Welcome to Mar Lu

Our Location

sky view of Mar-Lu

Set in scenic East Harbor on the Marblehead Peninsula, our quiet, off-highway resort overlooks the water where you’ll view our Lake Erie marina and fishing charter boats. A short walk from your motel room or cottage brings you to the waterfront where you can cook-out, fish off of the dock, enjoy our lounge; complete with a stove, refrigerator and microwave, swim in the pool or just sit and enjoy the view.

East Harbor Channel water front

Whether docking at our marina or taking a fishing charter, customers appreciate quick access and the hottest walleye, perch and smallmouth bass fishing on Lake Erie, along with a central location, convenient to area water-borne activities, beaches, attractions, and recreational destinations (AKA. . . The Islands).

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The most productive fish spawning in the Great Lakes makes the Western Basin of Lake Erie well known for limit catches and trophy size fish. In fact, more than 80% of all walleye caught in Ohio’s Lake Erie water is harvested in the Western Basin. Many recreational fishermen, as well as charter boats do very well on the lake regularly. If you have your own boat or not, Lake Erie fishing is accessible to you!

Abundant catches of walleye, perch and smallmouth bass are possible any time of the year in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Because fishing conditions on Lake Erie can change often due to water temperature, cloud cover, boat traffic and the amount of bait fish in the area, fishing with an experienced Mar-Lu charter captain and fishing guide will increase your chances of limit and trophy sized catches, especially if your new to the area.

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Mar-Lu Sport Fishing Resort is at the heart of it all with the convenience of everything on-site: Motel, Cottages, Charter Boats, Marina, Free Ramp and Dockage for Guests, Fuel, Ice, Fishing Licenses; and our dedicated family to serve you, as we have done for our guests since 1978. A headline in In-Fisherman Magazine states,”The Western Basin on Lake Erie, Ohio, Ranks As The All-Time Greatest Trophy Walleye Fishery.” Mar-Lu Sport Fishing is your ideal location for your Lake Erie experience.


The Erie-Ottawa County region on the North Coast of Ohio is a midwest vacation destination alive with amusement and water parks, boating and fishing, historical sites, island paradises, sandy state park beaches, antique and gift shops, waterfront dining and family attractions. Short drives, ferry trips or a quick trip on your own boats will take you from city to city and destination to destination. Mar-Lu Sport Fishing Resort is centrally located with convenient access to everything the Erie and Ottawa county area has to see and do.

Shores and Islands

Erie-Ottawa County joint tourism with two welcome centers; to serve visitors to the area. The East welcome center is located in Sandusky and the West welcome center is located in Port Clinton. Travel information is available via their website or stop into either welcome center to pick up travel brochures, maps and directions.

Lake Erie Vacation Planner

The Lake Erie Guide is a ride along the coast of the four states bordering Lake Erie. Featuring day trip and vacation idea’s, things to do with kids and free sight seeing lists in a blog format, this visit takes you directly to featured places on Ohio’s coast line including Marblehead, Port Clinton, Kelley’s Island, Put-in-Bay and Lakeside.

Put In Bay Kelleys Island

The Marblehead Peninsula on Ohio’s North Coast divides Lake Erie from the Sandusky Bay and offers fantastic views across the water to Cedar Point Amusement Park on the Lake Erie shore. Home to the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes, ferry service to the Lake Erie Islands, miles of coastline with beautiful, sandy beaches, marinas and waterfront dining, the Marblehead Peninsula is a Lake Erie vacation destination for families, couples, boaters and fisherman alike.

The Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

A visitors guide to the Marblehead Peninsula offering many sights to visit such as the rich history of the Marblehead lighthouse, the Keepers House, Johnson’s Island Confederate Cemetary, Lakeside Chautauqua resort, along with many fine shops and restaurants.

East Harbor State Park

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, 1,831-acre East Harbor State Park has unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Boating, fishing, swimming and picnicking are popular while nature enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of waterfowl, shorebirds and other species of wildlife found in the park’s scenic wetlands.

Marblehead Lighthouse