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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9695
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Shepler's offers 5 different Lighthouse Cruises through the Straits of...

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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If you are handicapped, be prepared to be luggage

Now, this title screams bad, but they are ok. The reason why they did not get 5 stars is because the boats have no place for handicapped scooters and wheelchairs to go. The... read more

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Now, this title screams bad, but they are ok. The reason why they did not get 5 stars is because the boats have no place for handicapped scooters and wheelchairs to go. The people operating the boat tell you where to go after you made yourself comfortable where you think you should go. My mother in her scooter had to... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took Shepler's from St Ignace to Mackinac Island for our stay at the Grand Hotel on the island. We were impressed by the organization and service level from Sheplers. I wouldn't need to try any other ferry company, next time we visit Mackinac.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sheplers never ceases to amaze me. Every time we come to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island, Sheplers is our #1 choice for our ferry service needs. The employees are polite, and know how to treat their guests, they are literally a very well oiled machine. I firmly believe the owners take so much pride in their company, as they are... More 

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

"Well oiled machine..." - we'll take the compliment and run with it!! Thank you so much for the glowing five stars and you are correct in that your safety and comfort are our utmost concern. We appreciate you choosing to ride with us and we definitely hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes and safe travels until then! More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were very impressed with the professional and efficient operation of this ferry line. We made all our arrangements through them online including round trip to Mackinac Island, horse drawn tour, and the luncheon buffet at the Grand Hotel. All happened without a hitch. On site secure overnight parking is also a plus.

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Hello Rich and THANK YOU!! We thank your for choosing to ride with us and also for taking your time to post. We love seeing the glowing five stars and we very much appreciate your wonderful comments about your visit. We hope to see you all again on your next visit to the island and until then, safe travels! More 

Poolesville, Maryland
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the "Mighty Mac "route from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island! We opted to park onsite for $20.00 per night. It was worth it to us because when we returned after 3 days we just hopped in our car at exactly the same place we left it. You can park for free in their off site lot ( they... More 

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Hello LTCB1 and THANK YOU!!! On behalf of our entire team, we sincerely appreciate you not only choosing to ride with Shepler's but also for taking your time to post such a lovely and detailed review of your trip. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Northern Michigan!... More 

Ludington, Michigan
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a cold, sunny day- and even though I've been to the island a few times- my friends had not- so we chose to sit on the upper deck. It was cold- but beautiful. On the way back- we rode in the main area- nice and comfortable. Nice and smooth ride. Very nice attendants.

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Greetings from the Straits of Mackinac and THANK YOU for choosing to ride with us! We appreciate the fabulous feedback and we definitely hope to see you again the next time to you visit. Until then - safe travels and thanks for visiting Mackinac Island! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a day trip out to Mackinac and had a great time on Shepler's ferry. Not only were we able to get cheaper tickets online, but the wait to get to the island was minimal. We came during the off season so that may have changed the wait time, but regardless it was a great trip. They were kind and... More 

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Hello Frances and THANK You for the glowing five stars. We're thrilled to hear both you and your service dog were well taken care of during your trip with us. Thank you so much for choosing to ride Shepler's and we do hope to see you again in the future. Until then - safe travels always. More 

Grayling, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impeccable service and everyone knew exactly what to do, since we were on our way to the WinSome Women's Retreat on the Island. 800 women, and all was directed flawlessly. Love this boat !!

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Well hello Geralyn and THANK You for the absolutely fabulous comments regarding your visit for WinSome Women!! We love working with your group year after year and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed. Thank you for posting and we look forward to seeing you again next year! More 

east texas usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm terrified of boats, but the 15 minute ferry ride was pretty painless. I think I even opened my eyes a time or two.

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Thank lunamother
Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Hello and we certainly hope you opened your eyes!! Thank you so much for the GLOWING five stars from a true Naviphobe. We appreciate you choosing to ride with us and we hope to see you again very soon. Safe travels until then! More 

Prudenville
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going to the Island for years and this was the roughest crossing I had ever experienced but the crew did a great job of insuring our safety Thank you

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Hello Hoagys and on behalf of our entire team here at Shepler's we apologize for the choppy weather you experienced. We're happy to hear our team make things as comfortable as possible. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities and we work daily to continually improve in all areas. We truly appreciate you visiting and taking the time to... More 

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