The Jet Express and Miller Ferries are running. 2023 schedules are below.
Ferry Service is the lifeblood of South Bass Island, aka Put-in-Bay. The ferries run all year round except when it is too dangerous due to winter ice. The ferries transport materials, postal mail, UPS and FedEx, vehicles, construction equipment, and most importantly… our Put-in-Bay visitors!
Take a ride and start your adventure on Put-in-Bay because the ride over is just the start of the fun!
Miller Ferry to Put in Bay
The Miller Ferry is on their full summer schedule. If you do visit Put-in-Bay, please remember the motto “Our Home to Your Home”. Follow all government and CDC guidelines in regard to 6-foot social distancing, washing your hands often, avoiding shared surfaces as much as possible, etc. Be safe! Miller Ferry 2021 Schedule The Miller Boat…More Information
Jet Express to Put in Bay
Travel to Put-in-Bay in quickly and smoothly with Jet Express Ferry. The best ferry service to the island, the Jet Express offers high speed travel directly to the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. They also provide the only late night ferry service on the island so you can take in all the things to do in…More Information
Sonny-S Boat Line
For guests wanting to explore more of the Lake Erie Islands, board the Sonny-S Ferry to Middle Bass Island. The ferry leaves downtown Put-in-Bay from the Boardwalk dock and lands on Middle Bass at the same terminal as the Miller Ferry. Many tourists take the Jet Express ferry boat from Port Clinton Ohio because it…More Information
Miller Ferries to Put in Bay
The Miller Boat Line Ferry Service is a convenient way to travel to the island. When traveling across Lake Erie to destinations such as Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island, or the other Lake Erie Islands, the Miller Ferry provides great service to its guests with exceptional views. The Millery Ferry does not go to Kelleys Island. Conveniently located in Port Clinton, Ohio, The Miller Ferry is a short boat trip to the islands and has the lowest fares. The Miller Boat Line will transport guests aboard the ferry via car, bike, or walk-ons and departs from the northern point of Catawba Island. You can find Miller Ferry schedule at the ferry dock. You can buy ferry tickets online or at the ferry as well.
The Miller Ferry makes frequent trips from Catawba Island (mainland) to the Lake Erie Islands during the spring, summer, and fall months. Guests can purchase round-trip tickets at the gate. The address for the Miller Ferry Boat Line is 5174 E Water St Port Clinton, OH. Guests can find free parking within walking distance of the Miller Ferry or bring their car to the island. On busy summer weekends, we recommend parking vehicles in the mainland lot to reduce wait times to bring your car to the island. Once you arrive on the island, a taxi service is available to bring guests downtown or to their Put-in-Bay lodging destination by calling 419-285-5466.
5174 East Water Street, Port Clinton, OH. 43452419-285-2421 Visit Website Read More
Free and paid parking is available within walking distance of the Miller Ferry.
Miller ferries run every half hour during operational times
Does not offer late-night service
Jet Express Ferries to Put in Bay
Travel to South Bass Island quickly and smoothly with Jet Express Ferry. The best ferry service to the island, the Jet Express offers high-speed travel directly to the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. They also provide the only late-night ferry service on the island so you can take in all the things to do in Put-in-Bay. Need a Put-In-Bay Taxi from the Jet Express? Call 419-285-5466. The Jet Express Ferry Details The ferry is designed exclusively for passenger service.
The Jet Express delivers guests to the heart of Downtown Put-in-Bay, which is the center of the fun! This Put-in-Bay ferry ride from Sandusky is approximately 45 minutes from Port Clinton about 25 minutes. Whether you’re taking a day trip for a day or staying on the island for one of the many island events or staying a few nights in one of the hotels & resorts, the Jet Express is a luxurious way to travel. Feel free to ask the crew about any of the Put-in-Bay attractions, state parks, or where to find the best Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals.
#3 North Monroe St., Port Clinton, Ohio 43452419-285-5466 Visit Website
Jet Express is the only ferry to offer late-night service
Passenger Ferry only
Ferry service to Cedar Point available
For guests wanting to explore more of the Lake Erie Islands, board the Sonny S Ferry to Middle Bass Island. Here, guests can tour the grounds of the recently improved State of Ohio Park. The remains of Lonz Winery have been converted into a place that can be toured. The park is on prime land with Lake Erie Frontage. Also, on the island guests can head to one of the two watering holes, Hazards, and JF Walleyes. Both serve up delicious island cocktails and entrees! Add this to your to-do list when you visit Middle Bass Island, you won’t be disappointed!
341 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456216-644-4220 Visit Website Read More
You may have questions about the ferry service. We have the answers!
David A: “This is a fantastic way to get to Put in Bay or other nearby Islands. Our stay at the Island Club was an excellent experience. The staff is always very professional. The service is great. The scenery well on this boat is awesome and it’s a very comfortable and safe ride. I have used this service multiple times when I don’t have my boat with me. I recommend this place to everyone.”
Nina C: “My family and I (ages 2-60 years) rode the Jet Express Ferry just yesterday. We absolutely loved it! Easy on/easy off, and we got to exchange our tickets for a later time because our dinner time ran over. Very clean and well kept! Also, I liked having the choice of which deck we would sit on (our choice of sun or shade). Just a short golf cart ride away from Put-in-Bay Condos. I would love to go back again!”
Kristi F: “I am from Cleveland and I took my 3 months old on the Jet Express yesterday morning at 10:15. The line went fast to purchase the tickets and the line was smooth to get on the boat. It was great! On the way back a male worker came over, sat with me, and talked to my 3-month-old daughter, she was getting a little fussy. He talked to her and she ended up smiling and laughing! I appreciated that so much!”
Tonya P: “First time taking the grandkids and they loved the boat ride. We got the package deal that included the boat ride and golf cart rental for the day. It was the perfect getaway from Toledo, everyone had a great time and it was a beautiful ride to the island. Visit Put-in-Bay today!”