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About The Jet Express
Traveling at speeds up to 40 mph, the Jet Express Ferry whisk you away on a quick 12 ½ mile, 25 minute voyage from Port Clinton, Ohio to downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio or on a 17 mile, 45 minute voyage from Sandusky, Ohio to downtown Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island, Ohio. Best of all, your scenic Lake Erie voyage features friendly, knowledgable crew and an opportunity to view all 12 U.S. islands and numerous Canadian islands. Stylishly appointed passenger lounges, featuring cushioned seats and carpeted decks provide for MAXIMUM passenger comfort! While, thrilling open-air seating is available providing for MAXIMUM passenger excitement! First level indoor seating (no stairs to climb) is available and handicap accessible. The Jet Express is designed with passenger comfort and convenience as a top priority! • Lowest fares per mile • Kids 5 & under ride FREE! Exclusive late-night service ensure that you won’t miss any of the island excitement.
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travelgirl179 wrote a review Sep 2021
Pennsylvania285 contributions117 helpful votes
We ordered a package that was two round trip tickets with a golf cart rental for $100 during any week day, which was a great deal! With two round trip tickets without the package, it would have put us around $70-$80 dollars and then the golf cart rental for the day would have put us over, so I definitely recommend getting that package if you can! We arrived for the first ferry of the day, which was 8:30am and it wasn’t crowded at all. The ticket lady was quick at getting us our tickets and answering any questions we had. I do recommend arriving at least 10 minutes early to check in or purchase tickets and then get on the boat, because they leave pretty promptly at the departure time. The ride to Put in Bay was about 30 minutes and sitting on the top deck gave us gorgeous views of the island. It’s definitely a little windy and a little chilly in September, but worth it for the views. You’ll be able to see the Benson Ford houseboat, something that is really only viewable from the ferry ride. The boat was super clean, staff was friendly and they were even able to change our departure time, as we originally opted to take the 11pm boat back to Port Clinton, but decided to leave at 9:30 instead. They are pretty flexible with that. Definitely recommend the Jet Express!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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DCLMom wrote a review Aug 2021
North Carolina821 contributions112 helpful votes
We had booked online and weren’t sure how things worked, so we stopped by the night before to ask. There was a really nice lady who explained everything and we got our timed tickets. We went on the Port Clinton to Put in Bay ferry, round trip, and left at 8:30 am. It was cloudy and super humid, but we went on the top deck anyway. The wind almost blew us away, but it was so worth the view! It only took less than 30 minutes to get there. We had booked a golf cart as a part of our package and that was an easy to check in too. We came back at our ticket time and it was so easy. We boarded for our trip back and had a great ride. The staff was so friendly and professional!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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DED1960 wrote a review Aug 2021
Huber Heights, Ohio44 contributions9 helpful votes
Easy on…Easy off!!! The ride was smooth and fast. We had no issues boarding and they were very accommodating when we wanted to change our return time.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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HMom2 wrote a review Aug 2021
Detroit, Michigan94 contributions36 helpful votes
We took Her Express both to and from Put-in-Bay. They were on time and fast each time. On our return trip the app said the boat was full, but we walked up to the ticket window and was able to get tickets without a problem.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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E H wrote a review Jul 2021
Brunswick, New York106 contributions55 helpful votes
I rode on the Jet Express from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay many times when I lived in Ohio back in the '90s, and with my return after a 25-year hiatus, I decided to do it again. Unfortunately, it was a warm and humid day, but it was still exciting, with the wind blowing through your hair. On a cool, dry day, it's the best. I believe I paid $35 round trip for about a half-hour ride in each direction. There are three decks, and the top deck provides the most unobstructed views across the lake and the most wind. I believe they also operate from Sandusky, and some rides stop at or go to Kelley's Island. It's a fun way to begin and end the day in Put-in-Bay and I'm glad it still operates.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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