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  • Miscellaneous
  • Hello welcome to Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals Reservation Center!


    Since 1992, we have been located on the dock of the South Bass Island State Park, 1523 Catawba Avenue on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456.


    We are open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10am-6pm daily, weather permitting. We offer rentals for single and tandem kayaks, single and tandem Waverunners, power boats for 1-5 passengers (weight limits apply), and Sightseeing tours by a licensed captain.


    Don’t let your vacation end at the shore, be your own captain of the Great Lakes!




    Please take into account your travel plans. We will hold your time slot and turn away other customers. If you don’t arrive, arrive late or don’t qualify to operate, there are no refunds. Please don’t assume we are closed because of weather conditions some place else. Reservation times are for the actual riding time. Any studying and testing must be completed before your reserved time slot, so get here early enough to meet your particular requirements! Everyone except our Sightseeing Tours will stay in our very large Designated Riding Area under the watchful eyes of our staff. Reservations must be made at least a week prior to the day of your arrival. On some days there is a premium for this service but on most days the longer you rent the bigger the discount you will get automatically in your shopping cart.


    1. Sightseeing Tour Rervations- Please show up 10 minutes before your departure time.

    2. Kayaks- We offer no reservations. All day is first-come, first-serve only.

    3. Waverunners and Power Boats- You can make a reservation for Monday-Friday all day, and Saturday-Sunday 10am- noon only. Weekend afternoons are first-come, first-serve only.

    If you were born before 1-1-1982, you must show up a half hour early for safety equipment and orientation.

    If you were born on or after 1-1-1982, you must EITHER possess an Ohio Boaters Safety Card, OR take a 10-question exam when you get here (15-minute Study Guide provided).  Allow at least an hour for studying, testing, safety equipment and orientations. If you are late or don’t pass, please realize we have turned away other customers and reservations for your time slot and there will be no refunds. We suggest you get your Ohio Boaters Safety card at the link provided here to avoid any time delays or possibly not passing the test here.

    4. Safety Orientation- It has everything you will need and takes about 5 minutes.

    5. Safety Equipment- everything you need will be provided at no charge.

    6. Under the influence, even a little? We have an absolute zero tolerance.

    7. Passengers- There’s no test, but inquire first about child passengers.

    8. Weight Limits- Weight limits and passenger limits are on the product pages.

    9. Deposit- A $50 deposit is required and will be forfeited if Safety Rules are broken.

    10. 300’ Rule- The minimum distance from anything else while on the water.

    11. Cancellation Policy- As soon as the reservation is made, any change or cancellation you will be refunded your reservation total, minus a $25.00 webmaster fee. Cancellation within one week of your reservation, no refunds are offered.


    If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to write to us and ask. Thank you for visiting and we will see you out on Put-in-Bay!