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Ugly Anne/ Straits Area Tour Company

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Address: 229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: +1 231-436-5094
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Description: Ugly Anne will start cruises for the 2015 season on May 21st and will have...
Ugly Anne will start cruises for the 2015 season on May 21st and will have a daily 5pm history cruise and sunset cruise both going under the the magnificent Mackinac Bridge and departing from Mackinaw City through October 12th . Tours from Mackinac Island will be scheduled this year by charter only. Feel free to call or email us with any questions.
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Mackinaw City Sunset Cruise
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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

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We are locals, and always include a trip on the Ugly Annie for our guests

We are locals, blessed to live in the Mackinaw Straits area. We have many friends and family that stop by or ask for recommendations, and the Ugly Annie is always a must do. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We are locals, blessed to live in the Mackinaw Straits area. We have many friends and family that stop by or ask for recommendations, and the Ugly Annie is always a must do. The Annie is a tour that combines a wonderful, relaxing ride in the straits under the amazing Mackinaw Bridge. The staff, Captain Chris, First Mate Tom, Pat... More 

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Royal Oak, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We wanted an evening straits cruise for a family reunion - 22 people - and Ugly Anne's far exceeded our expectations. 1) Tour under the Mackinac Bridge had spectacular views. 2) Spectacular sunset beneath the bridge. 3) Knowledgeable and entertaining information. 4) Heavy vessel (Maine lobster boat) made smoother sailing on 4 - 5 foot waves. 5.) length of tour... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We did the 5:00 Bridge tour which takes you under the Mackinac Bridge. It was well worth seeing the bridge close up. The only issue we found is there is a recording about shipwrecks and not sure what else as we couldn't understand a word being said. There's also a video running but it can't really be seen because of... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A delightful cruise on the Straits of Mackinac. Small company, family ran business. The Captain is Chris, and his father narrates about this beautiful waterway in Upper Michigan. We went for the Sunset Cruise, it lasted about 1- 1/2 hours, the weather of course (!) was on the cooler side, so dress warmly, I believe the capacity of the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We took the sunset cruise in early August. It was a beautiful night to be on the water. We were able to enjoy the bridge and take our time enjoying the sunset. This is a fairly new excursion, so I don't think it's really been discovered yet. The boat doesn't hold too many, so be sure to reserve your spot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a great time. We booked a group of 9 of us for Wednesday July 29th. The weather picked up and they cancelled the trip due to the waters condition. But they were great at rescheduling we went on July 31. They advised us that it was still rough but safe for traveling. We had 23 on our boat and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Loved it! We went on the sunset cruise and it was amazing! No matter where you sit you get a view, but the back of the boat is best. You get a view of the bridge from ever angle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were looking for something different to do this time while we were in Mackinaw City. We stopped by the ticket office and the very friendly lady working sold us right away. So glad we decided to take this cruise. The boat, captain, views and staff were Amazing! We had a great time cruising under the bridge and hearing some... More 

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Charlotte, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

DO THIS! 24$ a ticket when we went in July and i was hesitant. We went to the island already and i figured all boats are the same. NOT TRUE. This trip was the highlight of our vacation. It was about an hour long but he will take you on a much smaller and more personal boat, give a detailed,... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We discovered this place on accident and it truly was a surprise. It was a gorgeous day (despite the gnats, they were everywhere near shore) and it was awesome to see the Mighty Mac so close. You have the opportunity take a lot of pictures. You couldn't hear much on the small TV's they have, but it was great to... More 

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Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne/ Straits Area Tour Company, responded to this review

The midges in the early summer can be a bit much at times, but it sounds like you enjoyed the cruise despite them. Thanks for coming out with us. As for the sound we have been having some trouble with that this summer, but think we have it fixed now, sorry about that. As for the boat, we got Capt... More 

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