Put in Bay Information & General Services
putinbay.com is pleased to provide a directory of general services located on the Island. Put-in-Bay features many services provided by our local merchants to make your vacation on the island a comfortable one.
Island Air Taxi is one of the newest ways to travel to and from Put-in-Bay. With service based at the Put-in-Bay Airport, Island Air Taxi is a fun, exciting, and quick way to travel Island Air Taxi Details Flights leave from the Put-in-Bay Airport and travel to Port Clinton, OH, Middle Bass Island, North Bass Island, and Kelley’s Island. Each flight is $40 one way. Children from 3-15 fly for $20. Children under two and dogs and cats fly free!... more information
Griffing Flying Service offers flights to and from Put-in-Bay with their fleet of impressive aircrafts. This is an exciting and stylish way to arrive on the island. It is also quite reasonably priced. Griffing Flying Service Details All Lake Erie Island flights depart from and return to the Erie Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, OH with parking is available at the airport for $2.00 per day. Baggage is limited to 35 lbs per person. Please use soft luggage such... more information
Put-in-Bay offers world class dining, entertainment, and shopping. Thousands of visitors flock to this island in the middle of Lake Erie for an amazing vacation experience every year. With all the fun things to do, certain conveniences like centrally located Put-in-Bay ATMs make for an even better trip. While you’re at shopping or bar hopping on the island, ATM’s are never far away. Put-in-Bay ATMs Locations The downtown area has five ATM locations as well as a First National Bank... more information
The Miller Ferry is the most affordable way to travel to both South Bass and Middle Bass Island. Leaving from Catawba OH every half an hour from June 15 to August 19, the Miller Ferry is capable of transporting large groups and vehicles. Reservations are not required. The last trip back to the mainland is 7pm and 9pm on the weekends. There are a reduced schedules beginning March 30 and after August 19 with service suspended between November 21. Miller... more information
Travel to Put-in-Bay in quickly and smoothly with Jet Express Ferry. The best ferry service to the island, the Jet Express offers high speed travel directly to the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. They also provide the only late night ferry service on the island. The Jet Express Ferry Details The ferry is designed exclusively for passengers and light freight. Passengers can board in from several mainland docks including Port Clinton, Sandusky, or Cedar Point, OH. They also offer inter-island service... more information
The only hardware store on South Bass Island, Island Hardware offers an extensive selection of hardware, marine and automotive supplies as well as a gardening center. Island Hardware Details Located at the Shops at Compass Pointe, Island Hardware is a short walk from downtown Put-in-Bay. Open everyday year round from 10am – 8pm, except on Sundays when they close at 2pm, this hardware store always has what you need. There is also knife sharpening offered on the porch. From paint... more information
Put-in-Bay Township Emergency Medical Services has been a leader in Advanced Life Support since 1977. Put-in-Bay Township has supported the service through tax levies and the Volunteers have supported the service through fund raisers. Put-in-Bay EMS and Put-in-Bay Township has partnered with St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center of Toledo to provide a full time Paramedic on the island of South Bass year round and to provide support and training for the volunteer staff with Patrick Rogers, EMS Manager. Additionally, the... more information
Put-In-Bay Police Department serves, protects and upholds the law. Their service area is for South Bass Island, Ohio and Middle Bass Island, Ohio. PIB Police efforts ensure both residents and guests remain safe. The Lake Erie Islands are a better place to live and visit thanks to them. Put-In-Bay Police Location and Info The Department is located in the basement of the Put-In-Bay Town Hall Building. This building on Catawba Avenue towers over most of the structures on the island. ... more information
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent branch of the federal government responsible for providing Postal Service in the United States. The USPS handles the mailing of letters and packages, sorting and delivering mail, and selling postal products like stamps, mailing supplies and commemorative items. This smaller sized post office offers the same services as larger ones on the mainland although there is no actual mail delivery on the island – all island residents get a free PO... more information
History and Service
Brimming with history, Midwest charm and beautiful landscapes, Ohio is the place to be for quintessential American small towns and Put-in-Bay is at the top. From arty Yellow Springs – one of the nation’s coolest small towns – to the picturesque island community of Put-in-Bay, you will find local services to help in your travels while having fun.
Located on tiny South Bass Island around five miles from the Ohio mainland, Put-in-Bay is a picturesque island town and popular summer tourist destination when thousands flock to enjoy the town’s quaint restaurants, lively pubs and recreational activities like walleye and perch fishing – no wonder Put-in-Bay is often nicknamed the “Key West of the North”.
History buffs will delight in its historic homes and pivotal role in the War of 1812: Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument – a 352 foot high Doric column and one of the USA’s tallest monuments – towers over Put-in-Bay’s harbor and commemorates Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over British forces in the waters off the island.