The Miller Ferry departs from the Port Clinton, Ohio Dock. The township where the dock is located is Catawba, and often referred to as the location of the mainland dock. This service provides boat transport for both passengers and vehicles. So, every car, truck and van on the island came by the Miller Ferry.
In the peak season, the Miller runs every half hour. Throughout the tourist season, this ferry boat transports thousands of guests to Put-in-Bay Ohio. Also, the vast majority of goods and supplies came to the island via the Miller.
The most popular way to get around this favorite Lake Erie island is with a golf cart rental. A Put-In-Bay Golf Cart gets guests mobile and able to explore the area better.
Upon arriving on a ferry dock like the Miller Ferry or the Jet Express, there are golf cart options available within walking distance. Configurations are available for 2, 4, 6 and 8 person golf carts. So, there is a size that will accommodate any group. With a cart, the fun of downtown Put in Bay island is well within reach.
The Jet Express is a passenger ferry company with service to South Bass Island and Kelleys Island. They depart from Port Clinton, Ohio and Sandusky, Ohio. Their sleek, dual-hull catamaran cuts through Lake Erie with ease, as they make their way across the water.
Along the route, guests can enjoy viewing many Lake Erie Islands. Also, excellent vantage points and views of the western shore of Put-In-Bay. A standout feature of the Jet Express is the late night service. Guests wanting to stay later and experience the legendary nightlife can do so without staying. The Jet is ready to put an island in your life!
The PIB Airport or 3W2 is a lifeline to South Bass and the rest of the Lake Erie Islands This is especially true in the Winter months when the Ferries to Put-in-Bay stop running due to ice conditions. Also, there are times that the nautical conditions don't permit boats, but the planes can still fly. So, this airport is a very important part of the island.
During the Summer Season, guests can opt for a helicopter tour, biplane ride or even a chance to go skydiving on the island. The airport is also the home location for the wildly popular Bash on the Bay Concert series. The likes of Toby Keith and Kid Rock have graced the main stage at this event.