Southport Marina

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21 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140-4222
42° 35' 1.49'', -87° 48' 42.03''
262-657-5565
VHF Ch. 16
$55 - $95/night
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Racine Harbor
Southport Marina
Southport Marina
Southport Marina
Southport Marina
Southport Marina
Southport Marina
Fuel
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2023 3:42PM

Diesel $4.39

Gas Regular $4.99

Awards


Boaters Choice 2017Boaters Choice 2018Boaters Choice 2019Boaters Choice 2020Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2021Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2022

About


Southport Marina has distinguished itself as an alternative to larger, more impersonal and institutional facilities. Southport is a public facility with the feel of a private marina, large enough to provide boaters with everything they need, yet small enough that you can walk into the office and speak with one of the owners.

Southport Marina is conveniently located in the center of Kenosha's new Harbor Park Development. The marina is within walking distance to several fine restaurants that offer a variety of dining experiences. Additionally, there is a full range of services located in the downtown area all within walking distance to the marina.

As a full-service marina, we offer everything you may need for your life on the water.

Berth Capacity


Slips:435
Winter Storage:400

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:8.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:6.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Captains Lounge:Yes
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Fitness Center:Yes
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:80.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:80.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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The marina has a lacked garbage cans however it was clean. The town of Kenosha was a fun place to visit. Fun streetcar, Civil War and natural history museum within walking distance to the marina. There is a diner called Frank's about two blocks away from the 1920's that is a must see with fantastic food

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Excellent weather protection. Very nice facilities, helpful staff, close to town and restaurants.

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Great Marina, nice people on the dock and a great town.

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Great Marina great staff, wonderful places to visit within short walking distance. Been there five times!

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Was a nice stop. Easy to get to the slip. Parked along the Park. Felt like we were in a fish bowl.

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Great facility, we'll be back!

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Very nice, clean bathrooms. Nice town. Plenty to do.

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On our approach to the marina we called (phone) for our reserved slip assignment, and immediately put on hold for about 10minutes. We had to hang up in order to take sails down and prepare the boat for entrance. We hailed the marina on vhf…no reply…. We then called again (phone) and received our assignment. The fuel dock attendant DID deliver our key to the slip, which was great. Thanks. The dock was a minefield of bird crap, and the south bathhouse looked as if it were abandoned by all life except spider’s. The power stations were a cross between the pier and bath house condition. We don’t travel with a water hose, and dock hands did respond to my request for the pier to be washed so we didn’t track crap onto the boat. So that was good. Kenosha itself is a great place to visit, and the market is always has something to offer. So, we’ll return.

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Wonderful People. Bad information on marina soundings.

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Wonderful experience. People were helpful and nice.

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The Marina is always clean and inviting. We enjoy the farmer’s market and the easy walk to restaurants, events and sights.

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Great Marina and great facilities and helpful staff. This was our second trip to Southport and will definitely come back next year. We draw 7 feet, watch for the sandbar as you turn left from the harbor entrance towards the fuel dock....stay close to the rocks on your port!

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Outstanding amenities, friendly & helpful team, clean well-kept pool and clubhouses and numerous great restaurants w/in walking distance. Fantastic marina. The attentive and professional employees, combined w/the well equipped workout room overlooking harbor, & multiple laundry and shower areas, & the Tap House pub very nearby (https://kenosha-taphouse.com) and Kaisers pizza (https://kaisersofkenosha.com) just a 5min walk, make this our favorite marina on Lake Michigan. We have been here for 7yrs

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Very nice Marina, clean, good people and nice boats. We had a small issue with the 50 Amp breaker blowing if we used more than 30 amps, but we manged the power after learning it would trip . Would visit again. Several nice restauranta within walking distance of Marina.

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The facilities were very clean and up to date. The staff we interacted with were very friendly, accommodating, and quick to respond to all needs. Would definitely stay again.

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No complaints. Very quiet.

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Great place & people

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Beautiful marina, easy access. A little glitch with getting the fobs for access but they fixed it very quickly. Bathrooms clean, slips nice with deck boxes for use. Would recommend. Also loved their cancellation policy as we had to cross the lake a day late because of weather. No charge for cancelling that one night.

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Great ! Guy at the gas dock was very helpful !

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We stayed just one night. It was GREAT as ALWAYS

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We always enjoy our stay in Kenosha and especially at Southport Marina. Always friendly and helpful!

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Great facility and very accommodating staff. One of our favorite marinas in Wisconsin.

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Great docks, friendly people

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Nice location with several restaurants within walking distance. Clean bathrooms. Nice marina

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Nice marina with a pool and easy access to town.

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Great place. very clean.

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Beautiful marina! Help docking was a problem!! Was told to go to the fuel dock, an employee was painting the window trim on the gas dock building. After I yelled to him as the wind was blowing me around he said he was busy and someone will be there shortly. Another employee did come right a way. People on the dock help grab lines. On another note we went to use the marinas grills an one tank was empty and the second grill was being used and that tank was near empty. Southport should keep a spare tank by the grills.

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Friendly staff & dog friendly Clean & safe feeling Marina Irish pub in walking distance.

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Since the Kenosha harbor market is only on Saturday's you should offer a reduced fee like $30 for 6 hours of docking and advertise it at Waukegan and Northpoint. You would get a substantial number of visitors from both for the day increasing revenue and goodwill.

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Absolutely beautiful marina! Love the pool and hot tub! Love the town hot spots within walking distance. We had a great weekend! We will be returning!

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Such a wonderful port, so quiet and clean, and my husband only got stopped 4 times for sailboat/ client advice :) No one could believe he was actually here on holiday! Wendy Olsen Ferdinand Nimphius

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Friendly people clean harbor

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Great Marina very clean and comfortable. Amenities are good. Restaurants and shops within walking distance. We would definitely come back.

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We arrived at Southport Marina, Kenosha, WI, Friday Oct 8 after 5 PM and headed for the fuel dock, not knowing if our Dockwa reservation (shortly before 4 PM office close) would be waiting for us. There came Tom, who had waited for us to help tie up and gave us instructions to our slip (even though it was after hours for him) - thanks Tom! We then headed to slip C165 but found it occupied (not good with the office closed and Tom long gone home)! But all turned out well as after turning around to recheck for the correct dock, we returned and took the next open slip about ten slips down, hoping that no else was out that late. Saturday morning, we enjoyed visiting the Farmers Market, and especially the Civil War museum and visited with several sailors back at the slip, then it was time to return to Racine. All in all, we would visit Southport using Dockwa again!

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The slip we were assigned did not seem to be long enough for our boat

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Friendly people, fairly easy sail from Chicago, easy to find our way into the harbor and tie up to our slip. Our slip was in a perfect location near the bath house and pool and walking path. We enjoyed our stay in Kenosha and even stayed an extra night!

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`Nice facilities with very pleasant patrons. Many stores and restaurants nearby, within 2-3 blocks.

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Nice marina. Good clean facilities. friendly staff, good food nearby. Even a trolley.

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Very friendly helpful staff assisted us with an after hours check in. Marina facilities were very clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend or book a transient slip in the future.

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Clean, quiet and friendly people at this marina.

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Good slip….so so Diesel prices….thank you

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A very nice place to stay. Some issues with 50 amp service so make sure you have the appropriate splitters and or dock assignment

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We absolutely love this Marina. Very clean and plenty to do!

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Fantastic. The facility was updated and clean. people were friendly. And an Irish Pub - only a 3 minute walk from our dock!

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We always enjoy our annual visit to Southport Marina. The staff take good care of transients and it's a nice town to visit.

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The harbor was excellent. We had four boats in our group and were given piers close to each other. The bathrooms were clean and warm. Everyone in our group enjoyed our stay and the other boaters around us were very welcoming. We will be back!

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Ditto my last stay comments: Excellent marina with very clean facilities, a wonderful customer service oriented staff in a great town to visit.

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All good went smooth as can be

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Very friendly, helpful and clean

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Marina was clean and had the right amenities. Check in was easy once we stopped at the gas dock to pick up our welcome pack. Check out was even easier with drop boxes at various locations. Some of the residents helped us dock and were very helpful and welcoming. The local town was walking distance and had a variety of bars and restaurants.

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Clean, good amenities close by, very nice harbor

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Great marina, clean Enjoyed the park

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The facilities are great and up to date. However, the pier we were assigned was covered in goose droppings. We had to wash down the pier ourselves for 20 minutes before we could walk on it. Luckily another boat nearby had a hose on his dock

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Awesome marina. Prompt response to my questions. Access cards were at the fuel dock as we arrived after the office closed (430 pm on a Friday?, to.early in my opinion). Restrooms were clean and docks were wide and debris free. Easy walk to restaurants and fantastic farmers market on Saturday morning. Friendly people on the docks. We were in a group of three boats. Nice, safe, marina, we will be back. Thank you.

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1. Windy day - we were asked to stop at the fuel dock to pick up key. This is an extra stop for a large boat in wind with other boats in line at the fuel dock. We declined and were finally allowed to check in at the office (as we do at other marinas). Very poor service to ask a large boat to tie up twice, especially in wind. 2. Our slip had no number on it (fell off?). Additionally, very difficult to read any of the numbers - faint print. 3. Office staff unfriendly and gruff. 4. Our pier was literally covered with bird poop! We could not get to/from our boat without stepping in some. Disgusting! 5. Summary - dirty, unfriendly marina. Would not recommend to others.

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Easy to use app on the iPhone

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Friendly staff! Like that cable TV is included for transients.

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Excellent marina! Steps to downtown Kenosha, which is a gem of a town. All the facilities were clean and in good shape. The marina graciously accommodated our after hours arrival and there was a drop off box for the keys that saved us a long walk to the main office. We had some much fun here that we're already planning our trip back next year.

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Super friendly staff, easy access to local restaurants and the Saturday morning farmer's market is amazing!

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The marina was spotless. The dock hand at the fuel dock didn’t know what he was doing.

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Nice place, wide floating docks, and close to town. The only issue we had is that we had a (10) hour journey to get to Southport Marina and arrived at 4:35pm. We did not realize that they closed at 4:30 and was not notified regarding this issue! So after 4:30PM they will not response to your VHF radio. We were lucky that the fuel dock attendant was still present to give us an access key to the docks and restrooms and found us an open slip. We had to ask another boat owner for the WiFi passcode.

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Fantastic job Southport!!

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Friendly staff great location

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Was here with the Chicago Yacht Club power fleet for the weekend. Kenosha and the harbor rolled out the red carpet for us. It was a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back. Thanks to everyone.

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Marina staff friendly and helpful. The Marina itself is well designed- very pretty and boater friendly. Facilities are spotless.

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Beautiful setting, nice marina amenities, great restaurants within walking distance - what more cold a boater ask for when traveling on Lake Michigan?

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Very nice marina with swimming pool. Easy docking in a well protected basin and dock hands to screw you up. Nice town with plenty of eats and a quaint, real trolley on a loop to eveeything.

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Great marina friendly helpful people

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Need help at gas dock

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Very nice marina, friendly people and reasonably good location. Town does not have ad much to offer, especially in walking distance as some other harbor towns. Marina facilities are great.

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Southport Marina in Kenoshe blows the Chicago Harbor System out of the water! Fantastic.

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