Romps Lake Erie Marina

Lake Erie's Family Fun Marina Since 1957

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Santa arrives in V-town…Tree-mendous Christmas to follow!

Brace your Elfs…For tis the season…

We know it is still November but it hard to ignore the signs of the season all around us, one of which was Santa making an early visit to Vermilion, by boat of course.

(pic below by Scott Dommin)

And that’s just the beginning.. It’s also time to Branch Out.

Did you know Santa’s helpers make a return trip this weekend with Christmas Trees for sale?

(pic below courtesy of Main Street Vermilion)

Christmas Tree Ship
From Main Street Vermilion :

“All hands on deck! The Christmas Tree Ship Lands on Saturday at 10:30AM at McGarvey’s Landing (Quaker Steak and Lube) Music, coloring contest winners, singing and stories, cookies and cocoa and the Lorain Coast Guard Cutter will escort the boat to the dock. Buy a tree or wreath off the boat or just come for the atmosphere!”

So you can see this town is really starting to look like a Hallmark Movie. Though it is no surprise to us because we know where that Jolly Ole’ Elf likes to spend his off season.

Santa at Romps

So tune in, drop by and share a little Christmas Cheer for everyone to hear at your home-port.

We Give Thanks…Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Day arrives just in time for family and fun.

We want to take a minute to thank all of our Captains and Crew for a great boating season. With Thanksgiving week arriving, we hope you get a chance to enjoy your time with family and friends. We also hope that any travels you may have are safe and not too much of a hassle.

Below is the first Romp’s Thanksgiving (imagined)


We kid of course, but one of things we do need to share with you is the Marina’s hours will be a little different this week.

Romp’s will be closed Weds through Sunday to celebrate Thanksgiving.

However, if an urgent situation arises and  you need assistance just call us and leave a message or email us and we will get back to you. We are in and out of the marina several times a day even when on break.

We will be back at it on Monday, Nov 27th.

thanksgiving boat

This is a season of thanks, and we here at your homeport are very grateful, we hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!


Turkey Time Approaches…Stay Frosty My Friends.

Frost is on the ground, though no ice covers the channel yet, the skies are showing signs of the weather to come. The chilly cold remnants of fall are setting in as we are out and about putting the marina to bed for the winter. Next will be several weeks of maintenance as we have some repair work to do dockside, yet we are already thinking of next season.

fall lake erie

Even though it’s dark earlier and earlier we try to remind ourselves it’s always darkest before the dawn and the sun never really sets on a great boating season.

tower sunset


As Cool Air, Seasonable Skies “Fall” in to Vermilion….

And, with Turkey Day coming up soon we have some schedule changes we would like to share with you.

The Marine Store and Service Dept will be Open This Friday 17th, Monday the 20th and Tuesday the 21st. 

We will be closed Wednesday through Sunday next week as we take our Thanksgiving Holiday and will be spending time with family. One of us is always in and out of the marina throughout the holiday so if you need assistance please feel free to call or email us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible Enjoy! We Give Thanks! If we don’t see you before then, Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Leaves falling, Autumn Calling….

With both the leaves and the temps falling, docks head to shore…

It’s a bittersweet time of year at your homeport, while we look back fondly on the season that was we also prep for the cold that’s about to arrive.

As you can see from the pic above, the docks are migrating to shore right after the boats. It has been a pleasent pull-out season as you can see we are enjoying quite a show of colors from what leaves remain on the trees.

But the weather forecast starting tomorrow is a cold one, so with that we just want folks to know we are back to our winter schedule which is the following

Marine Store/Office 

10am to 4pm Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

Service Dept

8am to 5pm Weekdays

For those folks needing dock information, or wanting to drop off a payment please call us. We can accommodate payments right over the phone, and if you need dock information we can meet you most anytime, even after hours. Just contact us to pick a time.

We hope to see you dockside!


Boats migrate to their winter resting place at your homeport…

Now is the time to make sure your ready, and we can help.

Sure it looks like another mid-70 degree weekends on tap, and we appreciate an Indian Summer as much as the next guy, but we also know that the temps soon fall after the leaves do. Better to be prepared for the inevitable.

Boat pic

Though most Captains have made their winter plans by now, we want you to know that if your one of the last holdouts, we are ready to  assist you. Just give us a call or stop by.

Our in the water season ends on November 1st, and soon after we start to pull docks and get the marina ready for winter.

Because you don’t want to be this guy…

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.

West winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than
10 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Light and variable winds. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves
1 foot or less.
South winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance of showers Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet

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