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Miller Ferry Office, Put-in-Bay, Ohio - 800-500-2421, 419-285-2421 (local)

Directions to the Miller Ferry Dock

Day Visitors - If your getaway is just for the day, we suggest you come aboard as a passenger and leave your vehicle and travel worries parked on the mainland in one of our free parking areas. Your transportation choices on Put-in-Bay include golf carts, bicycles, cabs, bus service between the Miller Lime Kiln Dock and downtown, and the island tour train narrated tour. The two miles between the Miller Lime Kiln Dock and the downtown has a bike path. For island discounts, print out Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Coupons.

Vehicles - Please see Bringing a Vehicle Guidelines. 

Passengers in Wheelchairs - You are welcome to bring your car. If you prefer to board without a car, there is a boarding ramp, and wheelchairs can go onto the lower deck. However, there is no enclosed cabin on the lower deck, or on-board wheelchair accessible restrooms. There are wheelchair accessible restrooms on Catawba Dock and at the Lime Kiln Dock, Put-in-Bay. The Lime Kiln Dock, Put-in-Bay has a steep grade, but the rest of the island is relatively flat. From the dock, it's two miles to the town/village area. Please let our ticket booth personnel know if you need any assistance. Call our office at 800-500-2421 for more details on traveling with a wheelchair.

Pets - Pets are welcome aboard, and travel at no charge, but must be kept on a leash or cage and stay on the lower deck.

ATMs and Credit Cards - Each ferry dock has an ATM machine next to the restrooms and gift shops. We accept credit cards including Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Coupons - Please see our Coupons page for Miller Ferry and Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass savings.

Luggage - Please be sure you luggage is clearly marked with your address and phone. Let dock attendants know if you need assistance handling and loading luggage.

Tours, Meetings, Reunions and Weddings - Please see our Group and Students Discounts page. We will be glad to mail you group brochures and schedules. Call our office for information about bringing your group, 800-500-2421.

Childrens' Activities - Please see our Kid's PageAttractions and Events, and Coupons Pages. We suggest you contact attractions ahead of time should you want admission prices and hours. Downtown Put-in-Bay on a weekend summer night may not be suitable for children, however there are several Put-in-Bay attractions geared for families.

Lodging - Please see our Lodging page for Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass. Also, call the Lodging Locator service for lodging advice 800-441-1271.

Residents and Commuters - Please see our Season Pass savings Frequent Floaters program and Gift Cards.

Island Amenities - Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass each has a grocery store and beverage carry out. Put-in-Bay also has a hardware store, library, gas station and post office. There is no pharmacy.

Medical Issues or Emergencies - There is an EMS on Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay. The emergency contact number for fire and for police is 911. Non emergency police number is 419-285-3962.

Getting Married on the Island - Please see our Weddings page.

Ferry Trips During Inclement Weather - During high winds schedules are subject to change or be canceled without notice. For updates during foul weather call 800-500-2421, see millerferry.com, or follow our Facebook & Twitter.

Miller Ferry Running Season - Miller Ferry operations generally begin during spring lake thaw and run until weather permits or winter lake freeze. If we operate beyond the print schedule, we will post times on the home page of this web site www.MillerFerry.com, or you can phone the office at 800-500-2421 for times.

More Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Information - More Put-in-Bay information may be found at the Chamber of Commerce site www.visitputinbay.com. Additional Middle Bass information may be found at www.middlebass.org.

Area Information - Historic trails, birding, water and theme parks, beaches, shopping, waterfront escapes, quaint bed and breakfasts, fishing charters, lighthouses, a premier amusement and roller coaster park - all of these attractions are within a half hour drive of our Miller Ferry dock on Catawba. See www.shoresandislands.com for info and you will find why you will want to spend several days in our beautiful area!

Worship Service - Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Catawba Av., PIB, Mass held on Saturday at 6:00 pm, Sunday at 7:00 am and 10:30 am. Saint John's at the Bay Lutheran Mass held on Sunday at 1:30 pm at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Catawba Av., PIB, service at 10:00 am. Middle Bass Island Town Hall service Sunday at 10:00 am.

Put-in-Bay Schedule & Fares

One Way Fares:

Adult
Child (6-11yrs.)
Child (under 6yrs.)
Bicycle
Car*

$ 7.00
$ 1.50
Free
$ 2.00
$ 15.00

*Does not include passengers

View Departure Schedule

Middle Bass Schedule & Fares

One Way Fares:

Adult
Child (6-11yrs.)
Child (under 6yrs.)
Bicycle
Car*

$ 9.50
$ 3.00
Free
$ 3.00
$ 21.50

*Does not include passengers

Middle Bass Vehicles require reservations View Departure Schedule
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