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Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

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Address: P.O. Box 400, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone Number: 906-847-3307
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Description: Narrated tours of this island that doesn't allow cars.

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Tour was more fun than I thought it would be

I'd seen these carriages rolling around town on previous trips to Mackinac Island, but never went on one because I could just easily walk or bike. But this time, we had a family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were greatly disappointed in the tour. We had a nice time seeing the sites on Mackinac Island, but we did not learn anything from the tour guides. The tour itself is divided into two halves, and each person experiences two tour guides as a result. The guests initially are crammed into a cart that is pulled by horses (no... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I'd seen these carriages rolling around town on previous trips to Mackinac Island, but never went on one because I could just easily walk or bike. But this time, we had a family member with limited walking ability, so we went on a tour. It was more fun than I thought it would be. It was neat to ride behind... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Mackinac the weekend of May 23rd. We had a great time and took some great pictures on the island. The highlight of the trip was the carriage ride by Shepler. We took the last tour of the day and the guide showed us addition items since we were the last group. The guide was very... More 

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is well worth the time and money. The drive was very relaxing and done by a knowledgeable driver. She drove us all through town, by the Grand and through the park telling us the history and general information as we went. She even kindly offered to give rides to our destinations when it was over, which we took her... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The tour was interesting but pricey - $28 per person. Disappointing that there is extra fees for the Butterfly Observatory, Fort Mackinac tour and Grand Hotel which are places that the tour stops at to let patrons off or pick patrons up. Arch Rock is beautiful. The carriage guides kept our interest during the tour.

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Channing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The carriage ride was $28.00 per adult. Which didn't seem too steep for the Island...but for the price we did a lot of riding through the woods. There was one stop at the Arch which was nice, but overall...I found it boring. Our driver was nice and somewhat informative, but she kept asking us if we had any questions. Did... More 

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Mishawaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A great way to see the main points of interest and learn some background and history of the island. Our carriage guide was New but she had done her homework above and beyond of what was required by the owners of the Carriage Tours. She had a 'trainor' with her but she was doing so well, he seldom 'added' anything... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

An hour and a quarter of sightseeing with a few stops and a great guide! the guide knew so much and added some humour in too. It was great to be able to stop at arch rock and take pictures, also Fort Mackinac if you want too as well. I would most certainly use this service again

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Here's the way to see what the island has to offer, relying on horsepower instead of your own legs (by bicycling around the island). It starts out a bit slow, but just relax and enjoy the lifestyle of ages gone by. We chose to leave the carriage tour at the fort and spent more than an hour looking at the... More 

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We bought tickets for this tour through Star Line Ferry. So glad we did. "J", can't remember his name, only that it began with"J". He was awesome, very knowledgeable, and humorous. Loved how we covered most of the island. Take the tour when you first arrive, that way you will know how to plan the rest of your stay.

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