The Jet Express offers round-trip service between Put-in-Bay, downtown Port Clinton, Sandusky and Kelleys Island. Adult tickets are $28 round-trip from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay. Kids, 6 to 12, pay $4.Kids 5 and under ride free. Sandusky to Put-in-Bay rates are $36 for adults and $10 for kids 6 to 12. The Jet also offers packages for travel from both mainland ports to both islands. Check their website for combined fares, group rates, discounts and specialty trips.
Miller Boat Line operates four vehicle/passenger ferries to Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and Middle Bass Island. Ferries depart Catawba, at the the end of Route 53 North, off Route 2. [For GPS enter: 5174 E. Water St., Port Clinton]. Enjoy a traditional ferry ride, spring, summer and fall, with summer trips every half hour to Put-in-Bay. Miller Boat Line is the 18 minute short route to Put-in-Bay and provides free parking near the mainland dock. PUT-IN-BAY round trip fares: Adult $14, child 6-11 yrs $3, child 5 yrs & under free, car $30, bicycle $4. MIDDLE BASS round trip fares: Adult $17, child 6-11 yrs $6, child 5 yrs & under free, car $42, bicycle $6. Visit their website for group, tour and student discounts & over 100 discount coupons honored by island businesses.
The Middle Bass Ferry transports passengers, bicycles and freight between downtown Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island. Formerly the Sonny-S Ferry Service, the boat livery is running an extended summer schedule with more trips between the islands. The fare is $6 each way for adults, $3 for kids 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6. You can also take your bicycle for an additional $3. The ferry offers a special Sunday through Thursday that includes adult round-trip boat fare, a $5 food coupon that can be used on Middle Bass or at the Boardwalk, a free bicycle rental, map and guide on Middle Bass or free transportation of your own bike for $15. Kids 6-12 are just $6 ($5 food coupon not included in Kids offer).