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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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Nice Ride

Great ride to the island. Offers valet service. Courteous staff, neat, clean vessels. No engine or fuel smell during travel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Kathy G
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Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
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Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great ride to the island. Offers valet service. Courteous staff, neat, clean vessels. No engine or fuel smell during travel.

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Oakton, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Trip to and from Mackinac Island was delightful. Boarding and unloading were quick and easy. What I don't understand is the $5.00 charge for parking when there are multiple signs clearly stating free parking. I don't appreciate being ripped off!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We bought the tickets from our Hotel on discounted price. It was a quick and easy ride, Go 15 minutes before the departure. We had to park overnight as we were staying on the island, there was a shuttle and the driver was very friendly. The trip took 18-20 minutes. Perfect !

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

First, let me start by saying your staff is awesome! Every single person we came across was friendly and so nice to us and our dogs! Also, we were transported safely, our luggage arrived with us and car was there when we returned with a very effective valet service. We visit Mackinac usually twice a year for the last 20+... More 

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Garden City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We bought our tickets online - made for an easy arrival and departure. No waiting to purchase just walked right up to board. Can sit up top or below, up top you can see the rooster tail of the water from the hydro jet! So cool, the families around us wee having such fun with their little ones. The company... More 

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4LLB, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. Hope you had a great time. Kids do LOVE the rooster tail. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We used the ferry service as part of the Zoo-Da-Mack annual bike ride in late May. The service was quick as usual. But my main comment is on their service, from the parking lot folks where the cars are stored, to the gentlemen driving the shuttle from the parking lots to the ferry, to the folks collecting tickets, all the... More 

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4LLB, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and review! I'm glad to hear you had a nice time. Our crew is super friendly. People tell us that all the time. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Grand Forks, North Dakota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Oh my this ferry wide was so much fun!!!! So, we left to head to the island and went on the 9 am ride under the bridge which makes for great shots!! Not all rides go under the bridge. The ride up top mind you was pretty cold so be prepared with hat and gloves and warm clothing. The ride... More 

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4LLB, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

So glad you had a nice time. Our Bridge Boats are very popular. I'm glad you were able to experience one. Thanks for the review and I hope to see you soon. More 

Kalkaska, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A great way to get to the island. We brought our bikes along and they were very easy and accommodating with them. Fast and friendly service. We stayed the night on the island. Easy parking here at the ferry dock.

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4LLB, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review. Our motto is Fast, Fun, Frequent & Friendly! Please visit again :) More 

Novi, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

No dislikes. A bit cold standing on dock, uncovered/protected from the elements, on Sunday morning awaiting the 9:00am ferry.Otherwise staff & service great.

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4LLB, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Star Line! This time of year when that wind blows off the cold lake it can be super cold. Glad you had a nice trip though. More 

Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Loved the boat ride, quick and fun! Efficient, close to our hotel and free parking. Enjoyed the boat ride to the island

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4LLB, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

I'm glad you had Fun! Our motto is Fast, Fun, Frequent & Friendly so something is working. Thanks for the review! More 

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