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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-638-9892
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The way to the island

There is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the ferry but it is doable. It is a pretty quick... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pekin, Illinois
Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, MI.

I wanted to get to Mackinac Island with no fanfare so my wife and I departed from St. Ignace and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry offers the best ferry prices in town! Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, Round Island Lighthouse, Mackinac Island & the shoreline of Michigan's great peninsulas aboard a classic ferry. A 30-minute cruise from St. Ignace or a 40-minute cruise from Mackinaw City is just the right amount of time to enjoy panoramic views from covered, wide-open decks. Travel comfortably aboard the only ferries with on-board restrooms, handicapped-friendly indoor seating & the largest USCG certified passenger capacities. All guests receive complimentary day & overnight parking, luggage handling & hotel/campground shuttle service. Additional parking services, directions, departure times, Sip n' Sail cruises & staying overnight tips are listed on our website. Your next adventure begins on Arnold, Mackinac Island's most historic ferry line, transporting visitors, explorers & adventurers since 1878.
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7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-638-9892
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Reviewed yesterday

There is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the ferry but it is doable. It is a pretty quick trip to the island and you get a good view of the bridge. I understand during peak season some of the trips...More

Thank 325davis
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to get to Mackinac Island with no fanfare so my wife and I departed from St. Ignace and NOT from Mackinaw City. From St. Ignace the ferry ride is shorter and less crowded than from the more popular Mackinaw City departure dock. Yes...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Prompt, courteous crew and staff, a very enjoyable boat ride! Our morning commute to Mackinac Island from St Ignace included a special trip under the Mackinaw Bridge-what a treat!

1  Thank Cammy R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a hydro jet boat to the island on a time they went under the bridge. It wasn't a sightseeing cruise and they didn't slow down as such, but it was nice of them to allow people to see the bridge that way for...More

1  Thank indianaseth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's the only (or main) way to get to the island...so what is there to say? We stayed over the weekend and bought the "Mac Pass". Very good value. I bought the "secured parking", but doubt that I would again. Dockside parking is probably fine....More

1  Thank richardsH2698JW
Reviewed 4 days ago

The boat was clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. An attendent noticed I had a printed ticket I got from the hotel and directed me to the gift shop who could exchange it for a real ticket. He was also telling other people the same.

1  Thank Barb6789
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always use Star line. Multiple trips to and from the island daily. The workers are friendly and courteous. Great ride to the island.

1  Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I can forgive a ferry service for changing their schedule. Stuff happens, after all, but when they leave you sitting on the dock waiting for a ferry they know is not coming, that's not service. Despite being told that the noon ferry back to St....More

Thank LarryBernath
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was very pleased with the service that Star line offered. Since I was responsible for group of 27 people, Star Line had me talk to Andria who was very nice and professional! I would recommend this ferry service for large or small groups.

Thank jhelmuth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I found the entire experience to be great! We parked in the secure parking lot and took our bikes to Mackinac. A great way to get across.

Thank Jason C
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Jacqueleene W
August 26, 2017|
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Response from DianeEB | Reviewed this property |
Take a look at the website they have discounts for AAA, they also have packages for the different activities to do along with the ferry ride.
Sonia G
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Phyl S | Reviewed this property |
Too much for the service. Used them again this week. Boats late and loading passengers took very long. Took too long to get to island...won't use them again.