2008 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Put-in-Bay Boat Line Company, The Jet Express. Established in 1988 by four partners with the vision to create an innovative ferry service that would provide outstanding customer service, late night service to Put-in-Bay, and be the fastest passenger ferry service on the Great Lakes.

The Jet Express continues to carry on the original vision plus expand it to include service to Kelleys Island and other ports-of-call. Please join us this year during our 22nd year of dedicated island service! Thank you for your support!

Onboard, you will experience first-class service from our energetic and friendly crew. Best of all, we are Passenger-Only, which means our vessels are equipped with your comfort and convenience as our top priority! There’s no need for the extra expense of a bus, taxi or car into town – save your $$ because you will step ashore right in the heart of downtown!


Known for its sleek, stylish design and fast comfortable ride the Jet Express fleet has an unmatched track record of cleanliness, reliability and safety in taking passengers to and from Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island. The catamaran style of the Jet Express provides for the smoothest, fastest ferry ride available to the islands in all weather conditions. Stylish passenger lounges provide cushioned comfort and first-level seating (no stairs to climb), while open-air decks allow you to catch the fresh Lake Erie breezes!


The Jet Express high-speed ferry covers more sea than a conventional ferry, but gets you to the island excitement of downtown Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island faster! Enjoy a 12 1/2 mile, 25 minute voyage from Port Clinton, OH to downtown Put-in-Bay or choose a 17 mile, 45 minute voyage to Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island from Sandusky, OH. This affords passengers an opportunity to experience more of what the Lake Erie Islands area has to offer. Ride the Jet Express to enjoy an exciting lake voyage and a chance to view all 12 of the U.S. islands plus several Canadian islands. Mile for mile, the Jet Express provides you with the best value for your travel $$$.


When the Summer Sun goes down, the downtown island excitement heats up! Stay and enjoy the nightlife of downtown Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island! The Jet Express provides the latest ferry service from the islands…Special Late-Night Service is available MIDNIGHT OR LATER, see schedule for details.


Arrive to the heart of downtown…from the heart of downtown! For your convenience, the Jet Express provides ferry service directly to downtown Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island from its mainland ports of downtown Port Clinton, OH and Sandusky, OH. TWO MAINLAND LOCATIONS TO BETTER SERVE OUR PASSENGERS!

Online Ticketing!

Purchase tickets online for print-at-home convenience. Reserve your specific departure times and avoid the ticket lines.