Some News to Gooble Up…Wishing you a great 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)


Turkey Day

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 28th.



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

Boats migrate to shore..Winter Hours Edition

That’s a wrap, Gas Docks now closed weekends.

For everything there is a season, and as we end October and enter November with the boats on shore at your home-port it officially closes the book  on the boating calendar for 2022. We will be pulling the last boars and then some docks next as we have to finish in the coming weeks, but wanted you to know “R” hours are changing with the seasons.

So, with the sun shining, and the boats prepped on land for their long winter naps, we have some changes to update you on dockside.


With the Gas Docks now closed weekends we would like to thank everyone who supported us this year and can’t wait to get right back on the water in 2023, your business is very much appreciated.

“R’ hours and yours

Next up, our Store/Office hours will revert back to the winter schedule which is:

Monday – Tuesday -Thursday – Friday 10am to 3pm.

The Service Dept is open weekdays from 8 am to 5pm. If you need assistance or would like to pay a bill just give us a call, we can take credit cards right over the phone.

In the meantime…Stay Safe…Stay Happy!

gas dock sunset


You really autumn know..”R” fall hours.

The times are a changing…

Well it was a pretty good summer, but with the passing of Labor Day Weekend and much of our staff headed off to school we also want to pass along information about “R” fall schedule.

"R" hours

First, up Putter Port is now closed for the season. We thank all those who stopped by and enjoyed their time with us. We really appreciate the support! Please note that with a week of rain in the forecast we will be closing thePool for the season as well.

Next up, our store/gas dock hours will revert to the fall schedule as well: Store/Office/Gas Dock open 9-5 daily.

Dairy Dock Closes soon…


Also, the Dairy Dock will be wrapping up operations as September 11th will be the last day of the season for the stand. We really thank everyone who visited the dock this year, we are very grateful for your business.



So we hope to see you dockside!


Labor Day Weekend Arrives…It’s aboat time!

Just Chill’n and Grill’N

President Abraham Lincoln once said that “Labor is the superior of capitol”. Boy did he get that right; as all the hardworking folks who dock at Romp’s can attest, this weekend is well deserved time off from the daily grind. The weekend more importantly, is for time to relax and have some fun with family and loved ones. The last big holiday of the summer boating season.


We’re doing some pool-ups!

Labor Day also brings with it a change in seasons at our home-port. This will be the last weekend of the season for the pool as it closes for the year sometime in the following week. So we hope you get out and make a splash!

Last time for the Tees

Finally, we also have to add that Putter-Port will be open from 11am to 9pm Sat-Sun-Mon this weekend, then will close for the season as well. So now is the time to get the crew onto the back 9.


Whether your just chill’n or grill’n…

We hope you enjoy your weekend at your Family Fun Marina. We hope to see you dockside!

Store-Gas Dock hours this weekend will be 8am to 7pm Saturday-Sunday-Monday

Putter Port is open from 10am to 9pm Saturday-Sunday-Monday

Dairy Dock is open from 11am to 9pm as well.



Back to School… “R” hours and yours..

Our Student employees have class!

Hey all, we have had a great summer here at your homeport. That said, the “back to school” time of year has arrived and with it the departure of some of our staff as they head back to the classroom.

So the Dairy Dock hours are now 11am to 9pm daily.

Following that, our Putter Port Hours are 10am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday, we will be closed weekdays due to the start of school. We do wish our staff a very successful school year!

Finally Putter Port’s last day will be Labor Day Monday, and yes we are open that day as well.

We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you dockside!



246 Candles on Uncle Sam’s Birthday Cake!..and more your weekend update.


246 is a lot of candles….

Happy Birthday America, you look great for any age; to the greatest country on earth we salute you. Freedom and Independence built this country and we hope you get a chance to enjoy a day of both here at your home-port this holiday!

boat with flag

This land is your land…

And although Vermilion suffered a fireworks setback due to weather during the Fish Festival, there will still be some fireworks from Cedar Point for you to view if traveling on the water this weekend as they celebrate their 152 year anniversary. All we need is some favorable lake conditions. On another quick note, if your looking for hotdogs and ice cream on this birthday occasion for the USA, Dairy Dock has both!

Oh, and remember sunscreen!


Important Safety Notice:

As we all know the marina has hundreds of boats docked that are full of gasoline, our environment is not suited for any type of fireworks. So we ask that for the safety of all of our Captain’s, Crew, Guests and their property; that fireworks on Romp’s Property are strictly prohibited.

Fish Festival Returns with a bang!

The fuse is lit on a great forecast…

Sure we like to get a little “punny” with the firework references but why not get excited because this weekend brings with it a festival complete with fireworks!

fireworks vermilion

You…. light up my life…Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.

Fish Festival

Both of these events are brought to you by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce which can be found here on the web, and here on facebook. Their will be many festivities downtown on Main Street as visitors and locals alike take in the festival celebrating Lake Erie’s Fishing bounty. In fact, it even comes with a Crazy Craft race and a lighted boat parade. Details at the links above.

What this means for your whole crew is a great opportunity to view fireworks from your boat. Now their will be some river traffic considerations to be aware of. If your planning on boating Friday after dusk you should take the time to read the announcement below.

From the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce:
Vermilion Boaters, Visiting Boaters, Vermilion Marina’s and Vermilion Community important safety announcement for 2019 Festival of the Fish Fireworks temporary River Closure June 17h⚓️ please read!!!

On June 17th 2019 the Festival of the Fish Committee will be hosting fireworks on the detached break wall at the entrance to the Vermilion River. Due to the safety of this event we are asking spectators and boaters to take a look at the map of the area and please be aware of our safety zones that will be set in place.

The west entrance to the Vermilion River will not be accessible once the fireworks are placed on the break wall. We are asking that boaters use the east entrance to navigate both in and out of the Vermilion River.

There will be complete river closure starting at 9:30pm until 11:00pm or later. The fireworks display is set to begin at 10:00pm. There will be five to six temporary buoys set up 500’ around the detached break wall and boaters are permitted to watch the fireworks show on the north side of these buoys. Both attached piers the one by Main Street Beach and the other by Lagoon Beach will be off limit to spectators.

fireworks too

And we haven’t even gotten to the best part, Fishing on Lake Erie is at an all time best…

Memorial Weekend arrives..make it memorable.

Remembering those who sacrificed..

First up, we would like to recognize the contributions of all the veterans who served and gave their lives so we could live free on this Memorial Day Weekend. We are forever grateful.

Along with remembrance it is time to start the season!

So this weekend finally brings about the start of the boating season here at your homeport. Putter-Port opens this weekend and will be open 10am to 10pm daily.

Make a splash!

Also on tap for this weekend is the opening of the marina pool. The pool will be open from 10am to 5:45 this weekend. We hope to see you dockside and thanks for choosing Romps Lake Erie Marina.


Dairy Dock’s Sweet News

And, in case you missed it Dairy Dock is now accepting all major credit cards for payment on your favorite treats. Bring the whole pirate crew! Open from 11am to 10pm daily.

Ice cream

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A slight
chance of showers early, then a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. A chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Waves
1 foot or less.

Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.

North winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Mostly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.

Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 feet or less.


Egg-static for Easter Weekend!

And a hoppin’ good Spring!

Here’s wishing all of our Captain’s and Crew a very Egg-citing Easter weekend. We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends. Our office/store will be open Saturday for every bunny looking to fill out a launch order, so we hope you Hop on in!

Put a little Spring in your step!

Please take time to review your service needs and let us know if we can help you fill out the order or answer any questions you may have.

Docks are in so those coming by water can arrive anytime. Please note for current dock holders: Romp’s does not provide steps or corner platforms, if your dock has items left on the dock from previous owners, or you feel items may be an obstacle and need removed, just let us know. For those folks attaching items, please contact us for guidelines so you do not damage your dock (drilling/fastening into the steel is prohibited).

We are always happy to help out.

Hop on over to Double D..

For Dairy Dock fans the April means it’s that time of year. We have tentatively slated April 21st for Opening Day.
Have an Egg-ceptional Easter Weekend from your friends at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!



“R” hours and yours..Time to get launching!

Time to see the dock..

The time has finally arrived after a long winters nap, the marina is waking and getting ready for the sunny days ahead.

“R” hours are changing..

We are now open 9am to 5pm every day except Wednesdays to help serve you better. If you have questions of need assistance with your launch paperwork, feel free to stop by and let us help.

sunrise marina

A bridge over the river V…

We do want to update you that the Vermilion River bridge will be closed for one day, Tuesday APRIL 5. So mark your calendars if you need to be uptown or down depending on direction,

Also note, Dairy Dock Returns April 21st!.. Sweet dreams are made of these.

We hope to see you dockside!