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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Mackinaw Island

The Star line ferry offers a quick 16 minute ride from Mackinaw City to Mackinaw Island. Trips were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Commerce Township, Michigan
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Great Experience

The ferry was in a great location and right next to our hotel. The seats on all levels were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jessie B
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801 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On my last experience with Star Line Ferry I encountered rude employees on both sides of the pond. On island, it was 32 degrees out plus windchill. I was waiting inside for my taxi when the woman behind the till said “are you waiting for...More

Thank JUDES07
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Star line ferry offers a quick 16 minute ride from Mackinaw City to Mackinaw Island. Trips were scheduled every hour but we were there late in the season. Staff was very knowledgeable of the island and made for a fun and educating trip.

Thank 11mmc11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The ferry was in a great location and right next to our hotel. The seats on all levels were comfortable and the cabin was heated. Would definitely use their service in the future.

Thank Jessie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose Star Line because they stated that they would go under the Mackinaw Bridge (weather permitting) at select times on their schedule. We bought our tickets thru the hotel at a discounted price, you just have to state which day you want and then...More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove 2. + hours including road construction stops on a Sunday. I arrived at the ferry with 7 miniutes to spare however the attendant didn’t have change for parking fees and had to walk over to get change.he explained I should have got there 15...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry ride was excellent and they handled our luggage from check-in to delivery to our hotel and back.

Thank Jet589847
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite terrible weather, we arrived after a quick trip safely. Luggage got to hotel without a hitch Return trip ran a touch late because if rain but once again no issues. Car was there on arrival as well as a luggage.

Thank Ridgelady431
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone we interacted with from Star Line was pleasant and helpful. Boarding the ferry was hassle free and on the trip over to the island, we sat inside behind the captain. Coming back we sat outside on top of the ferry so we could experience...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased round trip tickets the night before heading to the island. Once back at the hotel, we saw a deal that said “buy one get one” for the day we were going... when we asked for a price adjustment, they wouldn’t, even though it...More

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainy , cold day crossing. Crew kept fogged windows wiped clean to help our visibility, answered a lot of questions, very courteous across the board.

Thank lalasvacation
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16 June 2018|
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Response from April E | Reviewed this property |
There are discounts if you buy online. Also depending on the hotel you stay at they may offer a discount. The MACpass happens to be the same price online AND at the ferry terminal.
9 May 2018|
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Response from tinaanddave2016 | Reviewed this property |
That time of year can still be quite busy. A lot of people will stay in Mackinaw or St. Ignace when they go up north for the fall color tour. Purchasing in advance is always recommended. Neither of the ferry lines have... More
Don S
11 April 2018|
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Response from suespagnuolo | Reviewed this property |
Vehicles are not allowed on the island.