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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 711 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
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This ferry service is clean and helpful and on time. parking is free for day visit to Mackinac Island or overnite with shuttles to the dock. Close to all hotels in Mackinaw City... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ferry service is clean and helpful and on time. parking is free for day visit to Mackinac Island or overnite with shuttles to the dock. Close to all hotels in Mackinaw City. Handicap accessible. Veter5ns, Armed Forces, AAA and AARP discounts some lower than the competition.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Run ferrys every half hour and the staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of parking, valet if needed and always willing to lend a hand with your bags.

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Thank Michael C
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A family of six on a 3 day vacation, and the Star Line was our ride to the island. An early morning departure and a smooth ride, left us on the island with the day ahead of us. Very professional staff, ever helpful to our large group which included a set of 3 year old twins.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ferry ride to the island and the Captain even took us under the Mackinac Bridge!! Clean and on time too!

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Hudson, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very courteous.The trip was quick and efficient. Times and ports are convenient. Staff was very helpful with bikes and luggage. Will use again.

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Thank hraebeard
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ferry was wonderful. The last trip to the island for our visit, they took us under the mackinaw bridge. Couldnt of asked for a better way to the island.

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids first time in a boat and they loved it! On the way back we sat in the front row and the waves were a little crazy from the wind and they thought it was so cool how it felt like a roller coaster on water. They never felt scared or unsafe because there was plenty of staff on... More 

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Webberville, Michigan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On April 30, 2017 we were on Star Line's Joliet from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City. Lake Huron was really rough that morning. When we arrived at the dock, the ferry was bouncing around on the waves and the exit ramp was moving from side to side. I have some balance problems and just could not force myself to step... More 

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Michigan. Excellent staff -- friendly, took care of our luggage (we stayed overnight on the island), and helpful. The ride was awesome. Perfect weather. Would love to do this again and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Mackinaw City.

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Thank Peggy W
Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your time with us and that you had great weather to go along with it! Hope to see you again this coming season! More 

Marblehead, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The ferry ride to Mackinac Island is an interesting trip. On the return trip; the Captain took a slight detour and went under the Mackinac Bridge.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time traveling with us to Mackinac Island! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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