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“If it weren't for passengers, they'd do a good job”
Review of Miller Boat Line

Miller Boat Line
Ranked #1 of 10 Tours in Port Clinton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ferries to the Lake Erie Islands of Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island, Ohio.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“If it weren't for passengers, they'd do a good job”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The weather was beautiful, as predicted for a week, the 4th of July weekend crowd was big, the Miller people were apparently surprised and unprepared for the business. "Managing" access to the ferries was a joke, worthy of their Philippine counterparts (at least they cared about overcrowding, if not communicating to the bullpen full of ticket-holding customers). Competition might do them some good!

Visited July 2014
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English first
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cheapest way to get to Put in Bay”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

The ferry is much cheaper than the Jet Express-about half the price. The fares were listed as $2.50 cheaper on the website than at the booth. The one down side to the ferry is it drops you off outside of downtown, and the Jet Express drops you off right next to everything.

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69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“How else would you get to Put-in-Bay?”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Let's start by stating the obvious. A ferry is a bus on the water. The primary objective of the ferry is to move people (and cars) from point A to point B. A ferry is not a cruise ship. There are no luxuries. With that said, my family and I took the Miller ferry from Catawba to Put-in-Bay. It was an affordable and convenient way to get to the island. We walked on-board and rented a golf cart once we got on land. We met the woman owns Miller ferry and she was so the consummate host, and the ultimate ambassador for PIB. The company has coupons that you can print off their website, which came in handy when renting the cart. I know there is another ferry option that may be quicker and more convenient from Sandusky, but I can't believe it's worth the expense. The Miller boat launch is an easy twenty minute drive from Sandusky, and the per person price is just right. We will use it again on our next trip to PIB.

Visited June 2014
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Part of the Lake Erie islands' experience”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Nice short ferry trip that provides a great reliable service to and from the islands. Travelers can be up close to the water or sit on the second floor comfortably. Often find a mix of fellow passengers including businesses trucking supplies to and from the island. Plus, this business takes care to support the local community in various endeavors.

Visited June 2014
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Loudonville, Ohio
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great ferry trip to Put-In-Bay”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The best way to get to Put-In-Bay! Very economical and professional. The staff was friendly. I would highly recommend Miller Boat Line.

Visited June 2014
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