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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Nice ride

We took the Starline both ways to Island, the way there was on the express, fast boat and the way... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice boat ride to the island!

We know our trip has started when we board the ferry! The view is great and the ride was nice. Lots... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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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...more
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7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Starline both ways to Island, the way there was on the express, fast boat and the way back on the slower boat. We had very good service in parking lot and on boat. Parking lot is a little hectic because you have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LePort963
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We know our trip has started when we board the ferry! The view is great and the ride was nice. Lots of choices when to leave and come back make it very convenient. Very dependable company and friendly crew.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emsqueek
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Service was great. Pull up to the entrance, they tell you where to park to unload. Unload, pay your ferry fee (if not prepaid) and parking fee (park near the dock or in the cheaper overnight secure lot-shuttle service provided). We self parked in $5.00...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Marbon35
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I am rating them very good because they got us safely off the island with 50-60 mile per hour winds and it was pretty scary. We would go up on a huge wave and then crash down. Waves, sometimes three at a time, would wash...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandy817
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Good mode of transport to the island. They should update their web site with their scheduled departures. But over all ok.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank P7220BVmichaeld
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Going to the island the inside smelled like dead fish. Leaving the island the waters were choppy and felt like we were air-born once -kind of exciting. Commentary on ferry was scratchy and difficult to understand. But since it's really the only way to and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MM S
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We took the Star Line ferry from Mackinac City to the Island, we were staying 3 nights. Opted for the gated parking, 5$ per day. You unload in marked spots, then move across the street to the gated parking. It’s gravel & lots of holes....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cattop812
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is the best ferry to take when staying at The Chippewa Hotel! It's convenient, clean and fast. We definitely will use Star Line again.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank umgoblueToledo_Ohio
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Star Line Ferry offered a BOGO during October; my husband & I took advantage of this. Porters were very organized with our luggage. Ship’s crew were professional & ran the ships on time. (A quick 17-18 minute ride!) We paid $5/day to park our car...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank EndlessSummer718
Reviewed October 15, 2018

It's a ferry ride, don't expect a luxury cruise and you'll be fine! The staff are all friendly and helpful. We used their overnight parking and valet service and were very happy, our car was undamaged and safe in their hands while we were enjoying...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary M
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Mary Jane K
July 4, 2018|
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May 19, 2018|
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Response from Andrea G | Property representative |
Hello! I truly think that if you have not been on the island before, a carriage tour is a must! If your child is 4 or under, they ride free! You save quite a bit if you purchase the mackPASS. The ferry schedule changes... More
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.