Sunset Marina

General Information

Sunset Marina is owned and operated by the City of Rock Island Public Works Department and is located in Sunset Park at 31st Avenue and the Mississippi River at mile marker 479.8. Sunset Marina offers quality docking space for 473 boats from 16 feet to 60 feet in length.

Boat Launching

The public launching ramp for boats is located at the north end of Sunset Park.

The Marina has a 35-ton Travelift which can set a boat on land for repairs, take a boat off a trailer for launching, or load a boat on a trailer so it can be transported to another location.

Sunset Marina Rates

Sunset Marina 2018 season rates are determined by the length of the boat or size of the slip, whichever is greater. Miscellaneous services such as lift service, boat push, summer land storage, winter storage, air conditioning charges, bottom wash, land storage cribbing fee, trailer storage, overnight slip rates, and monthly slip rates are included on the season rate sheet. 
Sunset Marina has a laundry room with a coin operated washer and dryer.

Overnight dockage reservations may be made in advance by filling out the on-line reservation request.


Boaters may purchase a Summer Fun Package for slip rental that covers 4 days on each of the three holiday weekends; Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day for 1/2 price (12 days for the price of 6 days). 

BOGO 1.5

Buy One Get One ½ Price is a leaseholder referral program. A new leaseholder who is referred by a current leaseholder can rent a slip at ½ of the regular seasonal rate for one season. If the new leaseholder rents a slip the following season, the referred will receive a discount equal to 25% of the referred leaseholder’s slip amount for one season.


An In-Harbor Waiting List was established to allow leaseholders to have the first opportunity to rent slips that become available. Leaseholders who wish to add their name to this list may do so by submitting the In-Harbor Slip Request to the Sunset Marina Office during regular business hours. Sunset Marina also keeps an Available Slip List which changes each week.

Fuel Dock 

Gas (non-ethanol) and diesel (ultra-low sulfur) fuel is available.

During the boating season, the fuel dock hours are...
        8:30 am to 12 noon, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
        3:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Thursday and Friday
        8:30 am to 12 noon, 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Saturday and Sunday
        9:30 am to 7:30 pm

Pump out is available at no charge to boaters.

Boaters Advisory Committee

The Sunset Marina Boaters Advisory Committee (BAC) advises on matters related to Sunset Marina.       
Sunset Marina is seeking leaseholders that would be interested in serving on the Boaters Advisory Committee as a dock representative.

Sunset Marina Billing Process

The Sunset Marina billing process includes both invoices and statements.

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction

During the I-74 Mississippi River bridge construction, all river traffic will need to use an alternate route away from the river banks to avoid the construction zones.  Buoys and warning signs are installed to warn boaters navigating the river near the I-74 Mississippi River bridge.  For additional information regarding this project, visit 

Sunset Marina Management Services 

The City of Rock Island is requesting proposals from persons or firms interested in operating and managing the City's Sunset Marina facility, which can be viewed at Sunset Marina Management Services Request for Proposal

In order to ensure that all interested parties receive the same information, questions will only be accepted through  All questions and answers can be viewed on Request for Information