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Address: Kellys Island, OH
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Boater's playground

Been going to the Islands on our boat for years and it doesn't matter which one you want to visit they all have something to offer. No boat, then you can take one of the ferries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Pamela C

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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Been going to the Islands on our boat for years and it doesn't matter which one you want to visit they all have something to offer. No boat, then you can take one of the ferries over. South Bass has Put-in-Bay a more entertaining, fun island. Middle Bass has a newer marina with a shuttle over to South Bass so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

What a pleasant surprise! From the ferry boat ride to the island to the renting of a golf cart to ride around the island on. Fun ! Fun ! Fun! Nice restaurants , bars, wineries and beaches. Pleasant breezes along with a long relaxing day at this little northern paradise will brighten your day . Kelley's island is definitely worth... More 

5 Thank Mdreiling
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

i have only been to Kellys Island 1 time,but i seems to be a more relaxed place to go compaired to Put-in-Bay which is more of a party place,rent a golf cart when you get off the ferry much easier to see the island,there are a few things to see like the state park (nice beach),they have a winery and... More 

1 Thank Jim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Have visited Lake Erie since back in the 60's as my mom and dad loved fishing there. Kelly's Island was very interesting with the glashiers that mother nature made. Camping,hotels,restaurants are there as well. Lots of private homes. Golf carts are available to rent and you have to get to Kelly's by Ferry. Very interesting Island.

1 Thank dskeens
puerto rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went for a family gathering for my daughter's birthday. We traveled by ferry at Catawba. The process for buying, boarding and traveling to the island was really fast and pleasant, although we traveled on Saturday before Labor Day. Island was full at its extension, however, it is a tiny island and all what you need to explore is a golf... More 

2 Thank elmapuertorico
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We boarded the Kelly's Island Ferry in Marblehead, Ohio- bikes in tow- and treated ourselves to one of the nicest biking day trips we've enjoyed. The 4-mile square island has mostly level, safe roads and striking scenery as you travel around the western side. We explored Monument Point, a large rock with native American carvings, glacial grooves, a beach, hiked... More 

3 Thank jgaltravler
Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I'm from Ohio and had no idea these islands even existed! I did a half day trip to Kelly's Island and Put in Bay and was in utter amazement, there was so much to see and do. I took the Jet Express Ferry from Sandusky, OH and went Island hopping. There was a lot of partying going on Kelly's Island,... More 

6 Thank SmithSteed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went for a long weekend at Cedarlane RV Park on Catawba Island, Lake Erie. What a great location! Large lots for the big campers, adult and childrens swimming pools, friendly owners and neighbors. The dogs have a great running park and only a couple miles from Lake Erie. We went to Catawba Island park and enjoyed fishing, wading and rock... More 

1 Thank firegal
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We took a one day trip to Put in Bay with our nieces. We rented a golf cart and saw the entire island in about 4 hours. The highlight of the trip was cold ice cream next to the carousel. We really recommend a half day trip to this place. The boat ride on the catamaran is worth the trip.... More 

4 Thank BeautyButterflylady
Terre Haute, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We took the Jet Express ferry from Port Clinton to Put In Bay and then to Kelly's Island. It was nice not being stuck in a tourist trap and we had a BLAST driving a golf cart around the island and visiting the glacial grooves and the beach. TIP: When you get off the ferry, don't rent a golf cart... More 

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