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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Temperance, Michigan
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We've been on these rides before but this one was just awesome. We went under the bridge -looking up you could see cars crossing on the bridge! It was just a great time.

Visited September 2012
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Novi, Michigan
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437 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“The only way to go”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have traveled on other carriers, but will only use Shepler's ferries. They have the nicest, most helpful and friendly staff. They answer every question with a smile. Often times, you will have the owner helping you. They are very professional when you collect your luggage. You will find it divided by the hotel/bed and breakfast/inn in which you stayed. Then they double check EVERY piece of luggage before you leave so no one accidentally takes the wrong bag. The bathrooms are large, modern and clean. (They are not on the boat, but on the mainland.)They offer lots of different times for crossings. They offer lighthouse tours and night tours too. The website is easy to use. You can print your tickets and preorder your parking needs if you are staying overnight on the island. We always do this and avoid the ticket line. Shepler's is the only ferry line for us.

Visited August 2013
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Grand Blanc, MI
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great shuttle service.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Discount coupons offered through the hotel for 2.00 off per person. (every little bit helps). The ride was smooth the staff was friendly. Shuttle service ran on schedule.

Visited August 2013
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St. Johns, Michigan
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158 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“No Complaints”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Very nice staff, comfortable seating, and on time. No complaints. We took the "special" ride that takes you under the Mackinac Bridge. That was really neat! Definitely worth doing at least 1 time. I bought our tickets ahead of time online, which helped save us money and time. They have a deal to buy 2 adult tickets and get 1 child ticket free. Perfect!

Visited July 2013
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Mighty Mac”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

I've been following Shepler's on Facebook and knew I wanted to sail with them when my family visited Mackinac Island. I was not disappointed. They provided excellent service, answered all my questions correctly, and departed on time every time. The valet was gentle with our car too. I recommend them highly.

Visited August 2013
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