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fun day trip

This was a fun day trip for 4 people & 1 dog. The only reason I didn't give 5-stars is because a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa G
Alamosa, Colorado
Relaxing Day Trip to Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island

In September 2018, my wife and I spent a relaxing day at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, which is on an island in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buffalo, New York
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Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the William Perry Monument, and its fishing opportunities cant be beat, especially if you're fishing for Walleye and Perch.
1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5508
+1 419-285-2112
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All reviews rent a golf cart day trip state park key west miller ferry port clinton party place the jet express lake erie perry's monument south bass ferry ride driving around get away party goers lots of restaurants bar hopping
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun day trip for 4 people & 1 dog. The only reason I didn't give 5-stars is because a lot of the shops are filled with cheaper "touristy" klitsch & things are overpriced. It was a lot of fun riding around the...More

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In September 2018, my wife and I spent a relaxing day at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, which is on an island in Lake Erie just north of Port Clinton/Catawba Island. Put-In-Bay/South Bass Island struck me as a mini-version of Mackinac Island except cars are allowed here. Some...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Friends living in western PA have been trying to visit Put In Bay for years and we finally made it for a weekend. Being Sept we took Miller's Ferry because Jet Express was running on limited schedule and besides Miller's Ferry is less money and...More

1  Thank Root B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Expect to spend $80 per couple to get onto, and travel the island. $32 round trip on the Millers Ferry for 2 ppl, and $50-60 for a golf cart. AAA Members get $5 off at the rental on top the hill. Decide on your budget...More

Thank StarkDiets
Reviewed 16 September 2018

What a great island to visit and have fun on. Yes, there are lots of bars, but there is still plenty of family friendly activities to do here. Make sure to rent a golf cart, so that you can get the whole experience of the...More

Thank Midnght69
Reviewed 4 September 2018

South Bass Island, (Put in Bay), has something to offer for everyone. Many fine places to eat, or indulge in your favorite cocktail. Whether it be The Keys and their delicious menu, the Boardwalk, with several eating venues in one building, the Reel Bar with...More

1  Thank giddyupdave
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Visiting South Bass Island on a weekend in the summer is a great get away choice! So much to see and try!!! Using a golf cart to get around, or ride a bike!

Thank cathy w
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I would suggest that anyone who has a few hours to rent a golf cart and explore this lovely island! It’s not just about partying and loud music as some would assume. There are amazing restaurants and wonderful happy customer service. Nooks and crannies await...More

Thank travelrelaxrepeat
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Beautiful Island with very friendly residents. Great to visit with family during the day, and adults only in the evenings.

Thank boydi2017
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its a great very small island to see. not much of traffic. Rent a club car (Golf cart) and go everywhere in the island. It is the common mode of transport. Of course, you can take your car in the ferry. But, I would recommend...More

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3 September 2018|
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Response from foursquares | Reviewed this property |
I dont know. Possibly ask their tourist board or chamber of commerce. Also check on Tripadvisor.
3 September 2018|
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Response from skygoddess45 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure there is any boat rentals on the island. Only kayak ; and jet ski rentals.
Teresa S
11 July 2018|
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Response from 108sriramk | Reviewed this property |
Hourly rate is roughly $20 per hour. I rented a 4 seat club car for a day for $95. This is as soon as you get off of ferry. If you go further into the city by walk, you might get it for little cheaper. I guess the... More