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“You Can't Go Wrong With A Visit/Mini Vacation to Put In Bay!”
Review of South Bass Island

South Bass Island
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Put in Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed August 31, 2011

Put in Bay is FANTASTIC!
Visited for a full day, and I wish we would have stayed ON the island for the entire weekend, instead of OFF the island in Port Clinton! We did not want to leave on the last Jet Express Boat taking us back to Port Clinton!
Definitly rent a golf cart, mopeds or a bike to get around the island..alot of the different attractions are spaced out from each other on the island..and it was so much fun to ride around in a golf cart the entire day too!
Went to Heineman's Winery and Put in Bay Winery...excellent wine at both places and friendly staff! Enjoyed the selection of different wines..yummy! Visited Perry's Memorial, but unfortunatly the memorial itself was closed, so we were unable to go up into the memorial..but, we did go to the museum and watched a neat movie about Perry's Memorial and learned alot..there was even a neat musket demonstrator on the back lawn of the memorial that showed us how the soldiers back in the war days used muskets. There were alot of other things we visited and seen as well on Put in Bay..and the nightlife was so much fun! We even seen a live band play 80s music at the Boathouse Bar and Grille and they were GREAT!! Loved them!!!

Thank Greta B
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

For anyone in the Lake Erie area, this island holds the most enjoyable summer experience. You can reach the island by personal watercraft or a ferry from Port Clinton Ohio. There is everything you can imagine to fill your day..beach, watersports,museums, shopping, winery tours, cave tours, butterfly house and much more. They have an incredible choice of restaurants, from seafood, steaks, italian to Irish pub fare. Every meal is a differenet experience. Nightlife is a choice of many different venues you can experience by just wandering down the main road which surrounds a lovely park. Island transportation is mainly golf carts and mopeds. A perfect place for all ages to enjoy.

Thank ALMAR1988
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

Put In Bay is gorgeous! If you are looking for a fun way to explore coastal Ohio, this could be for you. Beware--it's not too family friendly here. At least from what we experienced. The crowd gets pretty rowdy! We chose to meet college friends at the campground on the island. I love to camp, and we had a blast--but this is not your "get away from it all" campground. Be prepared for bachelor parties and noise. If that is what you are looking for, you'll be in good company. The facilities were nice and clean. The showers were plentiful and well maintained. The beach here is also very nice! Book early if you want a campsite on the lake--well worth it!

2  Thank TravelinAdams
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

This has become an annual trip for us Women. Taking a ferry over makes the experience interesting each time as we tend to bring too much but it makes us laugh. We rent golf carts for transportation to see the Island and get around. The little town is cute with plenty of places to eat at and drink at. The night spots are fun and we danced til they closed the places. Pizza after hours is available and everyone here is so friendly. We DO go after kids are back in college so it is not as obnoxious. I would NOT bring young children here unless you keep them away from the town area. We enjoy the harbor & seeing the vineyards butterfly house etc. Each year we do something a little different and squeeze a lot in. Shopping is so-so. Too touristy, they could get some nicer stores for the more serious shopper with money to spend...It is a blast here. Would recommend it for a girls weekend for all age women.

Thank Beenaroundtheworld2
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We rented on line a 19' boat from pib.com and pre paid the $357.23 After taking a water taxi to the Island, renting a golf cart to get us to the boat rental location, we discovered that the business was closed. They did not return our calls! Put In Bay Jet Ski...no show

Thank CletusM
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