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Boat Docks & Marinas At Put-in-Bay Ohio South Bass Island!

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Put-in-Bay, Ohio, offers a variety of marinas with options for docks, both public and private. When planning a boat trip to Put-in-Bay, it’s important to note that many docks operate on a first-come, first-served basis, especially during busy weekends and holidays. To secure a spot, arriving as early as possible is recommended.

The village of Put-in-Bay maintains three large boat docks in the downtown area, with two managed by the Put-in-Bay Village and the other, known as “B” dock, managed by the DeRivera Park Trust.

Additionally, some privately owned boat docks accept advance reservations, and it’s common for weekends to fill up quickly, so early planning and making reservations is advisable.

When docking at the public marinas in Put-in-Bay, it may be necessary to “raft off” from 2 to 4 vessels. To ensure a smooth experience, bringing boat fenders & lines and practicing courteous rafting etiquette is essential.

It’s especially important to be considerate when returning late at night to avoid disturbing other boaters who may be asleep.

While docked at Put-in-Bay, there are various options for transportation. Golf carts, bicycles, and mopeds can be rented, located in the central island area at Put-in-Bay Golf Carts across the street from the docks. Rentals can be arranged by the hour, day, or even overnight for multiple days. Advance reservations are strongly suggested, as carts are frequently sold out.

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Marinas At Put-in-Bay, Ohio

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The specific marinas and their respective prices for boats at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, may vary, and it is recommended to directly contact the marinas for the most up-to-date information. However, here are the popular marinas in the area:

A ,B & C Docks Downtown Marinas & Docks (Public)

The public docks in the Village of Put-in-Bay referred to as “A and C” docks, offer convenient docking options for boaters. Here are the rates and guidelines for these docks:

  • Midweek daily and overnight rates range from $2.00 to $2.25 per running foot.
  • Weekend rates are slightly higher, ranging from $2.50 to $2.75 per running foot.
  • Rafting, which means tying up alongside other boats, is mandatory as directed by the dock master.
  • If you have jet skis or rubber rafts, there is an additional charge of $10 per day.
  • Upon arrival at the docks, it is advisable to contact the dock master using marine channel 9 to receive instructions and assistance.

B Docks Downtown Marina & Docks

The public docks at DeRivera Park also referred to as “B” dock, offer convenient options for boaters visiting Put-in-Bay. Here are the rates and guidelines for these docks:

  • Midweek daily and overnight rates are $0.80 per running foot.
  • Weekend rates are slightly higher at $1.95 per running foot.
  • Rafting, which means tying up alongside other boats, is mandatory as directed by the dock master.
  • If you have jet skis or rubber rafts, there is an additional charge of $10 per day.
  • Upon arrival at the docks, it is advisable to contact the dock master using marine channel 9 for instructions and assistance.
  • Dockage fees are applicable from the time of arrival until 11:00 am the following day.

Peach Point Marinas & Docks

Peach Point, situated at Oak Point State Park, is a marina conveniently located just a quarter mile west of the Public Docks. Here are the rates and details for docking at Peach Point:

  • The daily rate, applicable from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, is $15.00.
  • For overnight stays, the rate is $20.00.
  • It is mandatory for all vessels to register upon arrival at Peach Point.
  • For more information and updates, you can visit their website at Ohio State Parks & Watercraft

Public Mooring Buoys

The Public Mooring Buoys are situated on the western side of the Put-in-Bay harbor, right in front of the Boardwalk Restaurant. These buoys are designed to accommodate watercraft with a maximum length of 52 ft. Here are the details regarding the rates and services:

  • For midweek visits, the day rate for mooring is $25, while the overnight rate is $30.00.
  • On weekends, the day rate increases to $30, and the overnight rate is $40.00.
  • The Red Top buoys are available at a rate ranging from $30 to $50, depending on the day and time.
  • The Boardwalk water taxi service provides convenient transportation to and from the shore.

Please keep in mind that these rates and services may be subject to change, so it is advisable to contact the Boardwalk Restaurant or the relevant authorities for the most up-to-date information on availability, pricing, and transportation arrangements for the Public Mooring Buoys.


Private Marinas At Put-in-Bay, Ohio


Park Place Boat Club Docks

Park Place Boat Club is conveniently situated adjacent to “C” dock, the easternmost public dock near the Jet Express. Here are the details regarding Park Place Boat Club:

  • Reservations are accepted when guaranteed by a member of the club.
  • Upon entering the harbor, please contact the dock master on marine channel 10.
  • Rafting is at the discretion of both the inward boater and the dock master.
  • The yearly membership fee for Park Place Boat Club is $700+tax.
  • For further inquiries or to make reservations, you can reach them at 419-285-6183.

It’s always recommended to verify the information and availability directly with the Park Place Boat Club, as they can provide the most accurate and up-to-date details regarding their services and offerings.

The Boardwalk Docks & Marinas (Fuel Service Available)

The Boardwalk Docks, situated adjacent to the “A” dock, the westernmost public dock, offer convenient access to the Boardwalk waterfront restaurant. Here are the key details about the Boardwalk Docks:

  • Priority is given to members, and non-members are accommodated based on availability.
  • To communicate with the dock master upon entering the harbor, please tune in to marine channel 10.
  • Fuel service is available for your convenience.
  • The daily and overnight rates for dockage are $1.40 per running foot.
  • Weekend reservations are not accepted, and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For further information or inquiries, you can reach the Boardwalk Docks at 419-285-6183.

Please note that it’s advisable to contact the Boardwalk Docks directly to confirm current rates, availability, and any additional details related to your visit.

Put-in-Bay Yacht Club

The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is situated approximately 0.2 miles west of the Boardwalk Docks. Here are the important details about the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club:

  • The Yacht Club features a 124-foot pier that is open to the public, but reservations are required.
  • Both daily and overnight rates for dockage are $1.75 per running foot for the general public, as well as for AYC (Associated Yacht Clubs) and ILYA (Inland Lake Yachting Association) members.
  • A day rate of $20 is available for a maximum of four hours, subject to space availability.
  • Additionally, the Yacht Club offers various on-site facilities, including a launch ramp. PIBYC members and members of I-LYA or AYC-affiliated clubs can use these facilities free of charge. However, non-members are required to pay a $10 ramp fee.
  • For inquiries or further information, you can contact the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club at 419-285-4505.

Please note that it is advisable to contact the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club directly to confirm current rates, availability, and any additional details related to reservations or membership requirements.

Miller Marinas & Docks

Miller Marina is conveniently situated approximately 0.3 miles west of the Boardwalk Docks, in close proximity to the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club. Here are the key details about Miller Marina:

  • Reservations are not accepted at Miller Marina. Dockage is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The daily rate for dockage is $2.00 per running foot.
  • For overnight stays, the rate is $2.50 per running foot.
  • For any inquiries or further information, you can contact Miller Marina at 419-285-5902.

Please note that it’s always recommended to contact Miller Marina directly to confirm the current rates, availability, and any additional details you may need for your boating needs.


Top Ten Boating & Navigation Tips To Put-in-Bay

* NEVER cut between the green can marker & The Eastern Point of South Bass Island or Between Glibrater Island & Put-in-Bay…..There are numerous submerged rocky reefs!

• Familiarize Yourself with Local Rules and Regulations: Before heading out on the water at Put-in-Bay, make sure you are aware of the boating rules and regulations specific to the area. Familiarize yourself with speed limits, no-wake zones, and any other guidelines that are in place for safety.

• Check Weather Conditions: Always check the weather forecast before embarking on a boating trip. Pay attention to wind speed, wave height, and any potential storms or adverse conditions that may affect your safety on the water.

• Have Proper Safety Equipment: Ensure your boat is equipped with all the necessary safety gear, including life jackets for every passenger, fire extinguishers, flares, a first aid kit, and a throwable flotation device. Check that all equipment is in good working condition.

• Maintain a Proper Lookout: Assign a responsible person on board to keep a lookout for other boats, objects, or hazards in the water. This will help avoid collisions and keep everyone on board safe.

• Observe Navigation Aids: Pay close attention to buoys, markers, and other navigation aids in the water. They provide essential information about safe passages, shallow areas, and potential hazards. Please familiarize yourself with their meanings and follow them accordingly.

• Practice Safe Speed: Adhere to posted speed limits and maintain a safe speed that allows you to react to unexpected situations. Be mindful of other boaters, swimmers, and kayakers in the area.

• Use Proper Lighting: Ensure that your boat’s navigation lights are in working order and turned on during periods of low visibility or when operating at night. Proper lighting allows other boaters to see and avoid your vessel.

• Stay Clear of Put-in-Bay Ferry Traffic: Put-in-Bay has regular ferry traffic, so it’s important to give ferries plenty of space and avoid crossing their paths. Be patient and wait for the ferry to pass before proceeding.

• Avoid Alcohol Consumption: Operating a boat under the influence of alcohol is illegal and extremely dangerous. Stay sober and designate a responsible person to operate the boat if necessary.

• File a Float Plan: Before departing, inform someone on the land about your boating plans. Share details such as your intended route, estimated time of return, and contact information. This way, someone will be aware of your trip and can alert authorities if necessary.

Remember, safety should always be your top priority when boating at Put-in-Bay. Following these tips will help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

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Dalton D.

The staff at Park Place Boat Club goes above and beyond, treating us like family with their incredible generosity. We were blown away by the breathtaking view of the monument from the docks, adding to the charm of our stay. Marinas is nestled in a peaceful location, away from the bustling main street, yet conveniently close enough to reach with just a leisurely stroll through a picturesque park. The town itself is adorned with the most stunning flower arrangements, enhancing the overall beauty of the surroundings. Our new favorite put in bay marina

Denny G.

Arriving on a bustling Saturday afternoon, it seemed like every dock on the island was occupied. I reached out to all the marinas on the radio, but they informed me that they were at full capacity, including Park Place. While contemplating our next move, I received an unexpected call from Park Place, asking if I was still in need of a slip. It turned out to be my lucky day, as they had an opening just for us. They provided clear directions on the put-in-bay dock map how to reach the slip and had two friendly dock hands ready to assist us upon arrival. The marina boasted an incredible bathhouse with private showers, ensuring our comfort during the stay. Being situated near the Keys restaurant, we enjoyed a captivating view of people leisurely making their way to the Jet Express in the morning. The cost for the night was $90, and the check-in process was a breeze. From now on, Park Place will be the first marina I contact whenever I visit the island again!

Terry G.

During the Memorial Day weekend, we chose to dock at Park Place, and it turned out to be an exceptional experience. The staff at the marina were truly outstanding! They ensured that we had a prime docking spot for the entire week and assisted us in safely docking our boat at the end of each day. Their warm smiles and cheerful demeanor made us feel welcome and appreciated. We were so impressed by their service that we have already decided to use this dock again on our next trip. In fact, we are even considering becoming members of the boat club. Our time at Park Place was nothing short of fantastic!

Calvin C.

We are absolutely enamored with this place. Miller Marinas is simply beautiful, with well-maintained docks and surroundings, a peaceful ambiance, and stunning views. The cleanliness of the area is remarkable, including the pristine restrooms that are diligently maintained. The pavilion is a delightful addition, providing the perfect setting for cooking out, mingling with fellow boaters, and seeking refuge from inclement weather without feeling confined to the boat. Rich and Casey, the staff members, go above and beyond to assist with docking responsibilities and cater to any other needs that may arise. Their support and expertise are invaluable. We cannot praise this place enough for the exceptional experience it provides. miller marina put-in-bay is one of the larger docs in the area.

Marion D.

These put-in-bay b dock marinas and docks stand out from the others on Put-in-Bay due to their peaceful and serene atmosphere. It boasts an inner bay area that offers excellent protection, and the restrooms and showers are meticulously maintained, ensuring cleanliness and comfort. By contacting the staff on VHF channel 74 in advance, they will provide clear instructions on how to reach your designated dock and be readily available to assist you with the docking process. Water and power connections are conveniently accessible for boaters. Adding a laundry facility would be a welcome amenity for transient boaters, enhancing their overall experience at the marina.

Lillian F.

Our recent trip to Small Bass Island, also known as Put-In-Bay, exceeded all expectations and provided us with a delightful experience. From the moment we arrived at the docks, we were impressed by the abundance of available golf carts and bicycles for rent, allowing us to explore the island without needing a car. The wide selection of restaurants and pubs offered diverse dining and drinking options, while the shops provided ample opportunities to find unique gifts and souvenirs. We were pleasantly surprised by the numerous places of interest that encouraged us to engage in various activities and explore the island further. It felt like a miniature version of Key West in Ohio! The marinas cleanliness, well-thought-out design, and warm hospitality made it a welcoming destination for visitors. The service professionals, including wait staff, hosts, bartenders, and cashiers, were friendly, professional, and clearly well-trained, ensuring our interactions were pleasant and enjoyable. We were especially pleased to see many families taking part in the island's attractions, creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere. Our trip to Small Bass Island surpassed our expectations and left us with lasting memories of a fantastic getaway.

Rick K.

Put In Bay truly stands out as a unique destination. It offers a diverse range of experiences that cater to various interests and audiences. While the vibrant nightlife and bustling bars take the spotlight, the island has much more to offer. Nature lovers can revel in its scenic beauty; history enthusiasts can delve into its rich historical background; geology fans can appreciate its unique geological features; artists can find inspiration in its charm; campers can enjoy outdoor adventures, and tourists of all kinds can find something to enjoy on this extraordinary island. In contrast, Kelley's Island exudes a more reserved and understated atmosphere, akin to the person you introduce to your parents. Put In Bay embodies the thrill of a spontaneous encounter that leaves you with unforgettable memories. It may come with a hint of guilt, a depleted wallet, and a morning-after hangover, but there's no denying the sheer fun and excitement it delivers. Put In Bay is a place that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that leaves an indelible mark on all who visit. We found the marinas and docks to be clean, friendly, and easily accessible.

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