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Ugly Anne Boat Cruises

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Address: 229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9692
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+1 231-436-5094
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Wed - Mon 14:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Ugly Anne will start cruises for the 2016 season on May 27th and will have...

Ugly Anne will start cruises for the 2016 season on May 27th and will have a daily 5pm history cruise and sunset cruise both going under the the magnificent Mackinac Bridge and departing from Mackinaw City through October 9th. We do not have public cruises on Tuesdays. Tours from Mackinac Island will be scheduled by charter only.

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US$24.00*
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Mackinaw City Sunset Cruise
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US$24.00*
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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

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Excellent Sunset Cruise

My husband and I took the sunset cruise in August and it was a great time! We had some worries about the weather beforehand but we were glad that the weather cleared up and we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Christine K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I took the sunset cruise in August and it was a great time! We had some worries about the weather beforehand but we were glad that the weather cleared up and we got to go! Everyone involved from the office and the boat crew were very friendly and accommodating. We got some great pictures of the sunset... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We went on a cloudy day so no sunset but the crew made it a great trip and had lots of great info on the bridges and area. It was a great trip!

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Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming. Hope to see you again. More 

Novi, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Bought a Groupon and the offer said "good any day and call bvefore". We were taking a 1 week trip up in Northern MIchigan. Mackinaw was one of our stops and to take in the Boat ride/tour. Called the day before to make our reservations and answering machine said that it was closed on Tuesday. Next time will call before... More 

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Thank busiakasper
Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

So Sorry you missed us. Yeah we are closed on Tuesdays for public cruises. This was posted on the Groupon along with our online and print publications. The Groupon does not lose the value that you paid for it so hopefully you are in the area again. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Mackinaw More 

Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Ugly Annie is a small boat that was once used as a lobster boat, They have two cruises each day, an historic cruise and a sunset cruise. We took the historic cruise. The captain pointed out various sites and then took us beneath the bridge, a wonderful opportunity to take photos of the bridge. No food but beverages are... More 

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Thank avislou
Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming out with us. There are some pretty amazing views of the bridge. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation. More 

Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was a really great experience! The staff share lots of interesting facts about the bridge and surrounding waters. It was easy to hear, and the views were spectacular.

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Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Very happy to hear you enjoyed the cruise. Also glad to hear that you were able to hear the audio portion of the tour. We had a few problems with it earlier in the season but did some upgrades to improve the quality. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our sunset cruise last evening. If you're one of the first in line, head for the bench in the back- best for photos. But if not, it works out.

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Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for spending the time to review Ugly Anne and glad you enjoyed the cruise. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Took the sunset cruise on a beautiful night with calm waters. Unfortunately too many clouds but it was still very nice. The captain tells some stories and his first mate (?) tells more. The stories and history are what make it interesting. Loved going underneath the Big Mac bridge. The seating is just bench seating, not very comfortable really, but... More 

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Thank Sherry S
Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the cruise. Yes, mother nature does not always cooperate for the sunset cruise. But we try to and some info on those cruises. We definitely do have a short season but have made our pricing comparable to all other cruises and tours in Northern Michigan. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Mackinaw. More 

Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

well worth the money and the right amount of time for the trip. And, the crew was pleasent and made us feel like "family".

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Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

We do feel like we have an Ugly Anne family. Glad you enjoyed the trip More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Spent for days in Mackinac and the Upper Peninsula. This was the highlight of our trip. Nice nostalgic boat, very friendly crew , beautiful views of bridge. I highly recommend to make reservations.

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Thank LaurieJeann
Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out with us. It makes us feel great that we can create an experience that people enjoy so much. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation More 

Saint Charles, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very nice family ran business,lots of information during tour of bridge and area history. Reasonable priced drinks on tour. Great experience 👌

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Chris W, Owner at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us and glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise. More 

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