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Miller Boat Line

5174 E Water St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9783
+1 800-500-2421
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Very organized and runs on time!

Travellers can catch this ferry to go to Put in Bay. It runs approximately every 20 mins during the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ijustluv2travel
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Toronto, Canada
Put in Bay trip

Close to hotel. Fair pricing. Easy acess to board. Friendly staff. Just wish they had later return... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lynn N
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Ashtabula, Ohio
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Ferries to the Lake Erie Islands of Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island, Ohio.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“golf cart” (29 reviews)
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“ferry ride” (13 reviews)
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5174 E Water St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9783
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Reviewed yesterday

Travellers can catch this ferry to go to Put in Bay. It runs approximately every 20 mins during the summer peak and last run from Put in Bay is at 9:00 pm. The ride is short approximately 20 mins. Bikes, cars and walk ons are...More

Thank Ijustluv2travel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Close to hotel. Fair pricing. Easy acess to board. Friendly staff. Just wish they had later return schedule to the mainland.

Thank Lynn N
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Lynn, thanks for riding with Miller Ferry! We try to make our customers experience on the Miller Ferry as easy as possible. Come back and visit again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great crew and very nice to all ages. Always helpful and curtious assisted my family in anything we needed.

Thank Brad S
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for riding with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Boat ride was run very efficiently but they did NOT have bathroom for public use. Its not like it is a short ride over to the islands and anyone that has issues I guess is just out of luck.

Thank James M
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi James, thanks for taking the Miller Ferry! We do have bathrooms on both docks on the mainland and the island for your convenience. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

20 minute drive from our hotel right across the street from Jet Express. More departure times and $10 per person cheaper. No brainer.

Thank Charles D
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for making the drive to take our ferry! We run every half hour during the summer to give our customers more flexibility to go to the island. We hope you enjoyed your trip, come back and visit soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've travelled with Miller Boat Lines several times. The crew is warm and friendly and the ride is quick and comfortable. We have always found it quicker (and more fun) to go as pedestrians and rent a golf cart on the island.

Thank J B
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You summed it up perfectly! We try to get you there quicker so you have more time for fun on the island. Can't wait for you next trip!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took the ferry on 8/1/17 to South Bass Island. We have taken ferries all over the US and don't agree with other reviews about cost. We took our Jeep so total was $60. Same thing they charged for full day of...More

Thank Chuck B
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for riding with us! We try to make our fares as cost efficient as possible. Can't wait to see you again on your next trip.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken the Miller ferry to Put-In-Bay/South Bass Island several times, and always enjoyed the short ride to the island. The Miller employees are always helpful and efficient, and make the trip over and back very enjoyable.

Thank Julie H
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for riding with us, Julie! We love our staff and are so glad to hear you had a great experience!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the cost was too expensive for a 20-minute boat ride, but you don't really have any other choice if you want to get to Put-in-Bay. Jet Express charges even more! The line to get to the island was super long, but we got...More

Thank Leslie Y
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Leslie, we try to keep our prices as low as possible, and you'll find that we offer the lowest rate to Put-in-Bay. We do have five free parking lots that are all located within walking distance of the ferry. Make sure to check out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you plan to stay a while and bring your car-they charge tickets for each individual AND your car, not just the car charge like I'd expected after glancing at the pricing online. The ride was quick and they have coupons for your stay (not...More

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Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting with us. We do offer $1 off of an adult round trip passenger ticket on our website for you next visit!

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John L
February 28, 2017|
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Response from Caitlin M |
Hi John, you can absolutely bring your car! On the Miller it is $32 round trip (plus passengers) to bring your vehicle. Make sure to check with wherever you are staying about any parking policies. If you wanted to leave your... More
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Julie71876
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
I would have to agree with Tom R. You should be able to do a Google search for Lake Erie Shores and Islands and I believe they're also on Facebook. In fact I think they're one of my Liked Pages. Try that first as they're... More
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Madeline J
June 4, 2015|
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Response from Katrina R | Property representative |
Adults are $7.00 one way, children 6-11 years are $1.50 and children 5 and under are free. There is not a shuttle, but many local taxi companies. For more info, visit the Miller Ferry website.
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