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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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Great ride!

Very quick and comfortable ride from Mackinaw City to Mackinaw Island. Highly recommend. Ferries run all day every 30 minutes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very quick and comfortable ride from Mackinaw City to Mackinaw Island. Highly recommend. Ferries run all day every 30 minutes.

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Oregon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had 3 Ferry Lines to chose from to get from Mackinac City Michigan to Mackinac Island. All 3 are located on the same street, all have favorable TripAdvisor ratings. We went with Star because of their signature "Rooster Tail" water wave, the fastest time to the island, and the most open air top deck seating for great views. However,... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Exactly as advertised. Crew were friendly and courteous. From St Ignace it's only a 20 minute journey. We took the valet parking option but to be honest there is plenty of car parking spaces available so not sure we would do that again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Overall we had a positive experience with the boat to get from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island. If you plan to go to the island in the morning then I recommend getting to the dock at least 30 minutes for you plan to depart. We arrived 10 minutes for the ship took off and it was already full. Plan ahead!

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Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ships are clean, staff is competent and courteous. They've been doing this a long time. Ample parking and waiting areas. Centrally located, easy to find. What more do you want?

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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 enjoyed your experience using Star Line to travel to Mackinac Island! We have been doing this for a long time, and we all love doing our job! We are happy to see that it shows! Thank you for choosing Star Line and we look forward to seeing you again in the... More 

Franklin, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a large and fast boat. The boat held over 250 people. We were able to get to Mackinac Island in less than 20 minutes. The Captain gave us historic information on the way to and back from the island.

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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 you were able to get on and off quickly so that you could start your day on the Island! Thank you for choosing Star Line and we hope to see you again in the future! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Concerning the bad reviews already posted towards the end of June, we were also patrons of Star Line the day a tour bus of 200 plus people arrived and were given preferential treatment over those who were already waiting to take the boat to Mackinac Island. Management's response to these reviews has been to claim these people had pre-booked the... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I stayed at the Ramada Inn in Mackinaw City and that was quite convenient, because it shares a parking lot with this ferry line. A 3-minute walk and we were at the pier! I was impressed with how efficiently they were able to load and disembark passengers. We were on a ferry with three levels, and we sat on 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 pleased to hear that our crew was so efficient and that your trip was quick and easy! We do offer a free shuttle service from local hotels in the area of our dock, as well as shuttle service from our overnight parking lots which are located across the street of both of our... More 

Liberty Twp, Ohio
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the three ferry lines coming out of Mackinac City. We chose it since it was right next to the hotel we stayed at (Ramada). The boat was clean and the crew was efficient getting peopla and bikes and baby stollers loaded and unloaded. The local hotels will offer discount tickets for the ferrys. Just check when you book.... 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 glad that you had a great experience at Star Line! We are also thankful for your detailed explanation of what Mackinac Island has to offer tourists! We hope to see you again in the future for your travels to the Island! More 

Rogers
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the ferry trip to and from the Island. The upper deck provides great views, On the way back, it was pretty windy and a bit cold -- would be good to have a jacket.

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Additional Information about Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Address: 711 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
Phone Number: 800-638-9892
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm

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