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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
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Shepler's offers 5 different Lighthouse Cruises through the Straits of...

Shepler's offers 5 different Lighthouse Cruises through the Straits of Mackinac. Each cruise is narrated by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. A portion of the proceeds from each cruise go to help with upkeep and restoration of area lighthouses. See the full schedule and buy tickets online.

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We rode the Shepler's ferry for an overnight stay on Mackinac Island. Thoroughly enjoyed the ride there and back. The crew and staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Loved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rode the Shepler's ferry for an overnight stay on Mackinac Island. Thoroughly enjoyed the ride there and back. The crew and staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Loved going under the bridge and learning some history. Would love to do this again.

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Haslett, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shepler's is the best ferry service to Mackinac Island. A family owned business that truly loves what they do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel on the main road off Shepplers fairy,excellent staff and very nice pool surrounded by a gorgeous rotunda.My room reminded me of going to my grandmas house very cute and sweet.😄

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Merrill, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ride. On a sunny day sit on top. The staff was very helpful and look out for your safety. They are also helpful with luggage and bikes.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shepler's is the cheapest option to go to Mackinac Island, but it's also the slowest. When you're on your way you'll see the other ferries passing you by so try not to be jealous :)

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I take Shepler's to work, they are my choice for island transportation. Clean boats and friendly staff. I recommend them 100%.

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Thank Lorie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry has great service and a really great summer schedule. I can't wait for my next trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Boat ride to and from Mackinaw Island was excellent, informative, and lots of fun. Took the 9 am ride to have lots of time to spend on the island. Ride back we sat on the top of the boat, to take in the afternoon sun, better views, and of course the thrill of the ride!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic tour and also a great crew. We seen about 12 lighthouses and the water was crystal clear. Great view of the bridge as well, highly recommended.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We have taken Shepler's Ferry twice to the island. Their dock is right downtown Mackinaw City convenient to the stores, hotels and restaurants. They offer complimentary shutters to the local hotels. They offer excellent VIP service by unloading and tagging your bags and your done. The next time you see them they are in your hotel room on the island.... More 

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