If you haven’t been to Sister Bay recently you will not recognize our waterfront park and newly expanded marina! With our new expansion we now have 40 transient slips available for boaters that always wanted to cruise to beautiful Door County, and reservations are encouraged. Sister Bay Marina was named “best marina in Door County” by Door County Magazine.Sister Bay is your destination marina located in the heart of beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Voted the Best Wisconsin Town for Dining Award in 2010 with fifteen restaurants within walking distance of the Marina. Door County’s largest waterfront park/beach is part of the marina and offers the perfect place for a picnic, swimming, volleyball, or just relaxing and enjoying sunsets in the park.
The marina has one hundred seasonal slips, forty transient slips, and ten commercial slips. Boats up to 80′ long and 7′ drafts can be accommodated with 30 and 50 amp electrical and water hook-ups. Wifi service available for guests of the Marina.
I don't usually leave reviews, but my summer transient docking experience was so AWESOME! I felt the need to counterpoint a recent negative review. Sister Bay Marina is super safe and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I've used numerous marinas before and for a municipal one, not a "yacht club" the marina is gorgeous and in a prime place in Door County. I highly recommend it.
Marina is not a safe harbour, and advised that they would untie our boat in high winds, and dangerous conditions, as they had another booking from a VIP customer(political donor) who had priority over our vessel, even though we also had a paid reservation. Very disappointing in their lack of professionalism, and customer service. There was zero consideration given to the safety of vessel or crew(young family). Town itself is very nice, but would not recommend this marina whatsoever.
Helpful staff and quality docking facility in spite of the high water of Lake Michigan. Lots to do in Sister Bay close to the Marina.
Great Marina! Dave and Collin were very helpful. I've never seen it cleaner and I've been coming to this marina for years. Super close walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars. They have courtesy bikes to use also. Wifi is solid, we were way out on the end of A dock.
Well protected and close to town. Friendly and helpful staff. Grocery store is bit of an uphill hike. Clean but small shower/restroom facilities.
The restrooms and showers need updating badly.
Great launch area. Bathrooms were for ppl who docked there and very clean. Nice lot to park trailer in and close to marina.
Great view downtown near evdrything
We loved being back here since it's been 5 or 6 years since the last time. We have always loved this marina! Thanks to the dock hands for the help getting in! Also, thanks for letting us check in early as the weather was rather rough out on the water!
we had a wonderful time everything was clean and tidy. It worked out great!
Very nice marina and town. The docks could use new wood planks.
Great harbor personal, the only suggestion is that bold signage is needed at the slips near the launch area to keep folks from docking in paid for slips. We had to move from our rental slip a number of times due to people parking a boat in our slip. The harbor people don’t have time to police effectively. Definitely an easy fix.
We booked a couple of months in advance, yet when we arrived with our friends (separate boats) we were put on different docks on opposite sides o the marina. Boats that came in after us, were put on the dock we wanted to be on. The bathrooms were inoperable the first day of Memorial Day weekend. one of the gas grills was inoperable, but only needed gas. Did they not know what weekend it was !!! The huge boat on the dock, Hat Trick, was washing his truck on the dock on Sunday. Totally unacceptable. I will not be in a hurry to return. Very disappointed.
Nice Marina w/ lots of convenient shopping & dining opportunities. Only real issue are the bathrooms...old, dark and showering is difficult when everything gets wet.
UPDATE: The bathroom was dirty. The women's was even LOCKED. I understand and acknowldege your technology issue. You should have a backup plan. Put a name and number in the window of the building. Do something to facilitate some communication with your customers. At the end of the day we are all paid via customer service. You are very fortunate to have a spectacular city "Sister Bay" to be the destination. Original Review: This is a horrid marina. The women's bathrooms was inaccessible. The Mens was absolutely filthy. The showers especially. The literature stated there would be someone there till 4pm. We arrived at 3:15 and no one around. We had to contact DOCAWA for internet code and bathroom code. When arriving we were told to be on channel 9. No one was monitoring CH9. We called the marina via cell phone and no one answered. HUGE improvements are needed in STAFF and facility. This is a very busy marina. Don't know why it can't be better.
My wife and I have visited SBM a couple of times this season and enjoyed each visit. We reserved a slip for this weekend a couple weeks ago and still decided to come (despite the the less than favorable winds :-) ) because we wanted to get in our last cruise to Sister Bay. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. We very much appreciated their help with the crazy weather and waves! We are so glad we decided to make the trip! We cannot wait for next summer and hope to see them next year!!
Sister Bay was beautiful. The people were friendly and the star gazing at night is something you have to experience. I wish there was better transportation to neighboring Fish Creek and Egg Harbor. This isn't a reflection of the marina, but just the town itself.
We enjoyed another wonderful stay at the Sister Bay Marina. The Marina is great to to work with - Chris and others always answering the phone and also responding immediately when hailing upon arrival with dock hands ready to assist. Protected Harbor with much activity. Fun to watch the sailboats and other watercraft pass by. The area here is very beautiful- both by water and walking into the village. Everything is easily accessible. We look forward to future stays in the Sister Bay Marina. Thanks to the staff! Brad & Deb
Men shower could be improved, but everything else was fine.
Very nice little marina. Bath house is ok for a municipal marina. It was clean for the most part. Employees were polite. We didn't need any services so nothing to add there. We just parked the boat and ran out into the bay and came back in for 3 days. It is right down town so close to everything in Sister Bay. We will go back.
Great time. Friendly, helpful staff. Located in the middle of town near all activities. Beautiful sunsets right from our boat. Bill
Great place! We stayed here for 4 nights and only planned for 3! We didn’t want to leave quite yet and they were able to accommodate us last minute! The staff was friendly and very helpful as we went in and out of our slip for day trips to the beach. Will definitely be back!
We had two different animals in our last 2 visits to this marina. We were there July 28-30. We had excellent response from staff and were assigned slip B21-22. Got a pump out. Great job by staff and facilities. Forward to our visit the following week Aug. 4-6 different experience. We also had high winds that day just like the review from Aug. 5. When we arrived we were assigned slip 49. This necessitated going into the marina turning around to access the slip. At 43’ our boat was protruding into the fairway narrowing it across from the clipper ship. Also because of the high winds the center post in the dock scraped all night long immediately next to our cabin. Twice we went into staff and asked about a slip reassignment. There were a number of empty slips at the time and small day boats tied up individually in slips. Yet the staff both times said they could not change our slip assignment. We were disappointed in their lack of flexibility and customer concerns. I guess it comes down to slip utilization. Small day boats should be accommodated in slip 49 where two small boats could moor and have access in and out. When you make your Dockwa reservation you do not know what slip you have been assigned so what is the problem with reassigning a slip as long as all the reservations can be accommodated. We have been in this marina the last two years and last year there was a much better job of maximizing slip usage. If done correctly it would also increase revenues for the marina and Town. Not a bad thing either. After the below response, nice attitude. Who is actually responding for Sister Bay Marina? A name? I am sure the Town administration and Chamber of Commerce would be interested in your comments. YOU asked me to post a review of your marina and my experience , then you get snarky telling me to visit another marina? Wow, so much for customer service.
The day prior to our arrival we received an email stating that the marina would be closed at 3:00 PM on the day of arrival "due to weather". We had no alternative. The marina provided facility access codes over the phone but indicated there would be nobody around when we arrived. This is crazy. Because it was windy when assistance docking is needed most they decided to go home early?! To the credit of the staff they arranged with a local business to have someone on hand to help us. We arrived 40 minutes after their early closure (4 hours before the schedule). Since nobody was around that evening and the next morning the bathrooms were not maintained and supplies were not replenished either. Bad decision on the marina managements part.
Great ! The staff is friendly and always ready to assist you if needed . We’ve met many boaters that have turned into good friends.
Great friendly staff. Very helpful. Would highly recommend.
Outstanding service and assistance. Very accommodating in foul weather.
Great place great staff always there when you need them
Always have a good time here and staff is very helpful
Great location so much within walking distance! Helpful staff and dog friendly. Nice that they offer pump outs right at your dock. Would stay again.
Nice marina and staff. The bathrooms and showers could use some updating and up sizing.
This marina is amazing. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean bathrooms/showers. Lovely town of Sister Bay. Beautiful sunsets. Will be back!
The marina is fine but we had no power post so we have to use a post down the dock. Not a big deal, only one slip that I saw like that. Very small and busy. There is a boat launch inside so watch out for the little ones. They did manage to fit a 60-70’ boat in here so they can make most boats fit. Bathhouse was small and poorly ventilated but over. Overall it was good, close to most things, has floating docks, pretty quiet after they stop the music at Al Johnsons’s, and there are great views of the sunset. It’s nice enough but idk about $2 per foot nice.