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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-638-9892
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Amazing adventure

We travelled on the fast ferry to Mackinac Island, though I saw White Star and the Titanic in mind... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brian G
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Easy and quick trip

We are staying on the island a few days. We booked our Fast Pass tickets online and left from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Northville, Michigan
via mobile
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-638-9892
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Reviewed yesterday

We travelled on the fast ferry to Mackinac Island, though I saw White Star and the Titanic in mind. It was a boat of zip and enthusiasm to get us over the lake to a wonderful and worthwhile destination. Great value for money, a well...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are staying on the island a few days. We booked our Fast Pass tickets online and left from the St. Ignace dock at 4:45pm. Check in was easy, the woman at the counter was very helpful and friendly. Porters were helpful tagging and loading...More

Thank Over40MarriedMama
Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff was great. Helped load bikes. Seemed efficient and on time. Ferry seemed to be in good shape. Ride over was on the fast (jet) ferry which went under the bridge. Ride back was on a slower ferry which took a direct route. Clean, comfortable...More

Thank Sunekdemos
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We used this line to get to Mackinac Island. Buying tickets, wait time, ease of the service was all great. We had a quick and scenic ride to and from the island. Transporting bicycles is simple. Reasonable form of transportation for all!

Thank BarbaraW1958
Reviewed 4 days ago

The folks at Star Line are very kind and hospitable. Truly appreciate their work! Always rely on them for a great trip.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The ferry worked well on both trips going to and from the island. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. The ticket bundle for the ferry and tour was convenient. It should be clear that one does not really get a choice of boat to ride on...More

Thank Paige F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always travel star line and always have great experiences. It seems like they are always trying to update and improve- I love that you can buy all your passes and even valet parking online before your trip now!

Thank Aubrey K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this line over its competitor because of the options they provided for classic vs turbor trips to Mackinaw Island. The problem was they were 20 minutes late getting a boat back to the island to pick us up at the end of the day....More

Thank Nomad062_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had bought a flex pass in advance to our arrival. Please read the description carefully. I understood flex pass to mean we could ride any of the ferries. That is the case on your return trip. To go to the island you have to...More

Thank Brenda E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Mackinac and I have to admit the whole luggage/valet thing had me worried! Bags arrived to hotel safely and car was waiting when we returned. Friendly staff. Amazing organization and speed!

Thank Loopycat13
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Sonia G
July 7, 2017|
Response from SongMan67 | Reviewed this property |
$26 for an adult $14 for a child
December 26, 2016|
Response from Haley C | Property representative |
All kinds of dogs are allowed on the ferry, free of charge. We just ask that you keep them leashed during the ride and while on the Island.