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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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cool view!

On our trip to the island the ferry went under the Mackinaw Bridge, VERY COOL view of the bridge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cool trip!

Great ferry service! We went over at night and that was very cool to see the bridge and the cities... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
St Paul, MN
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801 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
+1 800-638-9892
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our trip to the island the ferry went under the Mackinaw Bridge, VERY COOL view of the bridge! Taken this trip many times and never seen the underside of the bridge until this!

Thank Gardengirl23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ferry service! We went over at night and that was very cool to see the bridge and the cities at night. Came back during the day, so we could actually see the rooster tail!

Thank phredi1995
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been coming to Mackinaw for fifty years, but have never taken a ferry boat ride except to Mackinaw Island. This time I decided to take the Sunset Cruise offered by Star Line. It lasted an hour and a half. We cruised by the ice...More

Thank LovetoWalk51
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quick ride to the island. It was late in the season but still warm out. Tyne ride back at night was a little chili.

Thank A J S
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

What more can you want? On time and a fun ride! Not a luxury ride and no concessions. Wish I could post a video!

Thank dobskier
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We took Star Line to get to Mackinac and back. The ride to the island was incredibly rough because of the weather but the captain handled the boat very well! The crew was accommodating and pleasant. Will definitely ride Star Line again!

Thank Sarahandlittles
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The staff were very outgoing and friendly. Restrooms in the waiting area were clean and enough to handle the group. The ride over was fun; we went up on the way over and kept down on the return trip; both were just fine.

Thank jkwdo2800
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This was our second trip with Star Line. The first time, we stayed off the island and did not check any bags. After a second trip with checked bags, we can say that we would NEVER do it again. As we were on the way...More

Thank kkhsavings
Andrea G, Public Relations Manager at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry. I am truly sorry there has been a lack of communication between our staff and you. We would love to assist you in locating your...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Everyone at Star Line is always friendly and helpful! Our granddaughters really liked that the deck hands spent time talking to them! Great experience!!

Thank Lorna6750
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to take the boat to MacKinac Island and choose Star Line. We boarded the boat, got seat and off they went. Very efficient, clean and timely.

Thank W2FC
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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.
5 May 2017|
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Response from newmanhenze | Reviewed this property |
21 April 2017|
Response from Haley C | Property representative |
Hello, any Veteran or Active Military member will receive a discount of $19/adult and $10/child. This is for their immediate family only (Up to 4 adults and 8 children).