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Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry

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Address: 587 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1428
Phone Number: +1 906-643-7635
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Beware the diesel fumes of the Hydro-Jet ferry

The ferry company provides lots of free parking adjacent to the loading dock. Use the restroom before taking the ferry, as the one on the boat is not very pleasant! On our trip... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
barbsears0132
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Haslett, Michigan

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Haslett, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ferry company provides lots of free parking adjacent to the loading dock. Use the restroom before taking the ferry, as the one on the boat is not very pleasant! On our trip over and back, the diesel fumes in the main seating area were very unpleasant, but it was fine sitting outside in the fresh air. I think some... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for leaving us a review. We are very sorry about your experience traveling with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and tell us more about what happened. If you would like to give us a call in our office, we would like to hear more about the details of your... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We got tickets for the 12 PM time that the ferry went under the Mackinac Bridge. We sat on the top deck and got some great photos. It worked really well that we were able to get our ferry, fort and horse carriage ticket in one package at the Star Line ticket counter. Also that they had a parking lot... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time traveling with us, and that you found our discount package to be a great deal! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

First time we paid $37.50 for two. Second time, $48. Next time we will try Arnold's. Runs every two hours.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry that you felt our prices for your trip to Mackinac Island were pricey. We run every 15 minutes during the peak season, and adjust our schedule as we go into late fall to be just about every 2 hours. Our pricing reflects the quick trip to the Island and we... More 

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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to take the 10am trip to the island from St Ignace which goes under the Big Mac bridge...that was a cool experience. The boat left on time both coming and going. Staff was friendly, ride was comfortable for a choppy day, and we truly enjoyed our experience.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience traveling with us to Mackinac Island! We hope to see you back here again soon! More 

Newark, New Jersey
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78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We took the ferry on a Sunday at 5pm (the second to last ferry leaving St. Ignace). The luggage guy was very nice and was patient while I loaded up the tons of stuff we were bringing to the island (6 items total: 3 suitcases, a pack and play, a pack and play mattress, and a stroller). I didn't know... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you had a great experience traveling with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Like to go on Mother's Day weekend for discounted tickets for emmet mackinaw and Cheboygan reside only easy parking and easy to find dock in island best geocaching around you can't get lost on an island

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased that you enjoy geocaching on Mackinac Island! It is a lot of fun anywhere, but it's true that it is a lot less likely you will get lost! Hope to see you for the geocaching event on the island next year! More 

Beaverton, Michigan
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My family has ridden with Star Lines approx. 7 times in the past two years. We have found them to be consistently on time, boats are very clean and comfortable, and offer enclosed or open seating options. The crew members are accommodating and informative. Each patron is treated as a very special guest. Depending upon the season and weather conditions... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We appreciate your repeated business and are happy to know that you are treated so well during your visits with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We took the boat that went under the bridge - worth the extra time to get to the island. Very smooth ride. Staff was very friendly and helpful with our luggage and bikes.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you had a great time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! We hope to see you again for your next trip to Mackinac! More 

Carroll, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Ferry ride to the island was well organized and on time as indicated on the schedule. The trip under the bridge was slow going so one could enjoy all the sites around. The crew was polite and helpful. And if I got the chance I would do it often. Great time on a great vacation

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that we could be a part of your great vacation! Come back and see us again for another trip to Mackinac! More 

Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took the trip that went under the bridge. It doesn't add much time to the trip and is worth it. I sometimes get motion sickness and did not have any problem with the trip. The ferry was clean and looked safe. They had plenty of parking, but will also pick you up a local RV parks.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience traveling with us, and hope to see you again soon! More 

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