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Jack's Drive It Yourself Buggy Ride

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10 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 906-847-3391
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Whoa! A very good time.

As one of those 'probably going to do it just once' activities in life, driving our own horse... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2015
Greg H
Ocoee, Florida
Very nice experience

The people at the barn were very nice & helpful. We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon riding along the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2015
Eileen N
via mobile
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10 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 906-847-3391
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

As one of those 'probably going to do it just once' activities in life, driving our own horse & buggy around the perimeter of Mackinac Island was a fun and worthwhile experience for our family. It's not cheap, but the experience was worth it to...More

2  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

The people at the barn were very nice & helpful. We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon riding along the coast. I would recommend this for everyone - you do not need to have prior experience with horses!

1  Thank Eileen N
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Cheaper than I thought it would be. People were super nice! Don't expect red carpet and AC in there...it's a barn....with horses...If you're super prissy you won't like this. If you want to try something different this is really fun. My son loved it!!!! They'll...More

3  Thank Clubines
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We rented a horse and carriage with the fringe on top at Jacks last month and thoroughly enjoyed our adventure around the lake and through the middle of the Island. We had never experienced this before and were a little nervous about it, however, our...More

3  Thank rrtravelers517
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

First, I have little horse experience. More like none. The instruction on the website is what you get. That and a map. With that at up, the horse does most of the work. You make small corrective moves but basically you are moving forward and...More

4  Thank Michigan4ever
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were thinking about paying for a carriage ride @ $120 but found that we could rent a horse and carriage at Jack's for $80 an hour, which was much better on my wallet. It was a lot more relaxing and fun to drive the...More

4  Thank David R
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The staff was friendly and very professional. The horses were well groomed and fit. The stable folks were helpful, friendly and pros. I would not recommend this for someone that is not comfortable around horses. I had never driven before and had no trouble at...More

2  Thank R P
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Great time! Took Babe (the horse) husband and mother-in-law on a 2+ hour ride on the island. Babe took good care of us. She had a nice smooth trot. Drove her along the shore route, through the middle of the island, and over to Arch...More

4  Thank rhinogal
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Four of us took the two hour jaunt around the western edge of the Island and back up the middle, which was pleasant. The horse is in charge of course, having walked this route scores of times, so that while my friend held the reins...More

3  Thank W F W
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We had a great experience through Jack's, those of you complaining about prices, and the horses, must not know anything about insurance, and the up keep on a horse, nor the risk!! LOL that could be a no brainer, we saw a lot of individuals...More

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