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Beaver Island Boat Company

26210 Main St, Beaver Island, MI 49782-5101
+1 231-547-2311
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Nice Ride

Third time to island, have ridden both the larger Emerald Isle, and the smaller Beaver Islander... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
visitor999Ohio
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ohio
right on time, very professional

I traveled this weekend on the ferry and it was a very smooth ride, I will certainly ride the ferry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bookittt
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delton
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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26210 Main St, Beaver Island, MI 49782-5101
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+1 231-547-2311
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Third time to island, have ridden both the larger Emerald Isle, and the smaller Beaver Islander. Both fine, very efficient, staff very nice.

Thank visitor999Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled this weekend on the ferry and it was a very smooth ride, I will certainly ride the ferry again

Thank bookittt
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you ride the boat again soon. -BIBCO

Reviewed 13 September 2016

went on trip, AUT 21...10 foot seas..... when it should have been cancelled....good to get there but everyone had barf bags.More

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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Hello Tom, Thank you for reviewing our company. We appreciate all feedback towards BIBCO. We apologize if you felt the trip should have been canceled, however we very rarely cancel the boat due to it being equipped to handle most weather Lake Michigan sends our...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

The crew has gotten it down with the loading and unloading! They made it look easy. Our son loved it, for being so young (2 yo) we thought he would be bored. He was not! The crew were great and allowed him to tour the...More

Thank ClothFlower
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our company. We appreciate all feedback and responses towards BIBCO. We are thrilled to hear that our boat crew was so helpful and played a part in your adventure to the island and hope you choose to...More

Reviewed 2 September 2016

had car problems when we arrived on island and one of the crew helped us get going and would not accept a gratuity.

Thank hevan4
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2016

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear our crew was helpful and could be of assistance. We hope to see you ride the boat again very soon!

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Trip back and forth from Beaver was thankfully uneventful.. BUT definitely bring a book or some sort of entertainment for the trip. Chose to valet our car and they parked it in an unsecure lot at a local school, thankfully no issues. VERY prompt! This...More

Thank Lauren F
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you for your review, Lauren. For the valet and overnight parking lot, we check the lot often and have never had a safety issue with vehicles parked there. Due to Charlevoix being surrounded by beautiful waterfront, there is very limited parking for passengers going...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Was pleasant, next time we would bring food, only 3 vending machines. Chairs and tables, all seating comfortable. A little hectic at pier. Crew very helpful. Expensive to take vehicle.More

Thank heawi3
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback. All passengers are allowed to bring any kind of meals, food, snacks, refreshments, ect. aboard the boat. The dock can be busy do to loading freight shipments and passenger luggage which is why we ask passengers...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016

I wish I could be writing a better review. We went over on the ferry for a long weekend 7/16-17. We camped in Charlevoix the night before our Saturday AM departure on the Ferry. We were told by the staff to park our car at...More

Thank Molly D
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Molly, thank you for taking the time to review our company. We apologize if there was miscommunication towards the parking lot and shuttle bus pick up. Our shuttle drives past the lot about 45 minutes prior to a boat departure and goes to the airport....More

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Rode the ferry from Charlevoix to Beaver Island. Its a nice, relaxing 2 hour trip across Lake Michigan.

Thank tommy9789
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Thank you for a wonderful review! Glad to hear you had a great time and a relaxing trip on the ferry. We look forward to seeing you ride the boat again!

Reviewed 9 July 2016

BIBCO has been doing this long enough that they have the process down, and then some. The one thing to remember is that you should make a reservation for your car; if they are full, you'll have to leave it to come over later. Everything...More

Thank Bruce M
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Thank you for your review, Bruce! BIBCO is happy to hear you had a great experience. We try our best to encourage passengers to make vehicle reservations as soon as they know their travel dates. We also try to accommodate passengers plans and send cars...More

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BenPhasey
how was the ferry experience?
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Response from Heidi D | Reviewed this property |
The ferry was a comfortable ride. It takes two hours and you don't see any land for awhile. Take something to do, they do have WiFi on the boat. I read while I rode. On the ride over we meet an islander and learned about... More
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