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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 711 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
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Quick, no-nonsense trip to the island

We were very impressed with the price, organization, and timeliness of Star Line. Boarding was a breeze, and it was a quick 20-minute trip to Mackinac Island. On a nice day, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the price, organization, and timeliness of Star Line. Boarding was a breeze, and it was a quick 20-minute trip to Mackinac Island. On a nice day, I would recommend sitting on the top level where you can feel the breeze. Not being a big fan of boats, I found sitting up top to be more... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island. We hope to see you again soon for another trip! More 

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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Love these guys. No feeling of being rushed, but they hold to their schedule to the minute. And these boats are the fastest way to get on the Island and back. If time is money to you, pay the little extra and ride these boats. Its down right fun.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! We hope you come back to see us again soon! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great ferry ride, easy as could be. Plenty of parking, etc when we went over to the island for 3 nights in Oct 2016. We took 2 bikes with us, no problem (all ferry companies seem to charge an extra $10 or so per bike but it beats renting them on the island for $30 and up per day). I'll... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us and getting to go under the Mackinac Bridge! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

DeWitt, Michigan
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Star Line took us to and from the Island in one of their newest boats. Efficient, skilled crew and staff made the ride a pleasure. The beauty of the day was not lost because we sat on the top deck, with the wind in our hair, sun reflecting off every surface. It was the first trip for three grandchildren... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased you had a great time traveling with us, and that you were gifted with nice weather to enjoy the upper deck of one of our ferries. We hope to see you and your family back to visit Mackinac Island soon! More 

Ontario, Canada
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244 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our hotel provided us with boarding tickets and called to have their shuttle pick us up at the door, very convenient and appreciated service which saved us having to drive over and park. Took the early ferry that cruised under the Mackinac Bridge which is a worthwhile attraction itself. The trip across was smooth, ferry staff were friendly and although... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! We hope the next trip you take with us the weather is a bit warmer so you can better enjoy your time outside! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have chosen Star Line the last few times we have gone to the Island. The staff is very friendly & helpful and there have not been any delays.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Kent, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very helpful employees for tickets, luggage assistance & on time travel. Traveling alone and for the first time, I felt comfortable and in good hands. Thank you!

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us traveling to Mackinac Island! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Mountain Home, Arkansas
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I can't really compare this to what's available but the crew was friendly. The seating was comfortable and the large windows offer easy views of the trip. You have the choice of being inside and protected or up on the top deck, out in the open. Since it was cold the day we went and the waves were splashing over... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac, and hope you will come back and see us again soon! More 

Grand Rapids
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Boat was right on time. The employees met us in the parking lot to tag our luggage and take care of it for us.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us, and hope you will come back and see us again soon! More 

St. Louis, MO
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was so convenient being right next to our hotel. It was a bit pricey but they are on time and quick! The people that work for them are very helpful in terms of letting you know how and where things are on the island.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! Our pricing is comparable to other ferry lines, and reflects our fast and frequent ferries. We hope you will come back and see us again next year! More 

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