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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
+1 800-828-6157
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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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“mackinac island” (401 reviews)
“overflow lot” (23 reviews)
“great service” (106 reviews)
556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
+1 800-828-6157
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took Shepler's over to Mackinac for our day trip. We opted for the one of the Mighty Mac times, which takes you underneath the bridge. It was really fun! Even though the outside seats were full, we went up to take pictures as we got...More

Thank Keeniekins
Reviewed 2 days ago

What can you say about a 16 minute ferry ride? We bought our tickets the day before because we ate at the Driftwood Sports Bar across the street. Trip was on time both ways. We had seats downstairs and had a good view of the...More

Thank clike
Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff was friendly, well dressed and confer confidence and safety. The boats are well maintained quiet and perfectly clean as is the dock area. The parking attendees quickly directed us away from the dock area, and we were flagged to park several blocks away....More

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are staying at the K.O.A. and we got free shuttle service to and from camp to docks. Staff were super friendly. Bonus was am route under the mighty mac.

Thank nolimitsdj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a day trip to the island. First time using this ferry service. Clean and very well staffed. The trip is quick no matter which boat you get on- but I liked the "unplanned" trips which made going to the island and the trip back...More

Thank Christie V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While on vacation we decided to go to Mackinaw Island. Our hotel had a special deal on tickets for Shepler's Ferry. They are centrally located in town. The lot closest to the lake was full so they directed us to the overflow lot. A few...More

Thank Mick342
Reviewed 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I rode the ferry and really enjoyed the beautiful view from the top. It was very windy though. It was a quick ride but I loved every minute of it.

Thank Brandy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy access. Polite crew. Reasonably priced. Hardly any waiting on a busy Saturday, July 22. We chose the St. Agnace location .... glad we did. Not quite as busy and you can park your car on site.

Thank Dustin W
Reviewed 3 days ago

2 people, 2 bikes. $72.00! Never again. It set the mood for the whole day. Fricken T shirts shops, over priced food and drink. Save your money, go somewhere else. $10 per hour to rent a bicycle, $29 carriage rides. $18 burgers and $9 draft...More

Thank Rick1394
Reviewed 4 days ago

I always enjoy a vacation in Mackinaw Island which you can only get to via a speedy ferry from Mackinac City. I usually use Starline Ferry to get to the Island, a favorite spot for millions around the world. However, this time I decided to...More

Thank Khalil R
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Nikki T
25 July 2017|
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Response from Diana O | Reviewed this property |
We got them discounted through our hotel. It was around $44.00 for two.
Rae Ann P
10 July 2017|
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Response from LTCB1 | Reviewed this property |
The 2016 Military rate was $20.00 . The 2017 rate may have increased a bit but you are still saving a few dollars. The 2016 children of military rate $12.00. A military ID is needed for the discounts.
Jim C
3 July 2017|
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Response from RHJones | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other responses, about 100 passengers.