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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry)
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We only use Arnold Ferry. They have the most reasonable price of all the services offered. They were on time. Plenty of room for all. Even the horses were aboard the ferry that I... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2016
Debra G
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13 reviews
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We only use Arnold Ferry. They have the most reasonable price of all the services offered. They were on time. Plenty of room for all. Even the horses were aboard the ferry that I was waiting for! That was fun to see!

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Thank Debra G
ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

We are happy to provide the most affordable ferry service, comfortable transportation and a unique ferry experience. Thank you for choosing Arnold! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The Arnold Ferry staff was courteous, professional, and the ferry ran right on time. The boat was comfortable and the ride to/from Mackinac Island was very enjoyable.

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Thank Bill L
ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Arnold staff is always willing to go above and beyond. The comfort of our guests is important. Thank you for choosing Arnold. More 

Plymouth, Michigan
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had a great experience on the Arnold Ferry. The prices are cheaper then the other ferry companies. However, the other companies have the faster boats. The ride was about 30 minutes. They do offer drinks on their ferries, which we appreciated. It was nice to have a beer, relax, and enjoy the views. The Arnold ferry goes very close... More 

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Thank lovinlifeinmichigan
ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

We hope to have a catamaran back in service this season. Until then, we are happy to offer the most affordable transportation to Mackinac Island. Thank you for choosing Arnold, we certainly hope you continue to. We get better each year! This year we added a cash bar serving soda, water, beer & wine on all ferry departures. Thank you... More 

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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 12, 2016

We have always used Arnold ferries since we first came here years ago and they are top-notch! While we have visited the island before, this was the first time we stayed overnight on the island. We were concerned about how that would all work with luggage, etc. However, no need to be concerned. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Your kind words mean a great deal to the Arnold staff who are working hard each day to provide pleasant, comfortable & affordable ferry service. Thank you for choosing Arnold! More 

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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 10, 2016

They are always friendly and helpful just cannot say enough about them as we tried the other two company and there is no comparison from the way we feel when we travel to the Island

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Thank Al S
ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Arnold staff is always ready to go the extra mile. Thank you for the great review. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Great price to get on and off from the island! I was also so happy to have a slower ride across the lake. They were right on time, priced just right, and we had great seats to enjoy! Thanks for the transportation!

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Thank Alicia K
ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

It is always our pleasure to provide affordable, pleasant and comfortable transportation to Mackinac Island. Thank you for setting your watch to Island Time with us! More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Our family drove about 2 hours to make a day out of the island. We ventured with Arnold Transit as they were the most cost effective option for our family. Kids under 5 ride free. The boat is not fast by an means but the view you get with the round trip is very enjoyable. The boat home offered a... More 

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Thank Brian B
ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for making the trip! We are glad that you enjoyed the ride at an affordable price for your family. Beverage service aboard our ferry is new and going quite well. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! More 

Ontario
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174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

After checking the ferry prices online and discovering that Arnold Transit Company had a 2-day deal that could only be purchased at the dock ($25 round trip for two consecutive days), we decided to go this route. It worked out very well for us - the ferry may be slower than the other lines, but 35 minutes each way was... More 

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ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

We are happy to have provided you and your family with affordable and enjoyable transportation to Mackinac Island. Thank you for choosing Arnold. More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 8, 2016

The value for the price can't be beat. Yes it takes more time to get to the Island, but there also is no bumpy jarring sensation. Just a smooth ride that lets you take in the natural beauty of the water and allows you to relax.

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Thank michganm0m
ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Our crews work hard to provide safe, clean and comfortable ferry transportation. Thanks so much for setting your watch to "Island Time" with us and for taking the time to share your experience! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Great ride both ways. Very organized and the staff is great. Staff made suggestions for a lot of things to do on the island which was nice to hear from the locals.

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ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Arnold's employees are dedicated to providing convenient and pleasant service. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for choosing Arnold! More 

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