On the south side of Silver Bay, off Highway 61, is a beautiful marina. It is used as the launch pad for a number of North Shore adventure businesses (think scenic cruises and charter fishing on Lake Superior).
The marina is owned by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and is managed by the City of Silver Bay. The facility is located on the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior approximately 55 miles northeast of Duluth, Minnesota. Here are a number of things we recommend doing at or around the marina.
- Take a Scenic Cruise: The Wenonah leaves daily during the summer and gives riders an unforgettable day on the lake and close-up views of Lake Superior’s unique and fascinating shoreline.
- Go (Charter) Fishing: No boat? No problem. Line up a guide for the day with one of the charter companies that launch from the marina. You can catch a variety of fish including Lake Trout, Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Pink Salmon depending on the time of year. Charter companies include:
Laker Taker Charters: (218) 220-8106
Sweet Retreat of LeRoy’s Repair: (218) 834-0743
Fish Finders: (651) 328-1402
- Launch Your Own Boat: Clean water and quick access to Lake Superior is why boaters prefer Silver Bay Marina. Accommodations include water and electrical hookups, sewer pump-outs, gasoline & diesel sales, spacious private restrooms with showers, and laundry facilities.
- Get Your Grub On: After spending all day fishing, hiking, or swimming you are bound to be starving, but guess what? You’re in luck! The area offers excellent options from BBQ at Northwoods Family Grille in Silver Bay, to rustic northern country eats at Camp 61 in Beaver Bay.
To get to the marina from Silver Bay, turn right (southwest) onto Highway 61. Drive about two miles. The entrance to the marina is on the left side (the same side as Lake Superior) of the road.