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“Super efficient & friendly service @ railroad dock!”

Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My wife & i enjoyed our Star Line ferry ride from the Railroad Dock (St. Ignace) to Mackinac Island. The entire staff, from the female ticketing booth agent to the male luggage and dock/deck hands, were very friendly and efficient. The captain and crew gave us a quick and comfortable voyage!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our immediate family (of 7 adults) joined with our extended family to visit Mackinac Island. At $25 per person, round trip, it was pricey just to set foot on the island. And you were hit with an $8 charge per bike, if you wanted to avoid the bike rental on the island. Star Line did make an attempt at justifying the expense by taking a slight detour to pass beneath the suspension bridge.

We've done it once, just to say that we tried it. We likely won't return. Not because of the expense of the ferry ride, but that this expense was only the tip of this tourist trap. Bike rentals, meals, and attractions on the island just ran up the tab. A $600 day excursion versus other natural (or at least less expensive) sites/attractions that Michigan has to offer, should have been a no-brainer.

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We booked a last-minute cruise from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island on the Star Line ferry. The price was reasonable and the boat well-maintained. As an added bonus, they cruised out of their way to take us under the massive bridge which connects Michigan's lower and upper Peninsulas.

Thank David R
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We have brought our own bikes and they loaded them on and we got them at the end of the ride with no problems or delays. The ride over was a great experience. The captain took us under the Mackinaw Bridge and it was a beautifully sunny day. Everyone was truly professional and I'd recommend the Star Line to anyone who asked. Quick ride to Mackinaw!

1  Thank dawno234
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Excellent boats with courteous employees. Kids and adults alike enjoy watching the hydro-jet tail of water behind the boat.

Thank 110kitty
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