Marine News from the Great Lakes

Waukegan Harbor: Your Home On The Lake

Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018

If you’re looking for a great place to stay on Lake Michigan, look no further than Waukegan Harbor & Marina - “Your Home on the Lake!” We are conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, and offer a multitude of options for boaters’ needs.

Whether mooring for the season or staying for the weekend, boaters will find a variety of activities to enjoy in and around Waukegan. Hosting a variety of music, comedy, and dance is the historic Genesee Theatre, where boaters can go enjoy a top-rated live performance.

Another exciting option is an upscale cigar lounge and shop owned and operated by some of Waukegan Harbors very own boaters. A Cuban Experience is located in the heart of downtown Waukegan, on Genesee Street. If transportation is an issue, no need to worry. Waukegan Harbor & Marina offers complementary rides from the harbor to the downtown area. Alternatively, if you are looking to stay in the harbor, there is The Harbor’s Edge to enjoy, Waukegan’s first outdoor live music bar, offering great food, drinks, and live music every weekend throughout the summer.

We offer a variety of complimentary amenities to our boaters. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi is available at all of our slips, in addition to 30 and 50 amp electrical boxes, potable water, a dock box, and laundry and shower facilities. Our full-service fuel dock offers Valvtect treated fuel and free pump out service.

Waukegan Harbor hosts a variety of events: Aloha Waukegan, Movie Night at the Marina, and a Dinghy Poker Run are just a few of the many entertaining events throughout the season.

Looking to go fishing? Waukegan Harbor & Marina is also home to over 20 of the best charters on the Lake. Book a charter for a fun-filled day and experience some of the best fishing on Lake Michigan.

The marina is owned by the Waukegan Port District and professionally managed by F3 Marina, a national leader in professional marina management and consulting services. For over 50 years, Waukegan Harbor & Marina has been known as the home of unsurpassed customer service provided by an experienced, friendly, and dedicated staff of year-round professionals aiming to enhance boaters’ overall experience year after year. They look forward to continue to make Waukegan Harbor & Marina “Your Home on the Lake.”

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This article first appeared in the Winter Issue (Jan/Feb) 2018 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.


tags: Destination, Lake Michigan


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