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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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“overflow lot” (27 reviews)
“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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"mackinac island"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived at sheplers in mackinaw city Thursday May 17th around 2:15. When I pulled in there seem to be one employee doing everything and four employees watching her. I did ask for her name which she said was Carlie and showed me her cute...More

Thank maryharring2n
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We just had a 144 guest going to the Island staying at the Grand Hotel , the large buses arrive at the ferry dock and in no time is the luggage unloaded and the next time the guest will see it is in their room...More

Thank viktor334
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Captain of the boat I rode on from Sheplers ferry service was excellent in handing my customer service issues. However the Manger he put me in contact was terrible. I explained and his own captain explained a dock mate that worked for them told...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a very nice fery service to the island. they go out of their way to be nice to the tourists. variety of services from valet parking and buying tickets online.

Thank skifree57
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A few tips: [1] There are no bathrooms on board. There are, however, public bathrooms within a football field of where you walk on the ferry in Mackinaw City and where you walk off it on Mackinac Island. The trip itself takes about 16 minutes....More

1  Thank HTOTMO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

despite the crazy winds that wreck your hair, taking in all of the views on the way to the island is so worth it!!

Thank Jennifer L
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jennifer! Thanks for the review and the glowing five stars. We look forward to seeing you again may times into the future. Take care and thanks for choosing to ride Shepler's!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Shepler’s Ferry !! We always take Shepler’s Ferry to Mackinaw island from Mackinaw City.. Nice Enjoyable boat ride. They have indoor seating and outdoor seating.. The views are amazing. The crew is awesome. Cannot wait until summer 2018 to go again..

Thank Kindraspirits
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and we love you as well! Thanks so much for the wonderful five stars! We appreciate your comments and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is the best and most efficient route to and from Mackinac Island. They have a great schedule, solid ships, and indoor and outdoor seating. The trip offers spectacular views of Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Bridge, which joins Lower Michigan to the Upper Peninsula...More

1  Thank MontanaCraig
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thanks very much for choosing Shepler's for your Mackinac Island transportation. We appreciate you posting your wonderful four star comment. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the ferry ride to Mackinaw Island. Quick efficient embark and disembark. Clean fast ship. Handy dock locations. Beautiful scenery.

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Ami W, Social Media Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you very much not only for riding with us, but also for the glowing five stars. We appreciate you riding with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I love MY Island trip seems this is the only one I can get. Haha!!! I always enjoy each moment especially when I get to dial back and be on the Island. Such a fun andd relaxing place to be, Shepler jas always made the...More

Thank Bryan K
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Ami W, Social Media Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings Bryan!! Thank you so much for the FABULOUS five star compliments. We appreciate you posting and we look forward to seeing you soon - promises on our end for continued high standards!!

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LyndaBran
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I seen pets but do not know policies.
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7 January 2018|
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Response from Paul A. P | Reviewed this property |
While I don’t remember the exact prices, the amounts provided by others seem correct. I agree that taking a boat that also goes under the bridge is a good idea. Online discounts are available and the hotel we stayed at... More
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Genaro R
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Response from deanjp2015 | Reviewed this property |
Either in Mackinaw City or St. Ignace. The signs and directions are everywhere.
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