Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals

Golf Cart Depot419-800-CART (2278)Book a 4-person Cart (click here)Book a 6-person Cart (click here)

One of the things that Put-In-Bay island is most famous for its golf carts. This unusual preferred mode of transportation is memorable for all guests of the island. The biggest reason the golf carts gained popularity is that parking is scarce on the island, especially on the weekends, and the carts take up less space. A happy accident, then, that everybody absolutely loves driving a Put-in-Bay golf cart rental around the Bay! It has become essential in order to see all the things to do in Put-in-Bay. Take in breath-taking views of Lake Erie as you make your way around the island.

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot

Island Favorite

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot – Call (419) 800-CART (2278) BOOK ONLINE to reserve a Golf Cart Depot cart before your trip or call 419-800-2278 with any questions!   Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot provides a full range of golf cart options. They are located right in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. Therefore, the golf cart... View More

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Center


Welcome to Put-in-Bay Ohio! Put-in-Bay, also known as South Bass Island, allows Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals to be driven on the island streets. With the island being located just an hour away from Cleveland, it sees hundreds of thousands of visitors each year eager to set their watches back to island... View More

Island Club Golf Carts

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Island Club Golf Carts PLEASE NOTE: Golf Carts are for rent to Island Club guests only! If you need a cart for your day trip, or if you have other lodging, call the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot at 419-800-2278 or visit them online! If you are fortunate enough to be staying... View More

Put-in-Bay Condos Golf Carts

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PLEASE NOTE: Golf Carts are for rent to Put-in-Bay Condos guests only! If you need a cart for your day trip, or if you have other lodging, call the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot at 419-800-2278 or visit them online! Put-in-Bay Condo Golf Carts The Put-in-Bay Condos are the most luxurious... View More

A Golf Cart Rental Is Essential To The Put-in-Bay Experience!

A habit born out of something as simple as the lack of parking has transformed over the years into one of the defining characteristics of Put-in-Bay tourism. Talk about a novelty that mainland vacation destinations don’t have to offer! When you visit Put-in-Bay, imagine sharing the road with the cars and Put-in-Bay taxis, all while feeling the wind blowing through your hair in your golf cart. I personally don’t have to imagine it. It’s one of my fondest childhood memories from trips to Put-in-Bay, and even still now as an adult, there is a joy in it that can’t easily be replicated. I LOVE driving the golf carts around Put-in-Bay! It’s part of the whole Lake Erie Islands vacation experience.

Other Transportation Options Aren’t As Convenient

But don’t think the only purpose that Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals serve is a novelty. Far from it! They are by far the most convenient way to get around the island. While Put-in-Bay is not a large place geographically, it is too large to do the entire island on foot. You could bring your car over, sure, but it’s not cheap to do so, and then you run into the whole parking problem again. Taxis? Again, our Put-in-Bay taxi services are amazing, but they’re really just best for trips to and from downtown. If you plan to sightsee, to genuinely hit as much of the island as you can, you’ll just be spending too much time waiting on cabs to get you from place to place.

An Investment In A Great Vacation

The solution then is, of course, renting a golf cart! It’s easy to operate, fun to drive, and is always available on your time. If you are staying overnight on the island there’s a good chance you can rent golf carts through your Put-in-Bay lodging provider. And don’t worry, there are plenty of downtown Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals available for day trippers from Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Chicago. Our only advice, if you’re coming to the island on a summer weekend, CALL AHEAD. As a general statement during the busy season, the island runs out of carts for the weekend sometime on Saturday morning. You can see most attractions, including Perry Family Fun Center, just overflowing with happy carters.

Renting Golf Carts on Put-in-Bay

So you’re probably wondering how to get your own Put-in-Bay golf carts. We have a couple of recommendations for you. If you’re staying at the Island Club Home Rentals or Put-in-Bay Condos, you have access to the newest golf carts on the island courtesy of Island Club Golf Cart Rentals. These 4- and 6-person Club Car golf carts are exclusively available to Island Club rentals and Put-in-Bay Condo guests. They have the best rates on the island for the newest carts.  Moreover, they are a preferred Put-In-Bay Lodging Golf Cart provider.  Guests can opt for an overnight rental, so fun transportation will be at their fingertips.

You can contact Island Club Golf Cart Rentals by phone at 419-767-CART (2278) from 9 am-6 pm daily. You can also visit their website to book if you prefer. On-island their address is 1490 Put-in-Bay Rd, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456. Once you secure your golf cart, head to the Put-in-Bay Visitor Center and ask for a Put-in-Bay Map. A Put-in-Bay map can be quite helpful when getting around the island and serves as a great souvenir to take home with you and reminisce all the fun places you visited!

More Put-in-Bay Ohio Golf Cart Options

If you do NOT have a reservation with the Island Club or Put-in-Bay Condos, then the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot is the preferred golf cart rental agency on the island. The Golf Cart Depot and Bike Rental provides golf cars and bicycles to island visitors all summer long from their Catawba Ave location. They are located right by downtown Put-in-Bay next to the Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery and across from the new Fire Truck Bar.  The Golf Cart Depot is close to the Jet Express Put-In-Bay Ferry and a short taxi ride from the Miller Ferry.  Book Now to reserve your cart!

Choose from 2-person, 4-person, 6-passenger, and 8-man golf carts for rent. Customers can opt for hourly, daily, overnight, or weekly. The two-person cart is an electric cart, the four and six-person carts are gas-powered, and a high-quality Club Cart. If necessary, fill up the cart at Put-in-Bay Gas Station, but they rarely run out of gas.  See South Bass Island the way it was intended!

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals Reservations and information can be easily obtained by calling their friendly customer service number at 419-779-5147. Easily accessible from all downtown attractions, the Golf Cart Depot makes is easy as can be to get you on the road as soon as you get off the Put-in-Bay Jet Express ferry.  From the Ferry Dock, the Depot is a short walk just past Delaware Ave, next to the Reel Bar on Langram Rd.  

Why Rent a Cart?

You won’t want to be left out when you see everyone driving around in their carts. It’s the most popular type of transportation on the island that allows one to see all the Put-in-Bay restaurants, bars, and Put-in-Bay attractions! Make sure to book in advance. Also, guests can check out one of the best Put-In-Bay Hotels, the Victory Station, here at this location.

All golf cart rentals from the Golf Cart Depot are licensed motor vehicles and street legal. Carts can be rented by people 18 years of age and over with a valid driver’s license who follow proper traffic laws. They include proper safety equipment including headlights, taillights, turn signals, roofs, and seatbelts. Be sure to check out their competitive rental rates. 

Find more info on their Golf Carts website! On-island, stop by their location to pick up a cart at 489 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456.



Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot: “They are right downtown by the Reel Bar. The carts are newer, the prices better, and the people are very nice. I like the Yamaha carts better for my day rental. -Shaun S.”

Island Club Golf Cart Rentals: “I have rented carts from numerous places on the island. I will say this is by far the nicest and cleanest cart I have ever rented!! Reserving the cart was a breeze. Called the phone number and it was delivered right to our Island Club rental house. -ZM”

Put-in-Bay Condos Golf Cart Rental: “Our family spent last Friday cruising the island on a Condos golf cart. It’s by far the best way to see everything easily and at your own pace. Quick, affordable, and issue-free! We’ll definitely rent from them again next time we stay at the Put-in-Bay Condos. -Greg V.”

Top 3 Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Questions

More Golf Cart Rentals

E’s Golf Cart Rental

E’s is found on Langram rd and is actually owned by the same family as the Miller Ferry! Located just at the top of the hill and to the right, E’s has 2, 4, and 6 person golf carts available for hourly or daily rental. They do not offer overnight golf cart rentals and all carts must be returned at least 30 minutes before the last ferry leaves.

Island Bike & Cart Rental

Commonly abbreviated to IBR, they’re very recognizable for their green golf carts with the yellow IBR logo and the corresponding number on the front. They offer overnight rentals for all gas-powered 2, 4, and 6 passenger golf carts, as well as hourly and daily rates on their gas-powered and electric golf carts. Feel free to ask the staff for an island guide or map, free for all renters.

A&B Cart Rental

Owned by amazing local musician Bob Gatewood, A&B Cart Rental has located right on the edge of downtown just a 2-minute walk from the Jet Express dock. They have offer 4 passenger EZ-GO golf carts at overnight and daily rates as well as 2-hour rates for walk-up customers only, however, due to high demand we recommend going online and reserving ahead of time.

Village Carts

Village Carts is located downtown on Toledo Ave. They have 2, 4, and 6 passenger carts available for daily rent and also offer a special “GEM” cart which sports a white and yellow colorway and sunroof if you want to stand out! You can find them right across the street from the Carriage House by the Tour Train downtown and they do not offer overnight rentals.

Erie Island Carts

Erie Island Carts offer 2, 4, 6, and 8 seater golf carts. They do not do overnight carts. Located about a 5-7 minute walk from the ferry, you can go to the top of the hill and take a right on Langram Rd, head past E’s Golf Carts and the next place you’ll find is Erie Island. Midweek and weekend rates are separate and may vary based on the time of the season or holidays.

Delaware Carts

Located in downtown Put In Bay next to Mr. Ed’s and PIB Golf Cart Center, they have carts as well as offering bicycles and mopeds. They feature EZ-GO and Yamaha golf carts. Weekday and weekend rates will vary. You can go online to reserve a golf cart ahead of time so you don’t risk missing out on a cart if they sell out.

Resort & Hotel Golf Cart Rentals

The following resorts and hotels have golf cart rentals available exclusively for guests:

– Bay Shore Resort
– Bay Lodging Resort
– Edgewater Hotel
– Islander Inn
– Put-In-Bay Resort & Conference Center 

FUN FACT: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was built in 1865 on land purchased by Jay Cooke from Jose DeRivera for $10.00.