Moon River Marine

April 28, 2021


It is with great excitement I share with you the news that Moon River Marine has been acquired by Maple Leaf Marinas.


What does this mean for you?

On a day-to-day basis you’re not going to see a great deal change. Our amazing staff is joining the Maple Leaf Marina’s team and will continue to provide you with the same incredible service (and smiling faces) you’ve come to expect. Joining them in the role of General Manager is Wyatt Gray (please see Wyatt’s welcome message below).


What does this mean for us?

My wife Casey and I will be staying on for the first few months to provide a smooth transition and solid start to the summer season. After that I will be turning my full attention to my new venture, J-Craft Boats. With an eye to the essential elements of the classic the new J combines state of art technology and innovative design to create a modern icon—one we are proud to be manufacturing right here at home. My family and I will also continue to make our home on the bay, so this is not goodbye—we’ll be seeing you on the water soon!


Casey and I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for putting your trust in us over the last 18 years. We also want to acknowledge and thank our dedicated staff for their commitment, caring and hard work in bringing us to where we are today. We know under the direction of Wyatt and the entire Maple Leaf Marina’s team they will continue to create an unparalleled customer service experience. We wish everyone involved the greatest success in the future.


With sincere gratitude,


Chris Holmes 



Welcome! I am looking forward to an exciting 2021 season at Moon River Marine! My name is Wyatt Gray and I will be assuming the role of General Manager. I have met many of you through my tenure in the marine industry and look forward to creating new relationships with those of you who I have yet to meet. 


I have been privileged to reside in Parry Sound District for the past decade and have spent countless hours exploring Georgian Bay. Before moving to the area full time, I enjoyed spending time at our family cottage on neighbouring Crane Lake. Four season recreation has always fueled my love for the area and what better way to continue that tradition than at Moon River Marine.


Chris and Casey have graciously agreed to stay on our team for the first few months of the season to ensure a seamless transition. I can’t thank them enough for the culture they have created at MRM over the last 18 years. I look forward to the exciting opportunities that partnering Moon River Marine with Maple Leaf Marinas will present to all of our customers and look forward to seeing you all soon!


Thank you,


Wyatt Gray

General Manager

March 30, 2021 

Spring hasn’t quite sprung on Georgian Bay, but we wanted to reach out and let you know about a few things happening here on Wood’s Bay. 

The great news: 

When you arrive later this spring you will see a new and improved Moon River Marine. 

The not as great news: 

The marina will remain closed until May 1stin order to complete these projects. 

This past year we have all seen unprecedented change and we want to ensure the marina is a safe and healthy place for our staff and customers. As such we are implementing a number of improvements throughout the marina including: upgrades to facilities in the wake of COVID; construction of new docks and existing dock maintenance; and strategic building renovations. 

In order to complete these projects we need to have unfettered access to all docks and buildings which means the marina property will remain closed until May 1st. Boats will begin going in the water on April 20th. We ask that you please avoid calling the marina prior to May 1st and instead email us at: This will enable us to focus on completing our projects on time! 

After May 1st you will receive your dockage billing for the summer season (May 1st to October 31st). In the meantime please see the enclosed price list for 2021. You’ll notice we have implemented a small increase to some fees to bring them in line with industry standards. Additionally a new storage/slip contract must be signed prior to season start. 

Again if you have any questions related to your upcoming summer billing please send an email to the address above. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make your marina the best it can be. 

All the best, 

Chris Holmes


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Office of Boating Safety



"As a port, our mission at Moon River Marine is to provide the assurance of safe passage

by storing and maintaining our guests' boats in the most professional manner."


Thank you from the friends of the Massassauga Provincial Park for donating the life jacket, horn, and fire extinguishers to the Music in the Mass fundraiser. They were bid on by many people and hopefully provide reinforcement of the commitment of Moon River Marine to the local community.


Pam Graham, host cottage for Music in the Mass, 2017

My husband and I stayed at Moon Bay Lodge last week and just got home. 

We used Moon River Marine to park our car and for water taxis (3 trips total). We really had a wonderful experience! We found the marina easy to find and very well stocked with snacks, supplies, and goodies! Jack drove our water taxi each time we came and went from the island where we stayed. He was super friendly and a fantastic boat driver (his landings are amazing!). We had a great experience and wouldn't hesitate to use Moon River Marina in the future! Thanks so much!


Ashley Calkins

Having spent 10 years based out of Moon River Marine, a thank you from the Taylor family is long overdue. Thanks to all the staff in service, storage and sales for exceeding our expectations at every turn and living up to your mission statement. Moon River Marine, is truly the premier gateway to Wood's Bay, Moon River, Sans Souci,  and, of course, the Massassauga Park. With the continual improvements in both the physical facility and guest services, we look forward to returning each year!


Philip, Jennifer, Joshua and Miriam

We want to thank everyone at the Moon River Marina for making our holiday this past two weeks very enjoyable. Over our many years of sailing we have had the opportunity to launch from many different marinas, but never had the care and attention that we received at Moon River. We want to especially thank Jack for all his help loading and unloading our boat. He is a wonderful young man and a credit to your marina. The Listers will be spreading the word that if you need to launch near the Massasauga Park, Moon River Marine is the place to go. Thank you again.


Priscilla and Gord Lister

I just wanted to thank you agai for your awesome service today going out of your way to repair my prop enough so that i could get back to penetang. It worked fine, and we made it back safely without a hitch! Thanks again.


Tom Thiessen

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