Take your island vacation to the skies with a tour from Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides. You will soar high above the Lake Erie Islands, taking in the incredible sights of Put-in-Bay. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, and you’ll come home with some great videos on your phone and an awesome story to tell!
You can choose from one of two types of tours on your Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides. They have tours labeled the ‘white’ tour and the ‘blue’ tour. The white tour covers Port Clinton and Cedar Point as well as Put-in-Bay. This tour covers just about 12 miles of Lake Erie skies. The blue tour is a little longer, and in addition to Put-in-Bay, you’ll be visiting North Bass and Middle Bass Islands. Either tour you choose comes with a heavy dose of Put-in-Bay. So don’t stress too much about the choice, both tours are great and show you Put-in-Bay in a way you’ve never seen it before. The lines on the landscape from the vineyards are amazing, and you won’t believe how awesome Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial looks from the skies.
Places to Stay by the Put-in-Bay Airport
Put-in-Bay Airport is home to the Put-in-Bay Helicopter rides. Now since you’re on the Helicopter Rides page, it’s pretty likely that you’re looking forward to some exceptional sightseeing at the Bay. If so, then why not make incredible views a part of your accommodations as well? Stay at the Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos. Not only is this the closest lodging to the airport, it’s also the marquee lodging choice at Put-in-Bay. Every single unit has private patios looking out onto the lake. The views are astonishing. Picture you and your group enjoying the sunset with a nice glass of wine out on the patio. It might end up being your favorite part of the trip! Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos are located close enough to downtown to have easy access, but just far enough away to be able to retreat for some peace and quiet. And the Condos have their own Put-in-Bay golf cart rental and taxi service! You just can’t beat Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos, so don’t bother trying. Book today so you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry sooner!
Ian P: “We rode in a helicopter for our first time here and loved every second of the gorgeous views from up above looking down at Put In Bay! It was breathtaking and I would do it again in a heartbeat! The only difficult part was calling to see if they were open for operating that day, but it was worth the wait and worth the money!”
Joe B: “Very nice tour and not too pricey. Great way to see parts of the island that are closed to the public.”
Jay K: “Really unique experience.”
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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