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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
229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA
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
- 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
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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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.
Date of experience: July 2020
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.
Date of experience: June 2020
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…
Date of experience: October 2019
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…
Date of experience: September 2019
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By: Ugly Anne Boat Cruises
Having enjoyed our Mackinaw History tour with the Ugly Anne crew, we did the sunset cruise this season and it was f…
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…
Fun excursion learned a little history about the "Ugly Ann" . The view from underneath the Mackinaw Bridge was awes…
We'll worth the money
It was great. Everyone involved was very friendly. Good information prior to launch. Boat was comfortable and the…
Friendly staff. Timing was perfect for the sunset cruise. The cruise was just long enough. Simple boat and priced v…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
My husband and I had a wonderful time. The sunset was breathtaking and the crew was great! They were very knowledge…
A very nice cruise!
This cruise was interesting, and informative. Best of all you get some awesome views of the bridge. Traveling out …
Great boar cruise
This was an informational and fun boat ride. Great views of the Mackinaw Bridge from the underside. Would recommend…
We drove two hours only to find out cruise was cancelled due to rain coming in. I understand that, but we should ha…
Just an amazing experience to be out there on that big lake under the big Macinaw Bridge. Great group of people ve…
Trip up north
Needed to get away, took Mackinaw City Sunset Cruise it was very information and it was interesting. It was a grea…
- Mackinac Bridge, Colonial Michilimackinac, and 2 more
- Duration: 1h
- Mobile Ticket Accepted
- Languages Offered: English
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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise price starts from US$25.78. Discover and book Mackinac Bridge History Cruise on Tripadvisor
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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Mackinac Bridge History Cruise on Tripadvisor