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Our restaurant, Ships Wheel, is open Wednesday-Sunday, Breakfast 7-10:30 Lunch 11-2 Dinner 5-7:30 Monday breakfast only 7-10:30 and we are closed all day Tuesday.
Fish Fry Friday and Prime rib Saturday.
Feel free to message here for inquiries regarding restaurant reservations.
Our bait and tackle shop is also open and our new clothing shop too! All on premise!!
Book with us today-40 years of business and the next generations welcome you!!!
Located in Detroit Harbor on Washington Island, Kaps Marina offers a nautical escape that features Door County's natural splendor. Dock at our marina, for the day, overnight, or seasonal, venture off in one of our rental cars to enjoy the surrounding beauty of Washington Island with sand and rock beaches, fabulous fishing and gorgeous open water. Visit Ships Wheel, our dockside restaurant and take in the ferry boats passing by or capture the morning sunrise with our homemade breakfast menu. B&K Bait and Tackle is our log building set back from the restaurant that has all your fishing needs, live bait, and more. Kaps Marina has been family owned and operated for over 40 years.
You know it will be a great marina when Kevin, Barb and Keenan are waiting on the dock to grab lines with no previous communication. They also helped us in a mechanical pinch in a remote area which is priceless! Not to mention the bathrooms were clean everyday. Definitely coming back the next time we come across the lake from Michigan.
Always a pleasure, friendly staff that go above & beyond to do what they can.
A reminder of days gone by… simple pleasures and friendly people.
Friendly staff Restaurant a must for breakfast Cool marina
We were doing a return from Mackinac Island after the race...Kevin and Barb were so flexible...we pulled in after a 20 hour trek, they were so helpful! We had a great breakfast at the restaurant, showered, rested, and refueled. Both of our hosts were great and the marina worked perfectly for our journey home to Chicago! Thanks Kevin and Barb!
Kevin and Barb are extraordinarily accommodating hosts. We went to Kaps last year and had a wonderful time. We ended up there again this year, and it was again a great experience.
Couldn’t be more helpful!
Great little place. The staff are all wonderful and go he extra mile to make sure you needs are taken care of. the food at their restaurant is amazing.
Friendly helpful staff. Limited facilities, one toilet, shower and urinal but clean. Dock was wobbly but level. A little pricey for what they offer but it is a Island. Nice location for touring the island. We took the Cherry Train tour, a two minute walk from marina.
The family owned and operated staff was very, very nice. The only way to communicate from water to them is by phone. They don’t use VHF radio. For smaller vessels, the marina is ok for navigating, but for larger vessels it’s tight. (51’) One must be careful entering the harbor from the main channel due to the narrow cut off of the main ferry channel. One must stern in (shorter docks) and you cannot back up too close to bank due to being shallow. The dock is fixed and a little narrow, but it works. From the dock you walk off onto a grass bank (geese feces everywhere) to the shore power pedestal and it was a good 30-35’ back from the swim platform. The location was beautiful and rustic, a little junky as island living causes residents to abandon items (vehicles, tires, etc.) rather than rid of them. The restaurant is not open every day, so check on that if it’s your thing. I give a 3-star at best. Glad we were here once, but little chance of returning.
we had an excellent time staying in the Marina and on the Island. Kevin and Barb were great hosts - we're excited to return hopefully later this summer!
Kaps is always good And the perfect place to experience Washington Island. Kevin, Keenan and Barb make sure you get in and are all settled with whatever you need and then they all help out at the restaurant, which is great. Great destination, so don't miss it!
Great people. Much to see and do on the island.
Clean bathrooms/showers, quiet and peaceful marina…we will be back!!
Everyone at the marina was wonderful to deal with.....very friendly and helpful. We decided to stay an extra night. Breakfast at the marina restaurant was also great. Washington Island is a very relaxed, unique experience. We will be back and we'll stay at Kaps. Note: I like the location which is near the ferry boat dock. It's interesting watching all the activity with the boats. Rob/Lynne Sabre 48
We really enjoyed our Stay at Kaps! Friendly and courteous staff who went out of their way to make sure our visit was a great experience. Docks were in good shape, restrooms were clean. Bring a 50 to 30 Amp adapter if you require 30A service. They do have some to use. Also call on your phone as the VHF was down. We were able to rent a vehicle during our stay so we could check out the Island. Thank you Kaps! Annika Linne
EXCELLENT! Wonderful family run business with genuinely nice people running the entire facility from the marina to the restaurant. Highly recommended!
This is a PERFECT island marina. These guys are on the ball and there for you every step of the way. I was very impressed with how attentive they were and accommodating. It is very quaint and friendly. I'm sure the beach is nice, but our weather was bad so we didnt get to use it. My 4 year old was able to play without me worrying because it's a dead end dirt parking lot. Restaurant had good food and at a great price. I really say say enough good things about this marina, and I cant wait to return again next year.
Staff were very friendly, personable and helpful. Enjoyed watching the ferries coming and going. Nearby restaurant, ‘The Ships Wheel’, made a great pizza. Enjoyed the nature preserve walking trails.
Nicest people! Very relaxing atmosphere. A true trip back in time feel w all the modern necessities! A new favorite!!!
The staff at Kapps is great. Nothing to fancy, but was perfect for our trip. They were waiting for us when we pulled in. We were able to take a shuttle into town and had a great meal at Nelsons. The facility is smaller, but worth a stop if your want a local experience on Washington Island
Kevin, Keenan and Barbara were stellar hosts at the marina! Looking forward to many more visits.
Awesom place. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.
Great place.. good breakfast reataraunt, great people!
Nice place,good docks and power. Owners on site and very helpful
This is probably one of the most well protected marinas on the Great Lakes. They just put in all new electric last year (2019) and there is a nice bathroom and shower building as well as an excellent restaurant. Town is 3 miles away but the marina has rental cars and bicycles. The marina is on a point with a great view of nearby islands, enjoy the relaxed setting, great food and watch the twinkling lights from the lighthouses and navigational buoys.
Great experience! Awesome location and very nice family run business!!
It’s rustic, real rustic. Like a youth hostel in Reykjavík. Dance 10, looks 3. Kevin and Barb were so accommodating and helpful. The bathrooms were clean. They are super pricy and it’s 3 miles to anywhere, minimum. However the marina rents cars and bikes. The restaurant seemed nice inside but didn’t have a chance to eat there.
Washington Island is amazing! God’s beauty at its finest. The marina itself needs some TLC but it fits right on with the island ambiance, natural and rustic. Kevin (owners son) was EXTREMELY hospitable and a great host.