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Mr. Ed's Put in Bay
In order to get to Mr. Ed’s Put-in-Bay, you have a few options. You can fly to the island, take your own boat, or take one of the two ferries that serve Put-in-Bay. Taking a ferry to the island is the most common way to travel, and now we will give you directions to the two ferry services, The Jet Express, and Miller Ferry.
Please follow these directions and allow extra time in your travel plans for parking and some times long lines at the ferry’s.
There are two ferryboat companies that service the island. The Jet Express is a passenger only ferry that arrives just a short walk from the Commodore Resort and the downtown area. The Jet Express offers late night service departing from Port Clinton Ohio.
The Miller Ferry departs from Catawba Island and is a passenger and vehicle ferry. Taxis are readily available to bring you directly to the Commodore Resort.
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Getting around Put-in-Bay
Taxis are readily available on South Bass Island. We recommend Island Club Taxi for fast, safe, and friendly taxiing.
We highly recommend that you do not bring your car to the island. Wait times to get on or off the island can run as long as four hours. Cars are generally not allowed on the island unless you have an overnight reservation confirmed through Millers Ferry, which is the car-carrying ferry line servicing the island. Parking can be limited downtown and the island is small enough that a car is really unnecessary.
The favorite form of island transportation, however, is the golf cart! These fuel-efficient and fun vehicles can get you anywhere you want to go on the island. They are great for a scenic drive, a quick hop from one point to another, or for transporting friends from the airport to the hotel. Golf cart reservations are recommended and may be made in advance by calling Victory Station Golf Cart Rental which will offer golf cart rentals. More details to come.
Put in Bay Victory Station Golf Cart Rental will rent 4-6-8 passenger golf carts by the hour, daily, overnight and weekly, and they are located right next door to Reel Bar.
Most major roads are well-maintained asphalt. Please remember to obey all speed limits, wear your seat belt, obey all traffic laws, and drive on the right!
Many guests choose to fly their private planes to the South Bass Airport, located on the northwestern end of the island. South Bass Airport is NOT an international airport, so if you are flying from Canada, please check with your local customs agents.
Flight Time from major gateways:
Cleveland 20 minutes
Detroit 45 minutes
Columbus 1 hour
Cincinnati 1.5 hours
FAA Identifier: 3W2
Lat/Long: 41-38-12.0000N / 082-49-42.0000W
41-38.200000N / 082-49.700000W
41.6366667 / -82.8283333
Elevation: 595 ft. / 181.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 07W (2000)
From city: 1 mile SW of PUT IN BAY, OH
WX AWOS-3 at PCW (7 nm S): 118.775 (419-734-9955)
drive to put-in-bay
Follow Interstate 90 West to Route 2 West. Cross over Sandusky Bay Bridge, get in right lane, then exit onto Route 53 North / Catawba Is. Go straight north for 7 miles to the end of Route 53 North.