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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 #1 of 14 Activities in Mackinaw City
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Sightseeing Tours
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Dayton, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I did a day trip to the island, we parked in the free lot. Got our tickets and some warm cider and were on our way. The trip was great, even on rough water the Captain was great. Very prompt departure and arrival, fast boarding. Would defiantly use them again!

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

Thanks for the 5 stars and the A+ grade! We are happy to have been a part of your trip and we hope to see you again next year! More

New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The dirty on Shepler's: Know where to park your car for the free shuttle ride to the ferry dock. If you pull into the docking area, there is a $7 charge for Shepler's to move your car back to the free lot, more money for secured and covered parking. If you use their valet service, keys are kept in vehicles... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are sorry to hear that you were not pleased with our services. We do have all of our overnight guests come to the unloading area on the dock so we can take care of any luggage that needs to go to the Island. Once on the dock, you... More

Golden, Colorado
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160 reviews 160 reviews
35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Two round trips this vacation season -- June and September. I took the Traverse City - Mackinac shuttle on the first trip, and parked at parking lot provided on the second. Both ways work well and Shepler's has the baggage transfer system down to a seamless science. We left our bags with the staff on the way over and left... More

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

We are happy to hear that you received great service on both of your trips this year. It's always nice to hear the perspective of the guests that arrive via shuttle vs. parking and vice versa. Thank you for taking the time to review us! More

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