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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 556 E. Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 800-828-6157
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The trips were quick and we always felt safe. Loved the views from the top deck. And yes, it can be windy and cool on the top, so plan accordingly. Be sure to book ahead of time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Carmel, IN
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Carmel, IN
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trips were quick and we always felt safe. Loved the views from the top deck. And yes, it can be windy and cool on the top, so plan accordingly. Be sure to book ahead of time online for the various discounts, we got a child's ticket free with the purchase of two adults.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy ticket purchase online(a bit cheaper that way-can do it from the parking lot on your phone), free day parking, and many departure options to and from the island. Ferry arrives downtown Mackinac Island right where the action is so you can begin your adventure on the island right away. We brought our bikes. Much cheaper to bring your own... More 

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Florida
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What can I say, the Ferry Boat was on time, it was clean and fast! The ride was very comfortable to and from Mackinac Island! There was a large crowd on the beautiful day we choose to make the trip but Shepler's handled the crowd and parking in an excellent way. They have shuttles to the parking lot and everything... More 

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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were very impressed with the service at Shepler's on our recent visit. We drove right up to the dock, gave them our car keys and luggage and stepped right onto a ferry for a quick ride to the island. Our luggage was being loaded onto our hotel's buggy as we got off the ferry. On the return trip, our... More 

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Colfax, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took this Shuttle ride over to Mackinac Island. No complaints. Ride was solid and smooth and the personnel were friendly. I absolutely recommend this shuttle.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One stop shopping. Ferry and Island tour all in one ticket. Parking was easy, purchased tickets at the marina including horse drawn carriage tour, boarded ferry, then walked a block to the carriage tour and sat on my behind for 2 hours while being taken around the island getting narration from our tour guide. Simple, Easy and no Drama. (we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good choice for the crossing, we selected one that goes out UNDER the bridge. That was a extra that I enjoyed very much.

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Herndon, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took Shepler's to Mackinac Island based on a friend's recommendation. Was impressed with the efficiency of the staff decked out in blue and white uniforms. We opted for the overnight covered secured parking and purchased two roundtrip tickets with the carriage tour option. My only gripe is that the website was silent as to available discounts (military, AAA, etc.) and... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm glad we picked Sheplers. According to other friends their ride was longer than our 15 minute ride to the island from Mackinaw. They make it really really easy for parking over night, transferring luggage and bikes. Extremely happy with everything they did. Even received a text message on our ride back telling where our car was parked. And, as... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Shepler's Ferry service is the best on Mackinac/in Mackinaw. It was perfectly timed, even with the extra amount of sailors (and their families)during a normally busy summer season anyway!Our luggage was never lost coming and going to the island. Not just regular luggage either. We are talking hangars with foul weather gear, rain boots and bags of purchases-all delivered to... More 

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