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Miller Boat Line

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Address: 5174 E Water St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9783
Phone Number: +1 800-500-2421
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Ferries to the Lake Erie Islands of Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island,...

Ferries to the Lake Erie Islands of Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island, Ohio.

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Best ride to Put in Bay!

The price is right, the ride is romantic, and there are plenty of transportation options once you reach the island. Highly efficient. Much less expensive than taking your boat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
TomGrandy
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Ashland
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Ashland
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229 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The price is right, the ride is romantic, and there are plenty of transportation options once you reach the island. Highly efficient. Much less expensive than taking your boat over.

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Thank TomGrandy
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There is something about the ferry that sets the mood for a day at the island, as if its a portal from the main land to someplace far enough away to not even worry about the day to day life on the mainland. No matter what I will always use the ferry to get to the island.

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Thank Jessica M
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

Jessica, that is exactly what we like to hear! That is how we feel when we board the ferry as well. We appreciate your patronage, and can't wait to see you again next season! More 

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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went for a day trip to Put In Bay on a long weekend and used the Miller Ferry to get to the island . The price was fair , and the service could best be described as efficient ! And by efficient , i mean on time with ease of use as well ! We had no issues what... More 

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Thank Robert S
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Robert! We try to get our customers to the island as efficiently as possible so they have more time to spend on the island. Come back and visit us again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We used Millers' to get to PIB for a week of camping. They run on time and very efficiently, getting everyone in line and on and off the ferry. We took our camper over and had no problems getting on and off the ferry. They charge by the foot for the camper, in addition to the truck and passengers. There... More 

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Thank ishouldbediving
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Put-in-Bay and riding with us! We hope you enjoyed your week camping, come back soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Miller ferry is what I use to get to Put In Bay. It's a short trip. You may walk on, drive on, take your bike....all for a fee. There is a seating area or you may stand on deck for your trip. The free parking area is small, there is a drop off area . There are other parking lots... More 

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Thank Laura C
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Miller Ferry! You can find additional free parking on our website, we have five free parking lots. We are glad you enjoyed your trip, please visit us again soon! More 

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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was the first time on this ferry for my wife and me. We decided to take our car with us to Put in Bay since we were going after the busy season. When we arrived the ticket was easy to purchase. We had to pay for our car and for each of us as well. A round trip cost... More 

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Thank John A
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

Hello John! Thank you for this great review. We are glad you were able to visit the island during the fall season, it is beautiful this time of year. Come back and visit us anytime! More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great place to catch the ferry, ferries run on time, are clean, every one is friendly and just an overall neat experience.

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Thank matkae
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing the Miller Ferry! We are glad to hear you had a great time, come back and visit the islands again! More 

Cincinnati
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were a family of three adult priced passengers. We opted for this company based on the major price difference with their competitor. We were very glad we made the choice because the savings paid for our golf cart rental and lunch in Put-In-Bay. They do have dollar coupons for the round trip passage on their website. We loved the... More 

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Thank Denise K
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

Hi Denise! Thank you for choosing the Miller Ferry and the kind review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Mansfield, Ohio, United States
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went over to PIB last week on the Miller a Ferry. Had nearly perfect weather with a breeze from the south east that day. Very comfortable ride as usual, and right on time. Most dependable way to get back and forth...

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Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

We have been so fortunate with weather this year! Thanks for riding with us, come aboard again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Took ferry to and back from put in bay. Thought the ticket booth people on mainland side could have been a bit friendlier. It was labor day weekend,, lines were long, but we were at I'll paying customers and we're told several times - have money ready - no please and thank you's. The bathrooms were not working either but... More 

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Thank Kimberly B
Caitlin M, Manager at Miller Boat Line, responded to this review

Hi Kimberly, We are glad you enjoyed the ride over to Put-in-Bay, you picked a beautiful weekend to visit. Thank you for your feedback, we hope you will visit again soon. More 

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