DuSable Harbor, the Chicago Harbors

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111 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
41° 53' 12.12'', -87° 36' 45.01''
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312-742-3577
VHF Ch. 67
www.chicagoharbors.info
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DuSable Harbor, the Chicago Harbors
DuSable Harbor, the Chicago Harbors
DuSable Harbor, the Chicago Harbors
DuSable Harbor, the Chicago Harbors
DuSable Harbor, the Chicago Harbors
DuSable Harbor, the Chicago Harbors
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
71℉ESE at 10 knots
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Please Note: 2-3 night minimum may be charged for special events of holidays. DuSable Harbor has a 30' minimum.

DuSable Harbor is located in the heart of downtown Chicago at the foot of Randolph Street. Surrounded by a towering skyline and being the only harbor with slips close to the loop, it is a very popular mooring location. Hemmed in by the Columbia Yacht Club to the south, the harbor was completed in 2000 by closing in part of Monroe Harbor, thus the entrance is thru Monroe Harbor headed north along the eastern breakwater. There are 420 slips at DuSable with accommodations for boats 30’-70’+ in length.

Transient docking is available; please visit our Dockwa page or call the harbor office for reservations any time after May 1st. Waste pump-out equipment is provided on a no-charge basis on the end-cap of D-Dock. The harbor monitors VHF channels 9 and 16 and the switch to/working channel is 67.

Captains & Crew: All of of our overnight transient slips are on floating docks.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Nearby
Anchorage:Nearby
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Water Taxi:Nearby
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Propane:Nearby
ATM:Yes
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Nearby
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:Midway Int'l Airport [MDW] | O'Hare Int'l Airport [ORD]
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:105.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:70.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:23.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Nearby
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50
Electric Voltage:50 Amp 125/250V | 30 Amp 125V
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Winter Storage:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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ljzwitAug 20, 2019
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Staff is friendly and helpful. When our dock assignment got changed at the last minute they worked hard to make it right for us.

Marina Response:
ljzwit, thank you for the kind words. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay at our harbor. Visit again soon!
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mainstreetmarineAug 20, 2019

Been going there for years. Perfect location. The staff and particularly the harbormaster... excellent! Thank you.

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windquestAug 13, 2019
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excellent staff and facilities

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon
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lbaumanAug 12, 2019
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We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. Wanted to leave you feedback about needing some attention to the bathrooms, we were not disappointed in our stay!

Marina Response:
We're sorry to hear your stay with us was unsatisfactory. We appreciate your feedback, we'll use that to continue our quest in providing outstanding service.
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wbatkiewiczAug 05, 2019
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Great center city location, marina clean, easy walking distance to Navy Pier and numerous other attractions, free self pumpout at any time at end of D Dock, WiFi spotty at best.

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sandradawnJul 28, 2019
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Stay was very good, in close proximity to Navy Pier & the downtown restaurants. Easy Uber access. Wi-Fi not good @ all. Dockside cafe was good also. Would recommend

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twvJul 22, 2019
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After four days at Dusable marina I can say that we leave very pleased. The location is second to none. The beautiful Chicago skyline to the west and Lake Michigan to the east. You couldn’t ask for more. Although it is a large marina the staff cares. When we arrived we were greeted by a staff member in a small boat. This is how they navigate from dock to dock. He explained where the marina office was and a few other essentials. This is the best marina in the Chicago land area!!

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stee6043Jul 08, 2019

DuSable is the absolute best location available if you're looking to walk into the heart of Chicago and enjoy the city. It's a 10 minute walk to Navy Pier, 10 minutes to the parks, convenient to just about everything. The staff (John) was exceedingly helpful. He was quick to respond to questions and very accommodating. We decided to extend our stay by a night and John was quick to make that happen for us. We really appreciated his time/service. The docks were well taken care of (floating) and docking was a breeze based on how well protected this harbor is. This was our first trip to DuSable and will not be our last. This is well taken care of and well run marina. I'd highly recommend it. A great spot.

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dailygrindJul 07, 2019
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We had a great time as usual! We always enjoy our stay at DuSable. Sean and the others are so helpful and friendly.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review! we look forward to seeing you again soon
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jollyJun 20, 2019
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The harbor master, Sean, and his team did a great job making our stay in Chicago's downtown harbor a good one. They assigned us a slip that worked well for getting in and out of. They met us at the dock when we arrived to tie up. They keep the bathrooms clean and in good working order, which is no small feat with the number of tourists and homeless people in the area who find their way into the private boaters' bathrooms and don't have an "owners' mentality" of keeping things neat. We spend a week or more in DuSable harbor each summer and the team there do a great job.

Marina Response:
Jolly thank you so much for your kind words and thank you for staying with us at DuSable Harbor. We always look forward to your stay and hope to see you again soon!
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marinasiJun 18, 2019

We got a transient for Friday & Saturday. The staff were very friendly, helpful and hospitable. The location was beautiful and the Chicago city and Navy Pier views from the boat were spectacular. Perfect harbor to spend time with family and enjoy the outdoor attractions and chicago sightseeing. We will stay there again and definitely recommend it to any boater.

Marina Response:
Marinasi, thank you for the review! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay at our harbor. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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mdherveySep 26, 2018
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Marina help was practically non-existent. The cafe at the marina opened and closed according to when employees showed up. The laundry is a one machine joke. Restrooms are very unpleasant.

Marina Response:
mdhervey, we are are sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant stay with us. We will take your words into consideration and use it to make our Marina better this summer! We hope that you will stay here again in the future.
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optimystiqueSep 15, 2018
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5 stars for location and the marina itself! 3 stars for the rest rooms & showers. The marina staff needs a better map of the area to give to boaters!

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boatergalSep 12, 2018
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Location cannot be beat!!! Right downtown within walking distance to a really cool unique grocery store. Dockhands were helpful but not intrusive. Highly recommend.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon
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ellegouldSep 05, 2018
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Great staff. Friendly. Helpful. Super accommodations. Clean, safe harbor

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words!
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slustig1Sep 04, 2018
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Sean and Keith went out of their way to make sure that our stay was as enjoyable as possible. A big thank you to each of them.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review! we are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay at our harbor.
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kymclousebakerSep 04, 2018
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The Marina had awesome views of the City. Staff was friendly and welcomed us. We would definitely stay there again!

Marina Response:
We look forward to seeing you again soon
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sruhlanderAug 27, 2018
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Wonderful! I was celebrating my birthday with 3 other boats from Hammond Marina! Slips were the correct size and we had the electrical hook-up needed to run our boat!. Thanks!

Marina Response:
We are happy to hear you had a great stay!
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jeffhinkensAug 27, 2018
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Marina and staff were excellent we definitely will be back

Marina Response:
We look forward to seeing you again!
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jhmunnAug 21, 2018
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great location and friendly staff. will be back next year.

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We look forward to seeing you again!
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knarfJul 17, 2018
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The entire staff was always helpful,

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.
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a2mikeJul 06, 2018
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Great harbor with a fantastic view and access to the city. Very accommodating as we had to stay an extra day due to weather.

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hogitzJul 06, 2018
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Nice location downtown, shopping nearby. Bathrooms are a long walk. The docks are nice. They do not have fuel

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rkunkelJul 01, 2018
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The seagulls were horrible we were at the end of the T dock It was covered in poop literally covered. Within minnthey were landing on our boat and pooping everywhere. According to the sail boats around they are there until around Aug first It was no use cleaning the boat They just kept coming. Nice marina, great staff. Great restaurant right by office So you don't have to go into town if you choose not to. I would never stay there again because of the seagulls there were thousands of them, we felt like we were in the movie, the birds.

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strattmJun 30, 2018
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The staff met us at the dock. Very helpful to see someone hailing us and showing us where to go. Everyone we met there was friendly and helpful. We thought the shower/bathroom was a bit chilly and dark, but otherwise a good place to stay. Thanks!

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wilesJun 26, 2018
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wifi doesn't work and staff could not help

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madeurJun 21, 2018
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Beautiful place to stay in the heart of Chicago, just south of Navy Pier! Easy walk to Navy Pier, and public transport readily available. Rates aren’t cheap, but location, location, location!!

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skigileJun 18, 2018
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my family loves this place

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lorenhartmanJun 17, 2018
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Very good. Friendly marina. Will be back

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captainrussellJun 14, 2018
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Very smooth transaction. Harbor staff was very helpful. Thanks to all.

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curlygirl1959Jun 10, 2018
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Love the staff and loved our stay😎

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maxstryckerMay 29, 2018
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The overall facility was ok. However the first night I was there (5/18), I returned to the boat rather late (2am) and my gate code did not work. Thankfully the security guy was there. I saw he was in the car and tapped on his window. Unfortunately he was reclined in his seat, mouth open, fast asleep. After tapping progressively harder, he finally woke up, righted his seat and scolded me for tapping on his window. After making me try the not working code once again, he begrudgingly slammed his car in drive, pulled forward the 20 feet to the gate and tried my code. Still not working he was able to let me in with his code but made it very clear that this would be the only time that he would help. Needless to say, it was not an overly positive experience.

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johnthejetpilotOct 06, 2017
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Very convenient location and wonderful stay. Great slip and fantastic views of Chicago.

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misslilySep 28, 2017

Wonderful friendly marina. We were on F dock so a real hike to the showers and office. Bathrooms were clean with great water pressure. Staff were very helpful and took the time to help with directions and information. Beautiful location with easy access to my favorite grocery ever close dog park and easy to get anywhere in the city. Was pricey but well worth the stay.

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celmemAug 21, 2017
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This review refused to accept my "awesome" click. Great marina is run very well, friendly and helpful. Facilities are very good. Great location. Wifi is terrible. Oh did not appreciate Dockwa taking full payment upfront!

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captcohoAug 19, 2017
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Bath/toilet room just okay. No boaters lounge. Fantastically awesome location! Power boaters tend to create big wake in Marina basin

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philinchicagoAug 13, 2017
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Great location and friendly staff.

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cbmurchJul 22, 2017
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Dock hands so-so. ( No help on docking, not very knowledgeable on area). Good location. Wi-Fi so-so. Pump out very good. City map should be provided. We enjoyed our stay in Chicago.

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jessiebollingerJul 08, 2017
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Staff friendly and helpful. Clean bathrooms. Great security. Friendly boat neighbors. Thank you. Was at the end of dock F. No water pressure. VERY loud Gulls from 4:30 am till 10 pm. Land a lot on the boats.

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tyf8838Jul 03, 2017
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A phone call would have been nice before giving my reserved slip away and having to move after tied up. Also, no one answered when calling on radio. Other than that, it was very nice.

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jaw497Jun 11, 2017
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Great marina, staff is very helpful and friendly. It the best marina to stay at in the city.

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jscox48Jul 24, 2012

This is an easy marina to get to and is close to everything downtown. Facilities are good but don't expect help with lines while docking. Neighbor boaters are good to help. High price to pay but it is downtown.

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