The Miller Ferry is the most affordable way to travel to both South Bass and Middle Bass Island. Leaving from Catawba OH every half an hour from June 15 to August 19, the Miller Ferry is capable of transporting large groups and vehicles.
Reservations are not required. The last trip back to the mainland is 7pm and 9pm on the weekends. There are a reduced schedules beginning March 30 and after August 19 with service suspended between November 21.
Miller Ferry Fares (one way)
Child (6-11 yrs): $1.50
Child (under 6 yrs): Free
There are additional fees for trailers.
Miller Ferry Details
The Miller Ferries dock at the Lime Kiln Dock, which greets thousands of visitors to Put-in-Bay every year. Located at the southern end of the island, the Lime Kiln Dock also includes Dockside Gifts.
Dockside Gifts sells a variety of goods, from souvenirs to a much-needed snack after your trip on the ferry. Cold beverages and coffee are also available on-site as well as home decor, trinkets, and apparel. You can grab a snack before getting into a Put-in-Bay Taxi and heading out to your island lodging.
The Miller also provides various discounts and coupons to make your trip even more affordable. With group discounts, season passes, and Frequent Floater tickets save big on your next trip to the island.
Frequent Floaters are convenient travel sized packs which make it easy for families, friends, and businesses to “Share the Island Fun”. Twenty one-way tickets come in each discounted packet. Buy Frequent Floater packets at the Miller Ferry Catawba ticket booth, the Lime Kiln Dock ticket booth on Put-in-Bay, or at the Miller Ferry office on Bayview Ave. in downtown Put-in-Bay.
Purchase a Miller Ferry Gift card at the the ticket boat for friends planning to travel to Put-in-Bay. They are even reloadable.
The Miller also works directly with large groups to offer special package deals on their trips. For school groups, bridal parties, and business retreats, contact the Miller Ferry to hear about their specials.
Their packages include dockside luggage drop off, complimentary passes for motorcoach driver and tour guides, and coupons to many Put-in-Bay attractions.