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Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises

Address: 556 E. Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
Phone Number: +1 231-436-5023
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Ships, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took the last cruise of the day the final weekend of the season. The fall colors and the sunset were breathtaking. The staff and crew were friendly. The lake was beautiful and the waters clear and deep. What an experience !! A must see. You cannot see the beauty from the land, you must take the cruise. Their website... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Shepler's employees are always helpful and will answer your questions. If one of them does not have an answer they will find it for you. This is the best ride to the Island

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff. On time and you get to the island quickly. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely use again.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a great trip had a great guide. They made sure that everyone on the boat got a great view of the lighthouses so we could get great pictures. We took the five hour tour and loved it. We were given a lunch and they sold additional snacks it you wanted something else. We will take another of their... More

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Enumclaw, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Loved the trip over to the island with a brief side trip under the bridge. The boat moves fast enough to avoid nausea in rough waters. On time and pleasant experience.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

very well planned trip, enjoyed very much. the narration was outstanding on the history and important details.

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Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We usually use Star just because it's closer to our hotel in the city. They are nice too but Sheplers seemed extra nice & extra helpful. I won 2 tickets earlier in the year. The grand entrance announcing you are going to the island is nice. The area is very inviting & clean. Would use again.

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Michigan
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The boats were exactly on time! They did not mess around. They were efficient, quick and did their job. No fuss, no muss!

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Nevis, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a rainy day so we sat down below, price was good for service. The staff was friendly and helpful. The ride over was smooth and scenic but it was cloudy out. The ride home was very bumpy but the captain warned us and they made sure we were seated and safe.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoyed this line very much. Try and go to 9:00, 9:30 or 10:00 as they go under the bridge and talk about it for the same price as going at other times. It was pretty cool. A very fast well organized cruise line.

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