Water Sports

A great way to enjoy all that South Bass Island and Put in Bay has to offer is to explore a variety of island attractions. You'll find many unique and exciting things to do on Putinbay that are guaranteed to fit any budget and age. You can high above the ground and view the island from the Monument, or delve deep underground in one of our many caves on a guided exploration. Whatever you choose to do, we know you will have a great time!

Put-in-Bay Aquatic Center
Put in Bay Ohio Attractions The Aquatic Visitors Center on Putinbay, Ohio, offers free fishing equipment and a public dock to fish off of with no license needed. It's a great place to take the kids to learn about South Bass Island marine life, with live fish displays, hands-on exhibits, videos, a playroom, activities and the former state hatchery. Kids will learn while they're having fun on the island. Admission to the center is free from late May through September.
1 Peach Point Rd., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Put-in-Bay DiRivera Park
Put in Bay Ohio Attractions DiRivera Park in downtown Put in Bay, OH, offers a beautiful view of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Delaware Avenue. There's no better place to sit and relax after a busy day at the bay. Picnic tables make for a great place to bring lunch (bring it from home or pick it up from a place in the island's downtown). Kids will have a blast on the playground or climbing on the cannon monuments. The bathhouse is open to the public if you're in need of a quick shower.
Between the harbor and Delaware Avenue, near the Jet Express docks Downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio.
Kayak The Bay
Put in Bay Ohio Attractions The Kayak at the Bay is located on Bayview Avenue down from the Doller Mansion and offers single and double sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks for cruising the Lake Erie islands. Whether you choose to stay in the harbor or go on an adventure around the island, you're guaranteed to have a good time. The Ohio State Fish Hatchery and Oak Point state park are located at the other end of the harbor and open to the public. Floats, water bikes, and ski tubes are also available for rent. Located one block from the Jet Express.
760 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Ohio State University Stone Labs at Put-in-Bay
Put in Bay Ohio Attractions Created in 1895 and located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island at Put in Bay, Frantz Theodore Stone Laboratory is Ohio's Lake Erie laboratory. It is the nation's oldest freshwater biological field station and the Island Campus of The Ohio State University. The Laboratory offers college-level courses each summer with faculty and students coming from all over the country. Since 1990, students from 40 Ohio colleges, 27 out-of-state colleges, and 257 high schools have taken these courses for college credit. The Laboratory also provides a facility for year-round research, offers special conference facilities and speakers, and develops and offers custom-designed Aquatic Workshop programs for grades 4 through adult with over 5,000 participants annually.
878 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Put-in-Bay Parasail
Put in Bay Ohio Attractions The Put-in-Bay Parasail is located one block from the Jet Express. We believe parasailing is a great way to see Put in Bay. The parasailing headquarters is conveniently located by the Boardwalk on the docks. Enjoy the windy breeze as you tour the island's beautiful terrace. By sailing from a 600—foot towline, taking off and landing on boats with flight decks allows you to remain dry. Or on a hot day, you have the option of getting wet in the Lake Erie Island waters if you choose. Parasailing is safe and fun for ages 3 and up, and no experience or athletic ability is necessary.
Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals
Put in Bay Ohio Attractions The Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals located at the South Bass Island State Park, offers a variety of things to do. Fully equipped with kayaks, wave runners, dinghys, and power boats, Put in Bay Watercraft Rentals allows you to further explore the island and its waters. We have the following types of watercraft for your use: Power Boats, Yamaha WaveRunners, Dinghys, and Kayaks.
State Park, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Put-in-Bay Yacht Club
Put in Bay Ohio Attractions The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club (PIBYC) is located on South Bass Island in the western end of Lake Erie. They are dedicated to promoting all forms of yachting, power boating, sailing, and other aquatic sports. Annual Put-in-Bay events include cruise outs, picnics, parties, and numerous other social functions. PIBYC is host to the Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA) Annual Regatta and other national and international sailing events. Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is also a member of the Associated Yacht Clubs (AYC); members are encouraged to participate in AYC sailing and cruising events.
Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
South Bass Island State park
Put in Bay Ohio Attractions The state park on South Bass Island may be Put in Bay's best kept secret, offering one of the best views of Lake Erie that PIB Island has to offer. On top of that, visitors can enjoy Jet Ski rentals, a stone beach, a playground, glacial grooves, a refreshment stand, volleyball, the ruins of the Hotel Victory, fishing pier and umbrella picnic tables.
1523 Catawba Ave., Put-in-bay, Ohio 43456

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