Portside Marina

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116 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
41° 35' 38.34'', -82° 42' 44.32''
VHF Ch. 68
Portside Marina
Portside Marina
Portside Marina
Portside Marina
Portside Marina
Portside Marina
Windy until tonight.
50℉WSW at 23 knots
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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



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

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Yes
Closest Airport:Kelleys Island Municipal Airport
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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rohrs4Jan 30, 2020

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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reills747Sep 29, 2019

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

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dancer2002Sep 23, 2019

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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beemore247Sep 18, 2019

Wonderful experience as usual! Can't beat the exceptional staff. Especially Jack ,River, and Joe!

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rerrieverSep 17, 2019

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

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ralukichSep 15, 2019

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

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eriefeelingSep 04, 2019

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

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dgatt14Sep 03, 2019

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

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rmjbuildersSep 02, 2019

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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albragadinAug 26, 2019

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

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boatworks56Aug 14, 2019

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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lakehouseAug 13, 2019

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

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nspurckAug 12, 2019

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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boatguy49036Aug 11, 2019

Great transient marina with a very helpful and friendly crew!

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kellymac323Aug 11, 2019

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

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blynnAug 05, 2019

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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jennysanduskyJul 29, 2019

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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jdgossett43061Jul 29, 2019

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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dtennantJul 19, 2019

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

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d1howeJul 13, 2017

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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