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Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises

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Address: 556 E. Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
Phone Number: +1 231-436-5023
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Description: Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy...
Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance of Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during these fascinating tours. For close to three centuries, the Straits of Mackinac has been a vital nautical thoroughfare, providing passage between Lakes Huron and Michigan. But traveling its famed blue waters has not come without risk. Over the many decades, lighthouses were built to protect mariners from dangerous shoals and reefs. Each has a story to tell. Shepler's exclusive Lighthouse Cruises are voyages of discovery. Guests are treated to awe-inspiring views and the fascinating history surrounding these Great Lakes guardians.
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Trip of a lifetime.

Worth every cent. Informative captain, many wonderful pictures and taking our friends the next time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Worth every cent. Informative captain, many wonderful pictures and taking our friends the next time.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Only way I take to the Island. Cheaper, great parking, and friendly employees! Boats were very clean and the ride was great!!

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West Olive, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great staff, very friendly. Scheduling was very convenient. Ferry was clean and comfortable. The ability to buy online and get a discount was great.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you have the time, I highly recommend the tour. The lakes are an amazing place and quite an adventure when the chop is high.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It was nice to get up close and personal with so many lighthouses that I would never of gotten the chance to otherwise if it wasnt for this excursion. Plenty of photo op's and well spoken speaker

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took the West Cruise and it was amazing. We got right up close and personal with almost every lighthouse. Terry Pepper did an awesome job at describing each light house and it was very educational. Next visit will be the East cruise, definitely!!!

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well run ferry service to the island. Excellent value for a 2 day pass. Was on time for the 2 days that we rode it. Very clean.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a hazy day but they get you real close to the lighthouses. Pick a clear calm day to make the most of it. The guide and speaker was the best. Very knowledgeable of history and construction of each.

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Oregon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I took the extended East cruise on 6/30 then the extended West the next day. Great cruises with plenty of photo opps and Terry Pepper out guide was very informative.

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Spring Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The guide was was informative. Knew a lot of the history of the lighthouses. This trip was well worth the money.

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