• Shoreline Treasures Tours

  • Available Mid-May through September.
    With multiple package options for groups to choose from, let Ohio Travel Treasures customize your tour so that your group members can experience the GEMS of the Lake Erie Islands and Mainland.  Chart your course….the islands are only accessible by boat or small aircraft…HERE is where your journey really begins because half the fun is getting there.

  • Jet Express

    The fastest route to the islands.  This catamaran travels at speeds in excess of 40 MPH and offers passengers a choice of all-weather protected in-door seating or a refreshing open-air ride. In just 22 minutes, you pass seven Lake Erie islands on this narrated voyage!

  • Goodtime I

    day long cruise to the Lake Erie Islands departing at 9.30 a.m. Take in the sounds, aroma, and feel of Ohio’s Great Lake from the topside deck, and enjoy a live personal narration. Along the way see Cedar Point, the nation’s top rated amusement park, view Johnson's Island, once a Civil War Confederate Prison, Marblehead lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse on the Great Lakes, and the Lakeside Chautauqua Resort. The boat is U.S. Coast Guard approved for 315 passengers.

  • GEMS on Kelleys Island

  • Kelleys Island Tour

    This island will be explored by Tram or Golf carts where guests can admire the beauty of Ohio’s largest island offering 17 miles of coastline.  Nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can admire the birding during the spring and fall monarch butterfly migrations.  Offering a high concentration of historic homes and buildings has earned Kelleys Island a spot on the National Historic Register.

  • Gems on Kelly’s Island Glacial Grooves

    Gouges in the limestone testify to the glaciers that covered this area 18,000 years ago.  You can see marine fossils and other ancient reassures in this 400 foot-long, 35 foot wide trough, known as the world’s most accessible display of glacial groove.

     

  • Inscription Rock

    It is one of Ohio's most famous rock art sites. Pre-contact groups of North American Indian poples engraved more than one hundred designs onto a huge limestone boulder on the south shore of the island. The symbols are called "petroglyphs" from the Greek words for rock writing.

  • GEMS on Put-in-Bay

  • Put-in-Bay Island Tour Trams

    Put-in Bay has been proclaimed to be the Key West of the north.  There is no doubt that Put-in-Bay Ohio is one of the most unique places you will ever visit.  A great way to see and learn about the island is a narrated ride aboard the island tour train, which makes stops at numerous island attractions and shares a wealth of information.

  • Perry Victory Monument

    Visitors can take an elevator up 317 ft. to the observation deck, where they can see the Lake Erie Islands and the shores of Michigan, Ohio and Ontario. During the summer season, park rangers give talks and living history demonstrations complete with period uniforms and a firing demonstration on the memorial's plaza. 

  • The Chocolate Museum
    and Cafe

    Learn the history and making of chocolate while enjoying a fine collection of antique chocolate collectibles. View the exhibits, watch a film, or have your picture taken with Lucy in the famous "Lucy at the Chocolate Factory" episode.

  • Put–in-Bay Winery

    Situated on the historic Doller Estate, come enjoy the ajestic views of Put-in-Bays downtown harbor while sampling world-class wines.  Whether relaxing on the Victorian front porch or wine garden, this is an experience to remember.

  • The Boardwalk

    This is a smorgasbord of dining and drinking options. From a cantina, quick-service fish stand and full service restaurants. Obligatory nautical décor fills the Upper Deck, which serves creamy lobster bisque in bread bowls and a decadent Cinnabon sundae. 

  • GEMS on the Mainland

  • Merry-Go-Round Museum

    Housed in the sleepy downtown’s grand former post office, this enchanting museum provides eye-opening tours covering the history of carousels.  Who know that the crusades helped shape the modern merry-go-round:  The main attraction is an intricately carved and painted 1939 carousel in the exhibit hall.  YES you can ride on it!!

  • TOFT’s Dipping Parlor

    This high-tech operating facility is the home of all production for Toft Dairy products.  Also on site is the famous Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor, which has become a landmark for locals and tourists.  The parlor showcases more than 70 flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurts and is a retail location for all of Toft’s dairy products.  In 2008, Toft’s finished a complete remodel of their ice cream parlor, while still using the original soda fountain and parlor seating.

  • Firelands Winery

    Tours at Firelands Winery give you an opportunity to see first- hand how  wine is made. Your unique vantage point from the tour balcony will give you a clear view of the cellars, bottling room, champagne cellars, and warehouse. You will be able to see and experience an authentic working winery, taste the products, and browse the wine boutique and gift shop.  Guests will receive 4 different wines, juices, cheese and crackers, and a souvenir glass.  HINT:  The Raspberry Riesling Champagne is fabulous!!!!

  • Berardi’s Family Kitchen

    Family owned and operated restaurant in Sandusky, Ohio that has been serving the locals for over 70 years. Originally famous for their fresh cut French Fries at Cedar Point Amusement Park starting in 1939 through 1978, Berardi’s Family Kitchen is now a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & desserts.   Of course their thick-cut, perfectly salted and blanched fries will be included with your meal.

  • Liberty Aviation Museum

    Visit Ohio’s newest museum showcasing operational historic aircraft and vehicles, inkling “Georgie’s Gal” a WWII B-25 Mitchell Bomber, U.S. Navy TBM Avenger Bomber, PT-Boats, and more.   Witness the restoration of a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, and DINE in the 1950’s era-themed diner.

  • Sawmill Creek Resort

    Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, the Resort is a full service hotel with a casual lodge theme.  The Resort offers indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, an assortment of eatery options and unique gift shops featuring local wine tasting.  Complimentary shuttle to the private beach and recreational options such as biking, kayaking and jet- ski rentals. 

  • Mystic Belle Cruise

    This relaxing paddle-wheel tour includes narration about the Vermilion River, the harbor’s historic past, and the picturesque lagoons.