The Jet Express is a state of the art, fully customized and modern catamaran ferry, offering the smoothest and fastest rides across Lake Erie to Put-in-Bay and Kelley’s Islands. The choice of vessels could be from the comfort of indoor, well protected and comfortable setting to thrilling open air rides. Its routes start from Port Clinton, and go Put-in-Bay and the islands in between on Lake Erie.
Travelling over a 12 and a half mile radius they offer direct scenic tours from Put-in-Bay to Kelley islands and is a great way to enjoy an overview of the surrounding. On its way it passes 7 islands and many points of interest with a knowledgeable crew always at hand to answer your questions. There are three different vessels in the fleet that were designed in Australia and assembled in the United States. They are the Jet Express, Jet Express 2 and Jet Express 3.
The Jet Express is a 92.5 vessel with top speeds of 42 miles an hour covering the journey in about 20 minutes. It has a carrying capacity of around 300 passengers and delivers a very smooth ferrying experience.
The Jet Express 3 is the smallest of the 3 vessels with a capacity of around 195 passengers and was added into the fleet in 2002 to help with the large amount of passengers during the weekends and holidays.
The schedules of the trips are posted on Jet Express’ official website and there are regular updates on its schedules from its different destinations.
If you are in for a romantic retreat, there are loads of special excursion packages which include night rides for that special romantic view of the silvery skies from the middle of the lake.
There are also, many group ticketing prices that is definitely worth checking out when you’re planning on large family getaways or going out with a lot of friends and loved ones.
There is also the convenience of buying your tickets online, so you could plan ahead of how exactly you want to travel about while avoiding standing in long lines.
Jet Express offers many amazing packages out of which the Island Hoping package is the best way to explore the whole area. There are also late night services available every weekend too. Excursions and tours are also in offer, so checking out their website at www.jet-express.com would be of great value to check out the latest options available. The tickets vary from destinations to location and the type of ferry that you chose from, the price range varies from about $15-$25 per person. Or if you are planning on a lot of travel during the season, you could opt for that season pass. All fares have to be inquired at the buying port.