How To Get Here
Kelleys Island is accessible by public ferry, private boat, or airplane.
The Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line offers daily vehicle and passenger service from Marblehead, Ohio, to Kelleys Island. The ferry accepts automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, walk-on passengers, and pets, and can also accommodate tour buses, RVs, trucks, and tractor trailers. For schedule and fare information, visit their website.
The Jet Express offers passenger-only service between Sandusky, Ohio, Kelleys Island, Put-In-Bay, and Cedar Point amusement park. The service runs daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with weekend service in September. The Jet does not carry vehicles, but does accept bicycles, luggage, and pets. For schedule and fare information, visit their website.
By Private Boat:
Kelleys Island is located in the western basin of Lake Erie, roughly 3.5 miles north of the Marblehead peninsula. Several marinas offer daily and overnight dockage. There is a public boat ramp at the northern end of the island, at the Kelleys Island State Park pier. GPS coordinates for the island are 41°35’27.6″N 82°42’44.1″W.
Kelleys Island Land Field Airport is located on the northeast side of the island and is open to the public. It is also served by Griffing Flying Service, which offers air taxi and charter services from Port Clinton. GPS coordinates for the airport are 41°36’10.2″ N 82°41’04.7″W. For more information on the airport, click here.
Please note: It is against the law to bring firewood to Kelleys Island!
Bringing firewood from the mainland to Kelleys Island is strictly prohibited by village law. This restriction is in place to protect our treasured natural areas from invasive pests – particularly the Asian Longhorn Beetle, which is a threat to the maple trees that shade our parks and preserves. There is a container available at the Kelleys Island Ferry dock for disposal of any wood mistakenly brought to the boat. For more information on invasive species in Ohio, click here.