Dockside Gifts greets visitors to South Bass Island as they arrive on the Miller Ferry. Located at the Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock, stop by Dockside before heading off on your island adventure.
Dockside Gifts and Miller Ferry Details
Dockside Gifts sells a variety of goods, from souvenirs to a well-needed snack after your trip on the ferry. Cold beverages and coffee are also available on-site. Leaving the island? Stock up on home decor, trinkets, baubles, and apparel before heading home. Bring gifts to those on the mainland or purchase something to commemorate your special vacation.
The Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock greets thousands of visitors to Put-in-Bay every year. The Miller Ferry is the ideal choice when traveling to the island with a vehicle. The ferry leaves every half an hour from the mainland during the summer months. It only takes about twenty minutes to arrive on the island.
There is a reduced schedule during spring and fall with no ferry service from late November to late March. Check their website for vehicle guidelines. The Miller Ferry also offers a variety of group discounts. From school groups to wedding parties, this is the most affordable way to travel to the island.
Island Transportation Options
Once you arrive to South Bass Island, there are a variety of ways to get you where you’re going. If you come sans vehicle, call the Island Club Taxi Service, the preferred island transportation provider. Always on time, the drivers for this taxi service know where they’re going.
There are also several bike and golf cart rentals close by. Island Bike Rental and E’s Golf Cart Rental are two great options. The island is very small, so no matter where you’re staying, it is always close by!
Lodging on Put-in-Bay
The general rule of thumb for Put-in-Bay is make your reservations far in advance. This is a very popular summertime destinations and things book up quickly.
There are plenty of great hotels located on the island, most in the general vicinity of downtown Put-in-Bay. Traveling with groups of friends? Opt for a suite at the Commodore Resort. You’ll have a blast here, with the popular MIST Pool Bar onsite and everyone’s favorite bar, Mr. Ed’s, right next door.
Prefer something a tad more peaceful? The Island Club Condos provide all the comforts of home with a touch of luxury. These attractive units include a full kitchen, decks for dining out, and access to the pool on site.
Centrally located and very affordable, the Bay Lodging Resort includes clean, cozy room, and a wonderful indoor/outdoor pool complete with a tiki bar. The Victory Station Hotel is also close by and adults only.
Rent an entire home at the Peace and Quiet. Yes, the name says it all. This vacation rental home sits on a delightfully rustic plot of land with plenty of outdoor space. Two units are available for rent so if you are looking for a comfortable home to enjoy on Put-in-Bay, rent this today!