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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

556 E. Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
800-828-6157
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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We used Shepler's Ferry Service to get to Mackinac Island (referred by friends). They were efficient and friendly, getting us there and back, however, upon returning and picking up our car, we were greeted with a cracked windshield. They check your car before you leave it, and they admit it was not damaged when we left it, but have so... More

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I spent an hour price comparing the 3 different ferry lines to take us over to Mackinac Island and in the end we chose Shepler's. There were so many different options to choose from (just the ferry, family packages, ferry/carriage tour). When we found out that the Mighty Mac ferry takes you 10 minutes extra to go under the Mackinac... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

They are prompt, classy and courteous. The parking lot was full so they shuttled us to and from our car. The ferry is really fast and gives a superb view of the approaching island in all it's majesty. Big fan of Shepler's!

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

We know how important speed is when getting to Mackinac Island, so we are happy that we could whisk you away to your vacation in class and style! Thanks for the review and the high praise. We're happy that you are a fan! Come back and see us soon. More

Waterloo, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nice restrooms and waiting area. Easily to get to and park. Everything ran smoothly and quickly. Would definitely use them again.

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

Well, a review can't get much better than that! Thank you for using us and taking the time to write about it! More

Ann Arbor, MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We used Shepler's ferry to cross from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island. The luggage service is great. Our bags arrived in our room at the Grand Hotel. Checking in I realized I had left my jacket in the car, back in Mackinac City. Jacket and tie is required in the evening at the Grand. I called Shepler's to find out... More

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

Nothing makes us more proud of our cast members than to hear that they exceeded your expectations. We're glad that you had such a great experience and we hope you tell all your friends about us! We hope to see you again soon! More

Menifee, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We used Shepler's to travel to Mackinac Island from Saint Ignace. We had a wonderful trip! If you are interested in going under the Mackinac Bridge, check the schedule for the Big Mac crossings. They take 10 minutes longer and are no extra charge. When we crossed the Big Mac Crossings from Saint Ignace were at 9, 9:30, 10 and... More

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

Thank you for using our St. Ignace dock for your trip to Mackinac Island! St. Ignace is our best kept secret. If you are looking for a relaxing, laid back atmosphere, this is the location for you! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Mackinac Island! More

Grand Rapids
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have taken Shepler's ferry service to the island in the past and always had great service. This time was no different. We took the 9:00 am ferry and got the tour under the Mackinaw Bridge. We had beautiful weather and took some great pictures of the bridge. I would highly recommending catching the times listed for taking the extra... More

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

Thank you for being a loyal guest! We really pride ourselves on have the fastest, cleanest boats to Mackinac Island. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip. See you next time! More

Burlington, Wisconsin
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I chose Shepler's as my ferry line to take me to and from Mackinac Island because it was the closest to my hotel. I could easily walk to the ferry dock from my hotel and save my car some gas for a few days and get some exercise. I was happy with my choice. I got on the ferry that... More

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

We are glad that you enjoyed our Mighty Mac Departure. No matter how many times you go under the Bridge, it is amazing to see and think about how it was built. Such a marvel! Thank you for visiting with us and for taking the time to write about it. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip! More

columbus, ohio
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We used Shepler's Ferry service in June to go to Mackinaw Island from Mack City. It is a large establishment and overall it is well organized, however, here is my complaint. We pulled into the area, and an employee came to the car and we said we were staying two nights on the island. He said to drive directly straight... More

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

We are happy to hear that you received such great service during your visit with us. We apologize for the confusion on the dock. It is always tricky when the boat is unloading and guests are trying to get to our unloading area. We are definitely always trying to make this process easier, so thank you for alerting us to... More

Westerville, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

These people are great T what they do. Fast, friendly and a beautiful trip over to the island. Check the ferry schedule for the "Mighty Mac" times that will take you under the bridge.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your pleasant experience with us. We appreciate the kind words and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time spent at our facility. We hope to see you again in the near future. More

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