There are countless ways to arrive to Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie islands, but none are faster or more stylish than the Put-in-Bay ferry service. When planning your next voyage to Put-in-Bay, make sure to reserve your seat aboard the Jet Express. Here, you will have smooth sailing for passengers and their light freight. Put-in-Bay adventures are but a short ferry ride away from Port Clinton, Ohio, and Sandusky, Ohio. With that said they are also the only ferry service offering late-night weekend travel to and from the island. The ferry service ends at 12:15 AM on the weekends, so you can enjoy a day trip and dance into the night at some of the famous Put-in-Bay bars, knowing the ferry will be accessible once the party has come to an end.

Put-in-Bay Ferry Details

Jet Express is the best way to grab your family and/or friends for a day trip or night out on the town. If you have children under 5 along for the journey they get to ride for FREE! You can’t beat that! Feel free to check out the schedule and make your Put-in-Bay plans accordingly. They regularly offer discounts and promotions so check out all the options to guarantee the best value. Guests will be dropped off at the Put-in-Bay docks and will be conveniently located in the center of some of the island’s best restaurants, pubs, attractions, and shopping.

During your voyage, you’ll be able to experience the best views of the Lake Erie islands, as well as some Canadian Islands, up close and personal. With that said, there are multiple seating options to choose from on this dual-hulled catamaran. On the upper deck, you can enjoy scenic views and open lakeside breezes. Maybe you’d prefer to get a little work done during your travels or ride in the comfort of the air conditioning? The main cabin is a great place to travel away from the elements.

A few amenities include:

  • Guaranteed seats when you purchase tickets online
  • Coolers, food, and beverages are permitted on the boat (consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed)
  • Discounts available for AAA, Military, AARP, and Golden Buckeye members
  • Taxi service, bike, and Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals are available at the dock and other nearby locations
  • Restrooms available at both docks and on the boat


David A: “This is a fantastic way to get them to put in Bay or other nearby Island. The staff is always very professional, the service is great and the scenery on this boat is awesome. Very comfortable and safe ride. I have used this service multiple times when I don’t have my boat with me. I recommend this place to everyone.”

Nina C: “My family and I (ages 2-60 years) rode the Jet Express Ferry just yesterday. We absolutely loved it! Easy on/easy off, and we got to exchange our tickets for a later time, because our dinner time ran over. Very clean and well kept! Also, I liked having the choice of which deck we could sit on (our choice of sun or shade). I would love to go back again!”

Jack B: “I purchased tickets in advance, online for Port Clinton to Put In Bay. I went to the wrong dock at Sandusky. Missed the Jet Express at Port Clinton. I drove to Port Clinton and they quickly changed my tickets to another time. No hassles and great service. The employees were very courteous and I highly recommend Jet Express. They ensured our day was a great time. Thank You Jet Express!”


When considering travel arrangements to Put-in-Bay, make sure to check out Jet Express. For more information about Put-in-Bay hotels, condos, rental properties visit our LODGING resource page to book your stay!