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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Good service - Fast!

Good and reliable service. This company offers a timely service to and from Mackinac Island. We... read more

Reviewed today
Got us there and back safely with a smooth ride

It was a Ferry ride, not to much to say. The crew was friendly and cheerful and we got to the... read more

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801 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
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Reviewed today

Good and reliable service. This company offers a timely service to and from Mackinac Island. We sat upstairs and enjoyed the view even though it was a little cold being September.

Thank A Z
Reviewed yesterday

It was a Ferry ride, not to much to say. The crew was friendly and cheerful and we got to the Island and back safe.

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the Star Line catamaran to Mackinac Island two days running. The trip was smooth and took just under 30 minutes. Our first trip had about 400 passengers and perhaps 150 bikes. I was concerned that it would ranked forever to off load but...More

Thank kermitvb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fast trip. Nice boats. Friendly crew. Everything you want or need in a ferry. Beautiful trip to Island. Great value

Thank SemoChristy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reasonably priced. Was very easy to access and the ride there and back was comfortable. Very helpful and friendly people

Thank Lahn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the 9:00 boat to go under the mighty Mac. We sat inside the boat since it was a little chilly out. Upon departure there was no announcements as to where there was life jackets incase of emergency. I thought we would hear...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what the other ferry charges but we paid$50 for two people, round trip, not unlimited. Trip was only about 20 minutes. Friendly staff.

Thank bud0911
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat goes just as fast as Sheplers, give or take roughtly one minute. The staff are SO short and unfriendly, like they just can't even be bothered. I stood in line on the island at the dock labeled to Mackinaw City for at least...More

Thank hannahbanana53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ferry was on time and the ride was very smooth. My only complaint was star line is you have to pay $10 to park in their parking lot if not you have to cross the street and park for free which causes you to...More

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By using a flex ticket, slow boat to island & fast back, we had a great time. The captain on the slow ferry , Ace, was a fun character. The crew were pleasant. I recommend Star to others for their island transportation.

Thank Jack9071
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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.