Romps Lake Erie Marina

Lake Erie's Family Fun Marina Since 1957

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Luck of the Irish…We’re seeing green!

Shamrock and Roll at your home-port….

So St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and what better way to ring in the weekend but with a bit O’ wee good news. The docks are going in at your family fun marina!

romps docks in water

So that is something to celebrate as it is the first step of many towards spring, then onto summer! Before you know it the place will really be green like this pic of our gas docks from our summer’s past below —-\/

Romps gas docks

Who’s your paddy?

So if you see a leprechan this weekend and get a wish, make sure it’s one the brings some spring like weather… Oh buoy, we can’t wait.

St. Patricks Day at Romps

Now open Saturday’s from 10am to 3pm, we hope to see you dockside!

Flaky start to March… It’s quite an OAR-deal!

Snow kidding….

Don’t worry about the light coating of white stuff on the lawn, we are in the home stretch as far as Winter is concerned with the official start to Spring slated for 20 March 2018. You know what that means; very soon docks will start to make a splash at your home-port.  (last year in March pictured below)

Romps docks Launch

Live, Love, Launch..

Once the docks go in, the Launch Orders will start arriving at a mailbox near you. As the official start to the Launch season is April 1st (weather permitting), though we always recommend you hold off till the later part of April or into May as Mother Nature can still throw us some curve-balls temperature wise.

Lyman Life

What can you do in the meantime?

Think warm thoughts!.. That and make sure you have a dock secured for your boat if you haven’t already. We are now Open Saturdays from 10am to 3pm and have a good selection to choose from.  Also, now would be a good time to check on things like your boat registration as those expire on March 1st,  best to get your paperwork done now so your boat is ready for the open seas. Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.

Vermilion Sunrise

The Sun will soon rise on a new boating season…

And we can’t wait, hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

We’re “March”ing toward spring…

“R” hours and yours….

With the coming of March within days of today, we are changing hours here at your home-port. Starting March 3rd we will be open in the marine store Saturdays from 10-3, to serve you better.

Romps gas dock

Looking to make a splash?

Now that February has officially drawn to a close we are hoping you have a chance get out of the house and stop by and see what we have to offer. We would like to show you around and talk boating to see where you boat would like spend the summer. Launch is drawing closer by the day.

first boat in romps marina

Plus the coffee is on us…

"R" Coffee

For up to date business hours visit “R” Hours Page…..We hope to see you dockside!

Something’s Fishy in Vermilion…

We’re already hooked on the idea of a great walleye season..

With the temps finally headed in the right direction and with every passing day we cannot think about anything but the one that got away (AND the one’s that didn’t). It’s time to talk fishing.

Walleye fishing lake erie romps

Reel good news….

Last year’s boating season allowed us to see some of the largest Walleye catches in a decade. The thing that was even more exciting to anglers is the amount of Walleye caught that were just too young to keep and had to be tossed back. Meaning, this season could shape up to be one for the record books as those fish mature.

fishing lake erie romps vermilion

Tarter Sauce sales expected to rise…

Even though it is only February, you can already feel the anticipation when our fisherman stop in to renew their docks. It is like they kept track of the number of toss-backs in those hot-spots and are chomping at the bit to get back out there.

vermilion ohio fishing

Now these pics are what we call the greatest hits of 2017 (that we had a chance to view).

fishing Ohio lake erie romps

Yet most every weekend at our gas docks you can see that the theme here is one of excitement for anglers in the coming season. So grab your favorite tackle box and pole and mark those calendars, Spring is just around the corner.

Believe us, it’s not just “Fishfull Thinking”… Time to get hooked!

fishing lake erie romps vermilion


The New v/ 7.0 … “R” Internet Journey.

The times, they’re a changing…

Just like the cartoon of Sherman and Mr. Peabody, we like to get into our own version of the Wayback Machine as we update our web presence here at With required updates to our website this week (making viewing it more secure) we thought it would be fun to take a look back all the way to 1996 with the first and beyond.

The World Wide Web that we weave….

Above you can see v. 1.0. This would be our basic site for another three or four years and served us well. The docks actually bounced when you put your mouse over them.  One mistake we would later regret was having our email in plain text on the surface. Alot of spam came our way.

Next up was Version 2.0 pictured below.

rwp v2

We stuck with this site from the late 90’s to the early 2000’s.

Around 2003 we shifted gears and styles with a fresh paint job and v. 3.0 (below) was born. This site was actually done by a graphic artist we found online in Germany of all places. The images rotated every second in the pic on the right.

Of course v. 4.0 (below) was next, with Bloging/News added to the front page. This was in May of 2013.

Next on deck was v/ 5.0, our personal favorite. The fish in the background swam as you scrolled down and a worm on a hook would drop down as well. This site served us from 2014 until 2016. But sadly, the author of the page template no longer offered updates.

Which led to v. 6.0 in 2017… And a more back to basics approach. This site was easier for phone and tablets to view.

And finally v. 7.0 for 2018. Why the switch so soon? Well, the new requirements of internet safety have us using a more secure system to display our content for you. Notice the “Secure” feature in the address bar. This will become more important for small businesses sharing information like ours in the future.

We hope you enjoyed our brief trip down memory lane and look forward to you stopping back here often for news and updates.

Till then, we hope to see you dockside!

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