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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

Address: 556 E. Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 800-828-6157
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Ranked #2 of 14 Activities in Mackinaw City
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Sightseeing Tours

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have been a customer of Shepler's Ferry service for many years. In the past, my experiences were always positive. I even knew a summer employee who told me how much Shepler's tried to emulate Disney World's cleanliness and customer service and this is still apparent on the dock today. Their response to all the comments on this site demonstrates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Good trip over & back. Very helpful staff & accommodating. Little over zealous in taking your car to the parking lot, didn’t have time to figure out if we got everything out we needed. They did radio they guy to bring back what we didn’t get out. May have even held the ferry for a few seconds. They were recommended... More 

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Peru, IL, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I used Shepler's Ferry Service in September. We have used them several times without issue and felt comfortable using them again. We parked our car at the required location for valet service, purchased tickets and parking. Their crew took our luggage and instructed us to get in line as the ferry was just loading. While in line,... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Of the 3 choices for ferry service to Mackinac Island, this one has the very best value. Not only are the prices very reasonable, but the parking options are as well - some even free. If given the chance to choose between the fenced lot and the unfenced lot - go with the unfenced. No crime in the area (a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have visited this area many times have tried the other ferry services and Sheplers never fails 2 make us feel comfortable and and the ferrys run at a reasonable time in between run at a reasonable time in. Highly recommend them for anybody travelling over to Mackinac Island

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Senior Contributor
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you ever go to Mackinac Island....you have got to use a ferry!...Shepler's IS THE BEST...........from the mainland side (St Ignace) from where we left..to their pier at the island.!..We valet parked..they tag your luggage with your island hotel.....you wait in a nice waiting room...everything was well done...when you leave the island they will scan your valet ticket..and when you... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

EVERYTHING and I mean everything and everyone involved in this service were top shelf! Its rare to have a business go over and above but this company and its employees get six plus stars from me. It was recommended by the Grand Hotel along with my reservation. They had an efficient service all set up...no snags ...one two three and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

From the internet on-line special to the ease of getting my ticket from the friendly agent at the dock to the smooth quick ride across Lake Huron……I was very pleased with Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Company. Shepler's has a lot of departures to Mackinac Island allowing visitors to arrive early and leave late. Shepler's is a very efficient ferry company.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Ordered and paid for our round-trip tickets to the island online, and was so impressed with the system that Shepler's has apparently finessed. Staff are pleasant, patient (which is amazing, considering the sheer numbers of people passing through their gates) and informative. You pull up, you get on the boat, and find your bags at the hotel when you check... More 

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Lexington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Whenever we visit Mackinac Island, we take Shepler's Ferry. They always treat us as First Class, and they go out of their way to be helpful.

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Misty M, Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support of Shepler's! We can't wait to see you on your next trip! More 

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