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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

801 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
+1 800-638-9892
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Very nice ferry ride!!

We enjoyed our Star Line Island ferry ride on Mothers Day. The staff is so pleasant. It was a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny T
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Indian River, Michigan
via mobile
Nice ride to the Island

The ferry ride to the Mackinac Island went well. It is not a long ride, but smooth no matter which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda53039
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Juneau, Wisconsin
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801 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our Star Line Island ferry ride on Mothers Day. The staff is so pleasant. It was a very nice ride. Especially nice is an early evening ride.

Thank Penny T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry ride to the Mackinac Island went well. It is not a long ride, but smooth no matter which of the three levels you choose for your seating.

Thank Linda53039
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were very prompt as soon as we boarded we were off. It was the very beginning of the season so luckily the boats were not packed. I was able to buy two for one tickets on February 14 which prompted the whole trip. We...More

Thank Sally C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Star Line Ferry was easy to book online, was a little bit cheaper than the competition, and was quick and easy to get on and off and they were very accommodating and polite to deal with. however I did pay for secured parking and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean restrooms just at the ticket office next to the docks. Easy and friendly valet parking...looks like the most convenient way to get to the island.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, friendly helpers, especially DAN, who gave us his time explaining several interesting parts of getting the Island running each spring! This ferry does not have heat inside so dress warm on cold days!

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We took this speed boat to Mackinac Island, but the wait was outta control going and coming back. The views made up for the long lines and long waiting, so get there early. Overall it was a great time, but look for the discounts. It...More

Thank BIGGROBB
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The only boat line that runs in the winter. They took over Arnold and have the Catamarans. Service is on time and people are polite. Boats usually stop in December or January and restart in late April

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Timely travels and friendly service. Travel during the winter can be cold but they do have heaters. On time.

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

If you take this ferry to the island at one of the morning designated times they will take you on a tour UNDER the bridge. It is very I formative and a must see. The bridge is so spectacular and amazing to see from beneath.

Thank suespagnuolo
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DSGThumper
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
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Don S
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Response from suespagnuolo | Reviewed this property |
Vehicles are not allowed on the island.
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12 May 2017|
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Response from sunshinesj2016 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea how fast the ferry is, I went from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island in about 15 minutes.
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