Thursday, November 26, 2009

Put-in-Bay Villas to open May 2010

New for 2010 the Put-in-Bay Villas will offer all the comforts of homes only one block from the main street and nightlife in downtown Put-in-Bay, These 4 bedroom 3 bathroom units feature full kitchens, living rooms, a deck and balcony all located across from the Put-in-Bay Resort and it's award winning swim up pool bar.

The first floor features a deck and the second floor bedroom has a balcony. Both overlook the courtyard area. Reservations are currently being accepted and may be made by calling 888-742-7829

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 15 thru 21 Put-in-Bay

This week at Put-in-Bay summer really gets going! On Thursday June 18th our friends from QFM 96 radio station in Columbus Ohio return for the annual Breakfast Club at Put-in-Bay. Friday morning enjoy a live broadcast featuring the Wags & Elliot show from the Boardwalk Restaurant on the waterfront, downtown Put-in-Bay. The event is sponsored by the Jet Express Ferry, The Boardwalk Restaurant and the official lodging headquarters for the event is the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center. For reservations call 1-888-742-7829 or visit the resort's on line website for booking.

One Saturday June 20th, join the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers for their 20th annual Rib Cook-Off at the Skyway restaurant from 11 to 5 pm. Local restaurants compete for the rib king title along with great side dishes. Mingle with former and current Cleveland Browns players along with The Bone Lady, Big Dawg, Mobile Dawg, Charlie's Fryes and Brownie the elf. Guest's will be available to sign autographs and take pictures.

Local restaurants compete for honors as Put-in-Bay's best BBQ Ribs. Your entry includes drawings for fantastic door prizes. There will also be a raffle for some great Cleveland Browns prizes, including game jerseys. Games and prizes, children 11 and younger are admitted FREE!Official Lodging headquarters are the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, The Edgewater and the Bay Lodging Resort for reservations call 1-888-742-7829

Sunday June 21st is the Five Iron Classic sponsored by EZ Go Golf Carts. This annual event held at Saunders golf course on Put-in-Bay challenges golfers by using only a 5 iron and a putter. Go for the gold with a $10,000.00 hole in one prize!Entry is $120 per team and includes lots of prizes, greens fees, and player's kit, picnic lunch (steak, burgers, and dogs), all beverages, etc. First tee time is 9 am and final tee time is 6:00 PM.

Hole prizes include golf bags, clubs, golf balls, poker chip set, head covers, golf gloves, putters, apparel and more. 17-piece right hand golf set for chipping contest winner, includes clubs, putter, stand bag and iron covers.

Don't forget the Jet Away Get Away packages sponsored by the Jet Express Ferry and three of Put-in-Bay's top hotels. This affordable family getaway package is one of the best values of the season.

Your package includes:

A room that sleeps up to 4 people or 6 people

FREE breakfast for your entire group at the Put-in-Bay Resort

A FREE overnight golf cart rental

Over $100.00 in discount coupons for the islands favorite restaurants and attractions when you purchase your Jet Express tickets to Put-in-Bay from either the Port Clinton or Sandusky departure points!

Rooms that sleep 4 are $159 ( A $260.00 package Value)

Rooms that sleep 6 are $199 ( A $310.00 package Value)

Rooms and suites are limited! This Special is available Sunday thru Thursday nights in May thru July 1st. To make your reservations call the Put-in-Bay Reservation Center at 888-742-7829

Not valid with any other offer. Valid on new reservations only. $100.00 discount coupons with be distributed upon your departure from either Sandusky or Port Clinton Jet Express terminals.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Put-in-Bay June 12-13 Weekend

The annual Phlocking of the Phaithful parrot head weekend rolls into town June 12-13 celebrating the music of Jimmy Buffett. Hosted by the Commodore Resort, the
Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center and the Island Club home rentals Over 1500 Jimmy Buffett fans will enjoy three days and nights of music, poolside parties, and great live entertainment all day and night!

Also this weekend, Put-in-Bay will celebrate the founding of the island village of Put in Bay by Jose DeRivera. Founder's Day means great food and lots of fun for the entire family. This event is held in DeRivera Park downtown across from the Edgewater Hotel from 11 am to 5 pm. Ray Fogg will perform a free concert from 12:30 to 2 pm. Mr. Balloon will make a new collection of zany balloon characters for kids of all ages and there will also be a magician. The Put-in-Bay Hog Roasters will provide a roast beef picnic lunch.

Shop for bargains at one of the many sale tables and pick up information on one of our non-profit groups that rely on the support of our community and visitors. This is a great family event!

On Sunday June 14th, Bring the family and the dog for the sixth annual Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade to benefit Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. $10 entry fee per pooch. There will be many prizes for the cutest, smallest, largest, most talented, individual best dressed, group best dressed, dog & owner look-a-like and most unique. Each entrant receives a "doggy goodie bag". Registration begins at 1 pm at the DeRivera Park gazebo.

Overall this is one of the biggest family oriented weekends at Put-in-Bay so hop aboard the Jet Express and head for the Bay!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Put-in-Bay Ohio Bike Week

Bikers participating in the 2009 Ohio Bike Week's North Coast Thunder Rally will enjoy a tour of Put-in-Bay and participate in a scavenger hunt and a poker run starting at 2:00 pm June 7th departing from the Put-in-Bay Resort. Afterwords, a Hog Roast will be held at the Put-in-bay Resort on Sunday starting at 4:00 PM. All participants are welcome to enjoy Put-in-Bays only award winning pool at the Put-in-Bay Resort and a great dinner.

More than 500 bikes are expected to make the trip to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island. The Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center is the host hotel for the event and will be offering secure paved parking for bikers and their families. For additional information on Put-in-Bay Ohio bike week visit or call 1-888-742-7829 for the Put-in-Bay Reservation Center.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Put-in-Bay May 15-16 weekend

Wow what a great weekend we had at Put-in-Bay May 15th & 16th! Great performances by the Danger Brothers band, Love Sick Radio at Mr Ed's Bar & Grill and the bars and shops were packed! The Put-in-bay Resort pool was rockin with DJ Billy and the Put-in-Bay Resort hot tub was the place to be Saturday afternoon.

Pretty much everything was open and busy. It really looked like a late June weekend at Put-in-Bay. Mid day, the Jet Express Ferry boats were rolling in with full loads of excited tourists and the sun was out and shining brightly. There were hundreds of Golf carts out and about touring the island.

Look like this is going to be a great season at Put-in-Bay!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Put-in-Bay will host the 6th annual Victoria Day weekend scavenger hunt and Put-in-Bay Poker Run on the weekend of May 15th and 16th in downtown Put-in-Bay. The scavenger hunt takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the Poker Run starts at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at 6:00 p.m.

All events take place on Golf Carts or Mopeds and there are a large amount of prizes including Put-in-Bay Mini Vacations for two including lodging and transportation, meals and souvenirs. This is a family oriented event that draws a large turnout. Reservations for golf carts are reccomended and may be made by visiting

May 15th & 16th weekend also draws a great line up of Put-in-Bay's favorite entertainers including the Danger Brothers, Lo Cash Cowboys, Bob Gatewood and Calabash, Mike "Mad Dog" Adams, Westside Steve and Rise Phoenix Rise.Also appearing this weekend is Sirus radio's number one band "Love Sick Radio" and DJ Billy all day Saturday at the Put-in-Bay Resort heated pool and swim up bar.

Attractions and shopping are open for the season as are Put-in-Bay's wide selection of restaurants including the Boardwalk, Mossbacks, Mr Ed's Bar & Grill and the famous Chicken Patio.

It's a great family weekend to jump aboard the Jet Express and head to Put-in-Bay.

For reservations or additional information call the Put-in-Bay Reservation center at 1-888-742-7929 and SEE YOU AT THE BAY!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wow what a great weekend we had April 24-25. The weather was mid 80's and it looked like a mid summer weekend at Put-in-Bay The pool and swim up bar was open at the Put-in-Bay Resort and was packed! There was no shortage of entertainment on the island as most bars had live bands! The Jet-Express brought over 600 people in on two special charters from the Toledo area.

This coming weekend marks the annual Spring Fling party at Put-in-Bay. We are expecting over 2000 people for a great weekend of music, fun and free frosty cold adult beverages Friday and Saturday and a cookout with free food on Saturday.

Please remember you must be a gust of one of the host hotels to attend as this is a private party! All rooms are just $175 per night, sleep up to 4 people and include 4 wristbands for the event. For hotel reservations just call 1-888-742-7829.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April Report

Wow what a weekend we had on April 18th! Mr. Ed's Bar & Grill had it's annual Pajama Party and from the crowd that was present you would have thought it was a Friday night in July! The Put-in-Bay Resort opened their worlds largest Jacuzzi and it was jam packed all day long!

It was Sunny and about 70 degrees and the golf carts and mopeds were zipping about the island. Many people took advantage of the last minute logding deals offered by island hotels with rooms only $99.00 and suites only $149.00 to enjoy a great weekend at the bay.

Only one more weekend remains at the $99.00 / $149.00 special and the weather forcast is sunny and 70+ degrees! This coming weekend April 24th and 25th the Islands top rated swim up bar & grill and heated pool at the Put-in-Bay Resort opens! There are still a few rooms left at the Put-in-Bay Resort, the Edgewater Hotel and the Bay Lodging Resort remember you cannot book those special rates on line so just call 1-888-742-7829.

Also announced this week was a special promotion from the Jet-Express and the Put-in-Bay Resort that is probable one of the best weekend deals ever offered at Put-in-Bay

Looking for a great way to treat your mom for Mothers Day? How about an all-inclusive trip to Put-in-Bay aboard the Jet-Express and a stay at the Put-in-Bay Resort?

Your package includes:
Round Trip transportation for 2 adults aboard the hi-speed Jet-Express ferry from Port Clinton

A Deluxe Room at the Put-in-Bay Resort with heated pool and swim-up tiki bar-or- A Deluxe Room at the Bay Lodging Resort with indoor-outdoor pool and OSU-themed pool bar

A complimentary all-day 4-person golf cart rental on Saturday

Complimentary breakfast on Mothers Day Sunday at the Put-in-Bay Resort

Coupons for island discounts worth over $100.00

Children under 5 ride the Jet-Express and stay at the Resort FREE!!

This entire package is a $400.00 value, but for our loyal Put-in-Bay Newsletter readers we are making it available to you for only $169 per night!!!

This special is valid on May 8-9-10 and cannot be booked on-line, quantities are limited. Call 1-888-742-7829 to make reservations while we still have rooms left. Reward Mom for all she does with a beautiful weekend at Put-in-Bay.

Get on board the Jet-Express at our downtown Port Clinton Ohio docks and head to beautiful Put-in-Bay for Mothers Day Weekend festivities and the annual mardi Gras Party! Take advantage of a special Mom's Day Vacation package from the Put-in-Bay Resort and the Jet Express! This special offer is good May 8th, 9th and 10th.

Do something different for Mom this year, give her a mini vacation far away from the stress of everyday life but still close to home.

For reservations please call 888-742-7829 and request the Mothers Day package and SEE YOU AT THE BAY!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

It was a great wekend at Put-in-Bay and several hundred people ejoyed the annual Whisky Light opening celebration at the Round House Bar. The weather was a little chilly but everyone knows the bars have heat! Two hotels also opened for the season the Put-in-Bay Resort and the Edgewater Hotel and were running some awesome April weekend specials at $99.00 per room.

This weekend also saw the opening of the very popular Mr. Ed's Bar & Grill and the golf carts were were out and about. This is also a very popular time of the year for Bird Watching at Put-in-Bay.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

With the arrival of spring, it's time to head to Put-in-Bay for a getaway weekend. April means bonus weekends at the Edgewater Hotel and the Put-in-Bay Resort. Guests pay weekday prices for the weekend and breakfast is included. For reservations call 888-742-7829.

The Jet Express provides the fastest way to Put-in-Bay, and now they have teamed up with the Put-in-Bay Resort to present a Jet Away Getaway. Guests will enjoy a room that sleeps 4 to 6 people, a free breakfast and a free overnight golf cart rental. Rooms start at $149 for this getaway and guests will receive over $100 in discount coupons when they visit the Jet Express departure points in Port Clinton or Sandusky. For reservations call 888-742-7829.

The 11th annual Spring Fling will be held at Put-in-Bay on May 1st and 2nd. This event is a two-day party featuring free frosty cold adult beverages, free food and entertainment by some of the island's top performers, including Pat Dailey, and Movin to Bosie. Live music begins at 7 p.m. on Friday night. You must be a guest at the Put-in-Bay Resort, the Edgewater Hotel, Commodore Hotel, South Shore Beach Resort or the Bay Lodging Resort to attend this free event.

The Put-in-Bay Resort features a Caribbean theme, with a heated pool and swim-up bar and grill. Golf cart rentals are available on site. The Edgewater Hotel is located on the main street in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, across from the waterfront. Golf carts, moped and bicycle rentals are available on site.
Spring Fling has become a big Customer Appreciation Weekend at Put-in-Bay, and a way to say "thank you" to their many loyal guests before the summer season. To join in this island tradition and reserve your place call 888-742-7829.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Guests invited to Put-in-Bay South Bass Island park, visitors center to take part in Earth Hour Program
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial invites visitors to join millions of people across the world to celebrate Earth Hour by switching off their lights at 8:30 p.m. for one hour Saturday to help make a statement of concern about global climate change and to demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions.
"We are also inviting visitors to join us at Perry's Victory in Put-in-Bay, Ohio for a special Earth Hour Program starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28," added Superintendent Blanca Stransky.
The program will feature Gene Zajac, director of the Shaker Heights Schools Planetarium and Solar System Ambassador, who will conduct a program in the visitors center on the beauties of the night sky. After the presentation, the lights will go out and the celebration will continue outside. Visitors will be encouraged to share their recollections about the Lake Erie area or just enjoy the night sky.
Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and bring lawn chairs to sit around the campfire rings. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided by Eastern National, the park's cooperative association.
For information about the special event at the park, call 419-285-2184. For hotel reservations contact the Put-in-Bay Resort

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The 10th annual Put-In-Palooza takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday at Nick's Roadhouse, 124 Buckeye Blvd., in Port Clinton. Press House Joe is the emcee for the evening of Put-In-Bay musical favorites. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $17 from 800-743-6014 or online at or $20 at the door.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Earth Day at Perry's Monument

Celebrate Earth Day at Perry’s Victory National Monument

Monday, 16 March 2009

The Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial at Put-in-Bay will sponsor an Earth Day Celebration filled with activities for children of all ages beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, Superintendent Blanca Stransky announced today. Starting at 8 a.m. naturalists will lead a bird walk and conduct a “feather toss” for tree shallows at the Scheef East Point Nature Preserve on Put-in Bay, Ohio.

The National Park Service will host a Junior Ranger Jamboree at 10 a.m. said Stransky.During the Junior Ranger Jamboree, children ages 5-12 will learn about the different Ranger jobs in the National Park Service and earn Junior Ranger badges, added Stransky.Following the Junior Ranger Jamboree, everyone is invited to a Mother Earth salad and pizza buffet featuring a special guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. The price for the lunch buffet will be $8.95 per person.After lunch, Melissa Moser from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Area and Preserves will give a presentation and lead a field trip to study invasive plant species.

Trail construction and garden clean-up activities will be conducted at the end of the day at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Freee Dockage for Put-in-Bay Fishermen

To better encourage spring fishermen to come to Put-in-Bay, the Put-in-Bay Village Council decided to offer free dockage to fishermen with boats under 25 feet long until May 14th. The idea is to let fishermen know they can stop at Put-in-Bay for lunch, to stretch their legs and use the facilities. For those fishermen staying the night on the island at local hotels, they'll be able to launch their boats and keep them tied up overnight at the Village's A and C docks.

The Put-in-Bay Village council has also frozen dockage rates at $1.40 per foot at A and C docks for the 2009 season, so with the cost of gasoline down, it will be more affordable to come to Put-in-Bay this season than last.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Join the Put-in-Bay Forum

For over 10 years BAYTALK, Put-in-Bay's forum has provided a fun way for friends to communicate with each other and share their experiences about Put-in-Bay. It's free, and easy to sign up just visit and sign up with your favorite username and join the fun! Members receive inside first hand information about parties, special events, and member's only discounts for Put-in-Bay!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Put-in-Bay Spring Event

A new website has been created for one of Put-in-Bay's biggest events, the Put-in-Bay Spring Fling Stop by and check it out! If you have been a guest of previous Spring Flings, look thru the photo gallery and you might just see yourself!

Rooms for this great weekend are filling fast so if you are in the mode to celebrate the passing of another cold blustery winter be sure to call the Put-in-bay Reservation center at 1-888-742-7829 and come join in on the fun!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Put-in-Bay Spring Fling 2009

Hello and thanks for your interest in Put-in-Bay! Don't miss the upcoming annual Spring Fling Customer Appreciation weekend May 1-2rd weekend. This annual event is exclusively for guests of the Edgewater Hotel, Put-in-Bay Resort and the Island Club. This kickoff weekend has grown to over 1500 people and so large we have created a special web site for it at

The event starts on Friday night with a street party, 20 Kegs of free beers and live entertainment. On Saturday, we have an all day party with three live bands, 30 kegs of beer and over 1000 hamburgers, hot dogs and side dishes. The heated pool and swim up bar are open as well as Ohio's largest Jacuzzi seating over 40 people!

With each room booked, you receive 4 wristbands for the weekends events, With each suite booked you receive 6 wristbands.

Rooms for the that weekend are $175 per night and suites are $325 per night. This weekend fills very quickly and we highly suggest that you get your reservation in ASAP. This year enjoy Put-in-Bay's most popular entertainers including Pat Dailey, Mike "Mad Dog" Adams, Bob Gatewood, Ray Fog, JD Owen and the Popular band "Movin to Boise"

To book, please call the reservation center at 1-888-742-7829 Thanks and SEE YOU AT THE BAY!!!