Hours of Operation
The Harbormaster Building is open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Daily
The 77 slip Charlevoix City Marina, located at the base of East Park in downtown Charlevoix, is equipped with:
- A boaters' lounge
- Floating docks
- Laundry facilities
Other services are provided by Ward Brothers' Boats, located adjacent to the marina, including:
- Diesel and gasoline
- Marine repairs
- Marine supplies
Slip reservations can be made by using the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Reservation System, or by calling 800-447-2757. Reservations may be made six months prior to arrival. Slip availability may be very limited throughout the summer months due to festivals and events in downtown Charlevoix, and no reservations may be made during the final four days of the Venetian Festival.
Future Marina Operations
Starting in the 2023 season, Charlevoix City Marina will be transitioning fully to slip specific reservations for all reservable slips. All the slips in the marina will be renumbered. View the new layout here. For any questions, comments, or concerns, contact the Harbormaster at email@example.com or 231-547-3272. Slip Specific FAQ.
The City of Charlevoix has eight seasonal slips to be rented with the following stipulations:
- Four slips will be allocated for non-tax paying or non-resident boat owners.
- Four slips will be allocated for tax-paying or resident boat owners.
- The City also has two commercial seasonal slips.
If interested in being placed on the Seasonal Slip Waiting List, find the policy and application here. Applications should be returned to the Recreation Department in City Hall at 210 State Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720, along with the application fee and copy of the current boat registration. New applications are placed at the bottom of the list. If the boater is contacted and offered slip and refuses, they are moved to bottom of list. The deposit is also non-refundable when the applicant voluntarily withdraws from the waiting list.
The City Council sets the fees on an annual basis.
For general questions, or more information on docking facilities, contact the Harbormaster (or any of his staff) at 231-547-3272 during the boating season. For those on the water, the marina monitors VHF channel 09 only. Off season inquiries may be directed to 231-547-3253.
New in 2023
45 Day Extended Slip Rental
The Marina will allow up to 12 of the reservable slips in the Marina to be rented for a 45-day period during the spring and fall. Annually, staff shall set the dates based roughly on the first six weeks of marina operation and the six weeks ending at the end of September. The rental rate will be the actual daily rate at for that time of year. Rates shall annually be set by Council pursuant to the Charlevoix City Code. Boaters will have the option of selecting either a 45-day spring stay, a 45 day fall stay, or both.
Read the full 45 Day Slip Rental Policy.
45 Day Extended Slip Rental Application