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Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry

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Address: 587 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1428
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Quick ride!

Be sure to wear your rain gear if sitting up top, because you will get wet. Complimentary rides under the Mighty Mac at designated times.

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Heather L
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15 reviews
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Be sure to wear your rain gear if sitting up top, because you will get wet. Complimentary rides under the Mighty Mac at designated times.

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1 Thank Heather L
Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! On windy or rainy days, it is easier to get wet on top of one of our boats, however, it is not necessary to have to bring rain gear. We hope you enjoyed your time on Mackinac Island! More 

New Port Richey, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We chose this ride over to the island as it was the quickest for only a couple dollars more. We picked a cruise that went under the suspension bridge so that was informative. The staff was great. It was a great ride.

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1 Thank 7springstrinity
Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience traveling with us to Mackinac Island! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We got tickets online and saved some money. We stayed in Ignace to avoid the high cost of hotels on Macinaw Island and the ferry runs frequently so it was a great way to see the island and save money on the trip.

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1 Thank taavimark
Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Springfield, Virginia
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120 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

It was windy with big swells so we were advised to sit inside the boat to avoid getting wet. It was a fast and efficient way to get to the island and they ran frequently.

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us, even on a windy day! More 

Tampa, Florida
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118 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We bought tickets from our hotel for the ferry the following day. They gave a $2 discount. We called the hotel front desk when we were ready and the ferry company sent a shuttle van to pick us up shortly. The ferry leaves every half hour in summertime and it's only 5 minutes away from Best Western. The shuttle was... More 

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1 Thank KLATAMPA
Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us traveling to Mackinac Island! Hope you had a great time on Mackinac Island and hope you will come back to see us again! More 

Prudenville, Michigan
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Straits of Mackinac very rough today, going to and from the island, we thought the boat captain could have cut back on the speed! We took our own bikes to the island and my rear view mirror got broken during the loading of our bikes by the deck hands! Despite those few concerns we had a pleasurable experience! Mackinac Island... More 

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1 Thank dbanchoff
Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. We apologize that your experience traveling with us to Mackinac Island was not as you had hoped it would be. If we can do something to fix your broken bike, we would definitely like to know about it. Also, our captains have extensive knowledge of the area and how the weather affects our... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I would recommend this ferry to transport you to Mackinac Island! You can order tickets that morning to use the same day. I also used my phone for tickets, you just have to go into building and show the staff. Very easy. They do make additional stops to the other docks, but over all it was under 20 minutes to... More 

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Hope you also had a great time on Mackinac Island! More 

Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Fast service to Mackinac Island. Crew was very helpful and friendly. Ferries leave on time and get you to Mackinac Island very quickly. Great views of the Mackinac Bridge and the entire straits area.

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us. Hope you also enjoyed your time on Mackinac Island! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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79 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We took the trip that goes under the bridge - it was a cloudy morning but still beautiful to see the bridge from the water. They have inside/covered seating as well as open air seating. During peak season boats run every 30mins so no hurry to catch a boat since one will be right behind it.

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1 Thank RamblinRader
Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your trip to Mackinac Island and that you enjoyed one of our under the bridge departures! Hope to see you again for another trip to Mackinac! More 

Park Forest, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Bought tickets at our hotel desk. A shuttle picks you up and takes you and your group to pier. Driver of van has nice and told us where to go. Where bathrooms were and where to get shuttle back to hotel. Tourist gift shop where you can get last minute things if needed and bathrooms Men's room was clean. Boat... More 

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Haley C, Group Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are glad to hear such great things that you experienced while traveling with us! We hope you enjoyed your time on the island, and look forward to seeing you again! More 

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