Miller Boat Line runs an 18-minute route from the Point of
Catawba Island to the southern tip of South Bass Island
(Put-in-Bay). During the summer season Miller's runs every half
hour, beginning as early as 6:30 a.m. and ending as late as 9 p.m.
Miller's also runs a longer season than the Jet Express, beginning
generally in mid-March and running into December when the weather is
Miller's offers discounted rates for groups of 25 or more. Visit
their website for Miller Boat Line's updated schedule and services
by clicking on Miller
Boat Line or you may contact them directly by calling
Miller ferries dock at the Lime Kiln Dock on South Bass Island. The
dock is about 2.5 miles from downtown Put-in-Bay. Miller's is the
only ferry service that carries vehicles to the island. A downtown
bus (school bus) and taxi service transports people between the dock
and downtown. There is also a bicycle and golf cart rental located
at the top of the dock.
The Jet Express runs a 22-minute route from downtown Port
Clinton, OH to downtown Put-in-Bay. The Jet travels a farther
distance in a much faster ferry boat. The Jet docks at Fox's (also
known as Duggan's) Dock downtown Put-in-Bay. The dock is located
across from DeRivera Park where many weddings are held in the park
runs about every 45 minutes during the season and they operate until
midnight during peak season. The Jet also offers discounted rates
for groups. A bicycle and golf cart rental is located on the dock.
The Jet carries only passengers, but will also accommodate bicycles.
provides a luggage shuttle for transporting heavy luggage off the
ferry and onto the dock. Visit their website for the Jet's current
schedule and services by clicking on
The Jet Express or you may
contact them directly by calling 800-245-1538.
Transportation on the
Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of accommodations, from island
cottages to 100-room hotels. All of the accommodations are
non-franchise lodging and owned by island residents. Depending on
the size of your wedding party, you might also want to consider an
island bed and breakfast. Many B&B's will rent their entire home at
a discounted rate and offer lovely backdrops for a beauty island
The larger and newer hotels on the island include The Bay
Lodging House, the Islander Inn & Grand Islander Inn and the BayShore Resort
Hotel. Each of these facilities is clean and
well maintained and has a swimming pool. All are located in or near
are planning a wedding for next year, you might call now to see about
accommodations for your guests. Some lodging owners do not accept
reservations until after January 1, but others will book a year
ahead. Summer accommodations are limited and the hotels book up
quickly for weekends and peak summer weeks, so make inquiries well
in advance of your wedding.
Bay Lodging House is located on Lakeview Avenue, directly
behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and just two blocks from
downtown. Bay Lodging has conference facilities and suites
available. Visit their website at
Bay Lodging House or call
them directly at 216-898-9951.
The BayShore Resort
hotel is Put-in-Bay's only lakefront hotel. The resort has 60 rooms
-- all with a view of the lake -- a swimming pool, Tikki Bar and a
restaurant on premise. Located on one of the most beautiful stretches of Lake
Erie with a view of Perry's Victory and Kelleys Island, the BayShore
Resort was built in 2004. Visit the
BayShore Resort Hotel
website or call for more information about reservations at 419-285-3931.
The Islander Inn is located on Erie Street, just a block from
the heart of downtown. The Islander Inn has conference and theme
rooms available and features a courtyard that has five swimming
pools and a large Jacuzzi. Visit
their website by clicking
Islander Inn, or contact them directly at 419-285-7829.
The Grand Islander Inn is located on Catawba Avenue and is
the sister hotel of the Islander Inn. The Grand Islander, formerly
Parker's Inn, is adjacent to the downtown area. The Grand Islander
has a restaurant, banquet and conference facilities and a swimming
pool. Visit their website by clicking
Grand Islander Inn,
or contact them directly by calling 419-285-5555.
The Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center is located on the
corner of Loraine Avenue and Erie Street just two blocks from
downtown Put-in-Bay. This hotel, built in 2005, has a large pool and
large whirlpool and an outdoor bar that also serves food. There are
meeting facilities available as well as catering. Visit the
Put-in-Bay Resort &
Conference Center website or call 877-STAY to make reservations.
island bed and breakfast is an ideal choice for a small wedding and
several of these B&Bs offer beautiful settings for the wedding
ceremony itself. We are including three island B&Bs that have hosted
weddings and we personally recommend everyone of them.
Ashley's Island House is the island's
largest B&B with 13 rooms. It
is located on Catawba Avenue, just around the corner from downtown
Put-in-Bay. Ashley's features a beautiful wrap-around porch and a
large dining area. Ashley's serves a large breakfast and each of the 13 rooms has a different theme. You
can visit their website by clicking on
Ashley's Island House
or call them directly at 419-285-2844.
Dodge House offers waterfront lodging overlooking the
island’s Bay, one block from downtown. Between the Yacht Club and
Crew’s Nest. Sleeps up to 25. Great for a special family reunion and
groups. Whole house or subdivide. Two fully equipped kitchens,
outdoor gas grill, picnic tables, bed linens, towels and wash
cloths. Directv satellite service. Midweek membership at Crew’s Nest
(located next door) available with pool, restaurant and club
amenities. The Dodge House is
an historic island home. Call 419-341-9760 for reservations.
English Pines, is located on
Concord Avenue and was the home of the first island settler, Phillip
Vroman. Just two blocks from the heart of downtown,
12 recently renovated rooms and serves a full breakfast. The B&B sits well off the
street and a grove of trees and shrubs gives the expansive front
porch some seclusion. A perfect setting for a wedding ceremony,
English Pines has a
cozy feel and a large outdoor space. You can visit their website
link above, or contact them directly at 419-285-2521.