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Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises

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Address: 556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
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Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy...

Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance of Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during these fascinating tours.

For close to three centuries, the Straits of Mackinac has been a vital nautical thoroughfare, providing passage between Lakes Huron and Michigan. But traveling its famed blue waters has not come without risk. Over the many decades, lighthouses were built to protect mariners from dangerous shoals and reefs. Each has a story to tell.

Shepler's exclusive Lighthouse Cruises are voyages of discovery. Guests are treated to awe-inspiring views and the fascinating history surrounding these Great Lakes guardians.

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Only way I take to the Island. Cheaper, great parking, and friendly employees! Boats were very clean and the ride was great!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2015
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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Only way I take to the Island. Cheaper, great parking, and friendly employees! Boats were very clean and the ride was great!!

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West Olive, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Great staff, very friendly. Scheduling was very convenient. Ferry was clean and comfortable. The ability to buy online and get a discount was great.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

If you have the time, I highly recommend the tour. The lakes are an amazing place and quite an adventure when the chop is high.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

It was nice to get up close and personal with so many lighthouses that I would never of gotten the chance to otherwise if it wasnt for this excursion. Plenty of photo op's and well spoken speaker

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

We took the West Cruise and it was amazing. We got right up close and personal with almost every lighthouse. Terry Pepper did an awesome job at describing each light house and it was very educational. Next visit will be the East cruise, definitely!!!

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Well run ferry service to the island. Excellent value for a 2 day pass. Was on time for the 2 days that we rode it. Very clean.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We had a hazy day but they get you real close to the lighthouses. Pick a clear calm day to make the most of it. The guide and speaker was the best. Very knowledgeable of history and construction of each.

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Oregon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I took the extended East cruise on 6/30 then the extended West the next day. Great cruises with plenty of photo opps and Terry Pepper out guide was very informative.

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Spring Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The guide was was informative. Knew a lot of the history of the lighthouses. This trip was well worth the money.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

I got my "e-ticket" online (and printed it out at home) which was very convenient. Unfortunately, on the day of my "Westward Cruise" into Lake Michigan, there were 9-foot swells driven by high winds near White Shoal Light. For safety's sake, Shepler's cancelled the cruise. Since I was mainly going to take photos of the lighthouses on the cruise itinerary,... More 

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