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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
+1 800-828-6157
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Shepler's offers 5 different Lighthouse Cruises through the Straits of Mackinac. Each cruise is narrated by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. A portion of the proceeds from each cruise go to help with upkeep and restoration of area lighthouses. See the full schedule and buy tickets online.
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“great service” (127 reviews)
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556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
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+1 800-828-6157
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ferry was fast comfortable with personable staff. Seating inside is air conditioned or you can ride up top in the open air. Ferry takes bicycles and strollers. On time. Recommend.

Thank Tahoebabe
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Reviewed yesterday

We always take Shepler's to Mackinaw Island each year. Staff are fun, and there are a few trips in the morning that take you out under the bridge before getting to the Island. Very nice ride.

Thank sdepoy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good transportation to and from Mackinac Island, ships are well maintained and on time. Staff is friendly and inviting and always ready to help

Thank Gabriel M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Knowable staff easy on and off very clean and professional. the only reason I DID NOT RATE IT EXCELLENT was the price was way to high.

Thank dispatchlms
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are going to visit Mackinac Island, this is the only ferry to take. Family owned and if you are lucky enough to take the Mighty Mac ride to the island...AWESOME!! You go under the Mackina w Bridge. It's the best ride to the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Can believe it is only a 16 minute trip to Mackinac Island. It was actually 20 minutes if you take the bridge tour. It has twin 1300 HP Diesel engines.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fast and easy. Free shuttle pick up and drop off. Plenty of departure times. Friendly staff, nice boats.

Thank theottomatic1
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took ferry with Mackinac Island Honor Guard. Beautiful day for a ferry ride for a great family friendly Island vacation

Thank riordanrr
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I know there are 2-3 ferries going to the Island. We opted for this one because of the numerous time options plus a discounted option through our hotel. It was clean and very nice staff. Day parking is free. I would use them again.

Thank Peg W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The boat trip to the island was great. We did the 930 departure which allowed us to go under the bridge which was neat! Also used parking shuttle service and it worked out well!

Thank Steven G
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Dale S
17 June 2018|
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Response from ADCollier | Reviewed this property |
I saw several electric scooters in use, of the type used by mobility challenged folks. If you talking about an electric moped type scooter, I did not see any of those in use, but I can't say they would or would not be... More
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Pat M
3 June 2018|
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Response from Lois A | Reviewed this property |
Check their online info for cost. There us a fee.
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LyndaBran
2 April 2018|
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Response from Melissa D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we brought our pit mix (75 lbs) on our trip.
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