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Boating and Fishing

Explore Fairport Harbor where the Grand River meets Lake Erie! We’re known for our walleye, perch and steelhead trout action. Fairport has three boating ramps, a fishing pier, several marinas, canoe/kayak access, available dockage and charter boat fishing.

Megabytes fishing charters: folks with their catches

Photo Credit: Don Woodruff of
Megabytes Fishing Charters

While you’re here, walk the breakwall, visit the lighthouse museum, or spend a day at Fairport Harbor Metroparks Lakefront Park.

Fairport Harbor is a deep draft commercial harbor, ranked 28th on the Great Lakes. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, it is the 111th leading U.S. port with 2.5 million tons of material shipped or received in 2005.


Fairport Harbor Port Authority
220 Third Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 357-8466
Boat launch facility at the end of Water Street.
Single vessel launch: $10
Double vessel launch: $15
Gift cards, season pass and dockage available by the month or year.
Handicap access transient boat docks available.


Eye Gotcha Charters
Captain Tom Fleming
522 Hidden Harbor
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 350-1565
(440) 725-9845 (Boat)

Megabytes Charters
Captain Don Woodruff
1245 High Street
Fairport Harbor, Oh 44077
(440) 350-0367
3, 4, & 6 Person Sport Fishing Charters

Steve's Bait
112 Water Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 350-1523
Hours during fishing season: 6 a.m. to dark
Fishing license, bait and fishing tackle available.


The Fairport Harbor Yacht Club
1177 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 354-9083

Fairport Harbor Rod And Reel Association
1201 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 350-4618

HTP Rack & Marina
625 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 357-0269
Annual and seasonal dock & rack rates. Direct lake access. Public fuel dock, restaurant, dry rack storage, transient docks

Hidden Harbor Marina
498 Hidden Harbor Dr.
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 639-0381

Grand River Marine, Inc.
939 Water Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 352-7200
Rack Storage Seasonal & Yearly Dockage, Jet Ski storage, Winter Storage

Riverbend Marina

Riverbend Marina
Photo Credit: Lake County Visitors Bureau

Riverbend Marina
Marina Address:
1313 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Office Address:
Riverbend Marina, Inc
482 Blackbrook Road
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 352-2339

Rivers Edge Yacht Club
1313 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 354-2111

Western Reserve Yacht Club
1313 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 354-2434


Grand River Landing
800 N. St. Clair Street
Fairport Harbor OH 44077
Lake Metroparks 18-acre park provides small boat access (canoe and kayak) to the Grand River. Free. Fishing is popular along the banks of the river. Seasonal picnic tables and restrooms available.


Know the law about fishing.


Purchase license or find a vendor here.


Register your boat, canoe or kayak in Ohio. Registration is available at Great Lakes Boatworks' registration office, 217 High Street, (440) 354-2628. Hours: M-F 9-6, and Sat. & Sun. 9-1


Fairport Harbor Fisheries Research Unit


The Port Authority meets the third Monday of each month,
6 p.m. at the Village Hall, 220 Third St. The public is welcome to all meetings.

Members Include:

Jim Cardina 678 Second St.   (440) 352-0806
Tim Hadden
Al Paulino
Dave Burrier
Mike Scruggs

Fairport Harbor, sky view

Fairport Harbor Sky View
Photo Credit: US Army Corps of Engineers

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Tourism in Fairport Harbor

Finnish Heritage Group Tours
Finnish flagThe Finnish Heritage Museum gallery has changing exhibits throughout the year telling the story of Finnish heritage and various cultural traditions by displaying artifacts and providing information relating to this important history. Arriving here in the mid to late 1800's, Finns brought with them their customs, work ethic, religious and moral beliefs. Tour the museum gallery and hall of fame and experience a Finnish Coffee Table.   More

Fairport Harbor Motor Coach Tours
The Fairport Harbor Tourism Council offers step-on guide service for your motor coach tour with a Historical Tour of the Village of Fairport Harbor. Enjoy our two lighthouses, museums, and one of Lake Erie's best beaches where one can swim, kayak, play sand volleyball, picnic and more.   More

Fairport Harbor Lighthouse & Marine Museum 
The Fairport Harbor Marine Museum is the first Great Lakes lighthouse marine museum in the state of Ohio, as well as in the United States. It was founded in 1945 by the Fairport Harbor Historical Society, which is devoted to preserving and perpetuating the historic tradition and sentiment in Fairport Harbor and the Great Lakes area.   More


Village of Fairport Harbor

220 Third Street    Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077
Phone: (440) 352-3620    Fax: (440) 352-8872

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Emergency Contact Info

Police Dept. Memorandum: When to call the police
For Emergencies and Power Outages: Dominion Gas First Energy

Police & Fire (Non-life-threatening emergencies): (440) 354-3434
Police Administrative: (440) 352-3620 ext. 3
Fire Administrative: (440) 352-3620 ext. 5

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