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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise provided by Ugly Anne Boat Cruises

Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

Mackinac Bridge History Cruise
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RM 112.75
per adult
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 19 Jun 2020
A note from Mackinac Bridge History Cruise
Fogging the boat after each trip with State Chemicals Quick Defense NDC (Kills Human Corona-Virus in 3 Minutes). •Hand sanitizer dispenser mounted on the side of the head on board Ugly Anne •If you have any questions about our cleaning procedures, feel free to ask.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
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
What to expect
Climb aboard Ugly Anne, an authentic North Atlantic wooden lobster boat from the Gulf of Maine, at MRA Dock, and prepare for a 1-hour cruise along the Straits of Mackinac. Travel under the magnificent Mackinac Bridge, an awe-inspiring suspension bridge that connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsula. Enjoy a narrated history of the many shipwrecks that happened beneath the bridge and learn about living in the north country and the maritime history of the area, including local Native American lore. Find out how the bridge was built and hear about the car ferries that traveled this route for over 100 years. From the water, see Fort Michilimackinac, the former 18th-century French-turned-British fort and trading post, and the Old Mackinac Point, located at the junction of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8053P2
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Local guide
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA Departure Point: MRA Dock Address: 229 S Huron Ave Mackinaw CIty, MI 49701 Directions: Dock is between the USCG Ice breaker Mackinaw Museum and Bells Fishery.. Across the street from Starbucks Coffee Shop.
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Local guide
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA Departure Point: MRA Dock Address: 229 S Huron Ave Mackinaw CIty, MI 49701 Directions: Dock is between the USCG Ice breaker Mackinaw Museum and Bells Fishery.. Across the street from Starbucks Coffee Shop.
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
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 25 travellers
Popular mentions

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Breanna D
2 contributions
Wonderful!
Jun 2021 • Friends
Absolutely wonderful! Chris the captain and his parents were super nice. Loved chatting with his dad and listening to all the stories/facts they had.
Written 18 June 2021
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Heather M
3 contributions
Girl trip sept. 2020
Sep 2020 • Friends
This history cruise was incredible! The staff were super friendly! Going under the bridge was seriously the highlight of our trip! They are super informative, drinks are available we had wine! highly recommended!! AMAZING experience for such a cheap price! Do this! ❤❤❤
Written 27 September 2020
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GerMare B
Chesterfield, MI42 contributions
Up close and beautiful!
Sep 2020
This slow boat ride take you under the Mackinaw Bridge where a tour guide explains the details of the bridge, history and shipwrecks.
Written 21 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

My opinion
6 contributions
A new view
Aug 2020 • Couples
Calked for tickets and left a message. My call was returned promptly. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Very informative and exciting! A whole new way to view Mackinaw City and the bridge.
Written 29 August 2020
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Daniel C
2 contributions
Beautiful view
Aug 2020 • Couples
Excellent alternative to the more crowded cruises. I highly recommend it for those who want to see the bridge up close in a more laid-back environment.
Written 23 August 2020
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Anthony O
2 contributions
I would go again
Aug 2020 • Couples
Definitely worth it. Wasn’t sure how much I was actually going to enjoy it, but it really was a lot of fun. Definitely a new way to see the bridge!
Written 22 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cowboy J
7 contributions
Ugly Annie Mackinac Bridge Tour.
A tour boat from Mackinaw City to, and under, the Mackinac Bridge. (The world's third longest suspension bridge.) The crew does provide commentary about the area, the origins of The Ugly Annie tour boat, The Mackinac Bridge and the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw. an icebreaker that is now a museum. The tour is approximately one hour long and definitely gives you unique photo opportunities of the Mackinac Bridge. Adult beverages and soft drinks are available for a nominal fee. My family thoroughly enjoyed this brief tour and history lesson. I recommend this tour to others.
Written 21 August 2020
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Jocelyn Greene
Columbus, OH97 contributions
FUN AND INTERACTIVE TOUR OF THE BRIDGE
Aug 2020
When we took the Shepler Ferry ride to Mackinaw Island, the captain have taken us under this bridge while narrating the story of how it was built. I thought that was a very cool extra trip! This bridge is massive. It was absolutely fun!
Written 20 August 2020
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Brenda M
5 contributions
Mackinac island Getaway
Aug 2020 • Friends
Hotel wa GREAT fireworks on Fri barn fire outside room sounds of the ocean rocked you tp sleep sites were great, wished I stayed longer, BUT NEXTIME I WILL
Written 17 August 2020
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Jennifer T
5 contributions
Would definitely go again.
Aug 2020 • Family
I liked the stories. The people were very nice and punctual. They even had motion sickness pills on hand when I forgot mine.
Written 16 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Small Boat...Big Fun!
Our family, including grand-kids took a Friday evening sunset cruise. It was an immensely fun ride on the gentle r
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Anniversary Trip
We took a trip to Mackinaw City for part of our anniversary trip & booked the Ugly Anne Boat Sunset cruise. The bo
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Enjoyable
Organized, friendly, helpful crew. Enjoyable ride. Glad we did it. Bridge providing good photo opportunities, even
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Excellent!!
I booked this cruise for my boyfriends birthday. He loves boats and being on the water! Ordering tickets was so eas
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Sunset Cruise
Absolutely AMAZING views of the Mackinac Bridge, a spectacular sunset, and the nicest and most accommodating crew e
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Great views, friendly crew
We really liked being on a small ship and getting to sit right on the railing with nothing blocking our view. The s
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You will enjoy it!
We had a wonderful time. The family that owns and runs the cruise we’re friendly and fun. The boat was safe and t
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Excellent family fun tour
This is definitely a must do. Excellent learning experience for the kids. Friendly staff and very informative.
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Highlight of our trip!!
We would highly recommend this cruise. Very friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely be going back for anothe
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Highlight of our trip!
We would highly recommend the sunset cruise with them. Super friendly staff and very helpful. Will definitely be jo
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Sunset under the bridge
We were very pleased with the short boat ride experience. The crew made great efforts to make sure that all angles
Leslie W
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Small but nice
When we arrived we were a bit surprised by how small the boat was. But it turned out fine. The staff was nice, the
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History Boat Cruise
We had a great time on our cruise with you. The kids has lots of questions and you answered them all! We will ret
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