A true island, Put-in-Bay is accessible via a quick ferry ride from Catawba, Port Clinton or Sandusky. Upon arrival, most visitors choose to rent a golf cart for ultimate convenience zipping around the island. There are also taxis available for those who prefer to travel by car. Learn more about getting to Put In Bay and getting around the island.
You've booked your Put In Bay lodging, now it's time to plan your journey to the island and your strategy for getting around once you arrive. Find everything you'll need for getting to Put In Bay and getting around the island here.
Put In Bay is surrounded by water on all sides, which means you will need to take a ferry to get here. Luckily, you can easily hop aboard the ferry lines to move across Lake Erie from Catawba, Port Clinton, or Sandusky off the Ohio coastline. Just imagine it as a quick boat ride to your heavenly island retreat!
Miller Ferry: These passenger and vehicle ferries leave Catawba, Ohio, and take less than 20 minutes to reach the beautiful shores of Put In Bay. With trips every half hour in the summer and hourly trips in the spring and fall, you will experience true convenience with Miller Ferry rides. One-way rides cost $7.50 for adults, $1.50 for children ages 6 to 11, and children under 6 are free. Bikes are $2, motorcycles are $16, and cars are $17 if you'd like them to make the trip.
Jet Express: These ferries have convenient docking locations in both Port Clinton and Sandusky. Both long-term and short-term parking are available at low rates. Schedules and costs vary by location, so get started here. PS: Group rates are available!
Golf carts are the primary choice of transportation on Put In Bay. There are many sizes to choose from depending on your transportation needs. Four-, six- and eight-person carts are available. Wondering why golf carts? Parking is limited on our small island, and golf carts will fit in to the snuggest of spaces. Here are some options for your reserving your rental:
Island Club Golf Cart Rentals: The Island Club offers a SPECIAL RATE when you reserve your cart online through our website here. Proudly serving Island Club Rentals guests with a confirmed reservation!
Put-in-Bay Condo Golf Cart Rentals: Conveniently located right at the new Put-in-Bay Condos, we offer both four-, and six- passenger golf carts to our guests only. Not open to the general public.
It is highly recommended that you leave your vehicle on the mainland, as parking is limited on the island. For anyone who is not able to rent a golf cart, needs to share one or simply wants to ride in a car, Put In Bay has options for taxi service available to all visitors.
Island Club Taxis: Available seven days a week, year-round, Island Club Taxis can assist you with all your transportation needs on Put In Bay. Serving passengers 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Island Club Taxis utilizes multiple 15-passenger vans with uniformed drivers. Island Club Taxis specializes in weddings, conventions, groups, school groups, business meetings, family reunions, and tours. Ask about discounted rates for groups! To make arrangements or ask questions about our services, contact us via email at email@example.com or call 419-285-5466.
Put-In-Bay Condo Taxi: South Bass island's newest operating taxi service, this fleet of distinctive full-size passenger vans operate year-round. Owned and operated by long-time island businessman, Put-in-Bay Condo Taxi offers efficient, friendly service. Get anywhere on the island for a flat rate per person. Inquire for group rates. 419-285-2227
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