Going Ashore - For the Boater

In an effort to help make your stay in our Marinas a seamless and comfortable one, we've compiled this collection of links, tips, and info pertaining to all your needs and wants while docked here in town. Also check out the map at the bottom of the page for locations and contact info to the businesses and organizations that we think will be of the most interest to you.

  • The Dyckman Avenue Drawbridge opens for masted traffic every half hour, as needed, from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week in the summer.
  • The South Haven Yacht Club is located just upriver from the Southside Transient Marina and features a refueling station. For super yachts or other large vessels needing more than 1000 gallons, call ahead at (269) 637-2305 24-48hrs to allow for special arrangements to be made. You can also inquire about becoming a member, so you can enjoy the fantastic harborside dining available only to members and their guests.
  • All Seasons Marina, located just upriver from the Northside Basin Marina, not only sells boats, cabin appliances, accessories, and more, but they also have a fueling dock. Check out their Complete Ships Store here.
  • The South Haven Steelheader's mission, as a chapter of the Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen’s Association (MSSFA), is to take part in “educating the general public on improving, preserving and promoting sport fishing in the Great Lakes and their tributary streams and rivers.” They also play host to the Steelheader's Pro/Am, a fishing tournament to kick-off the summer.
  • You can find weather buoy information here, thanks to the Upper Great Lakes Observing System.
  • On the coastline, just south of South Haven, lies the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. Please be advised to observe the Exclusion Zone for boaters, marked by buoys along the shore.
  • To keep your smart phone or tablet wi-fi connected when you leave the docks, use the city's free wi-fi, which makes staying in touch with what's important easy, no matter where you're at. Just look for "HARBORTOWN" in your wi-fi list.