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Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry

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Address: 587 N. State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Phone Number: 906 643-7635

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These guys know how to make your day! They are friendly, informative and social! Keeping you entertained and ready for a great day on mackinaw island!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2014
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Saginaw, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

These guys know how to make your day! They are friendly, informative and social! Keeping you entertained and ready for a great day on mackinaw island!

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Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

They have two docks in St Ignace (where we stayed) with one at each end of the business district. While we were there, they had ferries leaving about every 35 minutes from 7:30A to 8P or so depending on the day. They loaded very quickly wasted little time anywhere. They claim about 17 minutes to cross. The fun part is... More 

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Shelby township, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We just went to the Island and were recommended to use Starline...so glad we did. They grabbed our luggage out of our car and we didn't even see it again until we got to the island where the hotel staff was there to get it. The Starline staff even drove my husband and son back to the ferry on their... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went on a particularly cold day, complete with the bug attack mentioned in other reviews. We sat outside on the way there to view the Mackinac bridge, but nearly froze and had dead bugs swirling around our ankles with the draft. That said, the crew did an excellent job keeping the ride smooth on return. We watched another ferry... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We bought tickets and they did not inform us that 2 of their 3 ferries were broken. So we had to wait 1.5 hours until we could catch the next ferry. That was disappointing and I would have appreciated a heads up from the company. On the other hand, they DO allow dogs on the boat. The ride was quick... More 

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Niles, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Love the Star Line. We've traveled over to the island several times over the years and have used all the ferry lines but I think Star Line is our favorite. Very friendly staff and the 1/2 price tickets they offer for Black Friday keep us coming back.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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277 reviews 277 reviews
32 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I cant comment on the other lines, but this one offered free parking at the st ignace location, so we opted for that. They also have a couple departures a day that divert out and go under the bridge. We made sure to get on one of them and are sure glad we did. Would have paid extra to do... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Star Line has always been a great Ferry to take to Mackinaw Island, but with their friendly manner as well as their willingness to accommodate our dogs, they have far exceeded our expectations. Each crew takes great pride in keeping their boat clean and it shows. In order to assist us (our Greyhound group) with transportation of the dogs,... More 

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Easton
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157 reviews 157 reviews
23 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You have a choice as to what ferry company you take to Mackinac Island from Saint Ignace. To me, it really did not matter as I was looking for the best deal. They had a descent package deal to the island which included a carriage tour and entrance into Fort Mackinac. It may seem pricey, but to me the package... More 

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A little pricey since round trip was $23 with coupon and bike was $9 more. Trip under bridge was good for pictures.

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