We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Bass Island

1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Put in Bay
Type: Islands
Owner description: Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the William Perry Monument, and its... more » Owner description: Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the William Perry Monument, and its fishing opportunities cant be beat, especially if you're fishing for Walleye and Perch. « less
Write a Review

149 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    91
    42
    12
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
101 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

When you talk about visiting an island for vacation, most people tend to think of something tropical or exotic, but South Bass Island is a fun getaway and a great place to spend a day or so on Lake Erie, just a jump and a skip from Canada. With this visit, I’ve spent a total of five days of my... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

awesome place to take your family, I recommend as soon as you get there make your way up the hill and rent a golf cart, ( get it for all day) that way you can take your time and explore the island, cheap family memories !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a nice day on South Bass Island, and the golf carts were a fun way to get around. One issue we found was that much of the waterfront is taken up by private homes. Meaning there are only small sections of the island where you can ride the golf carts along the lake. Most of the time you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

this small island has loads of history. It is easily reached on the Miller Ferries from Catawba and you can walk or push bike or catch a bus, or hire a golf cart to get to the village centre of Put-in Bay. There is an awesome playground for children, a lot of variety for food and just fun strolling around

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Ohio
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We rode the ferry with our bikes and spent the day riding bikes around the island, stopping in a few stores, and eating lunch/dinner. It was a really fun and relaxing day! It reminds me of Key West but not as big or as tropical.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairborn, Ohio
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Ferry ride to the island, renting golf carts exploring the island and the shops are all alot of fun. It is a summer tradition in our family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakewood, Ohio
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It wouldn't be summer without our annual trip to South Bass Island and the village of Put-in-Bay. The village is lively and colorful and the later in the day, fills with a younger (and livelier) crowd. The middle and other end of the island are more low-key and relaxing...see the lighthouse, visit Goat soup and whiskey. A nice escape and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A great island to explore on your bicycle or rent a golf cart or take your car with you. There are many things to do and see on the Island from Perry's Monument to wineries, to exploring the island on a bicycle or golf cart to water sports. Nightlife is a big activity on the island, which has many bars... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The island has everything to fill up a day trip or a week. Live music, water recreation, entertainment, food, drinks, events, relaxing. Get to it. Or don't, that's more room for me on the island.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Warren, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

just a lot of fun - lots of things to do and see. People couldn't be nicer and more helpful. The scenery is beautiful

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed South Bass Island also viewed

 

Been to South Bass Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage South Bass Island, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing