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Harbors of Heaven: Exploring the 9 Marinas of the Apostle Islands


Apostle Islands Marina, Bayfield Wisconsin, True North Sailing Charters
Experience the beauty of Bayfield, Wisconsin and the Apostle Islands from the deck of the "Starling," a sailboat offering day trips with True North Sailing Charters. Set sail and take in the stunning scenery as you glide through the waters in front of the Apostle Islands Marina.

Discover the beauty of the Apostle Islands, where stunning sandstone cliffs, sea caves, and crystal clear waters await. The 9 marinas in the area offer a variety of amenities and services for


boaters, including transient slips, fuel, and supplies. They also provide a convenient base for exploring the Apostle islands and their many recreational opportunities, such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking. The clear, clean waters of Lake Superior and the surrounding wilderness make for a unique and breathtaking boating experience. In addition, the region's rich history and cultural heritage add to its appeal, with lighthouses, shipwrecks, and other historical sites to visit. Overall, the marinas in the Apostle Islands offer a combination of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and cultural attractions that make them a popular destination for boaters.

 

Apostle Islands Marina

Apostle Islands Marina, Bayfield Wisconsin
Apostle Islands Marina

Located in the heart of downtown Bayfield, the Apostle Islands Marina offers seasonal and transient dockage, as well as a complete service department, boat supplies, and nautical gifts and clothing. The marina is conveniently located near a variety of restaurants, shops, and bars, as well as a local grocery store and candy shop. The East Dock Park, located just south of the marina, includes a playground for kids and a picnic shelter for group outings, as well as a fishing dock with breathtaking views of Madeline Island and Grant's Point. At their marina slip, visitors can enjoy watching the Madeline Island Ferry, the local fishing fleet, and recreational boaters as they travel across the bay outside the marina. In addition, they will have a front row seat to the stunning views of the Apostle Islands, Madeline Island, and the charming town of Bayfield right from their cockpit. The exciting boating opportunities and the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are just outside the harbor waiting to be explored.


- 125 Slips

 

Madeline Island Yacht Club

The Madeline Island Yacht Club was established in 1977 by a group of boat enthusiasts who wanted to create a peaceful, tranquil marina on Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The club is non-profit and is run by its 140 members, who own the facilities and direct the operations through their elected board of directors. The Madeline Island Yacht Club offers a range of services, including gasoline, diesel, water, and electrical hookups.


In addition to the basic services, the Madeline Island Yacht Club also offers a range of amenities, including maintenance facilities, a ship store, dry storage, wireless internet, a pumpout station, restrooms, showers, ice, a launch ramp, groceries, a dog park, oil recycling, winter storage, a travel lift, an ATM, and a captain's lounge. These amenities are available to members and guests of the club.

 

Pike's Bay Marina

Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, offering a safe and weather-protected harbor for exploring the scenic Apostle Islands. This full-service marina boasts 208 slips ranging in size from 30-60 feet, as well as stable floating docks with wide piers and fairways. Pike's Bay Marina also offers both indoor and outdoor storage, as well as a Marine Service Center with certified technicians. In addition to the practical amenities, the marina also has a clubhouse with a full kitchen, grills, coin laundry, a deck, private full bathrooms, two boaters lounges with cable TV, free Wi-Fi, a Ship Store, Fuel Dock, and Brokerage. This is a dog-friendly marina, making it the perfect place to enjoy all of the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that Lake Superior has to offer, including fishing, touring historic lighthouses, diving sunken wrecks, and strolling along sandy beaches.

 

Port Superior Marina

Located just two miles south of downtown Bayfield, Wisconsin on Highway 13, Port Superior Marina is nestled in the well-protected Pikes Bay Harbor on Chequamegon Bay, at the entrance to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. This area is known for its exceptional freshwater boating, fishing, and recreational opportunities, as well as its clean and clear waters. The Apostle Islands and Chequamegon Bay are home to stunning beaches, hiking trails, sandstone sea caves, and breathtaking sunsets that are not to be missed. As Lake Superior's Premier Resort Marina, Port Superior aims to provide the best possible services and amenities to ensure that its members and guests have an unforgettable experience on the lake.

 

Roys Point Marina

Nestled amongst the islands, just two miles north of the charming town of Bayfield, Wisconsin, Roys Point Marina is a small, friendly marina that boasts a picturesque setting. The marina offers seasonal and transient rental slips for boats up to 55 feet in length, as well as boat storage and launch/haul out services. Amenities at the marina include a natural beach next to the marina, a clubhouse with a lounge, decks, restrooms with showers, storage lockers, and a workshop. The fuel dock at Roys Point Marina provides unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel, as well as a pump out station. The marina is located next to the Brickyard Creek development and can be accessed through the Brickyard Creek nature trails.


At Roys Point Marina, each slip for rent comes with shorepower and water, and cable TV is available for an additional fee. Wireless internet is available free of charge.

 

Schooner Bay Marina

Nestled within the most protected natural harbor in the Apostle Islands, Schooner Bay Marina and Imported Motors offers an unparalleled vantage point into the heart of the islands. Boaters can take advantage of the marina's clubhouse with clean restrooms and showers, a pump out station, WiFi, indoor and outdoor boat storage, and a full service marine diesel shop. The team at Schooner Bay is known for its commitment to quality and attention to detail, and has maintained these standards for over 50 years. With 45 slips available, there is sure to be a spot that feels like home at Schooner Bay Marina.

 

Washburn Marina

Washburn Marina
Washburn Marina

Washburn Marina is the perfect place to store and care for your powerboat or sailboat. With 138 slips for seasonal dockage and storage in a protected harbor, there's a spot for every vessel. Slips range from 24' to 50' and can accommodate boats up to 110', making it easy to find the perfect fit. In addition to the slips, Washburn Marina also offers a variety of dockside and upland amenities for guests to enjoy. The marina also boasts the largest Marine Travelift on Lake Superior, with a capacity of 150 tons, making it easy to move boats in and out of the water. And with year-round storage and care options, Washburn Marina is the ideal choice for boaters looking for a safe and modern home for their vessel.


- 138 Slips

 

Ashland Marina

Ashland Marina
Ashland Marina

Located at the foot of Ellis Avenue North on Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay. The marina is known for its commitment to cleanliness and fresh water, and offers a range of amenities for boaters. The marina has 121 slips, including washrooms with showers, fuel and pumpout services, water and electricity, a marina office and ship store, and a dock attendant. All of these amenities are conveniently located next to the piers, and the marina offers different rates for full service slips, minimum service slips, long boat docks, and smaller boat docks, so you can choose the options that best suit your needs.


From the Ashland Marina, you can easily navigate thousands of square miles of water and enjoy breathtaking views of sunsets on tree-lined shores. The marina is also a great place to swim in crystal clear fresh water, discover abundant fish and wildlife, and explore the historic city of Ashland and its downtown shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. The marina is within walking distance of all of these attractions, and offers the friendly, charming service that only northern Wisconsin can provide. Come experience the beauty and convenience of the Ashland Marina for yourself.


- 121 Slips

 

Siskiwit Bay Marina

Siskiwit Bay Marina
Siskiwit Bay Marina

on Lake Superior offers a range of full-service amenities for boaters, including seasonal and daily slip rental, gas and diesel fuel, full mechanical and hull repairs, a ships store and gift shop, repair parts, filters, lubricants, and more. The marina also provides ice and artesian water, pumpout and garbage services, restrooms and showers, and a travel lift with a 30,000 lb. capacity. In addition, the marina offers winter storage, a bed and breakfast inn, and full hook-up camper/RV sites.


Located at the western gateway to the Apostle Islands National Park, the marina is situated in Siskiwit Bay, just four miles from the sea caves or Eagle Island. It is the perfect jumping-off point for boats transiting from Duluth/Superior to the Apostles, or for boats in the islands needing to re-provision. Transient dockage is available for overnight stays, and the marina is within walking distance of lodging, groceries, dining, a post office, and taverns. Along the harbor walkway, you'll find quaint shops and pure sand beaches, as well as an artesian well, picnic areas, and playgrounds.


- 65 Slips


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