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Jet Express is more than just a ferry; it’s a unique experience that combines the thrill of adventure with the convenience of fast travel. From the moment you step foot on one of our docks, your adventure begins. With breathtaking views of Lake Erie, the trip to your destination is a treat for your senses. Whether you are a local from Northeast Ohio or visiting for your summer vacation, Jet Express is an essential addition to your summer bucket list.

Our high-speed ferry service is the perfect way to explore the beauty of Lake Erie while avoiding the hassle of traffic jams. With its speed, convenience and stunning views, you’ll arrive at your destination feeling exhilarated and ready for adventure. So why not sit back, relax and let Jet Express take you to the heart of the action?

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All Aboard!

Jet Express offers a speedy ferry service with the ability to travel up to 40mph between docks, making it the fastest mode of transportation to the Lake Erie Shores and Islands. During the peak summer season, traffic congestion can quickly become a headache, but with Jet Express, you can avoid the hassle and enjoy a stress-free journey.

With our new ticketing system, purchasing tickets has never been easier! You can easily purchase tickets online or in person at one of our docks. Whether you need a single ticket, a day pass, or a season pass, we offer a variety of options to suit your needs.

Once you’ve confirmed your ticket time, you can board the ferry. Simply head to the departure gate, show us your ticket on your mobile device or with a printed copy, and we’ll get you on board within minutes. Our efficient and streamlined boarding process ensures you can quickly and easily reach your destination without any delays. So, whether you’re heading to Cedar Point or exploring the scenic Lake Erie Shores and Islands, Jet Express is the perfect way to start your journey.

And we understand that island life is full of adventures and unexpected twists and turns, which is why we offer flexibility in our ticketing system. If you miss your departure time, you can easily change your ticket to the next available boat with open seats via our online ticketing system. So don’t worry about being locked into a rigid schedule – Jet Express offers the freedom and flexibility you need to make the most of your island experience.

Local Attractions

Each of our Jet Express catamarans offers comfortable seating and restrooms, ensuring a pleasant journey for all passengers. We even allow furry friends onboard so that you can bring your pets along for the ride (just be sure they stay with you on a leash or in a travel carrier)! With so much to see and experience on our ferry, some riders love spending the entire day with us hopping from dock to dock. However, there are plenty of exciting activities and attractions to explore on the surrounding islands.

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Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, you can create lasting memories by exploring the Lake Erie Shores and Islands. Here are some of our top recommendations to enhance your trip:

  • Cedar Point: The Roller Coaster Capital of the World! An incredible amusement park full of thrilling rides, games and live shows. With lakeside hotels and even Cedar Point Shores Waterpark next door, it’s a trip guaranteed to make some lasting memories.
  • Kelleys Island is a hidden gem packed with incredible views, exciting hikes, and unique shopping options. The Glacial Groves State Memorial and Kelleys Island State Park offer breathtaking nature experiences that will leave you awe-inspired. And just a short distance from the Jet Express dock, you’ll find Caddy Shack Square, a bustling hub of restaurants, shops, and activities, including miniature golf. And for those looking for an extra adventure, AdvenTours offers exciting guided tours of the island by bicycle, kayak or golf cart.
  • Put-In-Bay is a unique destination that perfectly blends history, adventure, and fun. One of the top attractions is the Benson Ford Ship House, an impressive structure made from the salvaged wood of a ship and only open to the public twice a year. Put-In-Bay also boasts a wide range of water and land activities to entertain you. From paddleboards, kayaks, jet skis, and power boats on the water to Crystal Cave and Oak Point State Park on land there is something for everyone to enjoy.

And it just so happens that Cedar Point, Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay are our three key destinations. So get your summer started, park your car in one of our lots and hop onboard; Jet Express is the perfect way to travel, with ferries departing from each dock approximately every forty-five minutes.

Discover Our Island Port Venue

Our Island Port venue, located at our Port Clinton Jet Express dock, is perfect for a fun-filled evening with family and friends. Located right on the waterfront, you’ll be treated to stunning lake views while sipping one of our delicious specialty island drinks from the full-service bar. And throughout the season, we’ll have live entertainment that will keep you grooving all night long.

In addition to the great drinks and entertainment, the Island Port venue offers easy access to the Jet Express ferries. So, whether planning a day trip or a more extended getaway, you can easily hop on board to reach your next destination.

The Island Port is also available for private events and gatherings. Our team can help you plan your next corporate function, class reunion or reception. Overall, the Island Port venue is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a relaxing evening after a day of adventure on the lake.

Savings all Summer Long!

Are you a local, or do you travel through Port Clinton, Sandusky and Kelleys Island frequently? Our Season Pass gives you instant access to the Lake Erie Islands all season. As a season pass holder, you’ll have unlimited ferry service from our docks.

Riding the Jet with a large group? Whether you’re traveling with friends, family or for work, we offer Group Discounts for parties of fifteen or more. Call us at 800-245-1538 ext. 236 for more information or to book a trip.

Island hopping? We’ve got you covered! If you plan on visiting multiple islands in one day, our All-Ports Day Pass is the perfect money saver. Even if you want to spend all day taking in views of Lake Erie, our day pass is a great way to stay out and relax on the water!

Headed to Put-In-Bay and need a way around the island? We offer a Ferry & Golf Cart Pass. With this pass, you can travel first-call around the islands. Once we’ve arrived at Put-In-Bay, you’ll head to the Island Transport company, conveniently located right off the dock to pick up your golf cart for the duration of your island visit.

Join Us

Enjoy a hassle-free experience that makes traveling an adventure itself. With our speedy service, you’ll have more time to create lasting memories with your loved ones on the shores of Lake Erie and the surrounding islands. So why wait? Book your ticket today and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with Jet Express!

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