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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise provided by Ugly Anne Boat Cruises

Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

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View one of the world's largest suspension bridges from a unique vantage point on a boat tour from Mackinac Island. The short cruise covers more than 100 years of history through illumining live narration on Native American folklore, local shipwrecks, and the history of the 5-mile bridge. Along the way, pass by famous landmarks including Old Mackinac Point Light and Fort Michilimackinac.
  • Travel beneath the Mackinac Bridge by boat
  • See local points of interest from the water
  • Take a tour that the whole family can enjoy
  • Listen to commentary on the history of the bridge
Important Information
Departure Point
229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Kristina L wrote a review 6 Jul
Huntington Woods, Michigan6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had so much fun. Great tour, great staff, and a really fine experience! Good for all ages. Make sure this is part of your trip.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Tracy V wrote a review Jun 2020
Jackson, Michigan3 contributions
This trip was so much fun for my entire family. Being under the bridge and being able to see the cars go over was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. My kids ages 7,10,14 and 16 enjoyed as well.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Kay Bauserman wrote a review Oct 2019
Corydon, Indiana2 contributions
It was a very interesting perceptive of the famous bridge. We learned a lot of information and got some great pictures despite the gray day. All the passengers were good sports in the unseasonably cold weather. The wife in the ticket booth was very friendly and cheery. It was
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Date of experience: October 2019
Sparty80 wrote a review Sep 2019
Orchard Lake, Michigan127 contributions56 helpful votes
Our group of 6 ranging in age from 24 to 63 found this tour to be fun, educational, interesting and better than anyone thought it would be. Motoring under big Mac was really unusual and the photo opportunities were endless. The narration was full of fun facts, like how many
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Date of experience: September 2019
mpr1230 wrote a review Aug 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin58 contributions13 helpful votes
The bridge tour was very informative, and being out on the lake was awesome. It was a bit choppy, but that made it more fun.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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By: Ugly Anne Boat Cruises
Very nice trip despite cloudy sunset
Took the sunset tour to see the sunset, but it was rather cloudy so not as great as we hoped, the the ride was sti
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Excellent cruise!
Having enjoyed our Mackinaw History tour with the Ugly Anne crew, we did the sunset cruise this season and it was f
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water under the bridge
Except for the jump required from the dock to the boat this was a very nice time. The sunset was behind the clouds
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Sunset cruise
Fun excursion learned a little history about the "Ugly Ann" . The view from underneath the Mackinaw Bridge was awes
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We'll worth the money
It was great. Everyone involved was very friendly. Good information prior to launch. Boat was comfortable and the
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Sunset Cruise
Friendly staff. Timing was perfect for the sunset cruise. The cruise was just long enough. Simple boat and priced v
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Linda B
Lovely sunset cruise
The Ugly Anne is a retired Maine lobster boat, built in 1976. So while not shiny and new, she has a lot of heart. C
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Rick M
Great way to see the straits of Mackinaw
The very knowledgable and friendly crew gave us a great tour of the Mighty mac as well as taking us to and from St.
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Ugle Anne Boat Cruise
We were on the very last cruse of the season and it was a bit cold and could not see the moon or the stars but we h
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Must do in Mackinaw city
The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would do this cruise again just because of the staff. Any question
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My husband and I had a wonderful time. The sunset was breathtaking and the crew was great! They were very knowledge
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Jim F
A very nice cruise!
This cruise was interesting, and informative. Best of all you get some awesome views of the bridge. Traveling out
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Elisabeth S
Great boar cruise
This was an informational and fun boat ride. Great views of the Mackinaw Bridge from the underside. Would recommend
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Trip cancelled
We drove two hours only to find out cruise was cancelled due to rain coming in. I understand that, but we should ha
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Amazing adventure
Just an amazing experience to be out there on that big lake under the big Macinaw Bridge. Great group of people ve
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Key Details
  • Mackinac Bridge, Colonial Michilimackinac, and 2 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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