Put-in-Bay is a charming town featuring stunning sunsets over Lake Erie, delicious waterfront dining, and intriguing historic sites. With so many things to do during your trip, you won’t want to waste any time figuring out island transit. Read on to discover our five favorite modes of transportation on South Bass Island. Getting around Put-in-Bay has never been easier! Don’t forget to enter to win our free weekend giveaway. Every month, one lucky person wins accommodation and a golf cart rental on us! Is today be your lucky day?
The 5 Essentials for Getting Around Put-in-Bay
No matter what your preferred method of transportation is, you’ll have no trouble finding an efficient, fun way to get around South Bass Island!
1. Take the Ferry to the Island
The first step to any visit to Put-in-Bay is a ferry ride to the Lake Erie Islands. The Miller Ferry Line leaves from Catawba, Ohio, and carries passengers and vehicles to Put-in-Bay. Alternately, the Jet Express Ferry is a high-speed passenger ferry out of Port Clinton. Be sure to check the ferry schedules and buy your tickets in advance to avoid long wait times at the dock.
2. Reserve a Golf Cart
Golf carts are the preferred way to get around the island. There’s nothing quite as fun and freeing as zipping around downtown Put-in-Bay on a golf cart. Guests of the Island Club Home Rentals can make their golf cart rental reservations online before their stay. The rentals are available on-site, so you won’t have to travel far from your vacation home to pick up your ride. Rates are as low as $70 for a four-person overnight cart rental.
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3. Rent a Bike
One of the best ways to discover Put-in-Bay is by biking around the island! Strap on your helmet and see all of South Bass Island’s top attractions on your own two wheels. There are a few bike rental companies on the island, but our favorite is Boathouse Bike Rental. Choose from adult bikes, children’s bikes, or bike caddies at either daily or hourly rates. Prices are as low as $16 per day!
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4. See Put-in-Bay By Sea
Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water and explore the bay. If you need a kayak rental, head to Kayak the Bay. They offer hourly kayak rentals as well as personalized guided tours for groups. Single kayak rental prices start at $25 for two hours. Kayak the Bay is open from Memorial Day through September, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy this favorite summertime activity!
5. Hail a Taxi
The Island Club Taxi Service serves guests of the Island Club Home Rentals, patrons of the Jet Express and Miller Ferries, and the entire population of Put-in-Bay. It’s the quickest way to get to downtown Put-in-Bay from anywhere on the island! The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers rides for up to 12 people at just three dollars per person. All of the taxi drivers are courteous and friendly, making every journey a fun experience. Contact the taxi service today to find out more!
Make the Island Club Your Home Away From Home
Now that you’ve learned the tips and tricks for getting around Put-in-Bay, there’s only one thing left for you to do — book your accommodations for your trip! At the Island Club, we ensure that you have the best experience possible on South Bass Island. We happily provide private golf cart rentals that are available exclusively to our guests. Our various rental homes can accommodate up to 16 people, depending on which unit you choose. Let us help you make your Put-in-Bay, Ohio, vacation the best it can be!
When you browse through our extensive collection of properties, consider booking Island Club #105. This 10-person cabin has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It also features a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and outdoor picnic and grill area. When you stay at the Island Club, you’ll also have access to our community pool, which is perfect for cooling off on a hot day.
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