Happy St. Patrick’s Day…It ain’t easy being green!

We want to wish all of our captains and crews a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s hoping the road does indeed rise up to meet you, yet the lake lays down before you. Here at your home-port we are getting more and more excited to start the boating season. So chase your rainbows, and soon you can chase the Sun.

Despite cool temps and gray weather folks will be out in big numbers, so be please be careful when you celebrate. And for those who are looking for a place to drop anchor, we are open Saturday from 10-3 and we will have coffee ready for the day after. See you dockside!



This weeks forecast… Cloudy with a chance of floating docks!

Sure that may sound silly, but we get pretty excited here at your home-port when we hear that splashing sound of docks going back in the water.

And while the photo above will not win any awards for color or photography in general, it sure looks great to us because it signifies the beginning to what we look forward to the most…. The boating season.

Of course we hope you are now making plans to do some splashing of your own this coming summer, and we have just place for you anchor those family plans.

So stop by and see all that we have to offer your crew this boating season.

We are now Open Saturday’s from 10-3 to serve you better….We hope to see you dockside here at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.

Now Open Saturdays….So “March” On In!

First some news we are proud to share; this past week we were awarded the Ohio Clean Marina designation for the 10th year in a row. Why is this important? Well it shows you our voluntary commitment to preserving the environment so everyone can enjoy clean water for boating and fishing activities.

That said, with each passing day we are also inching closer and closer to seasonable temps, and with it plans for a spring launch. Right now we are working on launch orders so we can get them in the mail in hopes that when the thermometer goes up, the docks can go in. While it may seem early yet to talk of launching boats, these things have a way of sneaking up on the unprepared.

After all, it won’t be long and the river will look like this again!

So if your out and about and you want to talk spring and launch, or if your new to boating and your looking for a place to call your home-port stop in and see why Romp’s is Lake Erie’s Family Fun Marina.

We’ll have the coffee on for you!….We hope to see you dockside.

Open 10am to 3pm Saturday!


Mild February has us thinking Spring!..

Sure it may not last, but we will take these mild temps in the 60’s as a pre-cursor to what could be a very nice Spring and Summer ahead. And it won’t be that long before this pic below is next on the agenda –\/

In fact the warm weather has some of our Dairy Dock fans sending us reminders that there’s some sweet tooth work to be done as they look forward to the Ice Cream stand opening.

Here is a pic sent to us yesterday making a “Cone”-vincing argument as to when we should open.

So hang in there, Spring is just around the corner….soon it will look like this at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.


Ground Hog Sees His Shadow…. 6 more weeks until the party starts!

So the groundhog came out and saw his shadow. Sure it can be tough to hear that we have 6 more weeks of winter, but we all know that just beyond that forecast lie some better days ahead. After all it’s weather like this that will make us appreciate the warm days of summer even more.


So why we endure the next couple of weeks of February, get your mindset pointed toward spring and start thinking of all the things you’ll need to get done to get on the water.  The time to launch will be here before you  know it.

Even though we are not yet open on weekends, we welcome you to email us and we can set up a visit that meets your schedule. We would be happy to show you what we have to offer during hours or after hours.

So hang in there boaters…….It won’t be long and we will be able to leave winter in our wake!

Wishing our Captain’s and Crews a very Happy New Year!

Here’s hoping that the 2017 boating season is a great one. We are very blessed as a family to have the best Captain’s and Crews on Lake Erie, and we also hope that your New Year’s Resolution involves more fun in the sun with family and friends!

So here’s hoping that this year is every bit as good as the very best. Our family wishes all of our dockers a very safe and prosperous 2016 and can’t wait to get past these cold months and get the boating season underway!
Happy New Year from the whole crew at your favorite Lake Erie marina at Romp’s!

Merry Christmas….”R” Ho-Ho-Holiday Hours.

With the Christmas Holiday quickly approaching, those of us here at your home-port would like to announce we are taking a little break to be with family and friends during this great season of sharing.

We especially would like to wish all of our captains and crews a very merry and safe holiday season. We hope everyone is in great spirits this Christmas and wish you all the best in the New Year.

Starting tomorrow, we will be off on Christmas Break from Dec 16th to Jan 2nd. If you need assistance or dockage information please contact us as we will be in and out frequently and check our phone messages and email often during the break. In fact we celebrate Christmas right here at your family fun port!


Joy to the world!

This Christmas give your captain a gift that will really float his boat!

We know what your thinking, the boats are out and cold weather is here to stay. To that we say there is no better time then to start planning next summer! What if you could give the someone you love the gift of the great outdoors, of family activity and an escape from the stresses of life.


You can! Instead of buying a gift that your captain or crew member will open and be done with, or worse yet have to return, get them a Romp’s Gift Card! It works similar to a pre-paid visa in that you get a credit card sized gift card that you can use for the following:

  • * Dockage and Winter Storage
  • * Gas and pump-out services
  • * Beer, Pop, Ice, Snacks, and Romper Room Food!
  • * Putter Port Passes (purchased through our store with no extra fees)
  • * Dairy Dock Ice Cream Tokens (purchased through our store with no extra fees)
  • * Service on your boat including launch, pull-out, tune-ups, oil changes, even electronics rigging.
  • * Guest passes for the pool.
  • * Safety Gear, flares, life jackets etc.
  • * Boating cleaners and supplies.
  • * Most anything we sell!*

With no extra fees! That’s right a $25 gift card costs $25, a $50 gift card $50, and so on. You name the amount, we load the card, add a boat and some water, mix in some warm weather and stir; wa-laa! Smiles ensue! The card holder can use all of the amount at once or a little at a time.


So this Christmas give the gift that will continue to put a smile on your captains face all year long. The gift of boating.

(*Some restrictions apply, all purchases have to be made at Romp’s marine store/office, please contact Romp’s for more details. Romp’s Gift Cards are good only at Romp’s Water Port, Inc.)

Turkey Time at your home-port!

It’s that time of year when, soon, the smell of turkey and dressing will be in the air. Families will gather and enjoy their time together, and we are excited to do the same.

So…with that said, we are announcing our Turkey Hours for the coming week as we take a break like our forefathers did.


The Marine Store/Office will be closed from Friday, Nov 18 until Monday Nov 28, however if you need to pay a bill or would like dockage information we can still meet you by appointment. Just give us a call or email us.

The Service Dept will be open both Monday and Tuesday (Nov 21, 22) next week from 8-5 and can help you with paying a bill, scheduling service or dockage information if needed.

We certainly hope you enjoy time with your crew as much as we look forward to time with our family.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving from your family fun Marina.


Docks are out…Temps forecast to be “Fall”ing soon…

Who would have thought that the weather would have held out with these very mild temps thus far this fall. In fact, we still have some occasional boat traffic on the river despite the onset of cooler temps forecast this weekend.


Yet, as you can see, the docks have made their way to shore and the marina is slowly being prepped for the cooler weather forecast just ahead of Turkey Day.

But in the meantime, we can always look back on the terrific 2016 season with some very fond memories of our time on the Lake. And our time with family in the great outdoors is something to give thanks for!…