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Rib Fest

Rib Fest

Rib Fest this weekend! This weekend, June 1st & 2nd, Saturday and Sunday we will be offering a Rib Fest at Cooks Bay Marina! From 11am to 7pm, treat yourself with a delicious combo of Rib + Corn + Drink (choice of soda, juice or water) Price of combo: $10 Special...

Mother’s Day Celebration Dinner

Mother’s Day Celebration Dinner

Celebrate your loved mom at Cooks Bay Marina 💕 This Sunday, ‪May 12th, at 5pm, we will offer a special dinner!‬ You will enjoy delicious food and live music with a lake view. Dinner menu: • Caesar Salad Choice of • Creamy Dijon Chicken or Boeuf Bourguignon •...

Under New Management

Under New Management

It is hard to think about Spring and a beautiful boating season with all the cold surrounding us, but be of good cheer, it is fast approaching. As you may have heard, Jackie has sold Cooks Bay Marina to us. Jackie, Jason and Sandra took really good care of their...

2018 Lift Out Day Success

2018 Lift Out Day Success

On October 10th we had our Lift Out Day for the sailboats. Taking the sailboats out of the water requires a crane, a crew, and a lot of patience. We are always thankful for our hard-working crew who make it look easy! Here are some snaps from the day:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all of the best this season has to offer to all of you! We know that Fall can be a hard time for boaters, seeing your vessels go to bed for the winter can be hard, but this is a great time to plan for next year! Make sure that you have renewed for next season...

The End of the Season is (sadly) Nearly Here

The End of the Season is (sadly) Nearly Here

The chill in the air this morning has been a harsh reminder that the end of the season is approaching faster than any of us would like. While there is hopefully a lot of boating left it is time to get organized for your end of season. SAILORS: Those of you requiring...

The Beauty of Nature

The Beauty of Nature

We are located in a unique spot and are able to have quick access to major cities but also feel like you are a million miles away from that hustle and bustle. The Marina is surrounded not only by a beautiful lake with great fishing, swimming, and many places to drop...

The Corn Roast is Coming!

The Corn Roast is Coming!

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our Annual Member Corn Roast on Saturday, September 1, 2018! This year we are having a Potluck Style party with Members bringing sides and desserts and we will be providing the main course, non-alcoholic beverages, and of course...

Let’s Talk Invasive Species

Let’s Talk Invasive Species

We know that Invasive Species is not a topic that is the most fun but it is an extremely important topic for anyone who enjoys any body of water. Lake Simcoe currently has many identified invasive species (including the Round Goby, Quagga Mussels, and Zebra Mussels)...

Civic Holiday Weekend is Here!

Civic Holiday Weekend is Here!

It is hard to believe that August is already here. This weekend we welcome the Civic Long Weekend with a forecast of hot, humid weather. This will be a perfect opportunity to snap some photos for our photo contest! The submissions we have received so far have been...

August Photo Contest Info and Official Rules

August Photo Contest Info and Official Rules

We know that we are lucky to be able to enjoy an area as beautiful as Lake Simcoe and we want to see it from your eyes! We will be holding a photo contest during the month of August. The Official Rules are posted below but here are the Cole's notes: contest open to...

Take the Clean Boater Pledge!

Take the Clean Boater Pledge!

This year Boating Ontario has implemented the Clean Boater Pledge Program. This is a pilot program that is focusing on the Lake Simcoe Watershed, and there is hope to expand to the rest of the province when the pilot is over. Boating Ontario hopes to bring awareness...

Some Much Needed Rain

Some Much Needed Rain

Today is shaping up to be a wash out weather-wise, and while it can be a bit of a bummer for boating there is no denying that we have been in desperate need of some rain! We have been experiencing one of the driest summers we have had in recent memory. This has meant...

Hot, Hazy Days! (And a Fire Ban)

Hot, Hazy Days! (And a Fire Ban)

The hot, hazy, humid days of Summer have been sticking with us this week! The hot weather and dry conditions have made it great weather for boating and having a jump in the lake while you're out but have made everything on land tinder-dry. For the safety of the...

Fishing Derby Success!

Fishing Derby Success!

Yesterday was our Annual Kids' Fishing Derby and we had just as much fun as the kids! We could not have asked for better weather for being outside for the morning, casting a line, and spending time with family and friends. Prizes were awarded for Biggest Fish,...

The Fishing Derby is Coming!

The Fishing Derby is Coming!

Thank you to everyone who braved the heat to celebrate Canada Day with us at our Pancake Breakfast. It was nice to get to chat and start the day with you all. Our next event is fast approaching and this one is for the KIDS! The Annual Kids' Fishing Derby will be held...

The Square Rigger Store is Fully Stocked!

The Square Rigger Store is Fully Stocked!

We are prepared for the soaring temperatures that are forecasted for this weekend in our Square Rigger Store (located in the Office). We have a selection of ice cream, freezies, popscicles, bags of ice, and cold drinks for sale to help keep you cool. We also have some...

July Events

July Events

We cannot believe that July is just around the corner but are excited for Member events on the horizon: Sunday, July 1st from 8:30am-10:30am join us for a drop-in Pancake Breakfast to kick off Canada Day. Come see us at the Clubhouse for a bite (and of course real...

Annual Member Welcome Back BBQ Success!

Annual Member Welcome Back BBQ Success!

On Saturday, June 16th we held our Annual Member Welcome Back BBQ! The forecast was calling for rain but the weather ended up being PERFECT for an afternoon hanging out in the park, meeting old friends (and making new ones), listening to some live music, and of course...

CBYC Sailpast Day

CBYC Sailpast Day

Today was the Cook Bay Yacht Club Sailpast and our Marina was buzzing with excitement as Sailors here who are CBYC members got ready and headed out. What is a Sailpast? Sailpasts are reminiscent of the Naval tradition of the Admiral Reviewing the Fleet. In modern...

The BBQ is Coming!

The BBQ is Coming!

Our Welcome Back Members' BBQ is fast approaching! The BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 16 2018, from 12-2pm in The Park area of the Marina. This year we are asking for RSVPs in order to help reduce food waste. If you have not let us know whether or not you can make...

Boating in Changing Weather

Boating in Changing Weather

With another cloudy, blustery day and a drastic temperature drop here it is reminding us about Boating in Changing Weather Conditions. There are many things that make a great day boating turn into something less than great, and bad weather can be one of them. The best...

The HEAT of Summer is Here!

The HEAT of Summer is Here!

The hot hot heat of Summer has arrived what seems like overnight! Forecasts are calling for a humidex of up to 35 degrees Celsius in some areas today with heat and humidity hanging around for much of the weekend. This can mean a greater risk of heat and sun related...

Launching of the Big Boats

Launching of the Big Boats

We are so lucky at Cooks Bay Marina to have Jason as a part of the team who is able to launch most of our big boats with his expert know-how and hydraulic trailer. We do, however, have two boats that are too big for the size of our trailer (and even for the size of...

Blue Skies and Sunshine

Blue Skies and Sunshine

Ice Cream is now IN STOCK in the Square Rigger store if you are soaking up this sunshine why not stop by for a treat? New additions that we are testing out are: Oreo Drumsticks! Oreo Ice Cream dipped in chocolate, with a chocolate waffle cone sounds pretty good to us....

Feels Like Summer

Feels Like Summer

A busy Marina is a happy Marina! After the wild weather of yesterday it is refreshing to have the Marina full of life and action! The Cooks Bay Yacht Club was on site today raising masts for a good portion of our sailboats which certainly changes the landscape. We...

The Best Day of the Year for Sailors!

The Best Day of the Year for Sailors!

The best day of the year for our Sailors is finally here: Lift In Day! Sailboats have a keel that extends into the water below the boat. This keel holds the ballast that keeps the boat upright, and helps to stop the boat from blowing sideways. There are several...

Summer Hours are Finally Here!

Summer Hours are Finally Here!

A little chill in the air this morning has not dampened our boating spirits and we are so excited to be back on Summer Hours! Our Summer Hours are as follows: Sun - 9am-4pm Mon - 9am-4pm Tues - 9am-4pm Wed - CLOSED Thurs - 9am-6pm Fri - 9am-6pm Sat - 9am-6pm We are...

Winter Office Hours Now In Effect

Attention: Our Winter Office Hours are now in effect - The office is open by chance or by appointment only!! Staff is generally on on site Monday to Friday until December 1st, but it is best to email or call before you come Thank you all for a great season, have a...

Gilford Soup Contest Today

Gilford Soup Contest Today

We at Cooks Bay Marina are proud sponsors of the Gilford Soup Contest in support of Sleeping Children Around the World at the Gilford Community Hall. Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) is a Canadian organization that provides bed kits for children typically...

Fall Transitions: Boats Out and Office Hours Changing

Fall Transitions: Boats Out and Office Hours Changing

Fall is a time of transitions. Weather getting cooler, leaves changing colour and falling, and boats coming out of the water to get ready for hibernation. Seeing your boat out of the water can be a sad time for boaters but now is the time to plan for next year! By now...

Winter is Coming!!

Winter is Coming!!

  As of Tuesday Oct 31st the gate and ramp will be closed. Thank you for a great season and we hope to see you all next year!

Spring Boat Launch

Spring Boat Launch

Spring Boat Launch 28 MARCH, 2016 NEWS MARINA LIFE Almost time for boat launching folks! Spring has officially started and we are very anxious for boating season to arrive. It will soon be time to get those boats back in beautiful Lake Simcoe. Boat launching will...