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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
Phone Number: 800-828-6157
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We traveled to the island and on the way back, I and my sister talked to a gentleman that we thought was from our home town of Menominee as he had a Maroon's cap on. Turned out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NANCY R
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Freeport, Illinois
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Freeport, Illinois
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We traveled to the island and on the way back, I and my sister talked to a gentleman that we thought was from our home town of Menominee as he had a Maroon's cap on. Turned out that he was from Kalamazoo. We saw after he left the boat, he had left his cell phone in the seat. We gave... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plenty of room, nice staff and efficient boarding and unboarding process. Able to sit on the open deck on our way back from the island which the kids enjoyed. 3pm boat back to the mainland was empty.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The crew members went out of their way to be helpful. They even offered free shuttle to our hotel in case we were too tired for bike back.

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Wirtz, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The scheduled departures start at 5:30 am and have returns till 11pm. But check the schedule-it varies depending on time of year. The times listed on the schedule printed in blue go under the bridge and provide a close up of the bridge. In August those times are 9, 9:30, and 10am. The ferry was clean and appeared well maintained.

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Thank Joannvan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended. Beautiful sunset and up close and personal with the mighty Mac. Good value considering you go out to the island view the lighthouse before going to the bridge. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Thank Lisa W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brought my 2 grandsons who are young toddler age, two teenagers, my son,his wife and her mother . We were treated with excellent service both coming and going to the island. We had a large stroller that the Staff assisted with for us each time, we didn't have to ask, they jumped right in to help. It was a very... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I rode on Shepler's ferry over to the island and back. When's in the enclosed portion and the other time out in the open on top. Their employees were great and it was nice to get landmarks and some history pointed out to us as we rode over. Would definitely use them again.

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Ashland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Right when you pull in the parking lot you can tell Shepler's knows what they are doing. The lot was full so we had to go to another lot but they shuttled us to the ferry. Everyone knew exactly what they were doing and made me feel good to be on the ride with them. We got to go underneath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No Problems. This service ran right on time. We took the ride at 10 am because it included a tour under the Mackinac Bridge...for no extra cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice service to the island and back. Quick trip, maybe 16 to 20 minutes tops with windy conditions. Easy travel with young kids.

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