Bringing a Vehicle to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island

 

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Cars, motorcycles, RVs, and boats on trailers are all welcome aboard Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island. Our goal is to provide you safe, convenient and reliable ferry transportation. Please note these Guidelines for bringing a vehicle.

Vehicles Going to Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island)

  • Reservations are not required. Vehicles are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Vehicles can round trip within the same day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday. However, because of heavier traffic we are not able to round trip a vehicle within the same day on Sunday or a Holiday Monday. 

Vehicles Leaving Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island)

  • Vehicles must be in line before 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday and in line before 3:00 pm on Sundays and Holiday Mondays in order to be guaranteed passage off Put-in-Bay.

Put-in-Bay Vehicles - Driver's Checklist

  • Anticipate possible "Island Rush Hours" - these peak vehicle travel times may include going to Put-in-Bay on Friday afternoons / evenings, and returning from Put-in-Bay on Sundays and Holiday Mondays. During these peak times, Miller Ferries will sometimes run extra trips.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • We reserve the right to limit vehicles in order to accommodate passengers.
  • Reservations are not required. Vehicles are transported on a first come, first serve basis.  
  • Commercial vehicles over one half ton must have reservations made by 4:00 pm at least a day prior to passage. Please be in line 20 Minutes before departure time.
  • Motorcycles are taken with vehicles on a first come first serve basis.
    • Two tie-downs and wheel chocks are provided per trip.
    • It is the Captain's discretion to choose to carry motorcycles during high winds.
    • It is the Captain's discretion to choose to carry more than two motorcycles without tie-downs. 
  • Due to Maritime Security regulations, customers, vehicles and baggage may be subject to inspection.
  • A limit of two 5-gallon appropriated containers of gasoline/propane can be brought on board the ferry.
    All containers must be inside a vehicle. No gasoline/propane containers may be carried on. 
  • No construction trucks with saddle tanks in bed of pickup, due to Coast Guard Regulations.  
  • Once on board, apply your vehicle's emergency brake.
  • Thank you for not smoking on board or in shelter houses.

Vehicles Going to Middle Bass Island

  • Reservations are required. Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance, but must be made by 4:00 pm the prior day. Call 419-285-2421 (local) or 800-500-2421 for reservations through the Miller Boat Line office.
  • Vehicles must be in line 20 minutes before departure time on weekdays, and 30 minutes before departure time on weekends.
  • Because of heavier traffic we are not able to round trip a vehicle from Catawba on Sunday or on a Holiday Monday.
  • Charges may be applied for vehicles not cancelled the day prior to reservations.
  • Schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • If a ferry trip is cancelled, reservations must be rescheduled through the Miller office. Local: 419-285-2421. Long Distance: 800-500-2421.
  • Maximum gross vehicle weight is 30 tons.
  • Due to Maritime Security regulations, customers, vehicles and baggage may be subject to inspection.
  • A limit of two 5-gallon appropriated containers of gasoline/propane can be brought on board the ferry.
    All containers must be inside a vehicle. No gasoline/propane containers may be carried on.
  • No construction trucks with saddle tanks in bed of pickup, due to Coast Guard Regulations. 
  • Once on board, apply your vehicle's emergency brake.
  • Thank you for not smoking on board or in shelter houses.

 

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

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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

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