Golf Cart Rentals2022-01-03T15:23:33+00:00

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

4 Person Golf Cart Rentals

4 Person Golf Cart Rentals - A photo of an 4 person golf cart with the Perry's Monument in the background.

$12.00 Per Hour
$60 Per Day Weekdays
$70 Per Day Weekends

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

6 Person Golf Cart Rentals

6 Person Golf Cart Rentals - A photo of an 6 person golf cart with the Perry's Monument in the background.

$18.00 Per Hour
$70 Per Day Weekdays
$80 Per Day Weekends

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

8 Person Golf Cart Rentals

8 Person Golf Cart Rentals - A photo of an 8 person golf cart with the Perry's Monument in the background.

$22.00 Per Hour
$90 Per Day Weekdays
$100 Per Day Weekends

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals What You Need To Know & How To Book Online!

At Put-in-Bay, we drive golf cart rentals just like cars! Bringing a car to Put-in-Bay is strongly discouraged. Aside from long lines (sometimes over 3 hours) to get a car on or off the island, it’s expensive! Parking is almost nonexistent. For this reason, we utilize golf carts to get around the island!

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals are licensed motor vehicles, and all of the same traffic laws apply. They are available in several seating configurations, including four, six, and eight passenger carts. These are not your typical golf carts in that they are equipped with headlights taillights, seatbelts, and street legal. They even have license plates! With the newest and most modern fleet of Golf Cart Rentals, we’ve been named one of the three best Golf Cart Rentals at Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals are ideal for overnight stays at Put-in-Bay Hotels as you can drive them at night, Many of the popular attractions and several of the local restaurants are located in the center of the island just a few minutes away on a golf cart.

The Preferred Way To Get Travel Around The Island

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals are the most favored transit mode on the island. As soon as you arrive at Put-in-Bay, your first stop should be to pick up your golf cart rental.

You’ll see many different Put-in-Bay taxis that can transport you to pick up your golf cart and bike rentals. A taxi is only $3.00 to most anywhere on the island. In most cases, a daily rental is a best and most economical choice. Weekday rates are generally a few dollars less than weekend rental rates. 

Before departing to Put-in-Bay, be sure to reserve your Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental On-Line For Best Rental Rates!

Many golf cart rentals raise their prices as they get closer to running out of carts (which happens regularly) so we strongly suggest reserving in advance!

 Put-in-Bay Golf Carts generally come with a map so you can create a checklist of things to do and note various points of interest. Golf Carts have been a part of the Put-in-Bay island culture for over 50 years. Golf cart rentals allow tourists to relax and move about the island on Lake Erie Leisure Time!

When touring, it’s always best to have an agenda. However, with your own golf cart rental, you don’t have to be confined to the rigid schedules of the Put-in-Bay tour train or search for a taxi to move to your next destination.

Golf carts give travelers the autonomy to roam our small Lake Erie island and ensure that guests can really have a great time. We always advise booking your Put-in-Bay golf cart sooner rather than later because they quite often sell out on busy summer days. Reserve before you depart to guarantee not only a golf cart rental but a great time! Follow the official Put-in-Bay Facebook Page for interesting views on all things Put-in-Bay.

Put-in-Bay Golf Carts Rental Agencies

Put-in-Bay Golf Carts is conveniently located in the heart of the downtown area, just a short walk from the Put-in-Bay ferry, next to one of the most well-known Put-in-Bay restaurants, Lesters Taco Shop, and around the corner from Mr. Ed’s Bar. 

Put-in-Bay Golf Carts offers only gas-powered carts as old electric carts start slow and just get slower as the day progresses. Rentals range in size from 2, 4, 6, & 8 person golf carts. Overnight golf cart rentals are also offered, and you can rent for multiple days. Put-in-Bay Golf Carts is the best golf cart rental agency in downtown Put-in-Bay and consistently offers the lowest rates and the newest fleet of golf carts on the island. 

Overnight visitors staying in one of the many Put-in-Bay Hotels often opt for the convenience of an overnight rental. Locks and keys are provided for your security.

About The Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals

Golf carts on Put-in-Bay vary by make, size, and price. We are here to help you select the option that is right for you and whoever else may be joining you on your trip to Put-in-Bay. Generally, brands you’ll see on the island are Ez-Go, Club Car, and Yamaha golf carts. The preferred golf carts are gas-powered. 

Renters do not have to bother refilling the gas tank as the golf carts are very fuel-efficient, and the cost of fuel is included. The rental agency fills their golf carts up with gas before you depart and after being rented. Therefore, visitors won’t ever have to stress about running out of fuel.

Overnight, daily and hourly rentals are available from the golf cart rental company’s cart locations. Book now to secure your golf cart rental.

Weekday Golf Cart Rental Rates:

4 Person Golf Cart Rentals: $12/hour, $60/day, 

6 Person Golf Cart Rentals $18/hour, $70/day, 

8 Person Golf Cart Rentals $22/hour, $90/day

Weekend Golf Cart Rental Rates:

4 Person Golf Cart Rentals $12/hour, $70/day, 

6 Person Golf Cart Rentals $18/hour, $80/day,

8 Person Golf Cart Rentals $22/hour, $100/day,

Awesome Places To Visit with your Golf Cart Rentals

Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center:

Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center holds something to offer visitors of all ages. Once you arrive, you’ll enjoy Perry’s Cave tours, Rock Climbing, The Butterfly House, Mini Golf, Antique Car Museum, Gift Shops, and so much more!

The Put-in-Bay Winery:

Put-in-Bay Winery is cradled in the Put-in-Bay wharf just a few steps away from DeRivers Park and downtown Put-in-Bay. One of two wineries on the island, they offer tours with a tasting for adults over 21 years of age, and kids can enjoy some of the world’s finest grape juice.

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial:

You can’t overlook Perry’s Monument when you arrive at Put-in-Bay. The massive 352 feet tall Doric Style column acts to honor Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Commodore Perry guided his American fleet to triumph despite being greatly outnumbered in the famous

 Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The memorial can be seen from many miles away. The observation deck is served by an elevator and offers visitors a clear view of the Detriot, Toledo, and Canadian shoreline on a clear day!

The Boardwalk Restaurant

The Boardwalk Restaurant is one of Put-in-Bay’s better-known restaurant facilities. This multi-faceted waterfront restaurant complex has many different eateries available on its lower and upper decks. The Upper Deck Restaurant is well known for its spectacular waterfront views and upscale dining menu. Don’t fail to sample their world-famous lobster bisque and enjoy some peel-and-eat shrimp!

The Crystal Cave & Heineman’s Winery:

Crystal Cave is part of the Heineman’s Winery experience and is located across the street from Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center. The Crystal Cave was uncovered by accident when the winery was trying to dig a well to supply water. The crystal cave is held as the largest known geode in the world. Visitors can experience tours of the winery, the cave, and a wine tasting afterward.

The State Of Ohio South Bass Island Park:

South Bass Island State Park features one of Put-in-Bay’s public beaches. The park features extensive picnic areas, a boat ramp and docks, and a public fishing pier. The sunsets viewed at the State Park are some of the finest in the entire United States. The South Bass Island State Park is one of two Put-in-Bay campgrounds with plenty of campsites for rent. They offer full hook-up, and primitive campsites and reservations are recommended.

There are so many great Put-In-Bay Attractions; a golf cart is a necessity! In addition, you might also wish to enjoy a stay for a few days in one of our Put-In-Bay Hotels; It’s the best way to get the complete island experience! View the suggested lodging options that the island offers, and you are sure to find one to meet your needs. However, weekends book up fast in the summer season, so make sure you plan far in advance! The sooner you reserve, the sooner you can be on a ferry to Put-in-Bay! 


Put-in-Bay Golf Carts Traffic Laws & More

All golf cart rentals on Put-in-Bay are considered to be licensed automobiles. It is extremely important that drivers and all passengers obey the traffic laws. Our Put-in-Bay Police Department rigorously prohibits and enforces drinking and driving laws. Each year, the Put-in-Bay Police Department administers dozens of DUIs to golf cart renters. 

If you or your group plan on drinking, please have a designated driver and do so responsibly. A safe way to understand golf cart rules is that if it applies to a car on the mainland, it applies to a golf cart rental at Put-in-Bay. This includes no open containers, u-turns, excessive use of the horn, and more.

Each golf cart rental is equipped with turn signals headlights, taillights, and seat belts. To rent a golf cart, the renters must be at least 18 years of age and carry a valid driver’s license. The Put-in-Bay Police will stop you if you have additional passengers. For instance, if you have a four-passenger golf cart, you cannot have five passengers. All Ohio laws apply in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, as they do in Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland.

Golf Cart Rentals Frequently Asked Questions!

Why Do I Need A Golf Cart At Put-in-Bay2020-02-02T18:27:15+00:00

A Golf Cart is how we get around the island which is 2.5 by 5 miles. Cars are strongly discouraged, waits to get one on or off-island can run as long as three hours and it’s expensive. Carts are the preferred transportation method.

Where Should We Stay At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T15:56:33+00:00

Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of lodging options. The preferred option is to stay is in town within walking distance of the attractions, nightlife, and dining. There are several hotels and downtown home rentals that eliminate the need to rely on transportation into and out of town. Taxis can be expensive and time-consuming and often hard to find. The central reservation center can assist you in booking the best lodging for your needs. The Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau is another great option for the island’s preferred lodging.

Where Is The Best Place To Stay At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T14:38:46+00:00

There are many different choices for lodging at Put-in-Bay, and where the best place is will depend a lot on you and your group. Most people want to be in town and close to the restaurants, shopping, and nightlife where everything is walkable. If you are not able to get a place in town, you may find yourself stuck having to rely on a taxi to get back and forth. We suggest starting with the Put-in-Bay Resort, The Edgewater Hote, The Put-in-Bay Villa Home Rentals or the Bay Lodging Resort.



Where Is The Best Place To Get A Golf Cart If I Am On A Boat2020-02-22T13:56:35+00:00

Put-in-Bay Golf Carts is located across the park from the Public Docks & Marinas and services all public and private marinas. Reservations are strongly suggested and may be made by calling 419-285-7427 Ample parking along the docks is available.

Where is Put-in-Bay Located2020-02-15T13:07:32+00:00

Put-In-Bay is a municipal village located on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. It is a part of the Bass Islands and the most inhabited of the islands. The island is part of the United States, Stae of Ohio and located in Ottawa County in the northwest portion of Ohio.

Where Is A Good Place For Bachelor Or Bachelorette Parties At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T14:12:38+00:00

Put-in-Bay is well-known for bachelor and bachelorette parties.  It has been ranked as one of the best places to hold a bachelor and bachelorette party in the Midwest. The most popular locations for these groups are in the downtown area. When in town, nobody needs a taxi to get around. The Put-in-Bay Villa Rental Homes, Edgewater Hotel Suite and the Put-in-Bay resort all feature rooms and lodging for larger groups. All of the aforementioned are in town, and walking distance to the Put-in-Bay Nightlife, Shopping, and Dining.


Where Do I Get The Ferry To Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T13:19:33+00:00

Two Put-In-Bay Ferry Boats serve the island, Miller Ferry and Jet Express. Miller Ferry is located in Port Clinton Ohio on Catawba Point. Jet Express departs from downtown Port Clinton, Ohio, Sandusky, Ohio, and runs a limited-service from Cedar Point. Reservations are not required.

Where Can I Get Put-In-Bay Information2020-02-02T18:26:53+00:00

You can visit the Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau Website or the Ohio Put-in-Bay Visitors guide for additional information about the island.

Where Can I Find Information About Put-in-Bay Hotels2020-02-15T15:51:01+00:00

Put-in-Bay Hotels and resorts all maintain their own individual websites. Much of the information you are seeking may be found on our lodging page or the hotels’ website. The Put-in-Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau also is a great source for hotels and lodging information about Put-in-bay. Each hotel has an individual page here for you to review information and pictures. You can also call the reservation center for Put-in-Bay at 888-742-7829

Where can I Find Deals And Discounts Or Packages For Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T14:51:28+00:00

We recommend visiting Put-in-Bay hotels downtown rental home websites. The Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau maintains a page with the current hotel, resort, and home rental specials. Visit their website for the most up to date information on discounts and packages for Put-in-Bay.



Where Can I Find An ATM At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T16:39:48+00:00

There is an ATM located on the main strip called Delaware Avenue in front of the Edgewater Hotel and the Put-in-Bay Golf Car Rental. There is also an ATM in the lobby of the Put-in-Bay Resort. Both are accessible 24 hours a day in season.

Where Can A Golf Cart Go On The Island2020-02-02T18:22:52+00:00

Pretty much all paved road unless otherwise marked as private. Please stay OFF the golf course, Perry Peace Memorial Grounds and out of State Parks (unless registered) and off of nature trails.

When Does Put-in-Bay Close2020-02-15T14:20:24+00:00

From November to March, Many Put-in-Bay businesses are closed for the season. This does not mean the island no longer accommodates visiting guests. The ferries stop running and when Lake Erie freezes over, some tourists arrive for ice fishing. Put-in-Bay becomes a tranquil quiet village of about 500 people over the winter. Over the winter many people are making their reservations for the upcoming season which begins in April.


What time does Put-in-Bay Open2020-02-15T13:35:01+00:00

Put-In-Bay is not a park like Cedar Point and is open 24 hours a day like any community. Peak tourism season starts in April and ends in late October with the annual Halloween weekend. During the winter months, after the ferry stops, visitors must rely on local air taxis to get to Put-in-Bay.


What Laws Apply To A Golf Cart2020-02-02T18:22:06+00:00

All traffic laws that apply to an automobile apply to a Put-in-Bay golf cart rental. This includes open container & driving while intoxicated laws. Please pay careful attention to parking signs and painted curbs.

What Is There To Do At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T13:38:52+00:00

Island Attractions include Golf, Mini-Golf, Nature Trails, Jet Ski Rentals, Parasailing, Shopping, Dining and so much more. In fact, there are more attractions at Put-in-Bay in the 2.5 miles by 5-mile island than anywhere else!  Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and South Bass Island State Park bring thousands of visitors annually to see the colorful and historical attractions.



What Is The Phone Number For The Taxi At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T16:51:32+00:00

The phone number for the taxi service at Put-in-Bay Is 419-285-2667. You can call while on board the ferry to request pick up. Advance reservations are also accepted along with all major credit cards.

What Is The Best Hotel For Families At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T15:37:38+00:00

Put-in-Bay offers several hotels that have modern amenities, and are generally known as the best hotels for families at Put-in-Bay. The Put-in-Bay Resort s the largest hotel on the island with a wide variety of room types ideal for families. They have rooms from two to eight people and the islands only downtown rental homes. There is a splash pad for the kids as well as a large pol and hot tun. Bay Lodging Resort also located downtown has 2 bedroom units and hotel rooms with the islands only indoor-outdoor pool, a big hit with kids.



What Is The Best Hotel At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T15:14:24+00:00

Each hotel at Put-in-Bay offers a unique experience. The best hotels at Put-in-Bay are located in town, where you can walk to everything. The Put-in-Bay Resort is the island’s largest, newest and most popular. They are well known for their swim-up bar, hot tub, and golf cart rentals. The Bay Lodging Resort is also located just off downtown so it is a little quieter and also offers golf carts and the island’s only indoor/outdoor pool and is pet-friendly.

What Hotels Offer A One Night Stay2020-02-15T15:41:41+00:00

All Hotels and Resorts at  Put-in-Bay require a 2 or sometimes 3 night minimum on weekends in peak season. In April and some October -weekends, they will permit a one night stay. Sundays through Thursdays all locations will generally permit a one-night stay unless it is a holiday. The Put-in-Bay Reservation Center keeps a list of all openings and can assist travelers by calling 888-742-7829


What Hotel Has The Best Pool Swim Up Bar2020-02-15T14:59:31+00:00

This is a matter of personal choice however over the last 5 years the Put-in-Bay Resort and it’s Blue Marlin Bar And Grill have been voted the island number one pool venue and the cleanest pool facility. The Blue Marlin features DJ Adubb and is the most popular place to be on Friday afternoons and all day Saturday. The pool is open to the public.

What Do I Pack For Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T13:24:56+00:00

Weather at Put-in-Bay is typical for Ohio. In the evening, a light sweater or jacket will be comfortable in the Spring or Fall. There is an extensive article about what to pack for Put-in-Bay Here: There is no state liquor store on the island. Beer & Wine is readily available and sold at state minimum pricing in several locations. There are numerous shops on the island should you forget an item.

What Do I Need To Rent A Put-in-Bay Golf Cart2020-02-02T18:28:08+00:00

You will need a driver’s license or a major credit card to rent.

What Do I Need To Do To Bring My Boat To Put-In-Bay2020-02-22T13:59:36+00:00

If you are planning on bringing your boat to Put-in-Bay we suggest that you bring extra fenders and lines. Most all docks and marinas require rafting off of other boats as many as 4 deep. These extra lines and fenders will help keep your boat securely tied off. You should also take into consideration the same with a water hose and power cords.

What Are The Two Most Popular Packages Deals On Rooms At Put-in-Bay2022-11-28T12:29:09+00:00

The Jet Away Getaway is offered at the Put-in-Bay Resort and the Bay Lodging Resort. These packages include the room, overnight golf cart rental, and breakfast. The Schools out special at the Edgewater Hotel offers a  special room upgrade along with a free Put-in-Bay Golf Rental. All must be booked by calling the property directly. The central reservation center can also assist in booking these package deals by calling 888-742-7829

What Are The Hours Of The Put-in-Bay Airport2020-02-22T14:13:26+00:00

Generally speaking, you have access to your plane 24 hours a day. The airport itself is not a manned tower. Takeoffs and landings are restricted as the runways are not lit. There is no published IFR approach into the Put-in-Bay Airport. Parking is available for a daily fee.

Should I Reserve A Golf Cart On Line2020-02-02T18:27:47+00:00

Yes! Many days golf carts are sold out and larger carts are almost always sold out early. This also ensures the best rates.

Is There Pet Friendly Lodging At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T14:31:55+00:00

Pet-friendly rentals are in limited supply at Put-in-Bay. There is one hotel resort that offers options for pets, the Bay Lodging Resort. It is located in the downtown area, walking distance to the main strip. pets are welcome on the Ferry Boats on a leash or in a proper pet carrier. Pet-friendly rooms are in high demand and making reservations early is suggested.


Is There Fuel At The Put-in-Bay Airport2020-02-22T14:06:04+00:00

No there is no fuel service. The closest fuel is Port Clinton (PCW) about 6 miles south of the Put-in-Bay Airport. Be sure to contact them in advance for fueling hours.

Is There Fresh Water On The Docks2020-02-21T23:01:58+00:00

Yes, All of our docks have a freshwater connection. Boaters are advised to bring their own hoses and fitting to make the connection. Connections are shared to fill holding tanks and then disconnected. A 50 to 75-foot hose is generally sufficient.

Is There Electric Service For Boats On The Docks2020-02-21T22:58:57+00:00

Yes, there is. Various levels of amperage are available and included in your dockage rates. Longer shore power cords are favorable as you may be a short distance from the closest connection.

Is there A Tunnel To Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T13:31:59+00:00

No. The Put-In-Bay Tunnel was an April Fool’s Joke by local businessman Mark Mathys that was popular and went viral. The main way to get to Put-in-Bay still remains the two ferry boat companies that serve the island.


Is There A Place To Purchase Boat Fuel At Put-in-Bay2020-02-21T23:06:08+00:00

Yes, the marina at the Boardwalk docks and restaurant complex has fuel service with Diesel and Gasoline.

Is Put-in-Bay Family Friendly2020-02-15T13:29:46+00:00

Yes. Put-in-Bay offers more family attractions than just about any other place of its size. There are numerous historical, educational and fun-filled activities for kids and families. The island does have a bar district which for the most part is on one street and a small side street leaving the rest of the island in its natural state. Thousands of families each year visit Put-in-Bay and the Put-in-Bay Resort, many are return visitors.


How to I get to Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T13:10:19+00:00

Ferry Boats serve Put-In-Bay except for a few months in the winter when there is ice on the lake. Both the Miller Ferry and Jet Express provide boat transportation to South Bass Island. Put-in-Bay also has a small airport where private planes can land and air taxis provide service year-round.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Rent A Golf Cart?2020-02-03T22:00:25+00:00

You must be a licensed driver and 18 years of age. You must be able to produce your drivers’ license if requested.

How Much Is A Taxi At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T16:49:36+00:00

A Put-in-Bay Taxi is $3.00 to $4.00 per person anywhere on the island. Coops cabs are the best known on the island and have the newest vans and accept all major credit cards. When getting off the ferry, you may select any taxi you wish and are not required to use the one in the front. The nicer cabs are quite easy to see.

How Much Does It Cost To Stay At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T13:59:57+00:00

Put-in-Bay Hotels and rental homes are more expensive on weekends. During the week, Sunday through Thursday rates are significantly lower. Groups lodging together tend to get the best rates per person in the larger downtown rental homes. Some hotels and resorts offer package deals with a golf cart included in the rate. There is a central reservation center that generally knows what the best deals on lodging are. Their number is 888-742-7829


How Much Does It Cost To Go To The Top Of Perry’s Monument2020-02-15T16:45:16+00:00

The fee is $10 per adult (16 years of age and older)for a day pass to go to the top of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Children under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult. The monument is part of the National Park Service. NPS passes such as the Annual Pass and Season Pass are accepted here.

How Long Is The Ferry Ride To Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T13:42:44+00:00

Miller Ferry takes 18 minutes to get to Put-In-Bay. It lands on the other side of the island away from downtown. The Jet Express takes 30 minutes and provides a narrated tour. The Jet Express serves the island including late-night service and arrives in the downtown area. Mouse Island, Kelleys Island, Rattlesnake Island and the other Lake Erie Islands will be visible along the way.

How Late Are You Open For Golf Carts2020-02-02T18:25:21+00:00

We typically are open until 9 pm during the week and 10 pm on weekends. Daily rentals are due back one hour before closing time.

How Do We Get The Cheapest Deal On Hotels And Home Rentals At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T14:28:11+00:00

Book direct! Call the hotel or resort directly or use their online booking to reserve. Online travel agents like Expedia and Booking.com make their profit by charging you a fee (generally 15% more) for using their service. The central reservation center 888-742-7829 will also often know of specials and packages that can make for a more affordable stay. All of our lodging partners may be contacted directly on this site with just a click or a phone call!

How Do I Reserve A Golf Cart For Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T16:56:24+00:00

Putinbaygolfcarts.com website allows and encourages advance reservations. They feature the largest and newest fleet of rentals at Put-in-Bay. Travelers are encouraged to book early as supplies are limited and they often run out. Golf Carts are available to rent in two, four, six and eight-person seating. Carts are rented daily and overnight. Golf Carts are treated as cars and all licenses and rules apply.

How Do I Get From The Ferry To My Hotel2020-02-15T14:56:16+00:00

The best way to get to your hotel from the ferry dock is to rent a golf cart or take a taxi. When you get off the ferry you will generally see several taxis waiting to transport visitors to their Put-in-Bay Hotel or Resort. If you decide to bring a car (not recommended) many hotels have a limited number of parking spots. Keep in mind you may wait as long as three hours each way to get a car on or off the island.


How Did Put-in-Bay Get It’s Name? What Does It Mean?2020-02-15T13:15:54+00:00

Put-In-Bay is the name of the village on South Bass Island in Ohio. Local historians claims believe the name came from the Native Americans. They said, “putting in at the bay” in a ceremonial fashion. Other historians believe it was named as such because it provided for bad weather shelter. Boaters would  “put it in the bay” when the weather was bad.

Do You Rent Put-in-Bay Golf Carts Overnight Or For Multple Days?2020-02-02T18:25:45+00:00

Yes! We offer daily, overnight, & weekly rentals by reservation. Reservations are strongly recommended as far in advance as possible. You can make an online reservation for a Golf Cart here:

Do You Have Car Seats For Golf Carts2020-02-02T18:24:10+00:00

No! There is NO SAFE WAY to secure a car seat in a golf cart. This is a personal choice so if you want to use a car seat please bring your own. For liability reasons, we cannot install a car seat. It is not required.

Do I Need Advance Reservations For The Put-in-Bay Ferry Boat2020-02-06T22:56:20+00:00

No! Advance reservations are not required for the Put-in-Bay ferry boats. The Put-in-Bay ferry boats run on a first-come-first-served basis operating as quickly as one boat every 15 minutes during the peak season and one boat hourly in the offseason. Both ferry services have several boats. Try to arrive early for your trip to Put-in-Bay on the ferry to ensure the best options and shortest waits! Check the Jet Express or Miller Ferry websites for details and schedules.

Can You Stay Just One Night At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T14:24:03+00:00

During some parts of the season in April Late September and October, Put-in-Bay Resort & Bay Lodging may offer single night stays on weekends. In Peak season on weekends, all rentals require a 2-night minimum stay. Holiday weekends are often a thee night minimum. The central reservation center is generally the best information option and will have the most current lodging info at 888-742-7829

Can You Bring Your Own Golf Cart To Put-In-Bay2020-02-02T18:28:32+00:00

No, Golf Carts must be titled island use only, inspected by the local Police Department & display Ottawa County License Plates

Can We Have Extra Guests In Put-in-Bay Hotel Rooms Or Home Rentals2020-02-15T16:01:01+00:00

No this is not permitted. The State of Ohio Fire Marshall sets occupancy limits for all hotels and rentals and owners are not permitted to exceed those limits under any circumstances. Always be sure to book enough rooms for your group as their will rarely be anything left to book last minute. All locations are strict bout the enforcement of these rules. If a room at a Put-in-Bay hotel is advertised as a six-person suite, then it is a six-person maximum


Can I Walk Or Go From Bar To Bar With A Drink Or Open Container At Put-in-Bay2020-02-05T22:05:22+00:00

Can I Walk Or Go From Bar To Bar With A Drink Or Open Container At Put-in-Bay – NO Put-in-Bay is part of Ohio and there is an open container law that prohibits open containers in public places. Remember all the same rules and Ohio Laws apply on the island as they do on the mainland. Open container violations are enforced and you may not possess any open alcoholic beverages outside of the establishment where it was served or purchased.


Can I Reserve A Golf Cart At Put-in-Bay2020-02-02T18:24:31+00:00

Yes! Reservations are strongly recommended and should be made in advance. You may reserve online here  Many times there are more visitors than there are golf carts and your advance booking assures you a cart upon arrival.

Can I Rent A House At Put-in-Bay2020-02-15T13:48:32+00:00

Yes! There are several modern houses for rent at Put-in-Bay called the Put-in-Bay Villas and the All-Star Ohio House. Like any vacation rental, you want to be close to town where walking to the shops and restaurants is possible. When booking a Put-in-Bay Rental home be sure that you are in town and that sheets, towels, and linens are provided as some primitive rentals do not offer them.


Can I Make A Reservation For A Boat Dock at Put-in-Bay2020-02-21T22:56:39+00:00

The Public Docks at Put-in-Bay are on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are planning on coming on a weekend, the earlier you get to Put-in-Bay, the more likely you are to get a dock. The privately-owned docks take reservations, and some offer memberships granting priority dockage. Mooring balls in the harbor are also an option. There is a water taxi that brings boaters to and from their boat to the shore.

Can I have Alcohol On My Boat At Put-in-Bay2020-02-22T13:56:09+00:00

Yes, you can. The docks themselves do not permit open containers but you may enjoy your beverages on your private boat. There are local stores that sell beer & wine. There is no liquor store on the island.

Can I Bring Alcohol To My Put-in-Bay Hotel Room2020-02-05T19:41:56+00:00

Yes. All the hotels and resorts featured on the Put-in-Bay website permit you to bring alcohol to your Put-in-Bay Hotel Room or rental home. There is no liquor store on South Bass Island so if you want to bring alcohol bring it from the mainland. Beer and wine can be purchased at Put-in-Bay carry out stores for prices that are comparable to those on the mainland. You may not take outside alcohol into pool bars, bars or restaurants.

Are Your Golf Carts Gas Or Electric2020-02-02T18:24:53+00:00

All of our golf carts are gas-powered. You are not responsible for refilling them as gas is included. We do not have electric carts as they will not last all day and are too slow.

Are There Public Boat Ramps At Put-in-Bay2020-02-21T23:04:26+00:00

Yes, there are several options for boat ramps. Between “C” and “B” dock there is a public ramp free of charge. There is one at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club for a small fee. There is one at the Soth Bass Island State Park along with ample boat trailer parking.

Are Put-in-Bay Hotels Kid Friendly2020-02-15T14:16:11+00:00

Most of the Put-in-Bay Hotels and Lodging, as well as the Put-in-Bay Villa Rental Homes, are kid-friendly. Several hotels such as the Put-in-Bay Resort and Bay Lodging Resort have amenities and organized activities that cater to families and kids. The Put-in-Bay Villas Rental homes are ideal for families ad they have a great pool, a splash pad for the kids and are located right in town the preferred location.


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