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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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Fast ride to the island

The people at the dock were friendly, the gift shop is nice. Only complaint on our ride back to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Flint, Michigan
Smooth and quick

First off, we were picked up at the motel because my wife uses an electric scooter to get around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard C
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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801 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 June 2015

If you want to go to Mackinac Island, you need to go by air or by sea. Most people choose the water route. There are three great ferry lines that operate out of both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. They are: Star Line, Sheplers, and...More

4  Thank GMann003
4LLB, Director of Sales at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2015

Thanks for the informative review. Our ticket prices are also $23.00 if purchased online at MackinacFerry.com :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Starline ferry company is just plain awful! There boats are dirty old and need a new pain job they also blow out a huge cloud of black smoke whenever they take off there staff in lazy, mean and smoke on the job. There captain and...More

8  Thank JohnJohnson1986
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people at the dock were friendly, the gift shop is nice. Only complaint on our ride back to the mainland they opened the doors to the seated area and it was cold.

Thank beckstershappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, we were picked up at the motel because my wife uses an electric scooter to get around. Quick and efficient. The ride was very smooth compared to other ferries we've been on. Our boat also took the route under the Mackinac Bridge, allowing...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so compared to Sheplers I really did not think this ferry service was that great I thought their boats were dirty and run down

Thank Ammo68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a whole lot to say. Trips were on time. Friendly employees. We were dropped off at the dock so we can’t really comment on parking. A little harder to find than the other major ferry service but that’s the only difference.

Thank ChillyNose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband booked tickets in advance of our trip and it was really easy and a good value. The staff at the stations were very nice. Parking was super easy with a free options and a paid one. I would definitely recommend riding with this...More

Thank 343lindsayh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ferry was on time and took us under the bridge. Seats on our level were a little tired! Lots of staff and very pleasant.

1  Thank gecko59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have went over to the island many time, this is the first time with the star line jet boat. It was nice to get there faster.

Thank Terry O
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.