Hours of Operation

Beginning  Sunday August 28, 2022 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily

Beginning Sunday September 4, 2022 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Weekdays and 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Weekends

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
  • Restrooms

Other services are provided by Ward Brothers' Boats, located adjacent to the marina, including:

  • Diesel and gasoline
  • Marine repairs
  • Marine supplies
  • Pump-outs

Slip Reservations

Slip reservations can be made by using the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Reservation System, or by calling 800-447-2757. Slip availability may be very limited throughout the summer months due to festivals and events in downtown Charlevoix, and no reservations are available 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 or 231-547-3272. Slip Specific FAQ.

Venetian Slip Reservations

For those wishing to reserve a slip for the annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival, please email the Charlevoix City Marina at on July 1st at 8am.. Include name of boat, boat length and contact information. All boaters who are selected for a slip, will be required to fill out the Venetian Slip Agreement and return it via email or drop-off at the marina office prior to being assigned a slip.

Seasonal Dockage

The City of Charlevoix offers seasonal dockage for dinghies and jet skis at the marina.

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. 

Please fill the form out and return it to the Recreation Department. 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.

More Information

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.