If you’re looking to get a little more active on your trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio, one activity that will be sure to get your blood pumping is Bay Paddleboarding. You’ll get to see the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Erie up close and personal, get that heart rate up, and get out in the sun! Paddleboarding will be sure to make for a true memory.
Bay Paddleboarding is in the business of making memories. It’s their job to ensure that you have an amazing experience out on the lake, and they do their job well. Any experience level is welcome, even zero experience because Bay Paddleboarding holds lessons as well. The great thing about a paddleboarding trip is that its entirely up to you how it plays out. If you want to take a slow paddle around the island and check out the views from the lake, you can. If you want to get your blood pumping and break a sweat, get that workout in, you can do that too. But no matter how you choose to enjoy your paddleboarding trip, what you always get is the breeze and the mist off the lake. It’s so refreshing and invigorating, it can’t be topped.
Bay Paddleboarding are experts in their field. They are the authority on the harbors and launch points for the paddleboards and they’ll share all of their knowledge with you so you don’t have to worry over safety, you can focus on fun. They have all of the licensing and certifications and would love to show you their expertise.
You can rent a paddleboard by the hour, or with an all-day rate. Gift certificates are also available. They are located at the main dock in downtown Put-in-Bay, right in the heart of it. You can’t miss them.
After Bay Paddleboarding
When your adventure reaches its conclusion, you’ll probably want to rinse off. Fortunately, DeRivera Park is right next door and there are public showers there. So bring a change of clothes, because you’ll be right downtown. Cross the street and head to one of the famous Put-in-Bay restaurants or bars and put your feet up. You could also take your Put-in-Bay golf cart rental to an attraction a little farther away to kick back and relax. You earned it!
With so much to do on the island, you may want to stay an extra day at a Put-in-Bay resort, hotel, or rental. In that case, check out our lodging options today so you can get on that Put-in-Bay ferry sooner!
Exploring the Island
There are many ways to start exploring the great Put-in-Bay attractions here on South Bass Island. You can take the tour train that starts their expedition at the Miller Ferry drop-off. The tour train will take you to all of the most important spots on the island including Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial so you can learn about the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie. You’ll also be able to see downtown Put-in-Bay, some Put-in-Bay wineries and grape fields, South Bass Island State Park, The Chocolate Museum, Derivera Park and so much more!
Another option is to explore the Island on your own terms in your own Put-in-Bay golf cart rental. Check out our antique car museum, the Put-in-Bay airport, or our great Put-in-Bay restaurants. Head over to Perry’s Cave to go gemstone mining, play some miniature golf, or challenge yourself to get through the maze at Fort Amaze’n. We also recommend going to Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial to go up on the observation deck for some spectacular views. Then head over to the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and visitor center to learn some amazing things about the monument and island history.
The nightlife is not the only fun to be had on South Bass Island. Whether you arrive on the island via Put-in-Bay ferry, like the Miller Ferry or Jet Express, Put-in-Bay airport, or even Jet Ski you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time while you’re here. During your next getaway take a Put-in-Bay taxi or Put-in-Bay golf cart rental to the South Bass Island Lighthouse, The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, The Boardwalk, or the lakeside South Bass Island State Park. We also have two major cave tours on the island (Crystal Cave and Perry’s Cave). As well as two major Put-in-Bay wineries (Heineman’s Winery and the Put-in-Bay Winery). Take a nice stroll down Catawba Ave, Delaware Ave, or stop and get some ice cream at the Chocolate Museum.
One must-see on the island is Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial by downtown Put-in-Bay. This monument is one of the most important sights to see on the island! Right near Derivera Park, the monument is named after Oliver Hazard Perry during the war of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie. At the monument they also have an observation deck that you can go out on and see everything surrounding PIB, like Gibraltar Island. They often also have live reenactments right in the grass outside of the monument. One of the best Put-in-Bay family-friendly activities on the island is Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center. Choose from a variety of kid-friendly activities at the Family Fun Center like mini-golf, gem mining, the Butterfly House, a rock climbing wall and more! Boaters usually come down to fish for some fresh Lake Erie Walleye. Stay for one of our Put-in-Bay events like Pyrate weekend or Jeep Fest. Play a couple holes at the golf course, kayak the Bay, or check out a couple of our great Put-in-Bay restaurants. Come explore all of the things to do here at Put-in-Bay!
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