Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises

Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises

Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises
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Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance of Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during these fascinating tours. For close to three centuries, the Straits of Mackinac has been a vital nautical thoroughfare, providing passage between Lakes Huron and Michigan. But traveling its famed blue waters has not come without risk. Over the many decades, lighthouses were built to protect mariners from dangerous shoals and reefs. Each has a story to tell. Shepler's exclusive Lighthouse Cruises are voyages of discovery. Guests are treated to awe-inspiring views and the fascinating history surrounding these Great Lakes guardians.
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yankeeaggie
Indiana31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed the Eastern Lighthouse tour with Shepler's. They included a member of the Lighthouse club who was our narrator. He did an amazing job bringing it all to life. He not only gave descriptions of each Lighthouse but was so well informed, he told us stories about former Lighthouse keepers. Sheplers boats were clean and comfortable. They board according to when you purchased your tickets. They give a great tour. You don't have to move from your seat because the turn the boat so that every person can see the lighthouses. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written September 18, 2022
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ljretires
Middletown, NY132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
There wasn't a lot of people on the cruise, so it was nice to move around. The bad part about the trip was up top you couldn't really hear the speaker. He speaks but doesn't look at the crowd so he would know we couldn't hear. The wind was bad so I think that didn't help us. The captain did a great job. They brought us very close to the lighthouses. It gave both sides of the boat a chance to see the lighthouse. Totally worth going on.
Written June 19, 2022
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john y
Mattoon, IL217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
good fast service to island friendly staff and vey helpful toured under the bridge and past the lighthouse on the way
Written October 15, 2021
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Greetings John and thank you so much for taking the time to post about your trip with us. We appreciate the five stars and we look forward to seeing you next time!
Written January 4, 2022
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Helene W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Both Lighthouses cruises were outstanding and are a must if you want to visit all the lighthouses around Lake Michigan . We also got a start of the lighthouses of Lake Huron.
Written July 6, 2021
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Greetings from the Straits! Thank you so much for the wonderful five stars. We appreciate you taking the time to post and we hope to see you again soon on another Shepler's cruise. Safe travels!
Written July 8, 2021
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Steve P
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
If you get an early start you may be lucky enough to take the ride that not only goes to Mackinac Island but also goes under the Mackinaw Bridge on the way there. If you are interested, make sure you look for the special colored print in the brochure to catch one of these special trips.
Written July 5, 2021
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Hello and thank you very much for taking the time to post about your experience with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed one of our Mighty Mac departures! Great information for future guests - check shedules to enjoy one of these special departures, daily from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace. Thank you again and we hope to hear you many times into the future.
Written July 8, 2021
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Kim
Bellevue, MI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Went on this tour for the first time last year and loved how the history and sights were added. Definitely worth the few hours to just relax and enjoy the trip, history, family and friends. Very professional and always courteous.
Written February 14, 2020
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Greetings Kaika and thank you so much for taking the time to post! We've actually added two new lights to our westbound extended cruise this season. We hope to see you! Thanks again and Happy 2020 to you!
Written February 18, 2020
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Donald E
Helena, AL68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Was kind of a raw day, when we went on this cruise. They take you under along the bridge with a lot of information, then a tour of lighthouses in the area. There was a guide from a local college or organization with a lot of interesting details and history of each lighthouse.
Written November 24, 2019
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Hello Donald. It sounds like you experienced one of our lighthouse cruises. We're happy to hear you enjoyed and we appreciate the glowing five star review. Thanks again and we hope to see you during our 2020 season!
Written December 4, 2019
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Scott T
Waterford, MI23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Went on the West cruise of the lighthouses on Sept. 7th. What a beautiful day and trip. The narration and stories were great and the views were absolutely worth the price. Will be going on the next one on the 15th.
Written September 10, 2019
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Greetings and thank you so much for the glowing five stars! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent lighthouse cruise(s) and we look forward to seeing you again real soon. Safe travels always and thanks for choosing Shepler's!
Written September 18, 2019
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Pam C
Toledo, OH20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Great experience. Sat on top. Did not get wet thankfully. On time departures. Convenient. Would definitely recommend. 25.00 round trip
Written August 7, 2019
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Greetings and thank you so much for the wonderful five stars! We appreciate you riding with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Written August 8, 2019
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Joseph G
Louisville, Kentucky92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
I'd remarked on a Shelper's tab by error but we took the evening/sunset cruise for the east side (Huron) lighthouse cruise and it was fantastic! The Captain will slow, stop, and turn about each light so that it can be photographed no matter where you are seated. Definitely lived up to it's "sunset" name--it was spectacular! Well worth the money...Thanks Shelper's...super trip!
Written July 19, 2019
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Greetings Joseph! Thank you so much not only for purchasing tickets to one of our recent lighthouse cruises, but also for taking your time to post about the experience. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written July 23, 2019
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