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Gibraltar Island Tours
Science and history tours of Gibraltar Island are offered Mondays and Thursdays at 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-2 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. (or by appointment) through August 30. Groups of up to ten people tour the island, including Perry’s Lookout and the glacial grooves and see the outside of Cooke Castle before learning more about Stone Lab programs. Registered guests meet at the Boardwalk Restaurant dock, 341 Bayview Ave. Put-in-Bay, Ohio 15 minutes before their tour is scheduled to start. Tours are $10 per person, free for children 3 and under, plus $6 for round-trip fare to Gibraltar Island, payable to the water taxi driver. The tour reservation form is available at go.osu.edu/gibraltar.
Private groups of up to ten people are also able to schedule Lake Erie Science Tours for their group, which range from one-hour island cruises on a Stone Lab vessel to half-day trips to neighboring Lake Erie islands. A complete list of tour options, along with cost information and a link to the reservation form, is available at go.osu.edu/sciencetours.
To comply with The Ohio State University COVID-19 protocols, face masks must be worn properly (over nose, mouth and chin) at all times, including in outdoor settings, even when individuals can maintain 6 feet or more of physical distancing. Full details for required Personal Safety Practices on Ohio State properties are available at safeandhealthy.osu.edu/personal-protection-hygiene.
Gibraltar Island and the South Bass Island Lighthouse are owned by The Ohio State University, and all three attractions are managed by Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory. For more information on scheduling your trip, visit go.osu.edu/SLtours.