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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 to the Island

We enjoyed the ride over and back. Plenty of seating and lots of return times to select from, which was really nice. A little pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
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Gallipolis, Ohio
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Gallipolis, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We enjoyed the ride over and back. Plenty of seating and lots of return times to select from, which was really nice. A little pricey.

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

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with Star Line! Our prices are comparable to our competition, and we do offer discounts throughout the season, so make sure to keep an eye out as you plan your next trip to Mackinac Island! More 

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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We have had many great experiences with this ferry on both St Ignace and Mackinaw side. They handle our luggage with care and staff is always friendly. The hydro jet is our favorite! The way they care for our luggage and the way they treat us as we board will be a reason we will continue to use this ferry... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear that you continue to have great experiences with Star Line! We look forward to seeing you in the next season! More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

You have to take a boat to Mackinac Island so you might as well get their in style! The Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry has a small fleet of pretty good size boats that are jet boats. When they're cruising they put up a twenty foot high tail of water from the jet propulsion. The ride is smooth as silk... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are glad you enjoy spending time with us on your trips to Mackinac Island! We hope we will see you next season! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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131 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Used Star Line for our CMU alumni weekend the last weekend in October. Everyone we encountered at Star Line was very friendly and helpful. Luggage was tagged and taken to the Island House hotel for us. On return trip all went smoothly and getting our luggage off the boat was a breeze. I would definitely use again.

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

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Star Line! We hope to see you again next year! More 

Saint Johns, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We Used Star Line to go to the island and when we got back we found that our car had been broken into and my service weapon was stolen. The only thing that Star Line did was call the cops for us. Their response was "Then there is no claim as the car was not in Star Line's care, custody... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us a review. Because there is an open investigation on this matter, we have responded to what happened according to what police have advised. Please know that we take all incidents seriously. We hope that this investigation will come to a close in a timely manner for you. More 

michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Always courtesy , dog friendly and love the waterfall tail. Certain times go under the bridge which I highly recommend

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

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are glad that you have had a great time with us and we hope to see you next season! More 

Chengdu, China
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We bought the boat trip that was supposed to take us under the Mackinaw bridge but because there was a little rain the boat captain cancelled it. We were all disappointed.

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

Thank you for leaving us a review. All of our captains make the call if it is safe to take passengers under the Mackinac Bridge. If they deem it is unsafe or will take too long, they will make the call to not make the trip. We are sorry that the weather or other factors may have inhibited you from... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The trip was fast, efficient, pet friendly. Star Line picked us up at our campgrounds and brought us back upon our return, very convenient. We would travel with them 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 are glad that you enjoyed your experience with Star Line and we hope that we will see you again next summer! More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We arrived at the Star Line Dock just minutes before a ferry was scheduled to leave for the island. Since it was late October the ferries only leave once an hour. The staff was so efficient, they got our luggage out of the trunk, tagged & loaded, while arranging valet parking, while purchasing our tickets. All of this was accomplished... More 

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

It is always great to hear that our employees are doing so well! Thank you for taking the time to write out such a terrific review for us. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience, and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip to Mackinac Island! More 

Coimbatore, India
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52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The fast boat ride across the lake to Mackinac Island was great. A ride on the top deck below the amazing Mackinac suspension bridge is worth it to appreciate the huge suspension bride constructed way back in 1957. Catching the cold winds that blow across the lake and the smooth ferry ride is a great experience. In the fall one... 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 with Star Line! We hope that we will be able to see you again for your next trip to the Island! More 

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