Helpful Put-in-Bay Directions

Driving directions to the Jet Express

The Fastest Way To Put-in-Bay!

The Jet Express is a safe, ocean-approved catamaran offering passengers a choice of all-weather protected, indoor seating or a refreshing open-air ride. Traveling at speeds of more than 40 mph, it offers the smoothest, fastest ride across Lake Erie to Put-in-Bay Island.

On your way, you’ll pass seven Lake Erie Islands, catch up on Lake Erie and South Bass Island History and travel shore-to-shore from Port Clinton to Downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio. Lake Erie’s most popular Ohio island destination and family fun spot. Take the Jet-Express to the island and visit this beautiful Put-in-Bay Resort.

For additional information visit: The Jet Express Website

Driving directions to the Miller Ferry

The Only Way To Put-in-Bay with a vehicle!

During peak summer season Put-in-Bay ferry trips begin as early as 6:30 am and depart Catawba as late as 9:30 pm with trips every half hour. Quite a change from 1946 when ferries departed for only three trips from Catawba. Miller Boat Line is the only scheduled ferry service to Middle Bass Island from the mainland. Miller Boat Line continues to add services and provide values for its customers: Budget-friendly fares, season passes to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass, frequent floater tickets, season parking, group, and student fares, free parking, and island packages. Miller Boat Line proudly supports several non-profit and community organizations and events on Put-in-Bay and neighboring mainland communities. Miller Boat Line is the proud sponsor of the tall ship “Niagara” for the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration 2013. The ferry service operates because of the devotion of all who work there; the people that sell car and passenger tickets, gift shop/information ladies, dock personnel, freight handlers, women that run the office operations and answer the phones, security, Captains, diligent deckhands, and maintenance men sent to repair things at a moment’s notice. About 95 five people are employed by Miller Boat Line during peak season and they each lend to the boat line’s reputation of being the most frequently traveled and largest ferry service on Lake Erie.

For additional information visit: Miller Ferry

The favored way to fly to the Bay from Sandusky!

Griffing Flying Service offers Scenic Aerial Tours departing from the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. Get a birds-eye-view of all the landmarks in the area with our different tour options! Griffing Flying Service offers one-way and round-trip flights to all Lake Erie Islands – South Bass/Put-In-Bay, Middle Bass, North Bass, Kelleys Island, Rattlesnake (Private Island), and Pelee Island in Canadian waters. All Lake Erie Island flights depart from and return to Erie Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, OH. Griffing Flying Service offers air charter service to and from any airport in the US and Canada, with limited service to the Bahamas. Depart on your schedule, skip long check-in lines, and have an aircraft at your personal service. Executive air charter is possible with advanced aircraft that are maintained to, and beyond, the highest FAA standards. All charter flights are crewed by fully certified professional pilots; providing you with a safe, comfortable, and convenient ride. Griffing Flying Service has earned a reputation as an aviation industry expert across the Midwest. Having been in business for nearly 80 years, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge that you can trust. Our staff prides itself on being the most attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful source around. Harry Thomas Griffing, Sr. and his wife Sue founded Griffing Flying Service in 1937.

For additional information visit: The Griffing Flying Service Website

The favored way to fly to the Bay from Port Clinton!

Island Air Taxi is a new option for air travel to and from the islands. Based at Put in Bay Airport and providing air service for South Bass, Middle Bass, North Bass, Kelleys Island, and Port Clinton at $40 each way. Fly in a Piper Cherokee Six with Club Seating that can carry five passengers or cargo. Flights can be scheduled from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, year-round.

For additional information visit: The Island Air Taxi Website

However you plan on getting here, make sure you plan ahead for lodging on the island! So if you feel like you won’t be able to get the full Put-in-Bay experience in just one day, make sure to check out our lodging options. You can book a Put-in-Bay resort, hotel, condo, or renal, but make sure you book sooner rather than later. Weekends fill up fast in the summer and you don’t want to miss out! The faster you book, the faster you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry!

For additional information visit our lodging page!

Once You're Here!

This is when the fun begins! There’s so much to do at Put-in-Bay, Ohio that you won’t believe it. Start with downtown Put-in-Bay where you can enjoy a drink at Mr. Ed’s or the Round House, and then take a stroll through lovely DeRivera Park. All of this will be in the shadow of our most famous Put-in-Bay attraction, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, a stunning Doric column that is actually the fifth tallest monument in the United States! This is kind of the crown jewel of Put-in-Bay, and it commemorates Oliver Hazard Perry and his victory in the Battle of Lake Erie, the critical battle in the War of 1812. Definitely a site to see for the history buffs!

Your getaway can continue by grabbing Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals and cruising around our beautiful island, making sure to take time for all of the great views you can get at places like South Bass Island State Park and the Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos. Definitely also stop by Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, which is an apt name because there’s fun here for the whole family. Get in a round of putt-putt, climb a rock wall, and explore an amazing cave, all at the same place! Can’t beat that!

No Put-in-Bay vacation is complete without enjoying some of Lake Erie, so grab some jet skis and zip around, waving hello to all of the boaters! Then head on home, hop into a Put-in-Bay taxi (no drinking and driving!) and get back to downtown Put-in-Bay to enjoy our famous nightlife in the evening. With live music pouring out of the bars, and great Put-in-Bay restaurants like the Boardwalk offering lively atmospheres, there’s a reason that downtown Put-in-Bay is famed from Cleveland to Tokyo (okay, maybe we’re exaggerating a little bit!)

Put-in-Bay Jet Ski
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