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 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.


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.

Fuel dock hours during the 2017 boating season will be...
        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.