Ferry Schedule Changes Through June 7
The start of the season has been delayed and delayed but finally people are getting ready to visit Put-in-Bay again! The Miller Ferry has updated their Spring schedules again and we are happy to share them with you. There are three distinct “mini-seasons”, so make sure you check the right one for your travels (click one to enlarge)!
Miller Ferry - Lifeline to the Island
The Miller Boat Line is the island’s only passenger and auto ferry, providing daily service to the Lake Erie Islands of Put-in-Bay (aka South Bass Island) and Middle Bass Island. All Miller Ferries depart the mainland from Catawba Island. To get to the ferry dock, take the exit for OH Route 53 North off of OH Route 2.
The ferry ride to Put-in-Bay is part of the whole travel adventure and takes about 18 minutes. Cars, motorcycles, RVs, boats, trailers and bicycles are all welcome aboard the ferry. As noted, the Miller Ferry is the only ferry service that takes both passengers and vehicles to the Bass Islands. For vehicle information and large vehicle reservations, call their office at 800-500-2421.
On the mainland side, the Miller offers free parking in multiple lots. Rental transportation, including bicycles and golf carts, are available hourly near the dock or reserve your golf carts in advance through your lodging provider. Your best bet for a taxi ride from the Miller Ferry to your rental home, hotel, Put-in-Bay resort, or condo is to call Island Club Taxis at 419-285-5466 right before the ferry lands to get a private ride.
Miller Ferry offers some very low fares: One Way Adult $7.50, Children (6-11 yr) $1.50, Children under 6 ride free, Bikes $2. When the main summer season begins after June 7th, ferry trips will most likely be every half hour as usual. If you have big groups coming, call the Miller office and ask about their student and tour group discounts.