Put in Bay is serviced by two ferry boat companies: one that is passenger only, and one that is for both vehicles and passengers.
The ferry offers a high speed ferry boat primarily designed for passengers and light freight and offers the only late night service to and from Put-in-Bay. The ferry departs from downtown Port Clinton and Sandusky Ohio. The ferry also offers inter island service to Kelly's Island. The ferry travels at 42 mile per hour making it the fastest way to Put-in-Bay. Children under 5 ride free.
There is no doubt that the village of Put-in-Bay Ohio is one of the most unique places you can ever visit. Our compact two by four mile island is dotted with historic homes, sightseeing opportunities, the nation's third tallest monument, quaint restaurants and local pubs. Beautiful water surrounds Put in Bay where fishermen will find the best walleye and perch fishing in the United States.
Over 2 million people annually ride the ferry or bring their own boat across to discover the magic of the Bass Islands of Lake Erie. Put-in-Bay Ohio on South Bass Island is the crown jewel of the Lake Erie Islands recreational area.