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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
+1 800-828-6157
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Shepler's offers 5 different Lighthouse Cruises through the Straits of Mackinac. Each cruise is narrated by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. A portion of the proceeds from each cruise go to help with upkeep and restoration of area lighthouses. See the full schedule and buy tickets online.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mackinac island” (500 reviews)
“overflow lot” (27 reviews)
“great service” (133 reviews)
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556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
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+1 800-828-6157
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"mackinac island"
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"overflow lot"
in 27 reviews
"great service"
in 133 reviews
"grand hotel"
in 85 reviews
"great ride"
in 113 reviews
"mighty mac"
in 124 reviews
"text message"
in 23 reviews
"shuttle service"
in 30 reviews
"return trip"
in 72 reviews
"friendly staff"
in 82 reviews
"free shuttle"
in 28 reviews
"minute ride"
in 22 reviews
"top deck"
in 62 reviews
"carriage tour"
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"your luggage"
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"smooth ride"
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"overnight parking"
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Reviewed yesterday

I gave this four stars instead of five because the website says parking is free for up to five nights if you are staying on the island. However, it is not, and I felt this was a "bait & switch" tactic. The cost of parking...More

Thank cmkcmk
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Reviewed yesterday

I choose this cruise due to the reviews on here and I wasn't disappointed. Good price and online reservations were easy. It was great they offered free shuttle from hotel and back. Alot of departure and pick up times. We never waited more than a...More

Thank HotGuard
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a 9am boat to the Island in total fog. We had a great Captain. It was a fun spooky trip over. Loved it. Then we went on a 9:15pm moonlight stargazing cruise which had a very knowledgeable astronomy narrrator, another great ship pilot,...More

Thank Janice G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing customer service. Captain Jordan should be promoted to Admiral Jordan. My fiancé and I missed our return ferry from Mackinack island to St. Ignace (last of the night) and had to take the absolute last ferry of the night to Mack city. Marshall the...More

Thank schaffe38
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Captain Jordan is not only a great captain but a genuinely amazing person! My fiancé and I took the ferry to Mackinac Island to capture the perfect Sunset picture at the highest point of the island over the lake. The picture turned out amazing, unfortunately...More

Thank jewele04
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful! Service was fantastic and the ride to the island was fast. Definitely recommend Shepler’s!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such great, friendly employees and never stood in line more than 10 minutes! Will use again for sure!

Thank Travelerkak
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always the best way to get to the Island. Got to do the under the bridge trip this time, it was great. Also love the commentary from the skipper!

Thank Georgesec
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best way to get to the island! Great views of the bridge and island. Sit on top if you want a wet ride

Thank shanann2016
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the Might Mack boat to the island which was so fun to go under the bridge. Our kiddos loved it. Lots of departure times to choose from. Smooth on and off the ship. Super easy and excellent experience.

Thank Kirsten C
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miket03
July 6, 2018|
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Response from PJPPJPPJP | Reviewed this property |
Today 7/7 the last departure for Mackinaw City is 11 PM Last departure for St Ignace is 10 PM
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miket03
July 6, 2018|
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Response from jeepgirl1958 | Reviewed this property |
The last ride from the island is 11:00 pm.
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Dale S
June 16, 2018|
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Response from ADCollier | Reviewed this property |
I saw several electric scooters in use, of the type used by mobility challenged folks. If you talking about an electric moped type scooter, I did not see any of those in use, but I can't say they would or would not be... More
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