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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 556 E. Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 800-828-6157
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One of the docks is located close to Best Western, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort inn in St. Ignace. The staff were friendly, helpful and the ride was quick. No discomfort or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Lisle, Illinois
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Lisle, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

One of the docks is located close to Best Western, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort inn in St. Ignace. The staff were friendly, helpful and the ride was quick. No discomfort or hassles. Also, they have a boat every half an hour which makes it even better.

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Rogers City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Sheplers ferries are fun and easy to ride to the Island. The prices are good and the service is excellent. They are in the best location to the city shopping area and many hotels.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very fast, comfortable ride to the Isalnd. Very cold week to travelUsed coupons provided for savings.

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We chose Shepler's based on reviews, and it just so happened that our hotel offered $4 off the regular price per adult. The only hiccup was that our departure from Mackinaw City left about 10 minutes late (presumably due to a mechanical issue because a mechanic was seen exiting the boat prior to our departure). We took the "Mighty Mac"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I'm sure the ferries to Mackinac Island are all similar, but my experience with Shepler's this weekend was outstanding. When I made a mistake and missed the return trip to St.Ignace off the Island, they were understanding and helped me get where I needed to go. They even gave me a second day discount on day two, even though I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great experience. . Very friendly..inexpensive and FAST ! Takes about 20 mins from mackinaw city to the island.

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Kansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

First time on the ferry. Very informative about the islands and lakes.It was cold that day, but we sat on the top. Captain will tell you not to sit in back as the water might spray you.

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Service and boat ride was outstanding. The ride out to the island detours to drive out to and under the Mackinaw Bridge so that you really sense the majestic bridge. Boats run frequently and on time. Easy access at the docks. That little detour is a nice touch

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The boat is nice that there is an option of sitting inside or outside for $25 per person round trip. Disappointing that while inside, you can't see in front of the boat because it lifts up while in the water so you can only see what is on the sides. Also would be a more interesting 20 minute ride if... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The ferry ride was smooth and on time. It was clean and the employes appeared to be efficient. Safe transportation to the island and back...that's all we needed.

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