Golf Carts are treated as licensed motor vehicles on the Island. All traffic laws apply including open container laws as well as drinking and driving. Put-in-Bay Golf Carts rents to licensed drivers over the age of 18. For those under 18 but holding a valid license, a parent or guardian may rent a golf cart for [...]
You must be 18 years of age to rent a golf cart. A valid drivers license is required. If you are a licensed driver but under 18 a parent or guardian may rent a golf cart for you. Reservations are suggested and may be made here
Golf Carts are rented hourly, daily, and Put-in-Bay Golf Carts rents overnight. Rental rates are always less expensive when you book online as the rentals when you get off the ferry are often much more expensive. The Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau offers a $5 discount coupon on their website. Reservations for the lowest rates should [...]
Yes, carts are full of fuel when you depart and the fuel usage is included in the rental rates. There is no need to refuel and golf carts will run for several days on a tank of fuel. It is best to book your golf cart in advance at Put-in-Bay Golf Carts to ensure availability.
All of the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Company carts are gas-powered. There are a few electric carts on the island but they are not in high demand as they are battery powered, start slow and just get slower as the day goes on.
For the most part yes. A good rule of thumb is to stay on paved roads, out of parks or Federal Monument property, off docks, and pay close attention to signs indicating private roads or property.
Yes, Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals may be driven at night and are equipped with headlights, taillights & turn signals as a car is. Golf Carts should not be operated at any time by anyone who has been consuming alcohol.
Yes, you can, however, please remember that as a licensed motor vehicle, you may not have open containers of alcohol on a golf cart at any time. This includes while you are stationary or moving.
No. Golf carts on Put-in-Bay must be inspected by the Put-in-Bay Police Department, titled “island use only” and have license plates. This process is time-consuming and inspections and title services may not be available during peak times. There are fees associated with inspections, titling, and licensing the golf carts.
The island is about 4 miles long a 1.5 miles at its widest point. There are roads that basically circle the island. Without stopping at any of the attractions, you can circle the island in less than 1.5 hours.