Put-in-Bay Tours happen daily during the season. Find tours in the air, on the ground, and even below the ground! You will find walking tours, guided tours, and tours by train. Whatever you are looking for, chances are that Put in Bay can provide. Enjoy your Put-in-Bay vacation today!

Crystal Cave
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Crystal Cave

A visit to the Crystal Cave and Heineman’s Winery is so uniquely Put-in-Bay it is not to be missed. This little island is full of natural wonders, none more so than the Crystal Cave. The world’s largest geode can be found here. Made of crystals, the geodes are up to 3 feet in width! That is a very big crystal. This magical cave is almost otherworldly with walls covered in strontium sulfate, a bluish mineral called celestite. Crystal Cave History Heineman is Put-in-Bay’s oldest winery. Gustav Heineman immigrated from Germany and recognized that the unique ecosystem of the island would...

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Heineman Winery Tours

Heineman Winery Tours

Heineman Winery is a singular Put-in-Bay institution. Nowhere else can you find a world class winery and a cave with the largest geode in the world. Head to Heineman’s for a truly unforgettable experience. Heineman Winery History The oldest winery on Put-in-Bay, Gustav Heineman founded Heinemans in the late 1800’s,. An immigrant from Germany, Gustav was already knowledge about wine making from his home country. He recognized the unique ecology of Put-in-Bay and decided to open his winery here. Lake Erie produces a tempering effect, which allows for a longer growing season and rich soil. The winery opened in 1888....

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Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides
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Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides

The Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides are offered at the Put-in-Bay Airport on the southern tip of South Bass Island. These thrilling rides are a unique way to experience this beautiful region. Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides Details These rides are taken in beautifully restored World War II Biplanes with open cockpits. Flights can accommodate one or two passengers alongside the instructor/pilot. Soar through the clouds while also gazing at the stunning coastline of Lake Erie. Take in the views of Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island, Kelley’s Island, Port Clinton, and more! Biplane Ride Options Aerobatic Thrills including loops, spins, and rolls Smooth Scenic Rides...

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Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides
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Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides

Imagine soaring above Put-in-Bay in your very own helicopter ride. Take in Lake Erie, the surrounding islands, and even Canada as you soar amongst the clouds. Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides depart from the Put-in-Bay Airport and offers several spectacular tours of the region. Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides Details Each tour has a two passenger minimum and maximum of three. Their state-of-the-art fleet is manned by expert pilots who are all quite knowledge of the region. The Put-in-Bay Airport is located at 1494 Langram Road on the southern tip of the island They offer two distinct tours. The Yellow Tour gives you a...

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Put-in-Bay Winery
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Put-in-Bay Winery

Put-in-Bay Winery offers visitors a delicious selection of wine, historical tours of their property, and gorgeous lakeside views. Located at the Doller House Estate on Bayview Avenue close to the Jet Express terminal, a visit to the Put-in-Bay Winery is a must for both wine lovers and history buffs alike. Put-in-Bay Winery Details In business since 2009, Put-in-Bay Winery includes winery exhibitions, a gorgeous wine garden, gift shop, and tours of the estate. With a staunch commitment to educating visitors on the history of winemaking, an afternoon spent at the winery is always fascinating and comes complete with plenty of...

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South Bass Island Lighthouse
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South Bass Island Lighthouse

The South Bass Island Lighthouse greets visitors arriving on the southern point of the island. First lit in 1897, this important part of Put-in-Bay’s history is much the same as it was when it was first built. With its location on the very southern tip of the island, it doesn’t have a ton of neighbors close by. If you plan on touring the lighthouse, a golf cart is a good way to get there. After your tour, grab a drink at Joe’s Pub or a full gourmet meal at Goat Soup and Whiskey. South Bass Island Lighthouse Tours Besides alerting...

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Tour Train
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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. 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 by a Jeep. Along the way, riders learn about this history of Put-in-Bay. The tour guide points out interesting attractions along...

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Put-in-Bay day trips can either be arranged on your own or organized from a local company. If you’d simply like to see the main attractions and sights, planning your own tour will typically be the best choice. You’ll pay less and be able to spend times at the sites that interest you. But for professional and informative tours, get involved in a Put in Bay tour company on the island.

A regular passenger ferry service runs several times per day between Port Clinton and Sandusky no the mainland, over to Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. There is no drive-able way connecting the Lake Erie islands to the mainland, unfortunately. However, due to the lack of big vehicles, there are many more beautiful unspoiled places to see.

Tour Attractions

Many historical attractions are found in the outskirts of the island. The downtown strip is centered mostly around dining, shopping, and boating. Put-in-Bay Tours are mostly found near the boat and ferry docks.

A visit to Put-in-Bay can definitely be rewarding, but a little more research and planning may be necessary. In most cases, it makes sense to stay overnight for a couple days to fully appreciate the island.

Ways to Tour

If you’d like to truly get off the beaten track and see the obscure historical and natural sites of Put-in-Bay, we advise adventuring with qualified guides in a Biplane Tour or Helicopter Tour by air, or the Tour Train on the ground.

Many of the parks and sights almost impossible to find without some prior knowledge.