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Monroe Harbor is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and its 392 mooring cans combine to create the central panorama of the Chicago skyline.  Iconic to the Chicago Harbors, Monroe has a strong community of long-time boaters many of whom love the nostalgia and history of this harbor at the foot of the city.  Home to the Chicago Yacht Club and Columbia Yacht Club, the harbor is a central focal point of the lakefront.

A frequent and convenient tender service is available; please hail on channel 68 for pick-up.  There are accommodations for boats 25’-50’ in length.  Transient mooring is also available; you can submit reservation requests through the Dockwa app or website beginning May 1st. Additionally, there is waste pump-out equipment at the northern end of the harbor that is provided on a no-charge basis.  The harbor monitors channels 9 and 16 and the switch to/working channel is 68.


Hours of Operation*

May 1st to May 23rd
May 24th to September 2nd
Day Tender Service
Day Tender Service
Mon to Thur 9am to 10pm Mon to Thur 8am to midnight
Fri to Sun 8am to midnight Fri to Sun 8am to 2am
September 3rd to September 30th October 1st October 31st
Day Tender Service Day Tender Service
Mon to Sun 8am to midnight Mon to Sun 8am to 10pm


* Last call for pick-up is 30 minutes before closing

Amenities at Monroe

  • 392 mooring cans
  • Accommodations for boats 25′-80′
  • Tender service available

  • Boater bathrooms
  • Complimentary pump-out stations
  • Transient dockage

Monroe Contact Info


Foot of Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

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Harbor Manager:

Luke Pepin

Harbor Entrance:

Lat 41° 52.556 N
Lon 87° 36.614 W

Yacht Club:

Chicago Yacht Club