Well another season at Port Renfrew Marina is only three weeks away from starting. This year we will be open on the weekend of April 29th. Bud, Tedi, Rex, Diane, Knut and Reid welcome you all back and look forward to seeing both old and new customers and friends for this 2017 season. As most of you are aware last year the focus was to get a new water system in place. That has been done and there may be even more improvements on it before we open. When you arrive you will notice standing pipes in different areas of the marina so there will be no need to fill up at the old water truck. We also have a fire hydrant for any kind of fire emergency. This year we have been busy upgrading our entire electrical system which was in dire need of doing. When you arrive this year please check in at the office if you are one of our customers who uses power, the system is different now. Redoing the electrical system is a huge job to get done in a very short period of time before we open this spring. Luckily we have Reid Warren (who seems to be a machine himself!) on the machines all day every day working to get this done before we open but if not please be patient! We are going as fast as we can. As each upgrade and repair is done we will be moving on to other much needed areas of work.
A heads up on a few other changes also. First, we recommend you check our website out on the rates page and check out some minor rate increases for the 2017 season to see if they apply to you. This is the first rate increase in four years.
Also we are pleased to announce we have a new caretaker for the marina. It is Reid Warren of RAW Charters. He will be in the modular and he is the person you need to contact if you are needing to come out to check on things while we are closed. The gate as usual is kept locked during that time and he will need to be contacted to make sure the gate is open for you. The phone number to reach him is the same as before 250 483-1486.
So far we have not heard much in the way of the forecast for fishing this year and from previous years we have found often they aren't extremely reliable, so time will tell soon. At least your stay at the marina should be more comfortable this year. Reports through the grapevine say crabbing is good already so it should prove to be a good year hopefully.
Bud & Rex