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Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals

1523 Catawba Ave, South Bass Island State Park, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5508
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Wonderful service

My husband and I rented a jet ski from this provider. My husband is a big guy with ambulation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mdaus2018
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Cleveland, Ohio
So Much Fun!!!!!

Had a great time on the jet skis!! I took my son on it with me - it was his first time out on one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sunfun419
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Tiffin, Ohio
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I rented a jet ski from this provider. My husband is a big guy with ambulation issues. The staff went above and beyond with assisting him both in and out of the jet ski. Their help and attention I believe this was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time on the jet skis!! I took my son on it with me - it was his first time out on one and he had an ABSOLUTE BLAST! This is something that we will be doing again and again! He can't wait...More

1  Thank sunfun419
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I talked to Bob Gatewood for 2 seasons by email trying to set up a long boat trip. This year it came to be. He set me up with CaptainTom who is totally awesome. He took us on the long trip around the island and...More

1  Thank wildchick2102017
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 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

2  Thank Brooke E
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

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.

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Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

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

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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

2  Thank Diane M
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Bob G, Owner at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 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!

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Reviewed 22 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
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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.

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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
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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!

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Reviewed 4 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
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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!

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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
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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!

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Cindy E
22 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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