Put-In-Bay Transportation Options

You can bring your car on the ferry, but no need!  There are many ways to get around the island. 

Miller Boat Line provides passenger and vehicle service from Catawba Point (Port Clinton), Ohio, to Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island.  Free parking is available and it’s just more fun getting around the island with golf carts, bikes, scoote--rs and hiking.  Once on the island, it is recommended you take a taxi to the hotel. (It is too far to walk – almost 2 miles.)

Miller Boat Line operates four passenger/car ferries to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island from the tip of Catawba (off SR 53). Miller Ferry provides the most frequent trips to Put-in-Bay (daily, every half hour during the summer until 9 p.m.), budget fares (Put-in-Bay Adult: $7.50), and five free parking areas. Miller Ferry is the only ferry service that provides both passenger and vehicle service to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island; motorcycles and bicycles are also welcome. The official ferry schedule begins in March and ends in late November, but the ferry runs as long as weather permits. For fares, schedules, coupons, group discounts and event information visit their website. 



The Jet Express offers passenger service between Put-in-Bay, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Kelleys Island and Cedar Point. Adult tickets are $34 round-trip from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay. Youth, 12-16 pay $15. Kids, 6 to 11, pay $6. Kids 5 and under ride free. Sandusky to Put-in-Bay round-trip adult rates are $40.00 Youth, 12-16 pay $15. Kids 6 to 11 pay $6.00. The Jet Express also offers service from Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island to Cedar Point. Jet Express drops off right in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay and offers exclusive late-night service. Safe and secure parking available at their mainland locations. Check their website for exclusive discounts, online tickets, group rates and special excursions trips. Private charters are also available.

Once on the island, you can walk through the park downtown to the hotel (3-4 blocks), or take a taxi.



Taxis are available on the island at both ferry docks.  They will take you and your luggage right to our doorstep.  Don’t forget to ask for their card, as they pick up at The Anchor Inn Boutique Hotel or from any location, and transport to all destinations on the island.

Put-in-Bay Taxi is South Bass island’s oldest operating taxi service. It’s fleet of bright yellow full size passenger vans operate year-round. Owned and operated by life-long island resident Larry Kowalski, Put-in-Bay Taxi offers efficient, friendly service. Put in Bay Taxi transports passengers anywhere on the island for a flat rate per person. Call for group rates.



The most popular modes of transportation here on South Bass Island are golf carts and bicycles.  It is an easy and fun way to see our beautiful island.  

We also recommend The Golf Depot, which is located across the street.  Their number is 419-779-5147. 

The inn also has complimentary bicycles.  These are easy to ride 'beach cruisers'.  We also have bike locks (necessary) and (optional) helmets.    If a little more exercise is what you seek, ask us for the use of a complimentary bicycle, they are available on a first come, first served basis. 


The Put-in-Bay Tour Train offers a 55-minute narrated historical tour of Put-in-Bay and makes stops at several attractions, including Heineman Winery, Perry Cave’s Family Fun Center & Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. Ticket booth located at the Depot. Runs weekends mid-May to Mid-May, from 10:15 am to 4:15 pm & then after mid-June, daily until 5:15 pm. Group rates. Available for school, wedding and tour groups. Printable coupon for $1 off each adult in group available on their website.