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The launch ramp is open for the 2023 season

Wisconsin Clean Marina Program

We’re excited to announce that Sister Bay Marina is officially certified as a WI Clean Marina!

Congratulations on taking a step towards cleaner and safer waters!

“We feel it is important to protect our waterways and keep them safe and pollution-free, not only for our boaters, but for our larger community.” – Dave Lienau, Marina Manager.

Read the full announcement here: Sister Bay Marina certified as a Wisconsin Clean Marina

The Launch Ramp is Open

The launch ramp is open for the 2023 season

Launch Ramp Closed

The launch ramp is currently closed for early spring launches until further notice.  The marina is undergoing some major projects and large portions of the marina fairways are blocked with the work barges.  We anticipate the ramp will remain closed for the next couple of weeks.  We will send a post as soon as the ramps are available.  Yes we also hope the ice is gone soon!

2022 Transient Reservations open 01/01/2022

2023 Transient Reservations Open Up 01/01/2023. 


We WILL NOT ACCEPT email OR voicemail requests.

All reservations will be required to pay in full at the time of reservation.

You may REQUEST a specific slip or location, however, THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES.  You will receive your slip assignment on the morning of your arrival.

Holiday and festival weekends fill up fast… we were sold out by 1/6/21 for July 4th and Labor day! Book early for prime weekends!


Starting Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, through September 26th,  the office will be open 9am – 5pm DAILY.

09/27/20 – 10/16/2010am – 3pm

Office will be closed for the season starting 10/17/2020

Due to limited hours/staff we will only be doing pump outs on Sunday’s and possibly Saturday’s depending on activity.

We require at least a 24 hour notice for a pump out.  All seasonal tenants are required to give a 48 hour notice.


Marina Fest 2020 CANCELLED

It has been a challenging year for everyone who has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of uncertainty still exists in anticipating where the virus will spread and the best ways to avoid major outbreaks. After thoughtful consideration, the Village of Sister Bay Marina Fest Committee would like to announce that Marina Fest 2020 is canceled for this year.

As you may be aware, this festival is a major fundraiser for area non-profit organizations including the following:
Sister Bay Lions Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department
Gibraltar School Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church
Door County Library Door County Maritime Museum
Top O’ The Thumb Snowmobile Club

Your past attendance and participation in this event directly supported these organizations and their efforts to provide quality programs for our local community. Please know that we are actively planning for Marina Fest 2021 (Music! Food! Fireworks!) and can’t wait to see you ALL next year!

In the meantime, please consider a donation this year to help support these groups or a local charity in your hometown. Food pantries have experienced greater demands than in the recent past due to the coronavirus, and any contribution you can make would help to support those efforts locally.

Checks can be made payable to Sister Bay Marina Fest and sent to: Village of Sister Bay, P.O. Box 769, Sister Bay, WI 54234. All donations are tax deductible.

Sincere thanks from the Marina Fest Committee,
Scott Baker, Vivian Nienow, Sue Lundquist, Chris Hecht,
Mike Scoville, and Chuck Klima

***CREDIT CARD DONORS*** Make your donation by calling the Marina office at (920) 854-4457.
Donors will be acknowledged on a banner to be hung at the marina during the month of September.

MARINA UPDATE!!! 7/15/2020

Due to the ongoing concerns with the pandemic, the Marina will be changing the staffing levels and hours of operation for the remainder of the season.  The Marina Committee, along with members of the Village Board, deem it necessary to implement procedures to ensure the safety of our staff as well as our boater’s.  The follow will be the new Hour’s of Operation starting July 19th, 2020 and will continue to 09/06/20.  Will will update on the hours for 09/07/20 – 10/24/20 as it gets closer.

Sunday’s    7am – 7pm

Monday’s  7am – 7pm

Tuesday’s  9am – 5pm

Wednesday’s  9am – 5pm

Thursday’s  7am – 7pm

Friday’s  7am – 7pm

Saturday’s  7am – 7pm

The Office will be closed DAILY from 12:00pm – 1pm, to allow the staff to clean/disinfect between shift changes.



MARINA UPDATES- 05/27/2020


As we move into the season, we may or may not have to modify our policies and procedures and we will do our best to keep you up to date on all changes.

As of now, we have implemented the following:

1. We have installed plexi-glass in the office and have marked the floor with 6’ social distancing markers. We appreciate your efforts in wearing masks and our staff will be doing the same when we cannot practice social distancing.

2. When possible, we would appreciate all transactions to be made on a credit card to help us reduce the handling of cash.

However, for launch passes, please use the red launch box to pay the $10.00 fee in the envelopes provided to reduce the activity in the office.

3. Pump-Outs, we are now requiring you to SCHEDULE your pump outs at least 48 hours in advance. We require payment in advance (credit card preferred) and we ask that nobody be on the boat while our staff is completing the pump out. You can wait on the dock if you wish to be there.

4. Dock assistance- as previously mentioned in prior updates, in order to practice social distancing, we are limiting the amount of staff we have on per shift, so we ask that you please be patient with us. We will do our best to get to everyone as quickly as possible, but there may be a slight wait on busier days. We also ask that you practice social distancing when our crew is assisting you.

5. Restrooms- the PUBLIC restrooms are available 24 hours a day. We will be cleaning and sanitizing them frequently, we are trying to encourage only one person at a time, we suggest that you lock the door behind you while using. BOATERS restrooms will remain locked, should you need to use the showers, they will be available during office hours and you will need to gain access by asking our staff. We will have one shower available in each restroom and will only allow one person in the restroom at a time, again, so we can practice social distancing and to allow our staff to clean and sanitize the shower after each use. We will have one sink and one toilet available in each restroom while utilizing the showers, however, we will only be allowing access to the boaters restrooms for people who need to utilize the shower, NO EXCEPTIONS, the PUBLIC RESTROOMS ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY.

6. Bikes and grills- the bikes are out and can be used during business hours. We have purchased all new grills this year, we will have those out this week. As always, we appreciate your help in cleaning them after each use as much as you can and please remember to turn off propane after use.


As of 05/13/2020 at 5:30pm, the Marina Committee has decided that we will not be taking any ADDITIONAL transient reservations for June, 2020.

Anyone who currently has a CONFIRMED reservation for June is still welcome to come in as scheduled.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will post any and all updates on our website as well as our Facebook Page.

You can continue to make transient reservation requests for July and beyond, directly on our website.

Thank you!

Sister Bay Freedom Fest- CANCELLED

Door County’s community associations released a joint statement Tuesday announcing the cancellation of Fourth of July festivities throughout the county. Full statement is below:

It is with great disappointment that the communities of Door County have announced that 4th of July festivities have been canceled throughout the county, including fireworks celebrations in Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, Maplewood, and Gills Rock. This includes parades in Baileys Harbor and Egg Harbor and Freedom Fest on July 11 in Sister Bay.

This decision comes only after careful consideration and consultation with all communities, municipal boards, business associations, stakeholders, emergency services, and the Door County Public Health Department. Ultimately, each community decided that concern for the health and safety of our visitors, residents, vendors, and our health care workers is more important than our desire to celebrate in mass gatherings.

This was an incredibly difficult decision for our communities to reach. Celebrating our independence, our communities, and our neighbors is something we look forward to every year, and we know it’s something our visitors and businesses look forward to as well. But in a time of social distancing, we can’t responsibly encourage thousands of people to congregate in environments that are impossible to police and therefore are following the guidelines laid out for “outdoor events” by the WEDC.

This in no way should lessen the meaning of the day, and we urge everyone to celebrate the spirit of our nation’s heritage in a manner in which you feel comfortable.

Public safety was, and will always be, the primary factor in this decision, but not the only one. We rely on donors to fund our 4th of July events and fireworks shows and it takes time to collect those funds, order supplies, and prepare for festivities. Given the present economic climate, we did not feel that it was appropriate to ask our businesses and residents to donate when most are experiencing extreme financial hardship. We also don’t feel it’s appropriate to ask our public works crews, firefighters, police officers, and first responders to put themselves at greater risk than necessary.

Our communities will do everything we can to make these celebrations better than ever in 2021.


To Our Sister Bay Marina Customers:

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the Village of Sister Bay has taken a thoughtful and focused approach to help our employees, customers and community get through this challenging period.

In an effort to protect our employees and customer’s, the Marina has made the following changes to our current operations:

  • We have postponed our TRANSIENT opening day to June 01st. Any and all transient reservations that were scheduled for May will need to be rescheduled or cancelled, please contact us to let us know how you would like to proceed. Cancellations will receive full refunds.  This opening date is subject to change.  Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for up to date information. (If your May reservation included dates into June and beyond, we adjusted your arrival date to June 01 for now.)
  • All restrooms; public and boaters, will be closed until further notice.
  • The Marina office will be closed until further notice.
  • There will be minimal staff with limited hours during the month of May. All communication will be through telephone, email and/or marine radio.  Please monitor our website and/or Facebook page for hours of operation.
  • No cash transaction’s until further notice.
  • We will continue to offer pump out service with the following policy: all pump outs need to be scheduled in advance. We will only be doing pump outs on scheduled days, please check with the staff to schedule.  For the safety of the staff, boater’s will NOT BE ALLOWED on their boat while the crew completes the pump out. All pump outs must be paid in advance with credit card until further notice.
  • With the limited staff and hours, please understand that there may not be someone available to help with your lines, staff will do their best to assist everyone while practicing social distancing.

Our commitment to serving our customers has never been stronger and we’ll continue to do our part to help everyone get through this difficult time.  The Village of Sister Bay, including the Marina Committee, will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate to our customer’s all updates as they come available.  For the most up to date information, please visit our website and/or Facebook page.

Thank you for being a part of the Sister Bay Marina family, and please stay safe and healthy.

We are SOLD OUT on transient slips for Marina Fest 2020!!!

We are officially sold out on transient boat slips for Marina Fest 2020.


Transient Reservations Open Up at 12:01 A.M. 01/01/2020

Don’t miss out!!!  Transient reservations open up 01/01/2020!!!  Marina Fest and July 4th holidays filled up within hours last year so don’t miss out this year!  We are requiring a 3 night minimum and all reservations have to be paid in full at the time it is made.  You can cancel up to 7 days PRIOR to arrival to receive a full refund.

Reservations must be made directly through our website.  You will be directed to make your reservation through Dockwa.  Once we receive the request you will be notified with a confirmation if we are able to confirm the reservation.  You will be asked for your credit card at the time of REQUEST however, you will only be charged if the reservation is CONFIRMED.  Nothing will be charged if the reservation is WAITLISTED or DECLINED due to no availability.

Please note:  We DO NOT GUARANTEE SLIP ASSIGMENTS, you can request a specific slip but we do not assign slips until the morning of arrival.

We start taking reservations for the 2020 season on January 01, 2020

All reservations will be required to pay for the ENTIRE reservation at the time the reservation is made.


Transient – Non- Holiday Reservations that are 1 – 6 nights in length, may cancel up to 24 hours prior to the arrival to receive a full refund of deposit.

Holiday Reservations– You must cancel 7 days PRIOR to a Holiday Reservation in order to receive a FULL REFUND.  A 50% refund will be given for any cancellation within 7 days of arrival.  No refunds for cancellations or no shows within 24 hours of arrival. There will be a 3 night minimum for all Holiday weekends.  The following are Holiday Dates for 2020:

July 02 – 05, 2020 July 4th Weekend

July 10 – July 12, 2020 Freedom Fest

September 04 – 07, 2020 Labor Day Marina Fest Weekend

Extended Transient Reservations 7+ nights– will be required to PAY IN FULL at the time the reservation is made, NO EXCEPTIONS.  You may cancel up to 7 days prior to your arrival to receive a refund.  There will be no refunds for early departures or changes to arrival within 7 days of original arrival date.

Don’t miss out, make your Marina Fest 2020 reservation starting January 01, 2020!

We sold out for Marina Fest 2019 within hours on January 01, 2019, so don’t miss out.  Visit our website to make your reservation.  All reservations requests will be taken by date & time received. 

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(subject to change due to weather and/or activity)

May 15 – September 5, 2022
7am – 7pm Daily

September 6 – October 16, 2022
8am – 5pm Weekdays

Weekends Sept./October
8am-7pm, Friday & Saturday


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The launch ramp is open for the 2023 season