Times…They’re a changing..Fall Preview Edition

The times are a changing…

Well it was a pretty good run, but with the passing of a great Labor Day Weekend we also mush pass along information about “R” fall schedule.

Fall leaves

The weather is un-be-leafable.

First, with the passing of Labor Day 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! The Pool will be closed for the season starting Tuesday Sept 7th.

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 on “School Hours” and closing at 9pm daily. Double D will be wrapping up operations as September 12th 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.

We hope we have provided a place to relax, be safe, and enjoy life a little. Thanks everyone for your support, we very much appreciate it.

Labor Day Weekend Arrives..Time to Chill and Grill!

Just Chill’n and Grill’N

President Abraham Lincoln once said that “Labor is the superior of capitol” and 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 and, more importantly, time to relax and have some fun.


We’re doing some pool-ups!

Labor Day also brings with it a change in seasons at our home-port. This may 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!

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.



Happy 245th Birthday Uncle Sam!


245 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!


This land is your land…

And although Vermilion already had its fireworks 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 151 year anniversary. All we need is some favorable lake conditions. On another quick note, there is some construction on Liberty and near Vermilion Road for travel to and from your family fun marina, so take note on this busy holiday.

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.

Getting Prop-pared for Memorial Weekend…

With gratitude, we remember…

First we start with remembering and honoring all the brave souls who fought 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 6pm. Followed May 27th, when our weekday hours will be 9am to 6pm. The pool opens this weekend from 10am to 5:45pm, the pool will be weekends only until June 8th.

Putter Port will have a delayed opening due to some supply chain issues. As soon as we get the course together we will get it open for your enjoyment.

From the Ding and Dent department:

Also, please note for your safety:

The water is approximately 15 inches lower along the lakeshore then last year at this time. So please head north a bit into deeper water when leaving the harbor and traveling along the lake shore. We have had a couple of captains already run into trouble.

prop gone

Enjoy your weekend we hope to see you dockside!

Dairy Dock is now open Mateys..

We believe “Cone”-gratulations are in order…

An annual Vermilion tradition returns signaling the official start to our “Sweet Season” here at your home-port as last Thursday Dairy Dock opened (April 22nd) at 11:00am.

Because Sprinkles are for winners!

It won’t matter if your a chocolate or vanilla kind of person, we hope you are just ready for some well deserved treats after a long winter break.

Ice cream

You don’t have to be a reporter to get this scoop!

So hang in there because soon you can hang out with us, at the dock.

Open 11:am to 9pm Daily!

Have a Delicious Day!


Excuse our work zone….

Shiver Me Timbers

We know it’s orange cone season out on the highways, but here at your homeport we are under construction in a different way. We are building toward a better summer…

dd playground

 A boat load of fun…

With summer and Ice Cream right around the corner with Dairy Dock opening day slated for April 22nd. We thought it a good idea to preview our coming attraction. While it is only partially finished we think you can see that the pirates have done Arrrrrrr right.

Next up – Putter Port

You will also see vehicles showing up and working at Putter Port, while it may cause folks some stress to see things removed, rest assured a newer Putter Port is going back in. We look forward to previewing that in the weeks to come.

We hope to see you dockside at your family fun marina.


Egg-cited for Easter…

Just a quick post to let you know that the docks are in and ready to go, dockside electric is on as is dockside water. Even dock boxes are out along with picnic tables.

Also, more importantly, we wish all of our captains and crew a very Happy Easter Weekend and look forward to the season ahead. The Marine Store/Office will be open from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 4pm on Easter Sunday.

We hope to see you dockside!

In desperate need of vitamin sea….

Need to see a dock? No appointment needed…

The boating season is just around the corner here at our Lake Erie marina, in fact you should be getting your launch orders any day now. Plus, the docks are in, Gas Docks soon to follow as we get excited to put the marina back toward “Summer Mode”.

docks 2021


Live, Love, Launch…

Next up will be launch orders arriving in your mailbox. Please take the time to carefully review the items you may need us to perform, then just return them and we will get you on the schedule. If you need assistance filling them out, we are NOW OPEN 10am to 3pm,  SATURDAYs.  Feel free to stop in for a visit, we are happy help.


Where would your boat like to spend the summer?

If your looking for a place to take the whole crew for the summer, at the moment we are sold out of docks. We are taking names for a waiting list on a first come, first serve basis, in case some folks may have to leave us and docks become available as the season approaches. To get on the list, just give us a call or email us.

We hope to see you dockside!


Dock sales are Marching along…

Are you Febru-weary? Maybe time to see a dock!

It’s kinda difficult to imagine it, yet the days are getting longer and better times are just around the corner here at your favorite Lake Erie Marina. We can’t wait to go from the blahs of Winter to the sunny goodness of Launch Season.

If your in the market for a dock, you may want to give us a call. We are getting close to selling out so don’t get left at the shore this summer. Launch is getting closer by the day.


Now Open Saturday’s…It’s not an oar-deal.

Moreover, now is the time to start to “Think Spring” and get your plans ready. To help you find where your boat would like to spend the summer, we are now Open Saturdays from 10am – 3pm.


Deja Brew!

Plus, 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 your Crew wants to drop anchor. Launch is drawing closer by the day. Plus the coffee is on us!


We hope to see you dockside! (coming soon to a marina near you)

Sunrise marina

February means love at frost sight…And a month closer.

Walking in a winter punderland…

So the thick of Winter is upon us, what with the cold, snow and ice, but so what. There is no need to get discouraged, as we are one month closer to the good stuff. Like sitting dockside enjoying a refreshing cold one with your friends.

summer time

It deep-ends on your point of view..

Sure the Sun rarely makes an appearance this time of year, yet under that blanket of grey you can rest easy knowing a splashdown and sunshine is getting closer with the passing of each day.

r pool

We lake you a lot!

So just imagine if you will, what a view like the one below would cost? When your out on a boat, you get million dollar vistas that land owners fight over.

boating sunset lake erie

So we hope this cheered you up as much as it has us. When we look back, we can’t help but think forward. Hang in there the boating season is getting closer every day!