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!

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 The Put-in-Bay Winery creates their own wine from the rich soil on the island. They follow the process of wine making from the grape seed being planted, to the bottling process, and eventually to either the wine tastin room or souvenir shop that allows you to take...

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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 from the Put in Bay ferry. 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. One of the many things to do in Put in Bay include touring the lighthouse. However, with its location on the very southern tip of the island, there are not many other Put in Bay attractions close by. If you plan on touring the lighthouse, a golf cart is a good way to get there. After your...

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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 Biplane Rides
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Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides

If flying in an open cockpit bi-plane along the coastline of Put-in-Bay sounds fun then you’re in the right place! Enjoy the scenic views of Lake Erie and its islands from the sky in World-War ll biplanes that have been fully restored. The instructor will show you the basics and then let you take control. Your instructor will customize your flight based on your interest level. This means the instructor can do loops, spins, and rolls if you wish to! He will perform as many or as little aerobatics as you desire. The Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides are offered at the...

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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 and it is located close to where visitors get off of the Put in Bay ferry. 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 that you simply can’t get with just a Put in Bay golf cart rental. Boarding the Put-in-Bay Tour Train Purchase tickets at the Downtown Bus Terminal located at the corner of Delaware and Toledo Avenues. Passengers...

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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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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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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.