We’re happy to announce that the Chicago Harbors are open. During this unprecedented time, please keep in mind the following policies will be in place for the health of safety of our customers, staff, and the greater Chicago public. Learn More Here
We are monitoring updates and will continue to operate according to recommendations from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization), and CDPH (Chicago Department of Public Health) regarding the spread of COVID-19.
Chicago Harbors Opening and Operating Hours: All docks, parking lots, launch ramps, and other harbor properties are now open without restricted hours. Please keep in mind, we will be lock harbor washrooms overnight in order to allow regular deep cleaning.
Chicago Harbors Main Office: Our administration office is now open on a limited basis with limited staff and operating with social distancing guidelines in place. If you need assistance, the office can be reached at 312-741-3601 or by email at [email protected] during our normal business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Most of our forms and resources are readily available at chicagoharbors.com. In addition, payments can be made online or through the mail.
Montrose Harbor is located on the northern edge of Lincoln Park, a short walk from Montrose Beach. With a great neighborhood feel, Montrose offers outstanding northern views of the skyline, a strong dinghy fleet, and friendly boaters that call the harbor home. Easy access to parks and beaches along with its location that straddles Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Wrigleyville make it a favorite amongst families. Home to the Corinthian Yacht Club, the harbor has 711 slips, mooring cans, and star docks that can accommodate boats from 25’-50’ in length.
Transient docking is available; please call the harbor directly for reservations any time after May 15. Waste Pump-out equipment is provided on a no-charge basis. The harbor monitors channels 9 and 16 and the switch to/working channel is 71. Reservations cannot be requested more than 21 days in advance of arrival.
We arrived late after sailing and motoring for 6 hours from Waukegan to find that our assigned pier was occupied by another boat. No one was aboard this boat so we could not resolve the situation and had to dock elsewhere. No one was available in the harbor office or at Dockwa to help us.
Good stay, good people running the place, great location, friendly neighbors. I am normally in Montrose harbor on a mooring can, but rented the slip for the weekend for air and water show. I did get shoehorned into a 30' slip for my 33' while paying for the full freight for my length. It ended up being fine but tight getting in and hanging off the end. Docks were fairly dirty, some wort of green slime that got tracked all over the boat if wet (rained quite a bit), they definitely could use a power washing. The bathrooms are the main focus of this review, because they are horrible. From the beginning of the weekend, before the Air and Water show rush, they were overflowing and nasty. Toilet paper was empty and water was flowing under the doors of many rooms all weekend. I typically don't use the bathrooms or showers here, since I am on a can, but I can't even imagine having to take a shower here. You would end up dirtier than you started. I am not sure I fault the staff, it's just a poorly designed floating bathroom, which makes the task of cleaning a lot harder. A serious investment should be made in the bathrooms.
Excellent! Love the location! There was another boat in my assigned slip when I arrived, but after calling the harbor master, the situation was quickly resolved!
Pulled in to the dock and slip we had reserved, and it had a boat in it. The next slip over was empty, so we tied up there. I tried to contact the harbor office, but there was no answer. When the people in our slip showed up we found that this is common that someone from another harbor will get a call from a friend in Montrose with a number of slips that are open so they come in , Tie up, go to dinner, then leave. it was kind of funny that when the first boat left, there was another that pulled in based on a similar contact. not a big deal, as we were able to stay in the next slip. Shower and bathroom facilities were less than pleasant. based on the price paid versus the price we have paid at other harbors all the way to Michigan, it was not that good of a value.
Lots of garbage in the water. Toilet and shower facilities need repair and updating. Slip assigned was on “party pier”, crowded and not convenient. WiFi not available. Overpriced for what you get! The location is very good, a few steps from the Montrose beach and the beach restaurant.
There for air and water show. great fun. As i have said before, i love the location but not the best amenities