Barefoot
Boating
The Marina District
Fish Shack
The Marina District
Okoboji, Iowa

The Marina District

Located in Iowa Great Lakes. Boat, cruise, dine and shop with us!

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Marinas

Established in 1886, Parks Marina a multi-location business and the largest boat dealership in Iowa, with two locations on Lake Okoboji. Our flagship location is on East Lake Okoboji, featuring sales, service, dry rack storage, hoist rental, and a large assortment of water accessories. We offer two bar and restaurant options and are most famously known for the World Famous Barefoot Bar.

Our sister marina Okoboji Boat Works, is Okoboji's oldest marina located on West Lake Okoboji, in the heart of Smith's Bay. Okoboji Boat Works provides seasonal and daily slip rentals, 24 hour gas dock, ship store, boutique, boat rentals, cruises, and is home to the famous Fish Shack that is open to the public when not cruising.

Parks Marina in Sioux Falls, SD was established in 1999 and features, boat sales, service, parts and accessories.

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Boats in Storage

Dining

From pancakes and pizzas to seafood, enjoy four unique dining options throughout The Marina District with all locations accessible via boat.

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Patio Dinning

Shopping

Home of the world famous Barefoot Apparel as seen all over the world.

Palm at the Park in The Central Emporium is the most colorful store in Okoboji carrying Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines and more.

West Boutique located at Okoboji Boat Works has a largest selection of women's swim and other ladies fashion.  

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Shopping

Rentals

Get out on the water. Our boat rentals are located at Okoboji Boat Works and offer pontoons and runabout. Captain your own boat or drivers can be provided for an additional cost.

We also provide event space room rentals at Parks Boat Club located at Parks Marina.

Rent a Boat or Pontoon
Rentals

Cruise

All aboard!

Cruise with us. Offering public and private cruises on our fleet of nine excursion boat. During the summer cruising season we offer daily cruising options. 

Our private cruises can be tailored for any event. Birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and more.

Contact our Cruise Director
Cruises

Featured Events

Icebreaker Cruise

May

18

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Icebreaker Cruise

Wing Wednesday

May

22

4:00 PM

Wing Wednesday

75 cent wings. Traditional or Boneless.

See Details

Thursday Burgers and Brews

Buy one burger get one half off. $3 select beers.

See Details

FULL MOON PARTY with GoodRoad

May

23

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

FULL MOON PARTY with GoodRoad

Come early for our seafood boil!

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Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

May

24

Friday After Work

May

24

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday After Work

It's been a long work week, come shed the stress off at The Gardens.

See Details

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

May

25

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

May

25

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Millers Bay - Holiday Sundays

May

26

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay - Holiday Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

May

26

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

May

27

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

May

28

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

May

29

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

May

30

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

May

31

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jun

1

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jun

1

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jun

8

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jun

8

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jun

8

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

10

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

11

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

12

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

13

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

14

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jun

15

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jun

15

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jun

15

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Women in Boating

Jun

16

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Women in Boating

Sunday Funday with Jason Mayer

Jun

16

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Funday with Jason Mayer

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jun

16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

16

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

17

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

18

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

19

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

20

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

21

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Jun

21

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jun

22

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jun

22

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jun

22

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Sunday Funday with Jason Mayer

Jun

23

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Funday with Jason Mayer

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jun

23

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

23

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

24

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

25

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

26

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

27

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

28

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Jun

28

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jun

29

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jun

29

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jun

29

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Women In Boating

Jun

30

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Women In Boating

Sunday Funday with Jason Mayer

Jun

30

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Funday with Jason Mayer

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jun

30

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jun

30

4th of July Freedom Cruise

Jul

4

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

4th of July Freedom Cruise

Red, White & Booze Cruise

Jul

5

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Red, White & Booze Cruise

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Jul

5

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jul

6

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jul

6

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jul

6

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jul

7

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

10

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

11

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

12

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Jul

12

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jul

13

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jul

13

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jul

13

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Women In Boating

Jul

14

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Women In Boating

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jul

14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

14

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

15

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

16

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

17

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

18

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

19

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Jul

19

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jul

20

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jul

20

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jul

20

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jul

21

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

21

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

22

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

23

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

24

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

25

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

26

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Jul

26

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Jul

27

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jul

27

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jul

27

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Women In Boating

Jul

28

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Women In Boating

Sunday Funday with Neil Anders

Jul

28

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Funday with Neil Anders

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jul

28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

28

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

29

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

30

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Jul

31

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Aug

2

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Aug

3

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Aug

3

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Aug

3

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Women In Boating

Aug

4

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Women In Boating

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Aug

4

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Aug

9

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Aug

10

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Aug

10

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Aug

10

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Aug

11

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

11

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

12

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

13

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

14

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

15

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

16

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Aug

16

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Aug

17

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Aug

17

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Aug

17

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Women In Boating

Aug

18

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Women In Boating

Sunday Funday with Jason Mayer

Aug

18

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Funday with Jason Mayer

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Aug

18

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

18

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

19

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

20

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

21

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

22

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

23

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Aug

23

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Aug

24

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Aug

24

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Aug

24

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Aug

25

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

25

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

26

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

27

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

28

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

29

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

Aug

30

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Aug

30

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Aug

31

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake - Saturdays

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Aug

31

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Aug

31

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Vikings Kick Off Cruise

Sep

1

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vikings Kick Off Cruise

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Sep

1

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Sep

1

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay - Holiday Sundays

Last Chance - Shake The Lake

Sep

21

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Last Chance - Shake The Lake

Marinas

  • Parks Marina Okoboji

    Located on East Lake Okoboji offering sales, service, storage, boat rentals, pro-shops, and specialty retail stores. Featuring boat brands by Barletta Pontoons, Cobalt Boats, Crownline, Crest, Nautique, Premier,  Robalo, South Bay and Supra

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  • Parks Marina Sioux Falls

    Located on 4300 Cliff Ave in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was an expansion of Parks Marina Okoboji and is a full services marina.

    Open Now
  • Okoboji Boat Works

    Located on West Lake Okoboji, Okoboji Boat Works (OBW) is Okoboji's oldest marina. It is the central location for our excursion boats as well as pontoon and boat rentals. Home to the world's largest Fish Shake and the legendary Shake the Lake cruise.

    Open Now

Dining

  • Snapper Turtle Bay Café

    Snappers Turtle Bay Cafe and enjoy our relaxing laid back island atmosphere that you can only find along the waters of Turtle Bay. Open to the public for lunch and dinner. 

    Open Now
  • The Barefoot Bar

    The Barefoot Bar is your authentic Key West inspired tiki bar with Palm Trees in Iowa! Beach-fare food, free live entertainment and famous Full Moon Parties. Shop for your shirt or souvenir with the world-famous Barefoot logo. 

    Closed Now
  • The Garden

    Located on the shores of West Lake Okoboji The Gardens has it all. Live entertainment, tons of tvs and enjoy great food and drinks!

    Open Now
  • O’Farrel Sisters

    An Okoboji icon, OFS is Okoboji's oldest diner and is like taking a step back in time. A breakfast and lunch spot that is a family pleaser serving up their famous cakes and pies since 1941. 

    Open Now

Shops

  • The Barefoot

    Get our World famous Barefoot clothing. Our foot has traveled around the globe and is easily recognized by fellow patrons and previous visitors. While The Barefoot is not open year around you can still get your Barefoot clothing online or in our Parks Marina Pro Shop.

    Open Now
  • Palm At The Park

    Palm at the Park located on the top level of The Central Emporium is the the most colorful store in Okoboji carrying Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines and more.

    Open Now
  • West Boutique

    West Boutique located at Okoboji Boat Works has a largest selection of women's swim and other lady's fashion.  

    Open Now
  • The Central Emporium

    Built in 1901 The Central Emporium started off as a dance hall on the shores of West Lake Okoboji. After modifications and renovations throughout the decades The Central Emporium now serves as a boutique shopping mall and includes two restaurants.

    Open Now

Rentals

  • Boat, Pontoon and Waverunner Rentals

    Get out on the water. Our boat rentals are located at Okoboji Boat Works and offer pontoons and runabout. Captain your own boat or drivers can be provided for an additional cost.

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  • Event Space Rental

    Parks Boat Club located above Snappers at Parks Marina is Okoboji's premier event space. No matter the event we can accommodate your needs.

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  • Central Emporium Penthouse Rental

    Stay on the very top of Okoboji at the penthouse located top level of The Central Emporium. Enjoy a unique stay with gorgeous West Lake views

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Cruises

  • Private Cruises

    Enjoy a unique Okoboji experience with a private cruise. Our private cruises can be tailored for any event. Birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and more.

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  • Public Cruises

    Get out on the water with one of our public cruises. Our public cruising season runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and offer daily cruising options. 

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  • Specialy Cruises

    Enjoy one of our novelty cruises - Light up the Night, Lost Shaker of Salt or Vikings cruise. Also enjoy extend holiday dock hops on Memorial Day, July 4th week and Labor Day weekend.

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