Put In Bay has so much to offer in terms of entertainmentshoppingdining, and adventure. But it also has all the day-to-day necessities any visitor or local would need, too. From ATMs and auto repair to grocery stores and laundromats, everything you need is located right on the island. That means you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything, just pack your bags and get here! This Lake Erie island oasis is waiting for you! And whatever you need, you can find it on our list of Put In Bay services below. South Bass Island wants to ensure that you have a carefree bay vacation. Check out all of Put-in-Bay islands services below.

Put-in-Bay Groups
If you want to organize a Put-in-Bay group outing, there’s one choice of lodging that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Bring your group to the Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos. These brand new, spacious condos are the only waterfront lodging on the island. They are detached enough from downtown to have a relaxing atmosphere but close enough that getting to and from is a breeze. Every single Waterfront Condo has a beautiful, large patio looking out onto the water. Some have more than one! These units are for 10-12 people, and each has four bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a fully furnished...More Information
Put-in-Bay Fire Department
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL 911 The volunteers of the Put-in-Bay Fire Department are dedicated to keeping the citizens and visitors of the island safe at all times. It is because of their bravery we can all rest easy at night. Put-in-Bay Fire Department Location The station is located on Concord Avenue. It is right near the Put-in-Bay School and the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Downtown Put-in-Bay is less than a mile away. During the summer months, downtown is always bustling. Visitors will find a majority of the bars, restaurants, and shopping here. The location for the...More Information
Boardwalk Fuel Dock and Mooring Buoys
One of the most popular things to do in Put in Bay is anchoring at 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. Out of all the Put in Bay restaurants, only...More Information
Oak Point Docks
The Oak Point Docks cater to transient boaters for day and overnight visits. They are an extension of the South Bass Island State Park. The Oak Point State Park is one and a half-acre park, the smallest in all of the Ohio Park system. Oak Point Docks: Location, Features, and Things to Do The docks are located on Bayview Avenue with an unimpeded view of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and the Ohio State University Stone Lab. Located just down the street from the attractions like Put in Bay restaurants and other attractions of the downtown area. The docks...More Information
Put-in-Bay Event Catering
What kind of group getaway spot would Put-in-Bay be if you had to stress about preparing food for all of your guests? Put-in-Bay has a bunch of different options for large group catering and they’re all ready to meet your needs. Whether you’re coming in for a camping or fishing trip, a bachelor or bachelorette party, or even piecing together a menu for a wedding reception, your needs will be met at Put-in-Bay. Once you’ve reserved your Waterfront Condo or Island Club accommodations for your large group, make catering the next checkbox you mark off. It does get very busy...More Information

Safety on Put-in-Bay, Ohio

During your visit to Put-In-Bay, you will always feel safe. The island has its own police, fire, and EMS locations, so all issues can be dealt with in a time-efficient manner. There are also auto repair shops located right in Put-In-Bay, so you will never be stranded without your car (should you have one on the island). Please note that you can take your car to the island on the Miller Ferry!

Whether you are visiting Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial or here for a Bachelorette weekend, Put-in-Bay, Ohio wants to ensure everyone has a safe visit to the island.

Learn more about the Put-in-Bay, Ohio Police, and Put-in-Bay, Ohio EMS.

Services to Make Your Put-in-Bay Island Stay Perfect

Put-In-Bay also offers a slew of amenities to make your stay here as convenient as possible. Should you need it, you can find ATMs and banks, a drive-thru, a gas station, a hardware store, and a laundromat. You can also get a Put in Bay golf cart rental to help you tour the island more easily. You also have access to the United States Post Office and storage lockers.

Transportation Services

The island has Put-in-Bay taxis to get you to and from your next location safely. Whether you are coming from the Put-in-Bay airport or the famous Round House Bar, the taxi services can transport you with ease. Put-in-Bay taxis are a popular way to travel to your accommodations such as a Put-in-Bay resort. Learn more about Put-in-Bay taxi services.

Ferry Services

Before your visit, make sure to check the schedules of the Put-in-Bay ferries. Visitors have the option to arrive on the island by Jet Express, Miller Ferry, and Soony S Inter-Island Ferry.

The Jet Express and Miller Ferry are the most popular option for visitors. The schedules of both ferries will depend on the time year. The Miller Ferry leaves from Port Clinton, Ohio while the Jet Express departs from both Port Clinton, Ohio, and Sandusky, Ohio. The Jet Express also offers transportation to Kelley’s Island.

The Miller Ferry is only located 80 miles from downtown Cleveland! Perfect distance for a Lake Erie island getaway.

Fishing and Boating Services

For boaters, Put-In-Bay has dockage, marinas and boat ramps. Boat ramps are located right in downtown Put-in-Bay next to the Jet Express dock. The other location is at South Bass Island State Park. And there are also boat repair and towing services available if needed. The island has professional charter boat captains to make your getaway on Lake Erie worthwhile! There are many options for boaters on the island! Visitors can also choose to rent jet skis, kayaks, and more.

For the fishermen and fisherwomen, there are fishing licenses and supply locations right on the island, as well. These licenses can be purchased at the Wharfside located in downtown Put-in-Bay. Licenses purchased to fish on Lake Erie are valid for 365 days. Please note that there are different rates for Ohio residents and Nonresidents.

The fishing does not stop in the winter! There are opportunities to stay on Put-in-Bay island and try your hand at ice fishing. Please note that limited Put-in-Bay hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, and rental homes are open but Put-in-Bay lodging is still available!

Put-in-Bay Island is Just Like Home

During your stay at Put-In-Bay, you will come to find that this little island starts to feel a lot like home. And having access to what makes you comfortable is a big part of that. On the island, you will find churches, civic organizations, and a library, too.

There are plenty of Put-in-Bay bars and restaurants too for you to enjoy. Check out some of the most famous Put-in-Bay restaurants such as The Boardwalk, The Round House, Heineman Winery, or Mr. Ed’s.

With all these Put-In-Bay services available, there is no reason to put off your trip any longer! Our lodging fills up fast, so make your reservations at a Put in Bay resort, hotel, rental, or condo today. Discover the best options for Put-In-Bay hotels and lodging or, if you are booking for a group, you will find the best condo, cabin, and cottage rentals. The waterfront condos are one of visitors’ favorite places to stay! Before you arrive make sure to check out the upcoming events on the island. Our weekends with historical reenactments or Pyrate fest are some of the most popular events! Take a Put in Bay ferry today and we can’t wait to see you on a bay vacation! Come experience the Key West of the North.