Miller Boat Line Travel Policies Updated

Miller FerryResponse to COVID-19:  Announcements from Miller Boat Line

April 29, 2020 Updates on Travel Policies

This is the list of policies Miller Boat Line continues to implement along with schedule changes. We take our responsibility for the transportation of needed goods and services seriously and will continue to do so. Miller Boat Line will do everything in its power to fulfill its obligation as “Lifeline to the Islands.” We hope to be able to welcome everyone back to the islands soon. Updates will be posted to and Facebook.

Peace and Health to everyone.

Essential Travel (Find a copy of Ohio’s Stay at Home Order at

  • Miller Boat Line will only transport essential travel to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island as long as Ohio’s Stay at Home Order is in effect. This includes residents, property owners, workers, and essential services. Tourism visits to the islands are not permitted at this time, including recreational fishermen with boats and trailers.
  • Restaurants, bars, shops, public restrooms and attractions are temporarily closed. Some restaurants are open for carry-out only. Some retail shops may open beginning May 12.
  • Essential businesses that remain open to island residents at this time: Island General Store, Post Office, Gas Station, Island Hardware, and a few restaurants (carry-out only).

Health and Safety

  • We ask everyone to follow all recommendations set forth by the CDC ( on the ferries as well as on the islands.
  • High contact areas (i.e. handrails, door knobs, etc) on the vessels, ticket booths, and waiting areas will be sanitized after every trip.
  • Passengers shall remain in their vehicles for the duration of the trip.
  • No more than ten people at a time allowed in the passenger cabin aboard the vessel.
  • Walk on passengers practice social distancing (6 feet minimum) aboard vessels and docks.
  • Upon return to the islands from winter travel/vacation PLEASE self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days as recommended by the CDC.
  • Our main office is closed to the public. Phones will be answered Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm.

Miller Boat LIneFerry Schedules:  Schedules subject to change at any time. Updates can be found on

Put-in-Bay Schedule (Through May 17)
NO Saturday Trips
Leave Put-in-Bay       Leave Catawba
8:00 am                           8:30 am
9:00 am                           9:30 am
10:00 am                         10:30 am
11:00 am                         11:30 am
1:30 pm                           2:00 pm
2:30 pm                           3:00 pm
3:30 pm                           4:00 pm
4:30 pm                           5:00 pm

Middle Bass Island Schedule (Through May 19)
Call Main Office (419-285-2421) for vehicle reservations
Leave Middle Bass                  Leave Catawba
8:15 am             Mon & Tues              9:15 am
10:45 am                                              11:45 am
3:15 pm                                                 4:15 pm

8:15 am                Friday                    9:15 am
3:15 pm                                               4:15 pm
5:15 pm                                               6:15 pm

9:15 am               Sunday                 10:15 am
1:15 pm                                              2:15 pm
3:15 pm                                              4:15 pm

Please note that these schedules are subject to change at any time. Updates can be found on

Miller Boat Line
419-285-2421 local
mblinfo “at”