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Jack's Drive It Yourself Buggy Ride

10 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3391
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Four of us took the two hour jaunt around the western edge of the Island and back up the middle, which was pleasant. The horse is in charge of course, having walked this route scores of times, so that while my friend held the reins it was clear we had limited actual control. She walked at a very leisurely pace... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

These are very good horses and the drive is beautiful, but like anything where people are making money off the labor of an animal, things may not be as they appear. I happened to find internet research detailing poor treatment of some horses on mackinac after the fact and it may made me wonder should I have participated in this... More

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Hamilton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had a great experience through Jack's, those of you complaining about prices, and the horses, must not know anything about insurance, and the up keep on a horse, nor the risk!! LOL that could be a no brainer, we saw a lot of individuals driving and riding the horses, with no issues, the day you have say you are... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Imagine this...a high stepping draft horse, briskly trotting down the road in a 4 person carriage with the fringe included! Oh wait...did I mention that we had 2, 130lb Great Danes on the carriage with us?? OMG..what a blast!!! This was well worth the money, we toured the island in style and the dogs loved it!! Our trusty steed, Willy,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

if you do not mind being lied to by the staff, by all means this is a great company. If you think it is possible to complete the route in the time you agreed to, you need to plan on paying at least 50% more than expected. I love the idea, and enjoyed the buggy ride, but will never support... More

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Jackson Hole Wy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We rented a buggy large enough for 4 adults and 2 kids. It was a beautiful fall day, and the pace was very relaxing. Left to their own accord, these horses will move slowly and head back to the barn at the first chance! Given just a bit of direction, our horse went where we wanted to go and picked... More

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St. Louis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I was so excited to drive my own buggy. We rented the buggy for the hour ride ($69.00). I guess since I told them that me or my husband were beginners and never drove a hourse buggy before, they gave us I think the oldest horse on the island. We moved very slow and did not think the horse was... More

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Belmont, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I'm giving Jacks a good rating because their service was great. Very friendly and helpful and we got what we paid for. With that being said here are some pluses, minuses and things to know. Pluses... Friendly staff ( even discounted price a little due to slower horse) Very peaceful time and very relaxing. On a warm day, I would... More

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Michigan, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had so much fun! We rented a buggy from Jack’s Livery. You cannot go around the entire island, however you go from the Livery, to the snack shack, to the interior of the Island, past the Grand and back to the Livery. The entire trip took about 1 1/2 hr and cost about $65.00, totally worth every penny. The... More

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Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We rented a carriage and horse for a group of six. The carriage they put us in was definitely not big enough for 6 people and for $90 an hour, I would expect more comfort. We had a huge Belgium horse Bud who was quite unique and a gentle giant. We really didn't have to drive him much, he knew... More

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