next to our friends. The bathrooms are the cleanest around. Nice marina store as well. Thank you so much for making our weekend special. Till next time

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The marina is very tight and the boats were not well "organized" so several boats entering and leaving had close calls with our bow which was more exciting then I cared for! Most of them were not the captains fault, but the nearly impossible gauntlet created by where/how the boats were docked. We spent several hours on our bow fending off other boats with the boat hook- not my idea of a great way to spend Saturday on Kelley's Island! Otherwise the dockhands were very helpful and the facilities were clean and what we needed.

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All the dock hands were extremely courteous and very helpful. Specifically one named Jack. He went above and beyond several times to help us out

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This is our third visit to Portside and they didn’t disappoint for a third year in a row. Located right in town, you are in walking distance to many of the main restaurants, etc. on Kelly’s. Great dock hands who got us in and secure on a windy day. We had lunch AND dinner at Dockers that day which is the best waterfront dining on the island, and it’s just a few steps away from your dock. My wife loves their bathroom/shower rooms which are private, air conditioned, and CLEAN, and so do I! After spending two days at the public docks and bathrooms!showers at PIB, you can a appreciate the obvious difference. Next year, one day at PIB, four days on Kelly’s at Portside.

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Love being there. All staff from inside, dock, and wait staff are amazing. They know their jobs and do them what looks effortless but I can imagine is very hard work.

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Great facility and downtown location. Very helpful (the best) dockhands to assist arrival and departure. Clean and modern showers and bathrooms. The on-site Dockers Bar & Grill has a great water and marina view, and also great noodles and drinks.

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Excellent dock hands every time we're here. Very clean docks, showers, and bathrooms

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Can get a little bumpy, but it’s a very nice marina.

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It always great to stay as Portside. The dock hands are so helpful.

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Great place to stay....the dock hands are an amazing asset. Clean facilities. We'll be back

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The staff at Portside is very accommodating, I hesitate to stay here because of the lack of dock posts. A port berth is very difficult to come into because of no ability to judge where the dock is at. Also when it gets rough in there, which it does, the lack of dock posts causes you to run the risk of fenders jumping the dock and running your boat up against the dock.

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we actually stated three days, and had a great time! The entire staff is great and so friendly, best dockhands on Lake Erie. Great bar and food, and the most immaculate showers and rest rooms I know of on the lake. Great Job Guys

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The facility itself was great, but strong winds out of the south for 3 days made for an uncomfortable stay. The harbor master and crew were really on top of things and the the showers are some of the best on the Great Lakes. The service at Dockers was a tad slow, but the wait staff was pleasant.

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We love our stays at Portside! Our dock assignment this past weekend was perfect, and as always, the dockhands are absolutely top notch!! The marina is kept very clean - especially the shower/bath rooms. My only suggestion would be an upgrade to the wifi service if at all possible. It would be nice to be able to retreat to the cabin with a stable internet connection during inclement weather. Can't wait for our next Portside weekend!

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Plenty of Dock Hands to help us come in, clear instructions were provided by the Dock Master. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked. Understaffed when it came to the office; advertised a 9:00 Office opening but did not open until ~9:45 Wednesday morning (7/7). Nice Marina!

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Clean great location to shops restaurants friendly staff

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Dock Master Jack and his crew were excellent as always. Great marina, clean bathrooms, and good people.

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Excellent staff and facility. Very clean very professional. Highly recommend!!

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Nice facility and the nicest clean bathroom/showers I have seen. Great Dick hands and staff

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Office was not open several times that we tried to go up there. It is very difficult to dock there. Unless the wind is perfectly calm, expect a challenge. I wanted to cancel our final day but, again, no one was in the office. The facilities themselves are very nice and the docking team was there to help us enter but no one was there for the exit. Fortunately we had fellow boaters there to help.

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Great place to stay for awhile. Good restaurant and a nice small village.

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The folks working at portside, especially Jack, are outstanding

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Great Stay as always. Dockhands and staff very helpful. Music was also great.

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Wonderful experience as usual! Thanks Portside!

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I did not stay the last night and old like a refund or credit for one night. Credit can be in house for use at a different time.

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Great place to stay. Service was awesome as usual. Jack and his team do a great job on the docks. John

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Dock hand superior. Staff very friendly. Great showers. Reservations Quick and informing

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Jack is awesome. The day was was beautiful and staff were great. Always easy to work with.

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Excellent marina. Very helpful staff. Restaurant is on a deck that you can watch the sunsets as you enjoy a beverage and dinner.

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Hands down our favorite marina on our favorite island. Dockhands are the best, great hookups, easy in and out, wifi, and top notch baths/shower. Discount on golf cart rental as well. Have a drink or some lunch overlooking the marina with a great view of Cedar Point too.

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This is an awesome marina the dock master and his team are AWESOME

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We are newer boaters and the staff was super helpful in getting us in and out, very polite. We checked in during a very busy Saturday, facilities were great and great location. The weather turned bad on Sunday, and again, the staff was on their game and did everything they could to make sure we were helped out of the marina with 16-20 knot winds- safely. Highly recommend Portside and plan on staying again.

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Dock hands were courteous and very helpful, especially for someone who has never docked at a full marina. Marina has a great layout and it very easy to get into and out of, even in windy conditions. Dock is new and well maintained.

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Very well run marina. Crew was able to handle multiple boys coming in throughout the day. Clean bathrooms, nice docks. Very good first time experience.

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The accommodations were excellent. Also, due to bad weather we were unable to leave on our scheduled departure date. The staff were excellent and flexible with this unforeseen change. Would highly recommend Portside Marina to anyone traveling to Kelly's Island.

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Our favorite place to stay on Lake Erie. Dockers food is great. It is downtown close to everything or rent a cart from Magee Magoos next door to see the Island. Dockmaster Jack and all the guys hustle to safely receive and launch boats (No easy task on weekends). A fun family atmosphere. Private bathrooms with showers are air conditioned. Great people!

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Always a great stay on the island. Thank you!!

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Dock master and dock hands very helpful as well as the office. Good location in the heart of town yet quiet at the boat slips. Clean bathrooms. We’ll be back!

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It started out and finished off with the most helpful dock hands we have ever had! Jack, the head dock master was on top of it! The office staff and golf cart rental were extremely friendly as well. The docks are floating so it can be rocky at times. This did not bother us though because the staff and location make up for it. The bathrooms are remodeled as of a couple years ago and are by far the best bathrooms out of any marina. ( toilet, shower, sink, counter, all in a private room!)

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Best island marina on Lake Erie! Never seen more hustle in a staff, they really know how to get the job done! Definitely will return!

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We were there from July 2 thru July 5. As for the marina itself, dockage is a little tight but manageable. Dock hands are great at getting you in. Facilities are first rate and clean, shower rooms are great since remodeled. Staff in general is very nice and helpful. Nice having a good restaurant right there next to the marina. The downsides: maybe it was because of the holiday, but I get tired of multiple boats playing different music at full volume all day long. Marina rules say no loud music after 10:00, but no effort made to enforce it. I wouldn't even mind up to midnite, but a couple boats went till 1:30. Also, marina info. said WIFI available, but there was no WIFI the entire time we were there. Of course, no one was social distancing or wearing masks.

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Best place ever! Thank you!

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great people and beautiful location!

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We stayed Friday evening till Monday morning. The slips are tight and closely spaced back to back. We have a 35’ sail boat and it was tight. Dock hands were ever present and helpful. Floating docks moved around a lot with a southwest wind. Electrical hook ups are wide apart and pushed the limit of our 50’ power cord. Saturday night was loud and raucous, which was ok for a bit, but became too much. Most of the overnighters left on Sunday morning and the place was pretty empty. However, on Sunday afternoon all hell broke loose. Every slip filled with drunk power boaters trying to outdo themselves with loud sound systems playing tired classic rock and lousy country music, and loud engines. This was all very unrestricted and I’m sure Portside earns some much needed revenue at this time. Fortunately we had friends to visit, but It was still going on at 6pm or so. Later Sunday night was peaceful. Not that I’m overly protective, but other than staff there was no attempt to social distance. The restroom and shower facilities were terrific. The staff was helpful and courteous, but not very knowledgeable. No one seemed to know if the water on the dock was potable and directed me to the Dock Master. Shouldn’t that be common knowledge? I would probably return during the week, but not the weekend. TE

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Loved where we stayed...close to most everything ....nice private bathroom with shower...just a little more rocking on the sacks than we are use to....other than that a great stay🍺👙☀️👍🏻

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Dock hands are tremendous, hardest working guys and gals on the lake. Keeping the Marina clean and ready to go.

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Stay was great, crew was great. Would be nice if the docks or fingers were labeled A, B, C, etc. Large enough to read. Was extremely packed and boats waiting to get in and once you get in there is nothing telling you what each section of docking is and they tell you to go to C dock or whatever. Great overall though.

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Calm in the marina, nice slips with rubber bumpers, skilled dock hands, clean restrooms. It was awesome for our fishing needs.

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Great marina and venue right in the heart of downtown Kelley's Island. Nice facility overall, and exceptional and very clean shower and other amenities. Great outside dockside restaurant and bar with a good menu. The marina itself is a little tight for docking larger boats, however they have great dock hands available to assist all boats with landing and departing. Very helpful and friendly staff. Check in is amazingly easy. We return often, and have absolutely no complaints.

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Outstanding location, service and accommodations!

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The weekend was great. Portside Marina is an awesome marina with excellent dock hands and staff. Restrooms/showers are very clean and new.

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The staff could not be nicer more helpful. The dock master Jack is the best, hardest working guy,you ever want to meet. Thank you all for being very patient with all of us that are having trouble obeying all the new rules.

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We enjoy Portside for many reasons.... Always clean and friendly. Affordable. Perfect location to walk down town. Our dog Frank has many friends there too! Love the newly renovated restrooms/showers. Looking forward to another great season 2020!

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Great dock in relation to location to Dockers Restaurant and our football game!

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Very clean showers/bathrooms. Excellent dock hands. Great location downtown.

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Hard working and helpful dockhands; clean restrooms/showers & and a convenient bar.

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We had a great time! Loved the new private baths!

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Portside was extremely accommodating, clean and a great location. So excited to book next April for Summer of 2020!

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Upon arrival, we experienced a dock completely covered in bird excrement, impossible to find a clean spot on which to step. It appeared all other docks, which were closer to the marina, had been cleaned prior to our arrival. Many of these docks were vacant and appeared available during our two-night stay. We ended up cleaning our own dock. The combination of dirty dock and being on a dock farthest from the marina made for a less than pleasant experience. In the past we had pleasant experiences and enjoyed our stays at Portside Marina, we just wanted to pass this on to hopefully prevent other boaters from such an experience.

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Great facilities. Close to everything you’ll need. Very helpful staff.

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Had a great time. Watched Jaws on the water. Crew did a good job. Marina showers and restrooms clean. All around great place.

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Awesome 5 star Service from dock hands, to the office, restaurant/bar staff, and the owners. Bravo !!

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Very nice, two items would turn it into a 5 star experience. First, allow overnight boaters to pay for a cart in advance to have one there. We are already paying more than the average Joe to be there, don't leave us without a cart. The other thing is to turn up the hot water for the shower rooms. I went in the evening, luke warm all the way on hot, I chalked it up to a busy time. I went in the morning at 5am before anyone and got the same result.

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Great transient marina with a very helpful and friendly crew!

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The docks are nice, good power and centrally located. Clean facilities and helpful staff.

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Marina staff was very friendly, helpful and professional. I cannot say the same for Miss Maggy’s (which they own) and you can rent golf carts at a discount with your stay. The woman renting the cart was very rude - the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. Had a great meal at the onsite restaurant, Dockers - get the bruschetta. Shower rooms were very clean!

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Agreed the marina can be tight in the wind, but I have never been to a better marina. The Dockhands are fantastic at helping you in and out. The office staff, are helpful & the friendliest I have ever come across. Docker's restaurant has the greatest food on the island and the view can't be beat. The new bathrooms are the best on the great Lakes. If you travel you must stop here.

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Put me in a dock slip that was almost too narrow...especially on a windy day. Boat rocked all night because of the opening to the marina. The staff was great. Very professional.

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Great staff!!! The new jet docks are absolutely the best addition the this marina. Great improvements every time we stay.

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Marina is tight (not very much room for maneuvering) for larger boats. We collided due to insufficient room to (not very much damage, most to our boat) - 42 foot sailboat. Another sailboat in our group (mid - 30 foot) contacted the anchor (about head height of a standing crewmember) of a large powerboat. Again, not much damage, but was very dangerous. Also, very uncomfortable with any type of southerly wind. The breakwall is not effective in limiting the wave surge.

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