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The first part of your Put-in-Bay getaway is getting there. Most people take the Miller Ferry from Catawba Island to Put-in-Bay. It provides a half hour scenic route across the channel and also brings vehicles. Miller began operation in 1905, started high-capacity service in 1945, and will launch a brand new ship for the 2019 season! Ther is also a high-speed passenger-only ferry from the mainland over to our island called the Jet Express. It began its Ferry Service in 1989 from Port Clinton, Ohio traveling to Downtown Put-in-Bay. It became known for its reliable, high-seed, and late night service to this lively island. Today, both ferry services service the island and guests are split as to which one they prefer. They leave from the Ports of Port Clinton, Catawba Island, and Sandusky, servicing the Islands of Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island), Middle Bass Island, and Kelleys Island off the north shore of Ohio in Lake Erie.
Once here, enjoy touring the beautiful island of Put in Bay on a comfortable and dependable golf cart from Delaware Cart Rentals. Golf carts are Put in Bay's most popular mode of transportation. The main rental location, Delaware Carts, is conveniently located on Delaware Avenue, close to the Jet Express ferry. They offer hourly, daily, and overnight rentals at competitive prices. You can choose to call and reserve a cart for the time you are here or wait until you arrive to check availability. We recommend either Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot or Delaware Carts by using your credit card to GUARANTEE a reservation on busy days, as they always sell out by early afternoon.
At Island Moped Rentals, right next to Delaware Carts, mopeds are a fun and exciting way to see Put in Bay island at your own pace. With a top speed of approximately 25 mph, mopeds are a great way to slow down and really appreciate the sights our Lake Erie Island has to offer. Explore Put in Bay to your heart's content and view our spectacular scenery. Take a full island tour, approximately 4 miles in length, or just head off for a specific Put in Bay location, like Perry's Monument. All island mopeds feature headlights, turn signals, front and rear brakes. Their friendly staff will show you the proper way to start and ride your Put in Bay moped if this is your first time. Take your time, have fun, and see it all!
For a more leisurely experience, enjoy beautiful historic South Bass Island on high quality Atlas bicycles. The bicycle fleet at Delaware Bikes consists of 1 speed beach cruisers, perfect for touring the island's 8-mile loop. Cruise the hilly interior and explore the nooks and crannies. Maneuver miles of scenic country roads on your bike, or take a romantic ride back in time and cruise the downtown parks and museums. Kids love the great selection of cool new beach cruiser bikes. The competitive rates cover hourly, daily, overnight, weekly, and group rentals. Located on Delaware Avenue next to Mr. Ed's within two blocks of the Jet Express boat line.
Some guests prefer to have someone else do the driving. Whether this is your first visit to Put in Bay, or you have been here many times, Island Club Taxis is available to answer all your questions and provide your chauffered transportation. They want your visit to be a pleasurable experience and to avoid any potential DUIs. Please feel free to contact them via PHONE at 419-285-5466 with any questions you may have about their taxi service and the island. Taxi service is available seven days a week, year-round, to assist you with all your transportation needs while visiting Put-in-Bay.
For those who like to fly, Put-in-Bay Airport (FAA LID: 3W2) is a public airport located in Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. The approach to Runway 21 is complicated by the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial which is almost exactly in line with the runway so please be advised. The airport is located in the center of the southern half of the island and offers 2 runways. Taxi service is available. Put-in-Bay's airport is open year round for arrivals and departures from dawn to dusk. Runways at the Put-in-Bay airport are modern and paved but not lighted so there are no departures after dusk.
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