Q: Can I tie my jet ski or dinghy to my boat or dock?

A: No. All vessels must have their own dockage. Personal watercraft including dinghies may not be kept in your dock space or tied to your boat. Separate dockage is available daily, weekly or seasonally for these vessels if needed. Contact us today for more details!

Q: Can I park in front of my dock?

A: Some docks do have a parking space available directly in front of the slip. Ample parking is available close by for guests and docks without parking space.



Q: Can an outside contractor come work on my boat at Gem Beach?

A: We are a full service facility with staff on-site to perform all types of mechanical and maintenance work. Outside companies and contractors are not permitted to perform work at our docks or storage facilities. If you have questions about this policy, please stop in, call or email the service department.

Q: How can I become a member of the Gem Beach Marina pool?

A: Our pool facility is reserved for the exclusive use of Gem Beach Marina members only. Pool memberships are included in VIB Memberships and can be added on to Basic Dockage for an additional fee.

Q: Is the restaurant open to the public?

A: There is no public restaurant at Gem Beach. There is a full service bar/kitchen and clubhouse that marina members have access to- included with dockage.

Q: Can anyone shop in the Gem Beach Marine Store?

A: Yes. Our marine store is open to the public and stocked with all of your boating needs. Check us out first for great prices that beat West Marine on hundreds of items! We also carry shoes, clothing, nautical and beach decor, beer, wine, snacks, pop, ice and more!


VIB Memberships

Q: How do I qualify to become a Very Important Boater?

A: The only requirement for VIB Membership is that you dock with us in the summer and store your boat with us in the winter.

Q: Is there a fee to be a VIB?

A: There are no additional fees for membership. But sign up is required. Please contact us for more details.

Q: When can I join?

A: Registration begins in the fall.

Q: I missed registration! Do I have to wait until next year to sign up?

A: No. We do offer an early signup for those who missed fall registration. Please contact us for more information.

Gem Beach Marina, Inc.3000 N. Carolina Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
Rt. 53 N, Catawba Island
phone: 1(419) 797-4451