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Manitou Island Transit

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Address: 207 W River St, Leland, MI 49654
Phone Number: 231-256-9061
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Trip was just what I hoped for.i

From the scheduling staff to the boat workers and guides, all were helpful and friendly. They not only shared a lot of information but also delivered our drink order on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We missed the 10a transit to the island so we decided to take the shoreline cruise in the evening at 6:30p. We never saw the Manitou islands because it was hazy that night but we expected an explanation of the history of the area, shipwreck info, ect. The 1.5 hr cruise was interesting for the first 30 minutes but after... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

From the scheduling staff to the boat workers and guides, all were helpful and friendly. They not only shared a lot of information but also delivered our drink order on the return trip. That was truly over the top in hospitality and service. I felt the trip was safely completed from start to finish. It was a day well spent... More 

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Vassar, Michigan
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the only way to get to North or South Manitou Island if you are visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I can see why they are chosen by the National Park Service. The boat runs on time. There are several crew who are willing to help you out with whatever you need. Most of them have lived in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We checked in at 9:15 a.m. and boarded the boat at 10:00 a.m. During our 45 minutes wait, we explored the attractive Fishtown that seemed to be living in the past. So rustic! On our way to South Manitou Island, we had a fun tumultuous trip. where waves kept us on our toes. The waves were so high, that fresh... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I took the day trip to Manitou Island. BRING WARM CLOTHES! This was in July. We got on the boat and sat up top for the full experience. 20 minutes out and it was COLD. We are campers and had brought some extra clothes and a blanket. The people that didn't literally froze. There were families with... More 

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Sunrise, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Went on a trip to South Manitou Island with three friends of mine on the last weekend in September. The ferry ride was reasonably priced and they have beer and snacks for sale as well. We thought that they would have sandwiches for sale as well but they did not have them that late in the season. The crew was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I would have loved the day trip to South Manitou, but we just ran out of time. The evening shoreline cruise is a great way too see the shore from the water. The crew is very informative and friendly. The sights were beautiful, and my boys had fun on the ferry. I would recommend arriving early to get a seat... More 

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Cedar Springs, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If there is a drawback to visiting either South or North Manitou it is the cost of Ferry ride. You must remember that the cost of fuel has risen sharply and Manitou Island Transit has no choice but to pass that on to you the traveler. Sometimes the crew can be cranky but usually are very friendly and helpful. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took this wonderful ferry to South Manitou Island. We only did the day trip. The ride to the island was amazing. And the crew are really nice. We did the tour and they do a great job to show you the island. They do charge you $10 but its worth it. And the lighthouse is a must! Don't forget... More 

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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good crew, good boat, nice passage. We did the day trip to South Manitou Island and the tour to the lighthouse and cedar trees. Great tour, Cam is great and very knowledgeable. Warning, the walks are strenuous, especially to the cedars. This is an active tour. We also swam to the shipwreck off shore. The lightouse offers an amazing view... More 

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Address: 207 W River St, Leland, MI 49654
Phone Number: 231-256-9061
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland

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