Marina Amenities for Boaters



Open 24 hours a day. 7 days a week, for your convenience.


"Bulldog on the lake"



Relax in our outdoor heated swimming pool.


Fish cleaning station

State of the Art Fish Cleaning Station

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harbor office

From pumping fuel to handing out doggy-treats, the crew at Marina Shores is the best around! Our #1 amenity is our helpful & friendly staff making your stay with us the best boating experience on the Lake. We welcome you to visit or call today to reserve your boat slip. If you are interested in reserving a slip, please send us an inquiry.

Additional Amenities

Marina Shores is proud to offer many amenities ensuring our boaters have a wonderful experience.

  • Updated floating docks

  • Ample power (sufficient for newer boats)

  • Pet friendly

  • Plenty of parking

  • A short walk to the South Shore Line train station

  • Easy access to expressways

  • WIFI

  • NEW restaurant and bar

  • Direct access to Lake Michigan

  • 30 miles (by car) to downtown Chicago

  • 27 nautical miles to Navy Pier

  • Best beaches on Lake Michigan

  • 255 boat slips (up to 50′ +)

  • Each slip includes elec. & water. Cable hookup is available.

  • Large outdoor heated swimming pool

  • Full service fuel (gas & diesel)

  • Complimentary Laundry facilities

  • Fitness Center

  • Men & Women locker rooms with showers

  • Picnic table area (with barbecue grills)

  • Harbor store (snacks, ice cream & merchandise)

  • Homes & Condos for sale and lease

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Marina Reviews from

Great Marina, Portage, IN, 2015-09-10

We had a family emergency and needed to find a safe harbor off of the waves and surge of Lake Michigan to leave the boat. The weekly rate, accommodations, friendliness and helpfulness of staff, restaurant, etc were all superb. Also helped us source an air conditioning technician to repair a unit that failed while we were away. Good depth, but first bridge coming in was around 19 feet (my estimation based on our 17.5 foot air draft) and with no markings was a bit scary. Only drawback is groceries are 5 miles away. Overall, excellent. Scott the manager is a top shelf individual. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Captain: Sum Escape

Muskegon, MI, Active Captain Review

Great facility, but no shopping, 2015-06-23

We had an extended stay at Marina Shores. Scott and the rest of the marina staff very helpful, delivered Fex Ex pkg direct to our boat. This is a great facility except of lack of local grocery and other shopping. Clean, roomy restrooms/showers. Pool, restaurant, bar, security gates. Docks and dock fingers are wide, large cleats, like-new condition. Slips and fairways large making docking and turning around easy. Free pump outs. Frequent trains on the South Shore Line will get you to Chicago in an hour, nearby Miller station has a Walgreens and a few other shops. Plenty of room to walk your dog(s), waste bags available.

Captain: Ron Matuska

Dunedin, FL, Active Captain Review

Nice Facilities!, 2013-01-19

Very nice marina with a friendly staff! The pool area is great but one of the best features is the South Shore train station is right across the street. This train travels to Chicago(1/2hr) to the west and South Bend to the east!

Captain: Bliss36

Portage Indiana, Active Captain Review

Excellent Experience, 2015-09-05

We left our boat here for a week to fly home from Midway Airport in Chicago. Easy access using the South Shore Train to downtown Chicago and the “L” to Midway. Very convenient access to the City. The facility is excellent, with a pool and restaurant, very well protected, good fuel prices and an accommodating staff. They also will loan their truck for trips to the grocery store.

Captain: djbarkow

Racine, WI , Active Captain Review

Outstanding Marina, 2015-01-08

The staff is professional and friendly and the marina and grounds are attractive and well-maintained. The new property owners are working hard to get the restaurant up and open which would take my 4-star rating up to 5-star. edit to add: The restaurant is OPEN!

Captain: Mike on Fixn II

Portage, IN, Active Captain Review

Very Nice Marina, 2012-09-20
Enjoyed our stop at Marina Shores this past summer. People were friendly and helpful. We will be back.

Captain: JNIZI

Marina Shores at Dune Harbor, Active Captain Review

Marina Shores review,2011-03-20

Large 300 slip marina, sell fuel and free pumpout when you fill up.. Easy to get in and out. No Launch ramp.

Captain: Doug Olson

Portage, IN, Active Captain Review

Great value and very secure, 2015-08-29

We left the boat here a month and felt completely good about it. Well off the lake and nice secure condo community. Attentive folks. If your boat can do the Great Loop, it can get in and out here. 1-mile channel carries 8-ft depth and bridges are nominally 20′ clearance–can be less with northerly wind stacking up the lake, or recent heavy rain filling the little river. Would be 5-star if grocery or town were nearby.

Captain: Alex Ertz

Iuka, MS, Active Captain Review

Beautiful Marina- Great Staff, 2014-08-20

Stayed here several weeks while taking a break from The Great Loop. The marina is 1 mile off Lake Michigan. There are several bridges that are supposed to be 20 ft. We lowered the mast of our trawler and had no trouble clearing them. Plenty of depth for our 4 ft draft. Marina is $1/ft with beautiful swimming pool, exercise room, and free laundry. Only drawback is it isn’t close to shopping. Would definitely come back.

Captain: Steve Smith

Cape Coral, Fl, Active Captain Review

Clean and Friendly Marina,2012-04-10

Marina Shores is a nice quiet friendly cove with a beautiful yachtclub with a pool, bathrooms, work out room, and laundry. I stayed there for 3 days and took in all of it. I also got a ride from a dock neighbor to the Bass Pro Shop just down the road. I will definitely stop over again…..

Captain: scootie

Indiana, Active Captain Review