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About Ugly Anne Boat Cruises
Come take a ride on Ugly Anne and experience the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge like never before. Learn the about the over 80 shipwrecks, about the building of the Mackinac Bridge and the islands that are scattered throughout the Straits of Mackinac while enjoying beer, wine and N/A beverages. On board is a tour guide that can answer any questions you have. Ugly Anne will start cruises for the season on Memorial Day weekend. We will have a daily 5pm history cruise and sunset cruise both going under the the magnificent Mackinac Bridge and departing from Mackinaw City through mid- October. We do not have public cruises on Tuesdays. Tours from Mackinac Island will be scheduled by charter only.
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Mackinaw City, MI
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US$24.00 per adult
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We took the history boat cruise that went under the Mackinaw Bridge. It was a fun and informative cruise. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a great time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gordon M
Straits_Area_Tour_Co, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and so glad that you enjoyed the cruise. Hope to see you again

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Very nice ride, we had a great time! The crew was very professional and knowledgeable. We would definitely come again.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kubotanick
Straits_Area_Tour_Co, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation.

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Family owned and operated and everyone was incredibly nice and accommodating. There were great photo ops and a lot of interesting information. We live in the area and still learned some things and found it worthwhile.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank km0110
Straits_Area_Tour_Co, Manager at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the cruise. Is always nice to hear when locals come out for a ride with us. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 24, 2018

What an awesome experience! The staff are so friendly and fun to be around. The sunset cruise was absolutely beautiful! We will definitely return for another cruise when we are in the area again. I would book ahead for the day you would like to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beau2be
Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words and for coming out with us. Hope to see you again

Reviewed September 23, 2018

We loved the down to earth family run boat. Very nice folks. The views and sunset were perfect. Thanks for the trip. Will visit again when in the area.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gmbmcon
Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

So glad you enjoyed the cruise. It is always nice to hear that our customers are enjoying the cruises.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

I just recently went on this with my friends and we had a great time! Captain Chris and his dad are awesome and very informational. It was so fun seeing the bridge up close and being under it. I also loved this tour because it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kmazic
Straits_Area_Tour_Co, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. It makes our day to hear when people enjoy our cruise. Hope to see you again .

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I was planning my first trip to Mackinaw city when I came across the sunset cruise. I am originally from Michigan & had never been to Mackinaw so my boyfriend (who has been there multiple times) & I planned a trip. The day of the...More

Thank Stephanie H
Straits_Area_Tour_Co, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Stephanie, Glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise. It is pretty amazing how quickly the weather can change in the Straits of Mackinac. There is nothing better than when the sun pops out of the clouds and falls into Lake Michigan. Hope to see...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

We've been on the Sunset tour twice; the second time being a few days ago. The captain's mom runs the ticket booth and she is one of the nicest ladies you'll ever meet! Such a sweetheart! She would bend over backward to make you more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 47vicki
Straits_Area_Tour_Co, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for saying such nice things about mom. She truly enjoys her job and meeting all of our guests. We hope to see you again and hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation.

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely a bucket list must😃 Everything was enjoyable. Learned a lot and crew was friendly. We will definitely go again!

Thank Connie H
Straits_Area_Tour_Co, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for spending your anniversary with us and hope to see you again on your next trip to Mackinaw.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

We had free time one evening during a visit to Mackinaw City, so opted for the sunset tour. Because it was so special, we made sure we again did an Ugly Anne tour - this time the historic tour.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frederick M
Straits_Area_Tour_Co, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for going out on both of our cruises and happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you on your next trip to Mackinaw City.

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Lorna K
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Chris W | Property representative |
Good morning, Our dock is located at 229 s Huron ave in Mackinaw City. There is construction in front of us at this time so you will want to park in front of the construction then walk to the north of the construction, then... More
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July 29, 2016|
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If you are traveling from Illinois, take interstate 75 north to Mackinaw City. Located at 229 S Huron Ave. Look for the parasailing sign and its right next to it. Enjoy
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Jennifer S
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If it is raining and we have to cancel the cruise we will exchange your tickets for another cruise. If you are not able to reschedule we can refund your tickets. Capt Chris
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