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Manitou Island Transit

207 W River St, Leland, MI 49654
+1 231-256-9061
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Transport to heaven

What a beautiful trip to Manitou Island. The staff was friendly, the boat clean and comfortable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nancy P
via mobile
Finally made it to the island

We had tried to go to the island twice last year and the boat was cancelled. This year, we... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Grand Haven, Michigan
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“boat ride” (7 reviews)
“day trip” (14 reviews)
207 W River St, Leland, MI 49654
+1 231-256-9061
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful trip to Manitou Island. The staff was friendly, the boat clean and comfortable and They had bloody Mary's available to boot.

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had tried to go to the island twice last year and the boat was cancelled. This year, we scheduled a trip on Thursday which was also cancelled - we rebooked for Sunday and made the trip. They did call at 8:45 to tell us...More

1  Thank WillyT69
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Although I highly recommend a trip to South Manitou, I regret the entire 1.5 hour boat ride had music blasting in both directions. I don't like being forced to listen to music when I came for nature and quiet.

2  Thank azalea0777
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It is all business when the staff operates the ferries as NPS volunteer SMI Lighthouse Keeper I travelled to the island June 28 and returned with the threat of gale force winds August 4. As a volunteer I met every ferry which arrived at SMI...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We took the 1 1/2 hr evening cruise along the Lake Michigan shoreline from Fishtown. The views of the dunes, the Manitou Islands and Passage, and the sky were amazing. The crew members were very friendly. I especially liked the information about points of interest...More

Thank UPProud
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We took the transit today. On time for sure. Two girls did get sick so that was unfortunate. Luckily they ended up being okay though! Long ride.

Thank Leah D
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine and I used this service to go to the north manitou island to backpack for five days. This place had great service and was very helpful in answering all of our question. They have their own parking at the boat marina...More

Thank sargent26
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been to South Manitou many times over the years, yet there's always something new to appreciate. This year, the farm and cemetery tour was not offered (which was disappointing, as it's a very moving tour), but the hiking portion of the giant cedars and...More

Thank siouxbdoo
Reviewed 1 September 2016

For a great family activity take the day trip to South Manitou Island with Manitou Island Transit aboard the Mishi-Mokwa. You can take a trip back in time and visit South Manitou Island in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore area and you won't go...More

2  Thank leland599
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My significant other, along with a good friend, planned our trip to S. Manitou this past July. The ferry to the island was a long ride, but fine. I'm not sure why other reviewers have been negative about their ferry experience. It's a boat and...More

5  Thank sesameck
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Kay T
21 February 2017|
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Response from leland599 | Reviewed this property |
Hi-To answer your question are dogs allowed on North and South Manitou Islands, No they are not allowed. You can check with the Sleeping Bear website and it will let you know what areas of the park system Dogs are allowed in.
Aud C
23 September 2016|
Response from rick1942 | Reviewed this property |
Days and times are available on the website