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Put-in-Bay Ohio on South Bass Island

Put In Bay Online is your one stop resource for Put-in-Bay, Ohio information! We offer everyone’s favorite downloadable Put-in-Bay Island Guide. Both this online Guide and the printable Put-in-Bay Island Guide have listings of Put-in-Bay hotels, home and condo rental. Furthermore, there is tons of vacation information. Take a look around and see why this popular Lake Erie island is a summertime destination spot. Hundreds of thousands of individuals, families, and corporate meetings call Put-in-Bay a vacation home during the summer.

When you plan your vacation to Put in Bay, this is Your Island Resource.  Put-in-Bay is one of the top 10 vacation destinations on Lake Erie and in Ohio. We consistently appear in magazine “top 10” lists for best small city. Recreational boaters and tourists alike consider Put-in-Bay to be the Key West of the North. Have you discovered our island yet? If not, we invite you to read more about us and plan your visit to this island paradise.

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Use this Put-in-Bay guide website to find places to stay, places to shop, places to eat, places to party, places to hold a meeting, and places to get married. We can help you find the perfect Put-in-Bay vacation rental  or summer rental homes, hotel or Put-In-Bay resort. We can even help you find a brand new Waterfront Condo or a bed and breakfast. No matter if you want to be on one of the Lake Erie Islands or the shores of Port Clinton, Ohio. Planning a weekend away from home? You have come to the right place. Boaters can find information about dockage at public and private marinas.

After traveling to the island on one of the Put-in-Bay ferry boats such as the Jet Express or Miller Ferry from Port Clinton or Sandusky, you will find various modes of transportation. Furthermore, the most popular method is to rent golf carts, mopeds, or bicycles to get around this Lake Erie Island paradise. Be sure to visit Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.  Here, guests can learn about the history of the island and the Battle of Lake Erie. Explore South Bass Island State Park and walk along the beautiful shores of Lake Erie.  First, check out the boats in the harbor from DeRivera Park.  Then, enjoy some Family Fun at Perry’s Cave. There are also many other family and historical Put-in-Bay attractions in and around downtown Put-in-Bay. Go to the boardwalk for some great walleye!

Your Island Resource!

Before starting your morning, or after a long day of sightseeing, you will need food! Restaurants and bars are plentiful across the island, with most conveniently located downtown.  They are open to all types of groups, from casual dining to upscale. Stop by the Boardwalk for their world famous lobster bisque or visit the delicious Cameo Pizza.  Also, Mr. Ed’s is a fan favorite for fun and entertainment.  Make sure to call a Put-in-Bay taxi for safe and quick travels at night.  Moreover, as it gets very dark and you can see many stars out over the lake.

Don’t Forget a Put-In-Bay Golf Cart Rental

By far the most popular way to get around the island is with a Golf Cart Rental at Put in Bay.  With transportation, guests can get the most of their Lake Erie Adventure.  Ride out to the Put-In-Bay Airport and see the island from the skies in a helicopter.  Learn about Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.  Enjoy some exceptional food at one of the fine Put-In-Bay Restaurants.  Cart over to a Put-in-Bay Jet Ski Rental provider for some exciting fun.   See more and do more with a Golf Cart Rental.

Catch a Put-In-Bay Event

Throughout the season, there are so many great Events. These range from family-friendly fun to rocking concerts with national acts. To start each season in March, the island hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Many of our local island friends from the Cleveland and Toledo areas come to celebrate this greenest of days at Put n Bay. The annual Pyrate Fest in June is a very popular Put-In-Bay Event for families. Pyrates descend upon the island for a weekend of swash buckling and mischief.

Put-in-Bay Vacation Planning

This Put-In-Bay guide should give you all the information you need to make your trip as fun as possible. We provide driving directions from major cities to the ferry boats (cars have limited parking on-island) Find unique gifts and souvenirs at the many island gift shops including nautical wearables at Misty Bay Boutique. If you can’t find the information you are looking for on our events or group tours pages, please contact us. We will be more than happy to share all the Put-In-Bay, Ohio 43456 information you need. We are just an email or phone call away!

Ohio’s vacation hot spot is here in the Lake Erie Islands at Put-in-Bay. We also are a popular location for seasonal Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties due to the legendary nightlife. The island has played host as an Ohio vacation getaway for couples, singles, families, and business retreats for over a century.  Fortunately, there are many family friendly activities for all ages. The old is with the new.  This is evidenced by our recent reenactments.  Many are done by the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Other great Ohio destinations can be discovered at the great Ohio Tourism Website which lists some great Ohio destinations. We hope to see you soon at the Bay!

Discover the Best in Put-In-Bay Hotels and Put-In-Bay Condos

To truly experience everything the island has to offer, we suggest staying!  This website is teeming with great information to choose the best places to stay on Put-In-Bay.  We feel our destination is among the best getaways in the United States.  Come and see why thousands flock to a tiny island Lake Erie aptly named Put-In-Bay.

Common Questions about Put in Bay, Ohio

Why is it called Put in Bay?

The most commonly believed reason is that the island has been used by mariners for many centuries, utilizing the protected harbor for safety.  Sailors would “put in at the bay” for refuge from Lake Erie storms.

How do I get to Put in Bay?

The island of Put in Bay is most commonly accessed via a Passenger Ferry Boat.  Boats departing from Port Clinton, Catawba and Sandusky provide water transportation to South Bass Island over the great Lake Erie, where the Village of Put-In-Bay resides.

Can I bring a car to Put-In-Bay?

Yes!  The Miller Ferry offers both passenger and vehicle transport from its Port Clinton, Ohio dock.  Service is rendered to the Lime Kiln Dock on the southern end of South Bass Island.  The Miller Ferry is the only Put in Bay Ferry that offers vehicle transportation to the island.

What to bring to Put in Bay?

The most important thing to bring is a great attitude!  There are so many great things to do and see on the island that a willingness to have fun is all that is needed.  For items you may need, there is a grocery store, convenience store and many shops.

Does Put-In-Bay have a beach?

The island of Put-In-Bay is mainly comprised of solid, dolomite rock.  Therefore, the shoreline is rocky with small pebbles and stones.  So, there are Put-In-Bay Beaches, but they are not sandy.

More Things to Do:

Put-in-Bay is chalk full of island attractions to do besides bars! You can explore the lakeside South Bass Island Lighthouse, head to Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center for mini golf or the Butterfly House, or eve rent a kayak. You can also check out the South Bass Island State Park where they have great picnic areas and restrooms. Plus, you can head to the dock to rent jet ski’s!

Did You Know?

The founder of Put-In-Bay was a wealthy Spaniard named Jose DeRivera.  In 1854 he purchased South Bass Island where Put in Bay is located, Middle Bass Island and a couple smaller rocky outcroppings.  DeRivera Park in downtown Put-In-Bay was donated by the founder and entrusted to remain a park forever.

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