South Bass Island is only 3.5 miles long but it is the most popular among the group of Lake Erie Islands because of Put-in-Bay. Getting around the island is easy! The quaint little village makes both a great day trip or an awesome weekend getaway destination. Many people vacation longer and stay on the island in an upscale Waterfront Condo or a comfortable rental home. The physical area of Put-in-Bay is small, so you are always near restaurants and attractions. The attractions are what make Put-in-Bay unique and we have many to visit.

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental at the PIB  Depot provides golf cart rentals by the hour or day on the island.  The location is right in the heart of downtown Put-In-Bay.  More importantly, this rental company will get you on your way quickly. Golf Cart Rentals on Put in Bay are the best way to get around South Bass Island. Reservations are accepted both online and on the phone. The Put in Bay Golf Cart Rentals often sellout early in the day.  RESERVE YOURS to ensure you’re not left out! Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental at the Depot  Put in Bay Golf...

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Island Club Taxi

Island Club Taxi

Put in Bay Taxi service is best with The Island Club Taxi.  They are the preferred transportation provider on Put-in-Bay. Their fleet is comprised on 15 passenger vans adorned with their famous Island Club logo. So, look for the palm trees and orange lettering and you are good to go. The drivers are helpful in choosing the right Put-in-Bay Restaurant and for general island information.  So, step in and enjoy a smooth and fast ride to your destination with Island Club Taxi Service. Island Club Taxi Specialities The Island Club understands the unique needs to Put-in-Bay visitors and locals alike....

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Island Club Golf Carts

Island Club Golf Carts

A Put in Bay golf cart rental is the primary choice of transportation at Put-in-Bay Ohio. The unofficial estimate for number of golf carts on the island is over 800. There are many sizes to choose from depending on your transportation needs. Island Club Golf Carts offers 4- and 6- person carts. They also offer a special rate when you reserve your cart online here through their website. So save some money and BOOK A GOLF CART ONLINE! Proudly serving ONLY Put-in-Bay Island Club Rentals guests and Put-in-Bay Condos guests with a confirmed home or condo reservation! Benefits of renting...

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Put-in-Bay Airport

Put-in-Bay Airport

Located on the southern end of South Bass Island, the Put-in-Bay Airport is open year round and available for public usage. With modern facilities and two runways, the airport accepts small planes from the mainland and surrounding islands. It also offers tours on biplanes and helicopters. Put-in-Bay Airport Details The Put-in-Bay Airport accepts arrivals and departures from dawn to dusk. The runways are in excellent condition but unlit. There are no departures allowed after dusk. Using one of the charter services, such as Griffing Airline or Island Air Taxi is a fun and exciting alternative to traveling to the island...

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Put-in-Bay Yacht Club

Put-in-Bay Yacht Club

The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is committed to promoting all types of boating and aquatic activities on Lake Erie. A private social organization, the Yacht Club boasts a significant amount of dockage and wonderful facilities. The atmosphere is friendly and very social. It is located near the Miller Marina. It is located right down the street from where the Put in Bay ferry drops off visitors. Becoming a The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club Member If you love boating, Put in Bay attractions, and visit the island on a regular basis, consider becoming a member of the yacht club. For a small yearly...

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Park Place Boat Club

Park Place Boat Club

The Park Place Boat Club and The Boardwalk are proud to present their 2017 Dock & Dine. The program provides a boater with a guaranteed dock Sunday through Thursday at Put-in-Bay.

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Tour Train

Tour Train

The Put-in-Bay Tour Train is one of the best ways to tour and learn about the island. This brightly colored train chugs all over the island. The open air trolley allows for lovely lake breezes flowing through. The knowledgeable tour guide shares fascinating Put-in-Bay history throughout the tour. Take a ferry to Put in Bay and head right over to the tour train to get acquainted with the island.  Boarding the Put-in-Bay Tour Train Purchase tickets at the Downtown Bus Terminal located at the corner of Delaware and Toledo Avenues. Passengers then board the yellow open air trolly pulled along...

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Harbor Taxi

Harbor Taxi

One of the most popular choices of anchorage at Put-in-Bay is the mooring buoys at Put-in-Bay harbor. A big reason for this is location. It’s just by downtown, yet far enough afield to have a relaxing atmosphere. But if you want to join the hustle and bustle, it’s incredibly easy. You can just hail the harbor taxi service, which is included with your buoy rate. Call them on VHF channel 10, and one of the three harbor launches will come to get you and drop you downtown. There’s no limit to how many times you can use the harbor taxi...

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Put-in-Bay is by far the most visited of the Lake Erie islands, so getting around is crucial. The island draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every summer. Among the reasons why: a bustling downtown, tons of attractions, towering Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, things to do on the water, and scenic South Bass Island State Park.

Put-in-Bay is Great for Walking

Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island’s main town, is only one square mile in size and everything is within easy walking distance. In fact walking is the preferred mode of transportation on the island next to golf carts.

Put-in-Bay is the only city in Ohio with permission by the state to regulate the number and size of certain vehicles allowed to drive on city and state streets. There’s a certain number of taxis allowed and certain vehicles allowed on certain roads. But visitors don’t need a car in Put-in-Bay and don’t need to worry about these things; it’s easy to navigate by foot. The picturesque harbor that Put-in-Bay is named after provides a good excuse to slow down the pace and enjoy the view.

Taxi Services

When you arrive on the island many visitors grab a courtesy shuttle while others pick up a Put in Bay golf cart rental for getting around. Be sure to ask when you make reservations to get the taxi phone number and save it on your cell phone. Taxi service is available to all locations on Put-in-Bay provided by Island Club Taxi, and cabs meet each arriving boat. Call 419-285-5466 whenever you need a ride!

To enjoy the Put in Bay attractions around the town, do what the locals do and drive a golf cart. Golf cart rentals are abundant all over the island and you can easily explore the slightly hilly terrain around South Bass Island in a couple hours or so. Reserve your Golf Cart Depot rental in advance by calling 419-779-5147!

Transportation Options

You can also rent a bicycle or moped to go exploring or take a sightseeing tour in the comfortable open-air tour train. If you want to venture beyond Put-in-Bay, ferry service is also available from the island to Middle Bass, Kelleys, and even Cedar Point in the summer!

Outdoor enthusiasts are welcome to explore South Bass Island on foot. Hiking and biking are popular daytime activities.  Island maps are available at the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce office downtown.

There is so much to do on the island that you may not be able to get to experience it all in one day. In that case you can spend the night at one of our lodging options like the Put in Bay hotels, condos, or house rentals.