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Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone Number: +1 800-542-8528
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Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry offers the best ferry prices in town! Enjoy...

Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry offers the best ferry prices in town! Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, Round Island Lighthouse, Mackinac Island & the shoreline of Michigan's great peninsulas aboard a classic ferry. A 30-minute cruise from St. Ignace or a 40-minute cruise from Mackinaw City is just the right amount of time to enjoy panoramic views from covered, wide-open decks. Travel comfortably aboard the only ferries with on-board restrooms, handicapped-friendly indoor seating & the largest USCG certified passenger capacities. All guests receive complimentary day & overnight parking, luggage handling & hotel/campground shuttle service. Additional parking services, directions, departure times, Sip n' Sail cruises & staying overnight tips are listed on our website. Your next adventure begins on Arnold, Mackinac Island's most historic ferry line, transporting visitors, explorers & adventurers since 1878.

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Arnold Ferry is no more. Click on website your directed to Star Line. Used all three service, prefer Shepler's Ferry. Star was my least favorite.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arnold Ferry is no more. Click on website your directed to Star Line. Used all three service, prefer Shepler's Ferry. Star was my least favorite.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been using this company for years. Leaving from St Ignace is better as it is a shorter distance to the island. I like the town better too as it is less touristy than Mackinaw City. Great service and great ride.

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mpls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Arnold's solely because it was a very windy day with choppy waves and they had a bigger boat that seemed more resistant to the weather. Other boat companies were faster but Arnold's was cheaper and only a few minutes longer. In looking at other brochures from other companies I think it was maybe not as comfortable as other... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have been using the Arnold Transit Company for the past 26 years. We attend the "Somewhere in Time" weekend at the Grand Hotel. They have the best service and are always on time. You can leave from either Mackinac City or St. Ignace both trips are the same price. Their staff are very accommodating and will help you any... More 

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Traverse City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

even through the ride is slower, its far more smoother ride. i left the island during the storm where there was high wave, the boat handled it very well....the staff is friendly and helpful

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great ferry for the budget!! However, it is the slowest ferry!! This ferry will take about 40 minutes from Mackinaw City! The price is excellent!

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This company has the best rates of the local Ferries. They also run a fall special and their rates are even lower. They have a more limited schedule than the other lines, but it didn't affect our plans.

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ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

We are happy to offer Mackinac Island transportation at the lowest prices. If you are visiting during the shoulder season all of the ferry services have limited departure schedules. We offer hourly departures to and from Mackinaw City during busy times such as July and August. Lines appear long, however our boats hold up to 500 passengers, unlike other ferry... More 

Hudsonville, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Coming from Mackinaw City, the dock was further south than we thought, but only had to be there 15 min. early, and tickets were even cheaper than we thought! $3 less per person ;) Took our bikes to the island, and the guys handling them were friendly and accommodating. Clean boat, nice island info over speaker on the way over,... More 

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ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Your kind words mean a great deal to the Arnold staff who are working hard each day to provide pleasant, comfortable & affordable ferry service. Thank you for taking the time to slow down and enjoy some time on the Great Lakes with us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We took the Arnold line ferry to the island, we actually departed from St. Ignace. The Arnold Ferry is the least expensive out of the 3 main carriers. There is also a coupon for 1 free adult ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket at the St. Ignace chamber of Commerce. It is a whole bag of discounts for... More 

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ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Arnold staff is always willing to go above and beyond. The comfort of our guests is important. Thank you for choosing Arnold. We hope to see you again during your next visit to the area. More 

Comstock Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling to the island to spend the night for our anniversary and were pleasantly surprised they were having a special. We paid $15 per person for the round trip. The crew was very friendly and the trip was very enjoyable.

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ArnoldTransit, Director of Sales at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

I appreciate your positive feedback about our ferry service. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. Thank you for choosing Arnold! More 

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