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Welcome to Navy Pier Marina, the newest boating destination on Lake Michigan.


Navy Pier Marina is excited to offer Lake Michigan boaters a one-of-a-kind boating experience.


Located in the heart of iconic Navy Pier, Chicago’s only all-transient marina brings world class amenities, service, dining, shopping & entertainment directly to Lake Michigan’s boating community.


With immediate access to hundreds of dining, shopping and entertainment options and flexible, short-term docking options, our guests are offered everything needed to have an unmatched boating experience in Chicago.


Offering luxury features and amenities, we provide a 5-star stay to guests, making Navy Pier Marina the premier boating destination on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier Marina is ideal for any type of guest, Loopers, locals, charters, sailing, yachting and boating clubs or vacationers. Our online reservation system will make booking your space quick and convenient. Once we open, you will be able to ebter your slip requirements and your preferered dates, day or time of stay - and all Navy Pier Marina has to offer will be waiting for you upon your arrival!




What's new with NPM?

Greetings Navy Pier Marina Enthusiast,


We hope you are ready for the boating season. Boat safely and remember, "It Floats, You Don't" so wear a life jacket or have them handy. There are also new Federal Regulations governing the use of "kill switches" so look them up if your boat is equipped. Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, Navy Pier Marina will not be open for the 2021 boating season.


Despite all other governmental agencies and approvals being in place, we have still not received our final permit to construct from the city's Department of Transportation (CDOT). Please understand that we have tried everything possible to reason with the CDOT and Chicago, but to no avail. While this is disappointing to us at NPM, I can assure you that we are ready to proceed once the bureaucratic logjam has loosened. The City has engaged in a recent dialogue, which we are hopeful will result in the prompt issuance of that construction permit by CDOT. Our engineering is complete and we can order the docks just as soon as they do. We have assembled our legal team should that option of last resort be necessary.


I was born and raised in Chicago and have been an active boater since 1983, when I started at Diversey Harbor. I am as anxious as you are to have the opportunity to utilize The People’s Pier for transient mooring at Navy Pier as soon as possible – as MPEA and Navy Pier envisioned as part of the Pier’s Centennial Vision & Planned Development.


Please help us to spread the word. Follow us on FaceBook & Instagram and please tell ALL your boating friends and boat lovers to sign up for newsletter updates at navypiermarina.com so they will be the first to know, too!



Randy Randy D. Podolsky, Manager

Navy Pier Marina