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Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry

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Address: 587 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1428
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Very fast and smooth ride. Worth the price for the shorter ride. Well organized at each dock site and pleasant staff.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elan H
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Aspen Hill, Maryland

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fast and smooth ride. Worth the price for the shorter ride. Well organized at each dock site and pleasant staff.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us! More 

FLORIDA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the boat ride from Mackinaw city to Mackinaw Island much better than the boat ride from St. Ignace to the Island. Crossing the "Mighty Mac" bridge was a pleasure also, great scenery and although we didn't take the tour to the very top of the bridge I understand that one is available. We were told if you go... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! Unfortunately, there is not a public or open tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. We offer "Under the Bridge" departures throughout the day during our regular season, which is very neat and does not cost... More 

Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything went smoothly, from purchasing tickets to the exact time schedule that the ferry keeps. We crossed from St Ignace and enjoyed the ride.

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Thank 5nn
Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! Hope you will come back to see us again soon! More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

get in sit down and hang on this fairy boat ride to the island is awesome, quick, safe and did i mention fun. nice price info about the island from the captain while going to the island. takes about 15 mins on a good day to 20 minutes otherwise.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience traveling with us to Mackinac Island! Hope you come back to see us again for another trip to Mackinac Island! More 

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Staff is friendly and helpful - even offering tips for the island. Boat is fast, clean, well maintained. Kids loved it. Look for coupons.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you had an exceptional time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! Hope to see you again next season! More 

Haslett, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The ferry company provides lots of free parking adjacent to the loading dock. Use the restroom before taking the ferry, as the one on the boat is not very pleasant! On our trip over and back, the diesel fumes in the main seating area were very unpleasant, but it was fine sitting outside in the fresh air. I think some... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for leaving us a review. We are very sorry about your experience traveling with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and tell us more about what happened. If you would like to give us a call in our office, we would like to hear more about the details of your... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We got tickets for the 12 PM time that the ferry went under the Mackinac Bridge. We sat on the top deck and got some great photos. It worked really well that we were able to get our ferry, fort and horse carriage ticket in one package at the Star Line ticket counter. Also that they had a parking lot... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time traveling with us, and that you found our discount package to be a great deal! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

First time we paid $37.50 for two. Second time, $48. Next time we will try Arnold's. Runs every two hours.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry that you felt our prices for your trip to Mackinac Island were pricey. We run every 15 minutes during the peak season, and adjust our schedule as we go into late fall to be just about every 2 hours. Our pricing reflects the quick trip to the Island and we... More 

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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to take the 10am trip to the island from St Ignace which goes under the Big Mac bridge...that was a cool experience. The boat left on time both coming and going. Staff was friendly, ride was comfortable for a choppy day, and we truly enjoyed our experience.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience traveling with us to Mackinac Island! We hope to see you back here again soon! More 

Newark, New Jersey
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78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We took the ferry on a Sunday at 5pm (the second to last ferry leaving St. Ignace). The luggage guy was very nice and was patient while I loaded up the tons of stuff we were bringing to the island (6 items total: 3 suitcases, a pack and play, a pack and play mattress, and a stroller). I didn't know... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you had a great experience traveling with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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