South Channel Yacht Club

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The friendliest marina on Lake St. Clair. It is not just a marina, it’s a destination to experience “island life” for just a few days or a week! We came, we saw, and we had a great time is the motto on Harsens Island. As you drive around the bays and along the St. Clair River of Harsen’s Island, your mood changes from the hassles of work to the relaxed life of island living. The ferry ride to the 24 square mile island is your first introduction to a getaway from the world. Now you may start to experience the slow paced community where relaxation is the order of the day. Drive straight to the marina or take a ride through Sans Souci and view the beautiful homes along the South Channel. Along the road there are many spots where you can pull over and stop along a bay so you can wade into the pristine water. There is little traffic on the island’s roads so bicycles are great for sightseeing. Kayaks and canoes allow you to explore the endless miles of waterways surrounding Harsens Island. Walker’s Landing is just a short distance from SCYC where you can rent a 16 ft aluminum fishing boats with a 10 HP engines.


Starting in the late 1800’s , people paid ten cents to travel on ships from Detroit to Harsens Island to stay in grand hotels on the island. The SCYC is the only remaining structure from this era.  Harsens Island was a vacation destination for many people from New York and other locations.  Harsens Island at the time had a reputation similar to Las Vegas today, what happens on Harsens Island stays on Harsens Island.  Gambling and other vises were part of the charm of the day.  Many World Speed Records over water were established on the Flats of Harsens Island.  You may learn more about the history if you visit the Historical Society’s Museum on the island.


  • Bring your dinghy’s or jet ski and park it in your slip for free.

  • Bring your kayaks, bicycles, and don’t forget your binoculars

  • Restrooms, Showers, Ice, Recreation

  • Picnic Tables & BBQ

  • Water at dock (non-potable only)

  • 30 Amp Service, Minimum Depth 6 ft.