Spring has Sprung at Ohio's
Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Lake Erie Shores & Islands News
Record Number of Walleye Ready to be Caught
It’s spring! And while that means a number of things for the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region of Ohio - warmer weather, major bird migrations, the islands are beginning to come alive again…it especially means that it’s time to get fishing! There are record numbers of walleye just waiting for you to gear up, get to the lake, and take them home for a tasty meal.

According to Ohio Department of Natural Resources, this is a banner spring for walleye fishing!
Go Wild at African Safari Wildlife Park
Get ready for a wild time when you visit the Midwest’s largest drive-thru safari – African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio! When was the last time you hand-fed a bison from your car? Or, had a giraffe stick its head through your sunroof? Have you been on a camel ride lately, or had hundreds of budgies land on you and eat directly from your hand? All of these experiences and more are available when you visit this amazing zoological park, open late March through early December. Experiences available may vary by season, but the fun is constant!
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Q&A
Recently we sat down with our friend Jerry Simon, Director of Sales at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, to chat about his job, his life, and the opportunities of selling meetings and conventions in a post-pandemic travel economy.

LES&I: Tell us about your professional role with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. What is your title, what do you do, and how long have you been in that job role?
Visit us at the Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show
The annual Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show is back and better than ever, April 30-May 2, 2021. This show has traditionally signaled the opening of the boating season in northern Ohio, and this year will be no exception. It’s the first in-person boat show held in Ohio in more than 15 months. Exhibitors are ready to once again show off the latest in power and sailboats and boaters are anxious to climb aboard again!

The show, located at the Catawba Island Club, will feature boat deals, live seminars on boating and fishing, live island music, delicious dockside food and drinks, and vendors. Lake Erie Shores & Islands will be exhibiting and we can't wait to chat with you about your 2021 boating plans. SAVE $2 on the price of admission (regularly $8.00 per person) using promo code THISISCOASTING.

Coming from out of town? The official host hotel for the boat show is Fairfield Inn & Suites Port Clinton. A special group rate of $110 USD per night is available here.

Hope to see you there!
Spring is Here and the Islands are Calling! Enter to Win Four Round-Trip, Any Port Tickets on the Jet Express!
The Lake Erie islands are calling and soon the Jet Express will start its season providing fast and direct service to downtown Put-in-Bay. Jet Express begins trips from its Port Clinton port on Friday, April 30. Back for 2021 is service to/from Sandusky, Cedar Point, Kelleys Island, and Put-in-Bay! Trips from these ports begin Friday, May 28.

Enter this month's giveaway for a chance to win four round-trip, any port tickets for the Jet Express good for the 2021 season. One winner will be selected from all applicable entries on April 16, 2021. One entry per email address, please.