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Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals

1523 Catawba Ave, South Bass Island State Park, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5508
+1 419-285-2628
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Fourth of July absolute BLAST

This was my husband and I's first time to Put in Bay, we went on Fourth of July weekend with his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooke E
via mobile
First time on jet skis

Had a great first jet ski ride with PIB Watercraft. Bob was very helpful in teaching me the basics... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gabe D
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Now offering Boat Tours with a licensed charter captain for up to 6 passengers! Please do not confuse us with any other jet ski rental. We are the pros. No accidents. No safety violations. Ever! Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, located at the South Bass Island State Park, Ohio, in the same location since 1992. Open everyday of the year weather permitting. Memorial Day through Labor Day 10-6 pm for boat, jet ski, stand-up paddle boards and kayak rentals, sight seeing tours and excursions by a licensed chater captain, Labor Day to Memorial Day. All safety equipment and complete instruction is provided. We show you everything you need to know. Seven minute safety and operation orientation with every rental.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“captain bob” (5 reviews)
“speed boat” (2 reviews)
“jet ski” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1523 Catawba Ave, South Bass Island State Park, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5508
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+1 419-285-2628
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my husband and I's first time to Put in Bay, we went on Fourth of July weekend with his sister. We camped on the island at the state park and decided to rent a jetski and paddle board on our last day. We...More

Thank Brooke E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great first jet ski ride with PIB Watercraft. Bob was very helpful in teaching me the basics of operating a jet ski so that I could safely enjoy my time on the water. Also a beautiful location at SBI State Park.

Thank Gabe D
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the positive review! We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 30 July 2016

There were 4 of us who took a great boat tour without planning it ahead of time. We learned things about the area we did not know. The Captain was courteous fun and made an enjoyable trip for us all. He knows a lot about...More

1  Thank Diane M
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Thank you so much for the great review, Diane. It was a pleasure to have your family out on the water. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for all your support!

Reviewed 21 July 2016

My friend, boyfriend, and I rented a 14' 40 hp speed boat a few weekends ago for 2 hours and had a great time! The staff at PIB Watercraft Rentals were very professional and it's obvious that safety for us, other boaters, and the boat...More

2  Thank Carly S
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and it was a pleasure to serve you. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Three of us took a 60 minute tour on a very nice boat with Captain Bob. He gave us interesting information and we went to see him sing that night at The Reel Bar.

1  Thank beckyabx
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

It was a pleasure to meet you all and go on a tour. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

For a spur of the moment boat ride this was great. Captain Bob was very friendly and accommodating. And his knowledge about the islands was fascinating. I would highly recommend this boat tour.

1  Thank Cathy P
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Thank you, Cathy. It was a lot of fun! Thank you for visiting us!

Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great time on Lake Erie with Captain Bob. He took us around the entire island and captivated us with his stories about the history and people of the area.

Thank Sue D
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time, Su, to leave such a nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you!

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great time highly recommend very entertaining and knowledgeable a great way to break up the day at the Bay

Thank Dan2215703
Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Hi Dan hank you for the nice review. It was a pleasure seeing you again for the tour!

Reviewed 6 June 2016

Six of us enjoyed a one hour island tour with Captain Bob Gatewood. Not only does he point out the islands surrounding Put In Bay, but he explains so much of the history of the area. We would recommend this for any family or group...More

Thank Rebecca T
calabash_bob, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our business. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to be out on the water with you all.

Reviewed 27 April 2016

My family and I frequent South Bass Island numerous times throughout the Summer and Fall. PIB Watercraft Rentals is always on our itinerary - we enjoy the chance to ride the Wave Runners on the glistening waters of Lake Erie. Wicked Fun. Have met the...More

Thank currahee5062016
calabash_bob, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Thank you very much for your continued support and that positive review,Currahee! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see your family again this year.

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Cindy E
21 June 2017|
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Response from Bob G | Property representative |
Hello there, this is Captain Bob. Mostly these days I am in an administrative roll so it is just by chance for me to get out on the water. But all our captains are licensed by the USCG and will provide a thrilling and... More
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Tina C
25 April 2017|
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Response from Bob G | Property representative |
Hi Tina, We rent Jet Skis by the half hour for $60 for a single rider or $65 for a double. We also rent by the hour with a discount built into the price so $110 for single per hour and $120 for a double per hour. Thanks for... More
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yacomik
29 May 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for writing to us. Although it is legal in the state of Ohio for a 16 year old to operate a personal watercraft (jet ski) it is generally not our company's practice to do so. To have a minor operate such... More
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