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Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals

1523 Catawba Ave, South Bass Island State Park, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5508
+1 419-285-2628
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Interesting and fun!

There were 4 of us who took a great boat tour without planning it ahead of time. We learned... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Diane M
So fun and relaxing!

My friend, boyfriend, and I rented a 14' 40 hp speed boat a few weekends ago for 2 hours and had a... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Carly S
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“captain bob” (5 reviews)
“speed boat” (2 reviews)
“skis” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1523 Catawba Ave, South Bass Island State Park, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5508
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+1 419-285-2628
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

There were 4 of us who took a great boat tour without planning it ahead of time. We learned things about the area we did not know. The Captain was courteous fun and made an enjoyable trip for us all. He knows a lot about...More

Thank Diane M
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review, Diane. It was a pleasure to have your family out on the water. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for all your support!

Reviewed 21 July 2016

My friend, boyfriend, and I rented a 14' 40 hp speed boat a few weekends ago for 2 hours and had a great time! The staff at PIB Watercraft Rentals were very professional and it's obvious that safety for us, other boaters, and the boat...More

1  Thank Carly S
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and it was a pleasure to serve you. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Three of us took a 60 minute tour on a very nice boat with Captain Bob. He gave us interesting information and we went to see him sing that night at The Reel Bar.

1  Thank beckyabx
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you all and go on a tour. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

For a spur of the moment boat ride this was great. Captain Bob was very friendly and accommodating. And his knowledge about the islands was fascinating. I would highly recommend this boat tour.

1  Thank Cathy P
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you, Cathy. It was a lot of fun! Thank you for visiting us!

Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great time on Lake Erie with Captain Bob. He took us around the entire island and captivated us with his stories about the history and people of the area.

Thank Sue D
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time, Su, to leave such a nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you!

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great time highly recommend very entertaining and knowledgeable a great way to break up the day at the Bay

Thank Dan2215703
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

Hi Dan hank you for the nice review. It was a pleasure seeing you again for the tour!

Reviewed 6 June 2016

Six of us enjoyed a one hour island tour with Captain Bob Gatewood. Not only does he point out the islands surrounding Put In Bay, but he explains so much of the history of the area. We would recommend this for any family or group...More

Thank Rebecca T
calabash_bob, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our business. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to be out on the water with you all.

Reviewed 27 April 2016

My family and I frequent South Bass Island numerous times throughout the Summer and Fall. PIB Watercraft Rentals is always on our itinerary - we enjoy the chance to ride the Wave Runners on the glistening waters of Lake Erie. Wicked Fun. Have met the...More

Thank currahee5062016
calabash_bob, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your continued support and that positive review,Currahee! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see your family again this year.

Reviewed 15 October 2015

Bob helped me design and implement a great trip for me to propose to my girlfriend. I live in WV but was planning a weekend getaway to ask my girlfriend to marry me. We went on a guided boat tour and saw a lot of...More

Thank Zack D
calabash_bob, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

That was a fantastic tour! Thanks so much for having your special day with us... and she said yes! This was a first for us and we are so glad we could be a part of it. Thank you and many happy years together for...More

Reviewed 28 September 2015

We rented jet skis here a few years ago and they had jet skis available. However, when we tried to rent them this year on a holiday weekend (Labor Day), there were no jet skis available. They would not take our name down to reserve...More

Thank skinnycrissy
calabash_bob, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this review

Hi skinnycrissy thanks for being a return customer and for leaving feedback. We advise making a reservation any time you would like to come visit us but definitely on a busy holiday weekend. Hope to see you again soon!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tina C
How much is jet ski rentals
25 April 2017|
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Response from Bob G | Property representative |
Hi Tina, We rent Jet Skis by the half hour for $60 for a single rider or $65 for a double. We also rent by the hour with a discount built into the price so $110 for single per hour and $120 for a double per hour. Thanks for... More
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yacomik
If I rent a jet ski can my 16 year old drive it? Do we have to get any sort of paperwork before coming there?
29 May 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for writing to us. Although it is legal in the state of Ohio for a 16 year old to operate a personal watercraft (jet ski) it is generally not our company's practice to do so. To have a minor operate such... More
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Joydeepta K
Hi, I read from your website that JetSki boats are available for half hour,1 hour rental etc. Does this allow the total time of jetski rental to be shared among multiple person? For example, a group of 4 people can take one 2 seater jetski rental for 1 hour & share the ride among themselves within one hour? Please let me know. Thanks J
12 April 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Property representative |
Hi Joydeepta. Yes of course! We would be happy to have multiple riders for one rental. There is however a $10 charge for more than one passenger switch during a rental. That is because we have to do more safety orientations... More
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