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238 Lobdell Point Rd
Washington Island, WI 54246
45° 20' 13.96'', -86° 56' 17.77''
920-839-5551 or 920-839-5455
$2.25/ft
kapsmarina.com
Washington Island
Kaps Marina
Kaps Marina
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Kaps Marina
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Kaps Marina
Kaps Marina
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
53℉NW at 3 knots
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Awards


Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet 2020Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet 2021

About


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.

Berth Capacity


Slips:11
Linear Docks:50 Feet

Approach


Please contact Kevin @ 920-839-5551 for dock assignment and further approach instructions. When you are coming in the channel, we will be your first left ( just past an old travel lift) make a 90 degree turn out of ferry channel and stay center in our entrance.
Minimum Approach Depth:12.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:12.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2022

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Nearby
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Nearby
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:80.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:50 amp twist @ dock-limited adapters upon request
Electric Voltage:50 amp twist @ dock-limited adapters upon request
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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Friendly people at the marina and the restaurant Excellent restaurant on site. Fried grouper and sides were delicious! Lots of assistance to dock, there to greet us and help us. Will go back

Marina Response:
Thank you so much! We are a family run business, and appreciate the positive feed back. Hope to have you stay with us again in the future :)
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Staying at Kap's Marina is similar to staying at a rundown campground, there is very little maintenance done around the place, junk laying around, spider webs encasing the doorways/lights, weak wifi, no frills showers (one hook and a chair, no floor towel, not even a shelf to put your soap/shampoo on)

Marina Response:
We are sorry your stay with us was not up to par. We are a family owned business with limited staff... That is by no means an excuse for the lack of upkeep. Our WIFI is supplied by DCONLINE and is usually spectacular. Our bathrooms are cleaned daily. Addition of hooks will be addressed. Thank you for your review, as ALL constructive criticism is always valuable to us make needed adjustment.
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This place is awesome. The staff Is extremely helpful, friendly and made our family feel welcomed. They also have a restaurant with amazing food that is top notch. I can’t wait to go back.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the AWESOME review... We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay with us!
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Great little marina - staff is super helpful. This is a good home base from which to explore Washington island. We will definitely stay at Kaps again.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your AWESOME review...We try and offer a great experience to all of our friends who visit our Island. Looking forward to your return and showing you more of what OUR Island has to share....:)
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Kaps is now on our list of definite destinations each season. Staff is so friendly and helpful and the food is great at the Wagon Wheel. There is a new clothing shop - Do North - where I got very nice stuff that dries quickly. The walk to the main road is short and there are several ice cream shops. It’ fun to watch the ferries some and go, but it’s not in the thick of it so it is very quiet. Electrical is 50amp and adaptors are available. Wifi is good from the furthest slip. Keep your fenders low coming in and keep closer to the green buoy at the entrance. Easily handles 5.5 draught.

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A great stay at the marina. Kevin was in contact with us prior to our arrival and waiting to catch our lines when we came in. Power is a long way so make sure you have an extention, not a problem for us. We rode our bikes to downtown and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Plenty of area to walk the pups. Enjoyed a peaceful night.

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Lap’s marina is our favorite. A family run marina that makes you feel like family, you get to know them. Their restaurant right at the marina is fantastic. Best breakfast in the island and you want to be here Saturday nights for “Kevin’s famous prime rib.” Keep doing what you’re doing, we’ll be back soon. Bill Borland

Marina Response:
Thanks "Skipper", always a pleasure to see you guys! Enjoy the rest of your summer and keep searching for "motorized treasures", you never know what you will find....
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Kevin and Barb are very accommodating and appreciative! They are quick to respond to anything needed. Bathrooms we’re very clean. Small family owned marina. Nothing fancy, but all we needed. We had 4 sailboats in our group. My wife really enjoyed our visit. That’s all I need to hear!👍😂We had a great dinner in their restaurant. Very good Door County Cherry pie and also cherry pancakes for breakfast!😋😋

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the great review. We hope you guys will come back and see us again when the winds provide. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Kevin, Barb and Keenan.
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We recently stayed at Kaps Marina as part of a 2 week cruise. It was by far the friendliest, most helpful stay of our trip. The staff, especially Kevin, Barb and Keenan, went out of their way to make us feel welcome. If you're ever at the end of the Door peninsula you should make a reservation and try some of Kevin's cherry pie!

Marina Response:
Thank you! It's great to hear all the positive input. We loved having you stay with us and hope we will get to see you on your next adventure this way. (we will get the oven hot when we know you are on your way) ;)
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Great communication prior to arrival. Helped with lines when we got there and provided pertinent info. on/in a informational brochure about what to do on island. Bathrooms/showers were clean. Great place to get away from the hustle... quiet and rustic and laid back. Even loaned us a car for a trip to store. Enjoyed our stay.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the great review! We try to give the best customer service possible, as every boater is super important to us. Feedback is always appreciated. Hope you guys have a GREAT rest of your summer and come back and see us again soon! Kevin, Barb and Keenan
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Even with a mere 5’2” draft, it’s a little close on the depth. But friendly and accommodating staff!

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These guys went over the top Bead from Alpena. Mi

Marina Response:
Thank you! We try hard to make sure to be on the dock waiting to catch lines and get everyone set with what they need. Everyone who stays with us is very important to us! We hope you will be able to come back and stay again when the winds are favorable and time allows!! Kevin, Barb and Keenan
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Marina is rustic, but well protected and the marina staff and Kevin were very helpful and provided outstanding service.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! We hope to see you again soon, have a great rest of your summer!
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We love this marina, it’s usually pretty quiet, and there are close places for our dogs to swim. Rental cars available to explore the island.

Marina Response:
Always a pleasure to have you guys here! Gator was happy to be back for sure and it was nice to meet the "new guy" Rip! Looking forward to you guys coming back!!
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Friendly staff Restaurant a must for breakfast Cool marina Cold 🍺

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review... hope we will get to see you when you sail back through.. until then, fair sky's and prevailing sea's to you and your crew!
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Perfect gem on the island. Everything you would expect and more. Nice people, clean and well kept bathrooms/showers. We really liked the restaurant next door for breakfast/dinner. Will be back. Thank you

Marina Response:
Thank you so much!! Hope you guys have a GREAT rest of your summer!!
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Kap’s staff is very helpful. They were at the slip as we came to help with dock lines and shore power. Washrooms and showers were very clean. Their Ships Wheel restaurant had a prime rib special, excellent. Served good breakfast and only a short walk from the slips. The marina is very quiet. We had a great stay and will come pack I

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. Hope the rest of your summer has fair sky's and prevailing sea's!
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We have begun our reverse direction Loop trip heading up to the North Channel first but couldn't resist stopping at Kapps for a final goodby. Everything went swimingly as usual. Barb and Kevin took good care of us, fed us those awesome Danish cherry pancakes and sent us on our way! We learned of the loss of a good friend, Will. He will be remembered. Highly recommend this place.

Marina Response:
Thank you....Loss is always hard, especially when its both your parents who made everything possible for you. We will keep their LEGACY alive in Kaps Marina with all they have taught us to make it a destination for all those who own a boat and want to head this way...God speed you and your crew!
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We really enjoyed our Stay at Kaps! Friendly and courteous staff as usual.

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Washington Island is worth the trip. Kaps was OK. Showers and restrooms nice and clean. When we arrived, excellent service helping us get tied up. But, never saw any staff after our arrival. Docks are not very good and actually not sturdy. I would be very concerned with the stability of the docks in high winds. Utilities at the dock were good.

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This was an awesome experience! It is a smaller, family run marina and restaurant, and Kevin, Keenan and Barb bent over backwards to accommodate all of our needs, and they are all so friendly and accommodating! Washington Island is a great little Bohemian kind of place, and the marina and restaurant are on of our absolute favorites! This is a can't miss stop when boating in the vicinity!

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Easiest/closest marina on Washington Island to get to from Door County. Docking was simple. The staff is great. The restaraunt, The Ships Wheel is right there & very good. Close to bike & recreational vehicle rentals to use when exploring the island.

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Great little family marina. Keenan and Kevin were super responsive and helpful getting us in and settled. We’re a deep keeled (6’9”) sailboat - Channels are deep enough. We got into our slip and settled into the mud near the bow. Not a problem. Easy in and out. Definitely have them connect you with Leo the local taxi man. He’s a real personality and great tour guide. The town is a few miles away, so getting a ride from Leo is advised.

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Highly recommend! The owners went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

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Very friendly and helpful staff. Facilities were fine.

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We were boating from Green Bay across Lake Michigan and decided at the last minute to stay an extra day because of weather. We called Keenan at Kaps and he found room for us. This is a very protected marina with nice slips. They were super helpful about the Island and very friendly. Not many family marina's left out there, but this one is certainly a gem!

Marina Response:
Thank you so much, really happy we could be here for you and share our family's marina with you! Have a great summer and hope to see you again in the future!
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Thoroughly enjoyed the marina. It is a simple, family owned business with fishing apparel store, bait store, and a very nice restaurant. Folks were very nice and accomodating.

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Everyone there was just outstanding in every way. The marinia is owned by a wonderful family and they all work hard at making your stay a pleasure. The marina also rents Jeeps and you must tour the island, as there is so much to see and do.

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Well protected Marina and friendly staff. We rented a jeep and toured the island. Highly recommend.

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Locally, family owned, quaint marina located at the center of welcoming visitors to Washington Island next to the ferry docks. Super friendly, attentive staff willing to make any accommodation. Rentals next door for bicycles, jeeps, ATV, scooters etc for exploring. Even small aluminum boats, bait and tackle for fishing excursions in the bay.

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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.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much, happy we had the parts to get you moving again!! Looking forward to your return already, and you just left! Safe travels and fair seas!!
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Always a pleasure, friendly staff that go above & beyond to do what they can.

Marina Response:
Always a pleasure to see you and your crew!! A perfect blend, like Whiskey & Water ;) . Have a GREAT summer!!
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A reminder of days gone by… simple pleasures and friendly people.

Marina Response:
Thank you for stopping in to explore and enjoy the place we call home, so good to make new friends and hope to see you again soon!!
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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!

Marina Response:
Thanks guys! Happy to be here for you and be able to recharge you for your trek. Have a great rest of your summer!
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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.

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Couldn’t be more helpful!

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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.

Marina Response:
Thank you sir! The family puts a lot into our business, always great to hear we are getting it done. Have a great summer!
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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.

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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.

Marina Response:
Hey guys, thank you for the review. We appreciate all feedback so we can improve where needed. We are working to upgrade the Marina every year. Geese are hard to keep ahead of as most in this area with lawn near a shoreline would agree.
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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!

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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!

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Great people. Much to see and do on the island.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much. Hope you will come back and see us again soon:)
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Clean bathrooms/showers, quiet and peaceful marina…we will be back!!

Marina Response:
Thank you! We will be waiting to grab lines upon your return, until then clear sky's and fair sea's to you and your crew!
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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

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EXCELLENT! Wonderful family run business with genuinely nice people running the entire facility from the marina to the restaurant. Highly recommended!

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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.

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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.

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Nicest people! Very relaxing atmosphere. A true trip back in time feel w all the modern necessities! A new favorite!!!

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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

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Kevin, Keenan and Barbara were stellar hosts at the marina! Looking forward to many more visits.

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Awesom place. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Great place.. good breakfast reataraunt, great people!

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Nice place,good docks and power. Owners on site and very helpful

Marina Response:
Thanks for the review Rich! It has been really great having you both here. Safe passage, be well, and hope to see you on your travels again!! Kevin, Barb and Keenan
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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.

Marina Response:
So great to hear you had a nice stay! Looking forward to your next visit!! Kevin, Barb, and Keenan
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Great experience! Awesome location and very nice family run business!!

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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.

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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.

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