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Jack's Drive It Yourself Buggy Ride

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Address: 10 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Drive yourself!

We were thinking about paying for a carriage ride @ $120 but found that we could rent a horse and carriage at Jack's for $80 an hour, which was much better on my wallet. It was a... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2014
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Ada
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Ada
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were thinking about paying for a carriage ride @ $120 but found that we could rent a horse and carriage at Jack's for $80 an hour, which was much better on my wallet. It was a lot more relaxing and fun to drive the carriage ourselves. Don't worry if you have never driven a horse carriage before...the horses seem... More 

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4 Thank David R
Loudoun County, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The staff was friendly and very professional. The horses were well groomed and fit. The stable folks were helpful, friendly and pros. I would not recommend this for someone that is not comfortable around horses. I had never driven before and had no trouble at all...the mare assigned me had some spirit and required very light hands on the reins.... More 

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2 Thank R P
Jacksonville, Florida
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Great time! Took Babe (the horse) husband and mother-in-law on a 2+ hour ride on the island. Babe took good care of us. She had a nice smooth trot. Drove her along the shore route, through the middle of the island, and over to Arch Rock, then back to stables. Saw so much of the island! Had reservations, but didn't... More 

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4 Thank rhinogal
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Four of us took the two hour jaunt around the western edge of the Island and back up the middle, which was pleasant. The horse is in charge of course, having walked this route scores of times, so that while my friend held the reins it was clear we had limited actual control. She walked at a very leisurely pace... More 

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3 Thank W F W
Hamilton, Missouri
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We had a great experience through Jack's, those of you complaining about prices, and the horses, must not know anything about insurance, and the up keep on a horse, nor the risk!! LOL that could be a no brainer, we saw a lot of individuals driving and riding the horses, with no issues, the day you have say you are... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Imagine this...a high stepping draft horse, briskly trotting down the road in a 4 person carriage with the fringe included! Oh wait...did I mention that we had 2, 130lb Great Danes on the carriage with us?? OMG..what a blast!!! This was well worth the money, we toured the island in style and the dogs loved it!! Our trusty steed, Willy,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

if you do not mind being lied to by the staff, by all means this is a great company. If you think it is possible to complete the route in the time you agreed to, you need to plan on paying at least 50% more than expected. I love the idea, and enjoyed the buggy ride, but will never support... More 

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4 Thank imnotmozart
Jackson Hole Wy
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

We rented a buggy large enough for 4 adults and 2 kids. It was a beautiful fall day, and the pace was very relaxing. Left to their own accord, these horses will move slowly and head back to the barn at the first chance! Given just a bit of direction, our horse went where we wanted to go and picked... More 

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3 Thank Linda M
St. Louis
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2012

I was so excited to drive my own buggy. We rented the buggy for the hour ride ($69.00). I guess since I told them that me or my husband were beginners and never drove a hourse buggy before, they gave us I think the oldest horse on the island. We moved very slow and did not think the horse was... More 

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2 Thank JoanStLouis
Canton, Georgia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

I'm giving Jacks a good rating because their service was great. Very friendly and helpful and we got what we paid for. With that being said here are some pluses, minuses and things to know. Pluses... Friendly staff ( even discounted price a little due to slower horse) Very peaceful time and very relaxing. On a warm day, I would... More 

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