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Ugly Anne Boat Cruises

229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9692
+1 231-436-5094
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Come take a ride on Ugly Anne and experience the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge like never before. Learn the about the over 80 shipwrecks, about the building of the Mackinac Bridge and the islands that are scattered throughout the Straits of Mackinac. On board is a tour guide that can answer any questions you have. Ugly Anne will start cruises for the season on Memorial Day weekend. We will have a daily 5pm history cruise and sunset cruise both going under the the magnificent Mackinac Bridge and departing from Mackinaw City through mid- October. We do not have public cruises on Tuesdays. Tours from Mackinac Island will be scheduled by charter only.
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229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9692
+1 231-436-5094
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I loved this. The information about both the boat and the bridge was really interesting and the view was spectacular. There isn't a bad seat on the boat.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time aboard the Ugly Anne! We enjoyed the info and history shared, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the sunset was gorgeous. Would highly recommend Ugly Anne to anyone visiting the Straits of Mackinac. Tip: We felt like we got...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read TA reviews and decided we couldn't pass this up to end our first evening in town. Mom sold us the tickets, Dad and son, Chris managed the boat ride. So much information about the area, bridge, and water on our ride. This family is...More

Thank EarleneBrad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the sunset cruise, a fun and educational trip into the Straits of Mackinac and under the Mackinac Bridge. Captain Chris and shipmate Tom did a great job sharing sharing information about the area in general and the Mackinac Bridge in particular. Hard to...More

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Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't express how friendly the staff is. The lady that runs the ticket booth is the sweets lady I've met. I went on the sunset cruise and man was it beautiful. Anywhere you sit on the boat you have the best view. I'm glad...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed the Ugly Anne Mackinaw Bridge Tour. Lots of information. Friendly staff. Have recommended to others!

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Thank H2869YStammym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic cruise today! Capt. Chris and Tom provided a bunch of great historical information, info about ship wrecks and general area information. Beer, wine, soda and water are available on board for purchase. If you're in Mackinaw City this is a great excursion!

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would do this tour again next time we are in town - the most friendliest people and very informative!

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Thank Merrie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great boat tour. Not too long that you become uncomfortable but very informative and fun. The staff was amazing, very polite and willing to help. We had tried to take this trip earlier but were unable to because of the unpredictable weather...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ugly Anne Sunset Boat Tour was excellent. Not only was the views spectacular, but the service was great also. This tour was one of our highlights of our trip to the Straits Area, which also included the Bridge Walk. I will recommend it to...More

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Lorna K
May 16, 2017|
Response from Chris W | Property representative |
Good morning, Our dock is located at 229 s Huron ave in Mackinaw City. There is construction in front of us at this time so you will want to park in front of the construction then walk to the north of the construction, then... More
Kim F
July 29, 2016|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
If you are traveling from Illinois, take interstate 75 north to Mackinaw City. Located at 229 S Huron Ave. Look for the parasailing sign and its right next to it. Enjoy
Jennifer S
May 29, 2016|
Response from Straits_Area_Tour_Co | Property representative |
If it is raining and we have to cancel the cruise we will exchange your tickets for another cruise. If you are not able to reschedule we can refund your tickets. Capt Chris