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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

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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...more
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556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

Shepler's was great. The short shuttle ride from the parking lot to the dock was no issue even though we had two large dogs. Bus driver said of course, bring them on no need to walk all that way! The ferry was also accommodating and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brandy K
SheplersFerry, Public Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

We're so happy to read this! We love all of our guests, including the four-legged furry ones! Thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review for us. We look forward to welcoming you and your pups back on your next trip.

Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Besides the quality of the people transports that never cease to impress, I’ve needed Sheppler’s barge services, hauling heavy equipment for late-season work. These guys were great, very accommodating, informative, and safe considering the weight we threw at them. They treated us well, sorry I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JBF7
SheplersFerry, Public Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

JBF7, Thank you for your rave review! We're happy that we could help you out with your freight needs and appreciate the business. We look forward to working with you again!

Reviewed 4 February 2019

I felt totally safe even though the weather wasn't the best. I watched in awe as they efficiently and adeptly loaded 2 busloads of passengers and their luggage for the trip across. The crew and staff are professional, friendly, and courteous. Great view of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda L
SheplersFerry, Public Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Linda, Thank you for your kind words. We are always happy when we can impress our guests with our professionalism and experience. Our Captains are trained to operate in the worst that the Straits of Mackinac can throw at them, all while keeping our guests...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019

Great experience! Our hotel told us that this one is the best so we looked up the times online and went with them. Easy to find and website is easy to navigate. Upon arrival we took our luggage out of the car and someone came...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Misty M, Public Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are excited to hear that your trip was so great and we can't wait to impress you again on your next trip!

Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

The folks that helped us at sheplers ferry were courteous, professional, and friendly. We had bikes and luggage and it was easy to get everything on board. Disembarking was easy as well. Bikes are loaded by the staff under the back of the boat and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Misty M, Public Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thank you for traveling with us and for writing such a glowing review! We look forward to seeing you on the boat again on your next trip!

Reviewed 10 January 2019

The ride on the water was refreshing. You see the bridge from the water on the way to the Island and was a beautiful view.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Misty M, Public Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 2 January 2019

This will get you to Mackinac Island in 16 minutes and back for $24 round trip. Schedule runs every half hour, so convenient throughout the day. Plenty of parking, helpful staff, and clean, comfortable ships. A fun ride.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Misty M, Public Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you for visiting with us and for the great review! We hope to see you on the boats again in 2019!

Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Fast, convenient service to and from the island! The crew is friendly and the boats are well maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

Greetings and THANK YOU for the glowing five stars. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again during the 2019 season. Safe travels until next time!

Reviewed 26 December 2018

Uneventful ride to the island, thought we had got on a ferry that was supposed to take us under the Mackinac bridge but only saw it from a distance.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

Greetings Dennis and thank you so much for riding with us! We're sorry to hear of any disappointment. Our Mighty Mac departures are scheduled daily throughout the season. The only reason for omitting a trip under the bridge during a scheduled Mighty Mac ride would...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Very efficient and organized in loading, departure and arrival. The staff were friendly and the captains narration going under the Mackinac bridge was interesting.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patricia W
Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hello and thank you so much not only for choosing us for your Mackinac Island experience, but also for posting. We love seeing the glowing five stars and we very much appreciate the compliments. We're happy to hear you enjoyed one of our Mighty Mac...More

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mistermcoolit
22 October 2018|
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Response from HappyCampers082009 | Reviewed this property |
The Mighty Mac trips will take you under the bridge, weather permitting.
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miket03
7 July 2018|
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Response from PJPPJPPJP | Reviewed this property |
Today 7/7 the last departure for Mackinaw City is 11 PM Last departure for St Ignace is 10 PM
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miket03
7 July 2018|
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Response from jeepgirl1958 | Reviewed this property |
The last ride from the island is 11:00 pm.
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