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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 711 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
Phone Number: 800-638-9892
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Quick Trip - Well Organized

Easy way to get to Mackinac Island. Chose to park in their secured lot overnight for $5, although they offer free unsecured parking a short distance away. No wait the day we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melissa T
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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140 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy way to get to Mackinac Island. Chose to park in their secured lot overnight for $5, although they offer free unsecured parking a short distance away. No wait the day we went, although it was not the peak travel time, a Friday afternoon. Weekends might be busier.

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Missouri
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We rode over on a catamaran type boat and came back that evening on the hydro jet boat. The hydro jet was faster. The bus picked us up at our campground and we were taken to the boat. It cost $24. For each adult to ride over to the island. Very nice 20-25 minute ride.

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Grand Ledge
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Once again Star Line outdid themselves. Our family was treated with exceptional courtesy. Very easy planning and ticket arrangements. On the Island your luggage is handled with efficiency, care, and timeliness. This company has a small town care not found in larger corporations. They made my family feel at home again.

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that your family felt like they were at ease in our care! We hope you enjoyed your time in the Island, and hope you will come back to see us again soon! More 

Findlay, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is the only ferry line I use when coming to Mackinaw City. It has the most offered departure/return times. Only takes 18 mins to island

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We appreciate your continued loyalty with us! Look forward to seeing you again! More 

Greater Lansing
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105 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hadn't tried Star Line before, we wanted a faster boat than the Arnold Line boats we'd always used. We noticed that there was a 9 am and 9:30 am sail from Mac City to the Island which went under the bridge, whereas other trips went straight to the island. So we got the kids up early, ate and made... More 

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that you and your family enjoyed our under the bridge departure, and had a great time traveling with us! We all hope to see you again for another trip to Mackinac! More 

Harrison, Ohio
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quick jet boats over to island. Get in line early to get upper level seating. Took the grand kids. They loved the boat ride as much as the island

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that your family really enjoyed their time traveling with us! We hope to see you all again soon! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stumbled across the Sunset Cruise info just 2 days before my trip to Mackinaw City, and it happened that the one night I was in town was a cruise night. What a wonderful experience! The crew were super friendly. The cruise was so worth the money! We got a bit of history of some of the local spots as... More 

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed our sunset cruise so much! It is a unique experience and the Straits area never fails to provide an amazing backdrop for an evening on the water! Hope to see you again for another cruise or trip to Mackinac Island! More 

Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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218 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always use Starline, there are a few options to get to the island but we have always had great luck with them. It is very easy to bring a bike to the island to ride around. It's $10 per bike round trip and they take good care of them. Dependable, good service, quick trip and reasonable rates.

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We appreciate your continued loyalty with us, and hope you enjoyed your time on Mackinac Island! More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When checking onto our hotel the clerk showed us a map of the city and pointed out a couple of ferry lines we could take to the island. The cheapest ferry line quoted took 45 minutes to cross over. Star Lines was quoted at 15 minutes to cross over and was only a couple of dollars more price wise. So... More 

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that you had a great time traveling with us. We apologize that the weather wasn't so great on your ride over, but are glad that it ended up clearing for the return back! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Super easy!!! I bought the package of ferry tickets, Carriage Tours, and Fort Mackinac entry tickets and saved about 90 dollars if u had bought them separately (4 people). I used the valet service too. When we left the island 2 days later we texted our valet number to them and when we arrived our car and luggage were waiting... More 

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We appreciate you taking the time to tell us more about your experience traveling with us! Hope you enjoyed your time on Mackinac Island and hope to see you again! More 

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