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Put-in-Bay Travel Tips

Weather and Climate

The temperature on this Lake Erie island averages 77°F (25° C) in summer, and the water temperature is just slightly less. In the summer there is a steadiness of the winds, blowing almost without exception from a northwesterly direction. Average annual rainfall is approximately 20 inches, although it almost never rains on the weekends.


Getting to Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay Ferries

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.

Getting around Put-in-Bay

Put in Bay Victory Station Golf Cart Rental

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.

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 2015 as we are opening a new property at the end of the street called Victory Station Golf Cart Rental which will offer golf cart rentals. More details to come.

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!


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.

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!


Other Travel Tips

Location/Size – South Bass is 5 miles long by 2.5 miles wide, the largest of the three Bass islands.

Clothing – The dress here is mostly informal, resort casual, even in the evening. Hats and sunscreen are a must to protect you from the sun if you plan on sitting by the pool or on the patio. Even if you tan easily, the sun will burn you if you’re not prepared, ruining what could be your best vacation.

Currency – Since South Bass is part of the United States, even though it is close to Canada, the currency is the U.S. dollar. Traveler’s checks and major credit cards are widely accepted.

Drinking Water – Our water comes from the Village of Put-in-Bay city water system and is perfectly fine to drink. The fresh water supply on South Bass is not plentiful, so please do your best to conserve it.

Electricity – Standard North American, 120 volt/60 cycle.

Language– Being part of the U.S., the language is English. The local lilt given to English is referred to as Ohio State Buckeye-Pride!

Marrying at Put-in-Bay – Everything can be arranged-from clergy to music to videotape to reception. Contact one of our managers for details. please visit our weddings page for more details.

Photo Tips – Because of the intense light during the day, slower film like 100 or 200 ASA will be the most practical. For non-automatic exposure cameras, cut the exposure down a stop or two when at the docks or on Perry’s monument since the water and sand will reflect a lot of the brightness. For a clear image, 100 ASA film is recommended.

Time Zone – Put-in-Bay is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone.


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Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) Ohio

Commodore Resort Hotel

The Commodore Resort Hotel on Put in Bay rooms include: King Jacuzzi Suites, eight-person rooms, six person rooms, and the traditional two double bed standard rooms. In addition, there are handicapped rooms available. All of the rooms in the new building are equipped with high speed internet, microwaves, refrigerators, and the majority of the rooms have a view overlooking  “Mist” Pool and swim up bar.  Our original section, which was built in 1997, is now equipped with refrigerators, smoking rooms, pet friendly, and an outside entrance.  All king rooms located in our original section are smoking.

Put in Bay Victory Station Hotel

Built in 2013, the Victory Station Hotel is the newest and most modern hotel offered on the island, while maintaining the most Victorian and olde-world feel of any lodging available.

Guests will be taken back to Put-in-Bay’s early days when they enter their room and feel the ambiance emitted from the classic furniture and decor. At the same time, all the conveniences of home are available including a flat-screen TV for catching the news or the big game.

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille, a Fitzgerald family owned and operated bar and restaurant, is located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay on Delaware Ave. Mr. Ed’s was originally established in 1997 as a small hometown pub, offering friendly staff, quick service, great food, inexpensive prices and great entertainment. Your resource for Put in Bay information. Put in Bay lodging & hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, attractions, island transportation and more.

Mist Pool Bar “Islands Favorite Wet Spot”

Look no further. The people have spoken. Mist is the Midwest’s essential party pool bar in Put in Bay. Whether you’re going for a weekend getaway, a day trip, or just to people watch, Mist is where all the action is!!!

Commodore Resort Hotel in Put in Bay is where Mist is at. Mist is a tropical paradise comprising of not only hot bodies but a 15 person swim up bar, 2 waterfalls, a huge tiki bar, a 2000 square ft pool with over 8 cabanas, couches and tables that come with top notch VIP bottle service.

Green Room Bar

Put in Bay Victory Golf Cart Rental

Whether you’re looking to rent a golf cart to cruise around the island of Put-in-Bay for the day or if you plan to rent it overnight we have the golf cart rental you need. Put in Bay Golf Cart Depot Rental has gas and Green electric carts that will fit 2, 4, and 6 people.   Need a place to stay and a golf cart rental?  Check out our hotel and room specials at Put-in-Bay Victory Station Hotel located right next door to the golf cart renal and Commodore Resort Hotel located next to Mr.Ed’s Bar and Grille and Mist

Get to Put-in-Bay

Our interactive page on how to get to South Bass Island, and the Village of Put-in-Bay, including maps and descriptions

Put-in-Bay Travel Tips

Some basic information about getting here.

Put in Bay Events

We got you here, now what is happening when you get here, a calendar of all the special events happening throughout the season. THE island information portal

Everything you need to know about Put-in-Bay, and South Bass Island.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, We’ve probably heard them before.