Put-in-Bay Boating

If you are coming to Put-in-Bay Ohio on your own private boat, or even bringing a fishing boat on a trailer, there are several docking selections to choose from: there are Mooring Buoys out in the Bay, Public and Private Docks all over downtown, and there are two Public Boat Ramps available on each end of the island.

The Wharfside
The Wharfside The Wharfside is well-stocked shop inside Topsy Turvey right on the shores of Lake Erie. For all the boaters and fishermen out there, the Wharfside is a welcomed sight. Centrally located in downtown Put-in-Bay, the shelves are full of snacks, drinks, beer, cigarettes, and other items to take on boat. Most importantly they carry a great selection of tackle, bait, sun care, and other important boating accessories. You can also purchase a State of Ohio Fishing License here. Lake Erie is known at the Walleye Capital of the World. Walleye is a fine-flaked fish with few bones. Prized...More Information
Put-in-Bay Yacht Club
Located right down the street from the Put in Bay ferry drop off area, 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. The Vision 2020 kick-off was a big hit with their members and it represented a joint effort to coordinate the club’s short and long term goals to improve the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club loved by so many generations. Becoming...More Information

Getting in the Water

One ramp is located in downtown Put-in-Bay next to the Jet Express Dock. The other is located in the South Bass Island State Park out past Joe’s Bar. The State Park ramp is wider and has a gentler slope than the downtown ramp. As a bonus, there is also more trailer parking available. Also, if you are planning to trail a boat to Put-in-Bay, you will need to take the Miller Ferry to the island since they are the only ferry to transport vehicles.

Can you take your own boat to Put-in-Bay?

Absolutely! Many visitors bring their boats to the island. There are many docking options! Put-in-Bay is a very popular getaway for boaters. Make sure to reserve a space in advance during peak season!

Can I make a reservation at boat docks or marinas?

Public-owned docks do not take reservations on the island. If you are looking to make a reservation, private boat clubs and marinas can take reservations from non-members. The Boardwalk and Park Place Boat club are two private establishments that offer reservations.

Does Put-in-Bay have fishing charters?

Lake Erie Fishing Charters offers maximum safety and comfort for your fishing trip. Chartering a fishing trip is a great option because fishing gear is provided and an experienced crew is there to help you along the way. You can bring up to 6 guests on a charter!

What private docks and marinas are in Put-in-Bay?

There are 6 private establishments you can park your boat while staying on Put-in-Bay. The Boardwalk Docks, Duggan’s Marina, Miller Marina, Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, Mooring Buoys, and Park Place Boat Club & Docks are the options for private docking on the island. Contact each business for more detail!

Where can I get fuel for my boat at Put-in-Bay?

You can purchase fuel at the Put-in-Bay Docks by the Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina Complex. This complex has diesel and gasoline!