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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

711 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
800-638-9892
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Libertyville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our trip over to Mackinac Island aboard the Star Line ferry. On the trips to and from the island, the captain pulled under the Mackinac Bridge and gave us some fun facts about the bridge's history. The ferry was on time and a very pleasant experience.

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Star Line. I'm glad you had a fun day! Our guests really enjoy the departures that go under the Mackinac Bridge. We have some going to and coming from Mackinac Island. Hope to see you again soon. More

Battle Creek, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great ferry, the kids like the water spray. We took the extra tour under the bridge on the way to the island.

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Kids love the rooster tail! I'm glad your children enjoyed it too. Thanks for the review and for choosing Star Line. More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This boat was not only fast but also clean. It was a great way to get to the island. We take it every year we are there and it never disappoints!!

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Star Line! Our employees take a lot of pride in keeping the boats clean so it's nice when our guests notice. Hope to see you again soon! More

Royal oak
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

They just yell instructions and parking are not helpful. Plus you have to park far away and they block you in.

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience. When our dock gets full we then have our guests park across the street and shuttle them to the ferry. We also have valet service for your convenience. More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Everything ran like clockwork. We bought our tickets at our campsite at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. (See review). The camp took care of everything and the bus picked us up right near our campsite. They had a trailer for all the bikes if you wished to take them. It was a short ride to the docks and they had us... More

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you had a great day! Our guests really appreciate the shuttle service to hotels and campgrounds. Thanks for choosing Star Line! More

Pueblo, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Staff was very friendly, especially Ben! We forgot to purchase tickets online to get additional discount, so When we mentioned this at the booth the lady honored the website price!! We enjoyed going under the mackinac bridge even though it was out of the way.

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the trip under the Mackinac Bridge and your added discount. Thanks for choosing Star Line! More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a good ride. It was a quick ride, on time departure and arrival and quite efficient. In general, you want to take a light jacket if you will take ferry / bike on island early morning or late evening - even in summer.

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Star Line and you are right about bringing along a jacket or sweatshirt. It's always cooler on the water. More

Levering
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Will always use Star Line, fast friendly staff and happy people everywhere. When you have happy people helping you and you've never been here it makes the experience much better.

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. Star Line has a reputation for having the friendliest help. It's a great place to visit and work! More

Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great ride there and back. I enjoyed the "rooster tail" the ferry boat makes as it speeds towards the island. We didn't have any problems with our baggage and it was easy on, easy off. We booked our tickets online and saved a couple of dollars. I would recommend using starline ferry.

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you had a nice visit. Make sure to always checkout our website at MackinacFerry.com for discounts and Mackinac Island discount packages. More

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
77 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived with minutes to spare for the 12:30 ferry. We valet parked, checked our luggage to the Iroquois Hotel, picked up our tickets (pre purchased) and departed in less than five minutes total. The going to Mackinac was on time and returning was about 10 minutes late but who cares. The bags were unloaded and arrived at the Iroquois... More

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4LLB, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Sounds like you had a nice visit. We may have been a little late departing Mackinac Island if we went under the Mackinac Bridge on the way over. We have many Bridge Trips in the morning hours. Thanks for choosing Star Line! More

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