Easiest Way to Put-in-Bay

Plan your island escape this week with Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay, Ohio! We are so fortunate to live so close to Lake Erie and to be able to take advantage of escaping to an island anytime we want! A short trip on the Miller Ferry is all it takes to leave the daily grind behind for a day or two and head to Put-in-Bay Island.


I received tickets to facilitate this post.

Island Escape with Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay

Whether you take a day trip, weekend getaway, or escape longer, Miller Ferry can take you to Put-in-Bay with a friendly staff and convenient schedule. The ferry trip from Catawba / Port Clinton is just abut 20 minutes to Put-in-Bay with indoor and outdoor seating – for any weather.

Miller Boat Line Ferries leave the dock about every 30 minutes, depending on the time of day and season. There is free parking nearby – and low-priced parking when the lots are full -this has only happened once to us on a busy weekend.


Just look at those faces – my kids are always so, so excited to get on the ferry. It means we are headed for a full day of family fun! Half the fun is the ferry ride! We love it!P1250534

This time, we decided to stand on the deck below to check out the waves instead of sitting upstairs on the benches or inside. Of course my kids were hoping to get splashed a few times while on the deck!P1250535

It is a short trip, only about 20 minutes. This is just enough time to enjoy the ferry without little ones getting antsy – my kids could stay on the ferry for much longer and still have fun.

After a full day on the island, we usually catch one of the later ferry times back. Usually we see a beautiful sunset as we wave goodbye to the island.P1250652

Be sure to bring a jacket or a sweater -like my son below – because it gets cold on the lake after the sun sets – no matter what time of year.P1250651

Plan your trip to Put-in-Bay today! The Miller Ferry has convenient hours for whatever time of day you want to set out for your adventure, check out their full schedule here.

Miller Boat Line is the least expensive way to get from Catawba Island to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island. Tickets to Put-in-Bay are just $7 for adults, $1.50 for kids 6-11 and FREE under 6.

Tickets to Middle Bass are $9.50 for adults, $3 for kids 6-11, and FREE under 6.

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Miller Boat Line Ferry
5174 East Water Street
Port Clinton, OH. 43452
(419) 285-2421

5174 E Water St
Port Clinton, OH 43452

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