Set sail for adventure on Lake Michigan…

…or relax on the waters of Wolf Lake!

Boating on Lake Michigan:
The Hammond Marina, just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, offers seasonal slips, daily launch and transiet boaters. Rates are found here.

On the shore, visitors enjoy the amenities of sandy beach, Horseshoe Casino, and a pedestrian trail linking to other inland points of interest.

Set your coordinates for Latitude – 41/41’/49″ – North, Longitude – 87/30’/48″ – West and come join us for the day.

Marina officials monitor Channel 9.

Interested in becoming a Hammond Yacht Club Member? Click here.


The Hammond Marina Sail-A-Way program is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. 

Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats.  Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan.  

12 hours of Instruction (six 2-hour lessons) plus books and materials are included.  Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. 

One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized.  

Remember…… are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out.   

Adults—$175.00, Children under 16 – $75.00

(Includes all materials)


Discover Sailing- A new 2-hour program designed to introduce you to sailing

Revisit Your Sailing Skills- A new two 2–hour program sessions to refresh your sailing skills.

* Boat rentals are available upon the completion of the skipper checkout.




Come join us in May to put together the Hammond Marina sailboats!

Call the Hammond Marina at 219.659.7678 for specific dates and times.






GUYS NIGHT OUT! Beer can racing Wednesday nights starting at 5 pm at the Main Dock.  Limited seating is available. Call the Hammond Marina Office at 219.659.7678 or email Ron at to guarantee your spot!


Stay up to date on all the Sail-A-Way (SAW) happenings! Like and share our Facebook page: Hammond Marina Sail-A-Way.


Boating on Wolf Lake:
Fishing and small-craft sailing are ways to spend an enjoyable day on Wolf Lake. There is a 75hp limit on gas motors. Launch and parking rates can be found here.

Members of the Illiana Yacht Club sail regularly on Wolf Lake. For more information, visit the Club website.

Before venturing out on the water, please check the latest weather conditions.