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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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“mackinac island” (478 reviews)
“overflow lot” (27 reviews)
“great service” (127 reviews)
LOCATION
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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"overflow lot"
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"great service"
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"grand hotel"
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"great ride"
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"mighty mac"
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"shuttle service"
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"text message"
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"return trip"
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"friendly staff"
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"carriage ride"
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"top deck"
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Reviewed 3 days 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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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

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank dllight
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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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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The entire staff is knowledgeable, helpful, and efficient. The ferry left on time, my luggage was quickly collected, and the accommodations on the boat were great. They play a nice informational audio recording as you ride. I enjoyed this company!More

Thank Dan H
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hello Dan and thank you so much for choosing to ride with us this season. We appreciate you posting and we LOVE seeing the glowing five stars from guests such as yourself. ON behalf of our entire team, we thank you for visiting and we...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Close to our room hotel so we took it..not much different about it except it docks closer to the town center.. pricing about the sameMore

Thank waxshx40
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Greetings Waxshx and thank you very much for riding with us. We apologize for not offering more of a wow factor during your ride to Mackinac Island, but we certainly hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll be returning in the future. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Always a safe, cleasn and enjoyable ride with this Ferry company. Choose to sit up on deeck and experience the winds or stay on the main floor for a comfortable ride as well on those colder days. We traveled with six couples and were able...More

Thank gwkelley
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hello and thank you so much for posting about your experience with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed! We appreciate you taking your time to post here on Tripadvisor, and we hope to see you again many times in the future. Once again, thanks...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Good times!!! Beautiful day for a ferry ride. Kids were in awe of the "very big boat" and all of us enjoyed it immensely. We cannot wait to go back!!!

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Greetings Mrs. C Dillon and glad to here everyone enjoyed, especially the kids! On behalf of our entire crew here on the Straits, we thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again many times into the future.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

If you are going to the Island this is the ferry to take! Very, very, very clean, friendly crew and smooth ride over to the island and back.

Thank Yellowlab8
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Five stars = mission accomplished!! Thank you so much for riding with us and for taking your time to post. We love seeing feedback from guests such as yourself and we look forward to seeing you many times into the future!

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Sheplers is the way to go. They are organized and efficient. the boats are in great shape and they are setup to serve the passengers. We overnight parked our car, it was safe and easy to retrieve. Our bags went to and from the Grand...More

Thank CSchaner57
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Greetings and thank you so much for choosing Shepler's for your Mackinac Island transportation. We very much appreciate you taking the time to post about your visit with us and we're thrilled to hear everything was to your liking. Thanks again and we look forward...More

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LyndaBran
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Response from gwkelley | Reviewed this property |
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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