It’s always recess at your home-port!

First up…Environmental Studies.

Of course we know that the “Back to School’ season will soon be upon us, but long before that happens the kids can get quite an education just by getting some fresh air and interacting with nature. How about aquatic studies say in a nice refreshing lake?

Our uniform policy means causal dress and no shoes required…

Everyone will be stuck indoors soon enough, so why not get outside and load up on the sunshine while it lasts. Now is the time to make some lasting memories with family and friends.

kids in school

It’s always recess at your home-port…

So don’t be in a hurry to let this…

sunset vermilion ohio

Turn into this…

back to school

Class dismissed….

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Light and variable winds becoming south 5 to 10 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and variable.
Partly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming
southwest. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Waves
1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms during the day. Waves 2 feet or less.

“Water” your plans this weekend?

When less is more….

So the forecast is out and it looks like another winner as 2 feet or less is the norm this weekend. Along with that friendly lake we should also be able to enjoy some cooler temps dockside for any cookout or just hang out with friends that you may have planned.

lake erie life

Shhhh…..Finally revealed, our secret recipe for a great weekend!

Just add water, sprinkle in some sunshine and mix until well done…

vermilion river ohio

Operation Open Heart and Romp’s a decades long tradition…

We also had a chance to catch up with our friends from Operation Open Heart as they visited Putter-Port this week, as you can see it was a very active day with some fierce competition on the links. Best of all was the very high “Smiles per hour” rating we received. Thanking everyone who contributes to this great day.

Putter Port Vermilion

Click here to check out one of the first Operation Open Hearts from the wayback machine (video):

We hope to see you dockside!

Your weekend Forecast (NWS):

TODAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots. A slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms late. Waves 2 to 3 feet early subsiding to 2
feet or less.
TONIGHT…West winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy in the
evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Partly
sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…West winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

 

 

Wake up your weekend!

Sea what we mean?

The sun has been out for quite a while now and the temps have been very favorable here at your home-port. To add to that, Anglers have seen one of the best Walleye seasons we have ever had, but that’s just the beginning.

wake up weekend

There’s a whole lot of summer fun left….

Being out on the lake whether swimming of fishing, tubing or skiing, is only part of the equation. There’s a whole bunch of dockside fun to be had as well. For instance, you can hit the links…

PutterPort

Or make a splash…

Of course, if that’s not your speed you can just relax in the blue waters of “R” pool while enjoying you favorite beverage.

R Pool

Plus there’s Third Thursday downtown Vermilion tonight with bands and other live entertainment sprinkled throughout the downtown for your enjoyment. Best of all it’s free! Either way, we hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend forecast(NWS):

TODAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast. Mostly
clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
SATURDAY…South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves 3 to 5 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…East winds 5 to 15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms
likely during the day, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms
Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

Put a little….WOW…in your weekend!

Below are some pics to BOUY you spirits…

With a hot and sunny 4th of July Wednesday already making this a great week, we now look forward to this slight cool down before the Summer temps return for the weekend. In the meantime, our staff here at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina has sent us some pictures taken this week to make sure you don’t get left dockside.

First up Jeff sent us this awesome sunset…

Jeffs sunset

From the picture is worth a thousand words dept:

Then, as if not to be outdone, Kyle has sent us this pic of the boat lights in rriver traffic taken at night using still photography. Begging the question how did they go that fast without making a wake?

Kyles river pic

Finally, here’s your Weekend Forecast (NWS):

..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…
TODAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots. Sunny. Waves 3 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
TONIGHT…North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to
15 knots. Clear. Waves 3 to 5 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
SATURDAY…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
southeast. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Waves
1 foot or less.

Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!

242 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!

Celebrate with a bang…

And although Vermilion has already had its fireworks season during the Fish Festival, there will be more from nearby Huron or Cedar Point for you to view if traveling on the water this weekend. All we need is some favorable lake conditions. On another quick note, Vermilion Road has re-opened for travel to and from your family fun marina, and just in time for the busy holiday.

America Boats Romps

Important Safety Notice:

As we all know the marina if full of boats that are also 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.

no fireworks

Your All American, Star Spangled,  Wednesday, Birthday, celebration forecast (NWS):

TODAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms early this afternoon. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast less
than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
WEDNESDAY…East winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves
2 feet or less.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south.
Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

Of Traffic Cones and Ice Cream cones….

Orange Barrel season hits close to your homeport….

We wanted all of our Captains and Crew to be aware that Vermilion Road (Right next to Dairy Dock) is closed at the Railroad Tracks for road repair and resurfacing. This will effect all inbound folks who use this path from Route 90/2.

Instead we want you to know you can still come by Baumhart Rd, Sunnyside Rd, and Route 60 north to Liberty Ave.

rd closed

Splish to the Splash of it….

That said, we are back in action here at your homeport as the season’s fishing has seen some great catches. Like this pic sent in from Lynn, talk about your smoked Walleye.

smoked walleye

Then tonight, (June 21st) is Third Thursday downtown with free live entertainment as bands of all sorts play their music and you get a free sunset. Join the festivities, fun for the whole family.

third thursday vermilion june 21 18

We hope to see you dockside!

This could be you...

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
TONIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming east. Showers
likely with a chance of thunderstorms overnight. Waves 3 to
6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 9 feet. Small craft advisory will be
needed.
FRIDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Showers and thunderstorms
likely. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers likely
overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Showers and
thunderstorms likely during the day, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. Waves 2 feet
or less.

Summer Hours and Yours…

Winter’s a bummer, Schools out for Summer…

With kids finally released from the classroom, we can get about the business of family fun here at your homeport.  Which also means our staff returns to help you at the dock. Our hours now go to our summer schedule which means we are ready to live the “Lake Life” full time.

"R" office hours

Kids just want to have fun…

After a year of being stuck behind a desk, now is the time to get the kidos out of the house and on the water. To help Mom and Dad, our Pool will open daily starting this weekend, the Store and Gas Dock hours will also be expanded to 7pm every day. Putter Port will also open daily at 1pm and close at 10pm (note last T-time is 9:30pm). Dairy Dock opens from 11:30am to 10pm daily as well.

(For “R” hours of operation click here)

Kids B

Totally Tubular…

So whether your taking the kids tubing or just a dip in our heated pool. we hope you enjoy your time dockside.

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Partly sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east. Partly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…East winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Showers
and thunderstorms likely during the day, then a chance of showers
and thunderstorms Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

A great start to the season..Your weekend update.

Time to “Ski”-daddle to the Lake…

Memorial Day Weekend came in with a welcome double dose of warmth and sunshine, for those us of us in the boating community you could not have asked for better circumstances for a three day get away. We hope that weather trends continues and everyone has chance to make it dockside again this weekend.

sunset marina

Legendary Service, from a Living Legend…

This weekend also marks a watershed moment in Romp’s history as we  wish Chuck Sooy a very happy and well deserved retirement from full time service after 53 years. For those who may be unfamiliar with Chuck’s contribution to the boating community on Lake Erie we offer this (click article for larger view):

Chuck Sooy Legend

Stop by Saturday from 6pm to 8pm to visit with Chuck and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Then make a splash with the family….

romps pool

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers this morning, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest. A
chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance
of showers overnight. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to
4 feet.
SATURDAY…North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…East winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers during the day. Waves 2 feet or
less.

Memorial Day Weekend arrives..and brings Summer with it.

With gratitude, we remember…

First we start with remembering and honoring all the brave souls who died in the service of our country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from battle. We are truly grateful.

Now we get to celebrate and enjoy the very freedom so many have fought so hard for.

Anchor yourself right here this weekend!

Of course with the official start to the boating season we have some news to share, the Marina Store/Office will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8am to 7pm. Followed May 28th, when our weekday hours will be 8am to 6pm. The pool opens this weekend from 10am to 6:45pm, the pool will be weekends only until June 4th.

Romps Pool Shark

Putter Port will also open this weekend from 1pm to 10pm. Please note that Putter Port will also be weekends only until School lets out.

Romps PutterPort

Prop-paring you for the good news….

Have you seen the weekend forecast? It looks like Summer had finally arrived!

Your Weekend Forecast (NWS):

THIS AFTERNOON…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
onshore. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less. (Temp – H77-L66)
TONIGHT…East winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Mostly
clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Sunny. Waves
1 foot or less. (Temp – H82-L64)
FRIDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 10 knots or less. Mostly clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less. (Temp – H83-L66)
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 10 knots or less. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms during the day. Waves 1 foot or less. (Temp – H84-L66)

We hope to see you dockside!

 

The Sun WILL come out tomorrow…Your weekend update.

A flurry of activity at your home-port..

We had quite a week to work through but that hasn’t dampened our spirits. In fact, just the opposite, as we are back to launching boats. There was even a chance to uncover the pool and get it up and running (though not heated yet).

As you can see below, Wednesday we had snow,… But snow what…

snow pool

Today the Sun has finally arrived!

And if your day starts like this (pic below taken 7:40am this morning) it usually is very good sign.

sunny morning romps

Launch the boats, Launch the Boats, Launch the boats….

The above is our work schedule for today. If your out and about this weekend and looking for dock space for your crew, please stop by and let us show you what we have to offer. With each passing day the forecast looks like Spring may finally get going, and we hope your thinking warm thoughts as more and more boats head to water.

We are open both Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm and hope to see you dockside!

sunny docks romps