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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 711 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
Phone Number: 800-638-9892
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Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm

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ferry ride

We took Star Line Ferry to Mackinaw Island and on the return trip was pleasantly surprised when the captain took us on an adventure under the Mackinaw Bridge. We had been to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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FARMINGTON
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FARMINGTON
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We took Star Line Ferry to Mackinaw Island and on the return trip was pleasantly surprised when the captain took us on an adventure under the Mackinaw Bridge. We had been to the Island several times before and had never had this experience before. It was well worth the few extra dollars.

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Pontiac, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

In our various tripss to Mackinac Island, we've used every ferry service. I have been particularly impressed with Star Line baggage handling. Our porter was very curtious and made certain of the number of our bags. They were quickly tagged for our destination hotel and carefully loaded. Upon our return from the island. All of our bags were together in... More 

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy that your caramel corn made it back safely to the mainland so you could enjoy it on the rest of your trip! We are also happy that the hotel and dock porters were friendly and helpful with all your luggage. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stayed at hamilton suites next door, got a discount on the tickets, vessel was clean, nice crew. Great times.

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy that you were able to take advantage of a discount through your hotel and that you enjoyed your experience with Star Line. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

While sitting on the top deck, waiting for the ferry to fill up with passengers, the fumes from the diesel engine was a trigger for an asthma attack. Note to self or others, no top floor for me ever again!

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We would like to apologize for what had happened to you on one of our boats. We try our best to make everyone's trip the best possible, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your vacation and that you will come back to see us soon! More 

Palos Heights, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great trip from the city to the island. Very busy but well organized. Liked the side trip under the bridge. We would do this ferry again if we came back

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had such a great experience with Star Line! We hope we will see you again soon! More 

Seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Don't know if this is done with every trip, but we were taken under the Mackinac bridge, a nice photo opportunity.

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you had the opportunity to take a trip under the bridge on your trip. We hope to see you again soon! More 

michigan
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fast service to and from the island. It was raining the day we headed to island. The on boarding was smooth and sailing was a little bumping but not too bad. There was only one thing that bother us and that was we we arrive to park we were told there was a five dollar charge to park for the... More 

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy that you were pleased overall with your experience at Star Line. Our parking at our dock in Mackinaw City as well as valet and secured parking are all an extra charge. However, we will look into making sure our explanations online are more detailed for those who look online before arriving at... More 

Cheboygan County, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A pleasant ride to the island. ALL of the staff at Starline were very helpful and courteous. I needed to get back to my car just before the boat left for the Island. The staff got to my car and back with time to spare! Terrific job!!

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy that you had a great experience with Star Line and that our employees were able to help you! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Ottumwa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Discounted tickets from the Clearwater. Easy to find. Quick way to the island. Lots of trip times. On time, also!

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy that you had such a great experience with Star Line! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Lorain
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

great value and crew .. easy access ... good seats ... no problems boarding in Mackinaw City or Mackinac Istand ....

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy that you were pleased with your experience traveling to and from Mackinac Island with Star Line! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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