Details for Bob-Lo Island Marina

Bob-Lo Island Marina

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Average rating 3.4 stars from 8 reviews

Address 144 Boblo Island Blvd
Amherstburg, ON N9V 1X3

Phone877-222-2126 / 519-736-8958

After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - YES
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Bill Rohrer



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: May-October


Looks easy, but beware of the current.





Tide & current additional info

Entry into the marina must be made carefully, the river current is surprising, so evaluate it before you commit.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 36
Beam max: 11.5

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 90
Transient price: $1.35/ft (2015-04-22)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out








Yes - Clean and bright.



Yes - Groceries are available on the mainland and reached via a free ferry running about every 20 minutes from the island to the mainland and back.


Yes - Canada Tire is a 5 minute walk from the ferry dock.


Yes - Open May - Sept. Also many restaurants are within a short walk from the ferry landing


Yes - Open May - Sept.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Internet only available near the restaurant with a code obtainable from the dockmaster.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Free ferry.

Other services

A pool is available to marina guests. It is a short walk from the docks and a key is obtainable from the dockmaster. Pool depth is 3.5 feet at the shallow end and 5 feet at the deep end. Kids welcome but no lifeguard on duty and no bathrooms nearby.


The British fort at Amherstburg is a facinating way to spend a few hours. The British viewpoint of the war of 1812 is really eye opening. For one, the Americans were the 'aggressors.' The British built most of the ships used in 1812 at Amherstburg.

Reviews for Bob-Lo Island Marina
Bob Lo Improvements, 2016-07-04
Captain: , Catawba Island Ohio (530)

As has been said, approach fron the north, stay against the west embankment until across from marina. As for impovements, some dock boards are being replaced and some other dock improvements seem to be underway, WiFi seemed much better than in the past and they have built a very small but nice swimming dock on the end of the old pier. Amherstburg is a free ferry ride away and a very pleasant town to spend an evening in. Fort Malden is also worth a look if you have more time.

Bob-lo Island Marina, 2015-08-09
Captain: , Windsor (270)

This review is for sailboats. Approach from the NORTH ONLY. The depths into the marina are over 10 feet but my charts indicated less.
Come straight in (EAST) at the poles covered in white PVC. Restarant is nice. The island has many weathy people and is very clannish. Great stop over before Erie.

Boblo Island Marina, 2013-01-10
Captain: , Leamington, Ontario (620)

Very shallow, hard to access due to weed growth, docks dirty with goose droppings.

Restaurant has excellent food, but washrooms/showers were not clean both times we stayed there.

Pleasant, relaxing, fun time, 2012-08-09
Captain: , Detroit (720)

I've only visited once a few weeks ago, but I'm going back a lot more. I had never been down the river that far, but it was easier than I thought on paper.

Arriving about 9:30p, I almost missed the staff and they can be out working so may not hear the radio, but they were very helpful when I did get them.

Family had so much fun with Karoke at the bar/restaurant. Crew was so fun and talented! Custom Pizza was good and with the atmosphere I felt like I was on a Caribean vacation.

Docks are pretty high, but solid. Water spiggots a bit rickety and electrical pedestals pretty worn, but serviceable. View is nice and can be entertaining as locals fly through the channel and/or hang out blasting music all night long in the harbor awwy from the docks.

Picnicking can be fun and the pool is said to be for owning residents only, but they were cordial, if probing when we swam anyway, at the Marina guys "permission". Nice, shallow pool w/baby splash area that's actually a cold "hot tub". Pretty cool.

Ferry to Amherstburg was great and the town is cute from what I saw in a miles walk. Nothing is on the island, but with the "city" a ferry away, you can get in to something if you wish.

Bathrooms always open, large and clean, save for bugs getting in.

Beach at the other end of the island, but they don't want you to walk there, so you have to boat around, which turned in to "let's just go to the pool". Too much hassel for me.

Dock age, height and proximity to extras are teh only reason I don't give it a 5 rating, but truthfully North of Lake Erie, it's as good as any place to go.

If you have all the supplies you need and just want a nice, beautiful place to relax on land or the boat, then you'll love it.

stay west for depth, 2012-02-19
Captain: , Racine WI (550)

be careful with the limited channel - docks are difficult on a windy day - restaurant good

Bob-Lo Island Marina, 2011-10-19
Captain: , Lake Erie and Indian Lake, OH (40)

This Marina is making a come back. On part of the island new condos are being developed. The docks are shallow and it is best to approach marina from the north. The rest of facilities are good including restrooms, showers, and pool. No fuel or pumpout. The restaurant is good. There is a short ferry ride to Amhurstburg which is highly recommended.

Approach and departures, 2011-05-27
Captain: , Lakeview Park Marina Windsor ON (356)

Only enter this marina from the north (upstream). Do not be tempted to enter or leave from the south especially if you are in a sailboat. The charts suggest reasonable depth near the berm to the west but the data is unreliable.

Bob-Lo Island Marina, well worth the trip, 2011-01-12
Captain: , Sandusky Bay (263)

Dock hands were very helpful, and our docking was uneventful. The wooden non-floating docks looked a little intimidating at first, but all worked out well. Personnel are great and most helpful. The restrooms were clean and passed my admiral's (wife's) inspection. The restaurant is not to be missed. Our entire party of 4 boats all had a wonderful dinner. The free ferry was especially helpful. We all made several trips into town, and really enjoyed the sights and the restaurants. Even though we were the "aggressors" in the War of 1812, everyone seemed to have forgiven us and treated all with kindness and respedt.

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