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I am a retired Navy Captain so I am very aware of handling ship's movement, docking, and showing... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
George C
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Hudsonville, Michigan, United States
Lighthouses will light up your life

We booked both the Extended Westbound tour and the Les Chenaux Islands Experience (each on a... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Sandi M
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Grayslake, Illinois
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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...more
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We took a lighthouse cruise on September 9. It was a retirement gift for my husband from his fellow employees. We love lighthouses and invited our friends to come, too, since they also enjoy lighthouses. Unfortunately, Shepler's took us out when the waves were rather...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judi H
Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hello Judi and thank you very much for posting. We're terribly sorry that you were not able to enjoy our Les Cheneaux cruise as planned. Shepler's values the safety and security of our guests above all else and please know that while the afternoon may...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018

I am a retired Navy Captain so I am very aware of handling ship's movement, docking, and showing courteous. Shepler's does it well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George C
Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Greetings George and first of all thank you for your service. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your return. Thanks again.

Reviewed September 20, 2018

We booked both the Extended Westbound tour and the Les Chenaux Islands Experience (each on a different day). Both were excellent. Each includes 6 lighthouses and an informative narration by very knowledgeable locals. We were lucky with the weather but even so it was cold...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Greetings Sandi and thank you so much for taking the time to post about your experience! We apologize for any disappointment with our website and we'll be sure to pass this information along to our marketing team. Thanks for the five stars and we look...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

If you want to see the lighthouses that are situated in the Great Lakes water, this is the way to go. The narration was wonderful and you were able to spend enough time close to the lighthouses to get some good photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Hi there and thank you so much for taking interest in one of our lighthouse cruises! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again very soon! Safe travels until next time!

Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Lighthouse cruise with no lighthouses My husband and I purchased tickets for the Les Cheneaux lighthouse cruise on September 9. It turned out to be a very windy day but sheplers decided to go on with the cruise anyway. Upon leaving the dock, we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hello Jamie and thank you for posting here in addition to your FB review, DM, and email. We have sent you a DM via FB messenger as well, but wanted to post our response here just in case you missed our message. Please see below....More

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Took westbound lighthouse cruise on Friday night. Worst attraction experience ever! Shepler went out collecting $6,187.50 from passengers and it was raining with no seating for all guests in the cabin. We sat on lawn chairs where you board with the flaps down and unable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Hi there Songbird and please once again accept our sincere apologies for the issues you experienced while with us for a recent cruise. We understand you've been in touch with our group sales manager, Katie and she has stated that she worked with you on...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

SOOOO happy that we did this tour! The lighthouses were incredible and our guide knew his stuff! It was incredible to travel out so far to see lighthouses you cannot see from the mainland. They spent a lot of time at each lighthouse, and turned...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Hello Trish! Thank you so much for choosing to experience one of our cruises and for posting about the evening! We're happy to hear you enjoyed and we thank you for the glowing five stars. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018

Took Shepler's to the island. Very professional and comfortable trip to the island. Would go on again.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Thank you so much for experiencing one of our lighthouse cruises. We appreciate you posting and hopefully we'll see you again very soon!

Reviewed October 3, 2017

If you are into lighthouses this is the Tour to take. (any one of three) We traveler to lighthouses that can only be seen by water. great boat ride. Book early

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank richjacob1
Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Hello Rich and THANK YOU so much for the glowing five stars! We appreciate you posting and we look forward to seeing you next season!

Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

After reading TA reviews decided to book Sheplers for 5 hr Lighthouse Cruise. We set off at 1:30 for cruise and were immediately given box lunches that included turkey or ham sandwich, chips, cookie, apple and bottle of water. The narrator for the cruise was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank EarleneBrad
Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Hello EarleneBrad and thank you so much for choosing one of our lighthouses cruises! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed and we thank you for the glowing five stars. Also we want to thank you for your suggestion about trash collection. This is an excellent...More

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Response from EarleneBrad | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website. We found it on Trip Advisor then just dropped by to reserve. I’m sure they have a full list of tours on their webpage.
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they offered snack type foods. chips, soda, coffee, etc...
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Shepler's charges by the trip, with a round-trip ticket at $26 for adults. But it also offers multiple-day tickets that look to be a good bargain if you are going back and forth to the mainland. Almost any package you want... More
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