Oselka Marina

Oselka Marina, New Buffalo: Hours, Address, Oselka Marina Reviews: 4.5/5

Oselka Marina
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Oselka Marina, located on Lake Michigan in beautiful New Buffalo, Michigan, is a full-service marina. Amenities include:*** Boat & Yamaha Waverunner Rentals ****• Seasonal and transient floating slips with swimming pool, cable TV and wireless internet • Valet Boating In/Out Service • Indoor Heated Winter Storage, Indoor Non-heated Winter Storage, and Outdoor Winter Storage with Shrink Wrap • Valvtect Gas & Diesel Sales • Certified Mercruiser Service & Parts • Ship's Store & Snug Harbor Mini Mart including Hershey's Ice Cream • New, Pre-owned and Brokerage Boat Sales on site, presented by Basa's Marine and The Mariner Network • Marina Grand Resort, on site luxury accomodations, including Bentwood Tavern, and offering luxury residences for sale
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Bonnie
Loveland, OH4 contributions
We rented 3 jet skis for our group of 10 for 1 and 1/2 hrs each. Oselka personnel were very efficient and friendly. Helps to have paperwork all completed ahead of time.
We were all given water vests. There is a shaded area with a picnic table to wait if you want to trade out riders/drivers. It took about 5 minutes to exit the harbor area so the hour and a half goes quickly on the lake. Parking was plentiful and easy access.
Written July 18, 2022
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KT40
Chicago, IL17 contributions
Family
Our family of 5 rented 3 jet skis for 90 minutes during the first week of August. We all had a BLAST! We had 3 drivers over 18 + 2 other teen passengers. We got bumped from a Tuesday reservation because of high waves and were able to reschedule for Friday. Thankfully, Friday was such a beautiful morning with calm seas. 90 minutes was plenty of time for our family to have lots of thrills up and down the coast. (8-10 minute “no wake” drive each way in/out of Marina). The marina did a great job making online registration easy, outdoor registration table was really excellent for Safe/ COVID compliance. Pier personnel / instructors weren’t masked during our visit.
Written August 8, 2020
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Douglas M
Naperville, United States7 contributions
Very easy online reservation process. Received a call day before rental that it was too rough for jet skis and told I could receive full refund or reschedule. The latter worked fine for us so we pushed it one day. On our way to the marina for new time slot we received a very professional phone call informing us that an employee had tested positive for COVID and was quarantined at home. All other employees had been tested and for those whose results had come back they were negative. She went on to share they had moved the entire orientation and intake process outside and all employees were now masked and being doubly sure to sanitize everything. After that she shared they would gladly refund us 100% if we were at all uncomfortable with continuing to rent. We decided to see the process in person before we decided. When we arrived we were offered surgical gloves if we wished by two mask wearing attendees. The intake process was gloves, signature and life vest and it was very clear they were taking all the precautions necessary to keep us safe. Although in a high risk category, we felt safe and continued out to the jet skis where Michael gave us formal instructions (at as safe a distance as possible for such a thing) and off we went. The equipment functioned flawlessly and the experience was fabulous. We returned after our 90 minute rental and the drop off process was equally as safe and simple. There were a couple of employees that were not wearing masks out on the dock and that we felt should be addressed but overall, we were very pleased with the experience and professionalism from top to bottom. Except for the two of the two gents on the dock not wearing mask, it was a perfect day!
Written July 19, 2020
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Matt M
3 contributions
Had a family vacation on Lake MI and decided to rent a boat. Was able to quickly and easily book online. Filled out required forms, watched safety videos, etc. in advance of getting to the marina, so we were prepared.
Fitted entire family for life jackets, allowed us to upgrade our tube on the spot without any issues.
Overall, the process was quick, easy and everything ran on time - just a really great experience overall. Thank you for helping to make family memories that will last a lifetime!
Written August 20, 2021
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Chitowntraveller1
251 contributions
Jetsiing here was awesome. I have Jetskied a few times next to Navy Pier in Chicago and that was cool, but this experience was much better. There was plenty of space next to a beautiful beach. The communication from Oselka Marina was very helpful and the ability to sign the paperwork and watch the videos ahead of time expedited the experience and made it a much smoother process. All the workers here were friendly and we received very quick communication for a couple questions we had. There is free, but limited on a busy day, parking on the street right outside. One thing to remember is that there is a ten minute wake free drive on the jetski bot in and out of the marina so if you do 1 and 1/2 hours be sure to factor that is. Thank you Oselka Marina for a very fun experience. It was so cool to be able to jetski along the New Buffalo beach that I have spent many days at. I always looked out at the jetskiiers when I was on the beach and said That looks so fun, I am going to do that one day!" Well I did and it was awesome.
Written June 21, 2021
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Phx_Traveller_66
New Albany, IN17 contributions
We rented a 19' boat and two-person tube for three hours of family fun on Lake Michigan. First ever boat rental for our family of four (kids 23 and 17). The kids enjoyed lounging in front as we hit the waves and my wife loved the sun and beautiful surroundings. Thank you for the family memories.
Written July 22, 2020
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Maria Y
St. Louis, United States2 contributions
Unfortunately, we did not have great weather for our outing, but I can't blame Oselka Marina for that. They provided good customer service and it was convenient to fill out all of the forms online.

My complaint was with the condition of the boat. It was not clean, the seats were tearing and cracking, the radio didn't work properly and when my son lifted up the door to put some things in the hold it was smelly and dirty with left over trash. I think this boat needs to be retired or cleaned up at a minimum.
Written September 10, 2021
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Karla C
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We rented a boat on 8/29/21 it was a two hour cruse at sunset. Our Captain Conrad was the BEST. We had such a great time and it was a beautiful night. The whole process was very easy would highly recommend especially with Conrad as the captain.
Written September 2, 2021
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margiemg
Chicago, IL8 contributions
We had a great time waterskiing with Captain Chuck on a 21' boat. There were nine of us and 7 water skiiers. He was very friendly and drove the boat well. Made it really fun and esay for all of the skiiers. We started at 9:00 am which I highly recommend because by 11:00 the water was already getting choppier. Boat was clean and comfortable and we all loved being out on the water!
Written July 27, 2020
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Todd M
Batavia, IL9 contributions
Family
Great experience with the marina. We had a group of 15 and we rented a boat for two days, and jet skis on another day. We did have an issue with one of the boats but the staff resolved it quickly. Very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back.
Written July 24, 2020
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Oselka Marina is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM