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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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Clean and safe. Can't beat free parking and the staff were very courteous. Will always use Shepler's for the future. Will cost about $80 for 4 people round trip and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Clean and safe. Can't beat free parking and the staff were very courteous. Will always use Shepler's for the future. Will cost about $80 for 4 people round trip and the schedule is online pdf format for download to iPhone.

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indiana
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The ferry was good, no problems on the ride over or back. Their website had problems when i tried to order the discounted online tickets. It would only let me buy one and then said all the ferry tickets were sold out. When we got to the dock i mentioned it to the girl working at the ticket counter and... More 

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DeWitt, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The ferry fills up fast when going to the island. Had to wait 1/2 hour for next ferry because of long line. This ferry is fast and also offers a couple trips that go under the bridge. We were able to sit in the back of the lower level and got some great pictures. On the trip back, one side... More 

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Pierz, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We rode Shepler's Ferry from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. The staff was friendly. The ferry was clean and comfortable. We had some wind and waves which scared me a lot, but the Captain got us there in one piece! Overall a great experience.

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Waterford, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fast trip, Great Service & Friendly staff. Luckily we bought our tickets from the hotel front desk so we saved $5 a piece. Highly recommend this ferry!

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I stayed in St Ignatius the night before to make boarding a lot easier for the ferry the next morning. I can't tell you how easy it was to access, park and board from that city/ terminal as opposed to Mackinaw City. So easy... smaller loads, and smaller boat, not as hectic as Mackinaw City port appears to be.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you stop by the Michigan Tourist Rest Area they will give you a discount card for $2.00 off each person and there are several other coupons in there as well. Shepler's is about as fast as you can get to the island and they run late (10:00PM) return if you need extra time on the island. You can also... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Shepler's ferry was great, on time and friendly service. It gets you where you want, when you want and at a great price. The parking lot in Mackinac City gets really full so if you can walk from your hotel that would be better.

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Fenton, Michigan
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107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On our way to the island from Mackinaw City we took the Mighty Mac tour under the bridge which was cool. The boat got us there and back quickly and was not very packed. They have boast every half hour so we didn't have to wait long to board either.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our experience with Shepler's Ferry. Shuttled to the dock. Plenty of people to assist you or your belongings if needed. Fun ride to the Island.

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