51 Great North Road, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2N9
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: COVID19 | (705) 746-5848 | info@parrysoundmarine.com |

COVID UPDATE MAY 23, 2021

Most of us are following along trying to decipher the rules!!!  We are right with you.

At this point in time, we are able to launch your vessel if you have a place of residence on the Bay and require access.  Should you wish to head to your cottage, please give us the usual two week notice to prepare your boat.  

Our fuel dock is open - if you have a legitimate reason to require fuel.  Please respect our fuel guidelines that are posted on our dock.  For the safety of our staff, and for your own safety, please adhere to the following:

- dock your boat and secure it to the dock (unfortunately our staff are not able to assist at this time)

- open your fuel tank and exit your boat to the parking lot off the main dock.

- if you don't mind, for safety reasons our staff will wear their masks outside when fueling, we are hoping you will as well.

- when you enter our store to pay, please wear your mask and sanitize your hands before entering.  (there is a 2 person limit in our store at once - if there are more people in your family just let us know!)

- please remember to keep a healthy distance while on the property.

 

Thank you for working together with us!  We sincerely appreciate all of your sacrifices so we can all operate safely and get back to some sense of normalcy.

 

The beautiful weather is finally here, and we are looking forward to a MUCH NEEDED SUMMER!!!  Can't wait to see you.

 

BE SAFE                BE WELL                BE KIND

 

Usually our newsletter begins recapping the season—a recap can not accurately illustrate this past spring, summer or fall.  2020 has been a year like NO other. 

This year we all had to navigate rough waters due to the threat of COVID-19.  Unfortunately as numbers ramp up again, we are faced with more white caps. 

Although we operated differently this year, it was so great to see you, your families and friends from a distance. Catching up on life was more difficult but we were thankful to everyone for keeping each other safe and respecting our new safety procedures.  We also feel sad that many were not able to enjoy cottage country this season—and can’t wait until next spring.

Winter storage season is here, and the weather has begun to turn nasty.  Please let us know when you will be done with your boat so we can put it away for the season. 

 

Winter work?

If you require any work to be completed over the winter, prop rebuild, seats or top repair, please let us know so we may have the work complete for next season.

 

Unclaimed trailers?  Do they belong to you???

This year we asked customers to please take a second and identify if you had a trailer in our guest parking lot.  Thank you for doing so.  We will now begin the process to dispose or sell any unclaimed trailers.  Our fee to store a trailer for the season is $200. 

 

New invoicing system:
Your September statement is included in this mailing.  Your winter storage invoice will follow in October on a separate statement.  Please be sure to e-transfer the funds to    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your winter storage rather than pay with your credit card to avoid an additional 2% charge. 

 

See you next Spring!

Thank you for your continued business over the years and a warm welcome to our new customers that have recently joined our marina family.  It truly is so nice to get to know each of you, your family, friends and guests.

If we missed you and didn’t have a chance to say goodbye, we hope you have a wonderful, safe, and healthy holiday season.

Stay positive.  Stay safe.  Stay healthy.

 

With the onset of COVID-19, we are currently navigating unchartered waters.  We hope you are well and have been able to isolate and stay healthy.  Now more than ever, we can appreciate that boating and arriving at your cottage will provide a much-needed breath of fresh air and allow you to escape the worries of everyday life.  With the government’s recent declaration of Essential Workplaces within Ontario, only marina’s providing services to allow individuals access to their primary place of residence will be allowed to operate.  We have made the tough decision to close until the mandated period is over.

Make no mistake, we consider you all family.  As much as we love seeing you, we are deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our customers, our staff, and our families.  We do take heart in the fact that we are at the beginning of April, and the most enjoyable cottage times are coming soon. 

Many of you have asked about your inboard boats and the opportunity for them to go in early –  however, with the current weather and risk of frost – it is still not safe to put in the water without the possibility of freezing the motor.  As soon as frost warnings clear up, and the government gives the okay to reopen, we will have your boats in as soon as we can.

We can’t wait to launch boats, and when we do, we will have a new way of operating in order to adhere to essential safety precautions and get you from the marina to your final destination on the Bay as quickly as possible.  We are confident that by working together we will work through this pandemic and maintain the health and safety of us all.

When we can safely operate, there are a few measures we would like you to adhere to.  When arriving at the marina:

  • Keep your distance – physically distance yourself from others while on our premises
  • Only arrive with your family – please don’t invite guests
  • Prearrange your fueling requirements prior to your arrival – or maintain an appropriate distance at our fuel dock
  • Email or phone with any boating accessories and they will be put in your boat prior to arrival
  • Respect others may be in the vicinity, please go straight to your boat and head on your way
  • Should you need assistance, please call in advance and we will arrange support
  • Our store will be closed until we can safely reopen, we will gladly deliver any essentials to you.

We have a few seasonal reminders.  Should you wish to participate in our garbage program please let us know, this program is available 24/7 for customers who wish to join.  Please remember each boat slip at the marina includes one parking spot in our lower level lot.  All guests must register and obtain a parking pass at the office and display it in the window of their vehicle.  Please also send us a copy of your annual insurance renewal for our records.  In addition, don’t forget to leave a spare key for our “key board”.

As a reminder – we accept a number of forms of payment.  We prefer an email money transfer through your online banking site to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.We also accept cash or cheque (payable to Parry Sound Marine).  Should you wish to pay by credit card, please note with the increasing fees an additional 2% of the gross invoice over $1,000.00 will apply to all credit card payments. Many of our customers currently pay by credit card monthly, should you wish to change your method of payment, please contact us to let us know.

We appreciate your understanding during this time of unknowns. We will be available by telephone or email to respond to questions, scheduling of spring service/maintenance or the launch of your boat.  At this time I would also ask all customers to send it or confirm your email address with us.  Please keep in mind that many of our partners are currently closed, or under reduced operations.  We will endeavor to complete all requests if they are possible. 

It is an unprecedented time, and we will continue to do our part to socially distance ourselves and protect those that are important.  We are deeply concerned for your health and well-being and want to be able to service you all in the years to come.  This is just a blip in our radar – and before you know it, we will be enjoying the place we all love – Georgian Bay. 

Stay positive.  Stay safe.  Stay healthy.                                                                                                                             

The sun is shining...HAPPY SPRING!!!

With the onset of spring, boating season is around the corner.  Our phones have been busy with boaters anticipating “ice-out”.  Although the ice was very thick this year, when it goes, it will go quick, and we are preparing to launch boats in the next few weeks.

Please be mindful of our Spring Launching Policy and give us at least two week’s notice to prepare your boat for the season.  If you require extra work done to your boat, please give us a call.

SAFETY CHECK – Each year our staff perform a Safety Check to ensure you comply with the required safety gear.  Flares are the most commonly outdated item as they expire every 3 years.  If needed, we will replace and dispose of your old ones.  A “safety check list” is available at the office, for any other boats you have.

YOUR CHILDREN – We love seeing them, watching their smiling faces when they are headed to the boat!  Please do not leave your children unattended on the marina grounds or docks.  Ensure they are wearing life jackets at all times.  Please be safe at the marina.

YOUR ANIMALS – Please POOP & SCOOP—enough said!

MARINE ACCESSORIES & WATER TOYS - Our Sea Value Program continues to be popular and is very competitively priced.  Upon your arrival you will find out catalog in your boat, let us know if there is anything you require.  An online version is available at www.ParrySoundMarine.com.  Call or fill in the order form for next day delivery. 

GARBABE PROGRAM – this OPT-IN program is available 24\7 for customers who choose to join.  The cost is $95 for the season (billed in the fall). Contact the office to sign up. We have many furry friends that frequent our “bear safe” bins – please respect the safety of others and do not dispose of garbage outside of the bins or in any other part of the marina.   

CAR PARKING – just a reminder each boat slip includes ONE parking spot in our lower level.  Should you have guests, a parking pass MUST be purchased in advance for $10 from the office and displayed.  Guest parking is located on the hill behind our Marine Store.  You may also purchase an additional vehicle pass for $145 per season that can be used interchangeably.  Thank you for your understanding

PAYMENT – payment types

       *  E-transfer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cash, Credit Card or Cheque

Automatic Credit card – Monthly statements are mailed at the beginning of the month and the transaction will take place on the 15th.   Please call with any questions before the 15th.  Sign up for this payment method through the office.

*  Payment is required within 30 days. Overdue accounts will be charged 1.5% per month.

INSURANCE  – Please provide a copy of your annual insurance renewal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BOAT TRAILER STORAGE – We have noticed many unidentified trailers in our yard.  Please pop into the office to identify these if they belong to you.  Any who wish to store a trailer may do so for a fee depending on space.  Any trailers deemed abandoned at the end of the season shall be appropriated by the marina.

 

Welcome back!  We look forward to seeing you and hearing about your winter adventures!  

 

                Rudy & Christine, Kelly &Mike                                                                                                                                                                       & the Staff  at Parry Sound Marine!