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


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