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Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry

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Address: 7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Fun, friendly. Staff was courteous. We asked for suggestions where to eat and drink (where locals go) and they were helpful to point out "out if the way spots. Boarding was easy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Manistee, Michigan
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Manistee, Michigan
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun, friendly. Staff was courteous. We asked for suggestions where to eat and drink (where locals go) and they were helpful to point out "out if the way spots. Boarding was easy and trip was smooth.

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fun time with friends wind blowing in our hair great pictures,great ride.So ready for our summer girl trip and boat ride across

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Independence, Missouri
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

They were one of the big 3 companies who provide transit to the island, and they did a pretty good job. I am sadden to learn that they will no longer transport passengers. But, the others will pick up the slack I am sure.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. Star Line has purchased the assets of Arnold Transit Company and are continuing to run Classic Ferry service to Mackinac Island. We hope you will come see us this season for another trip to Mackinac Island. More 

Louisburg, Kansas
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108 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stayed at an RV park and the Arnold company had a shuttle that took us to and from the boat (free). Enjoyed the ride and the people running all of it were friendly.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience while traveling to Mackinac Island. Arnold Transit Company seized their passenger ferry service, and Star Line Ferry purchased their passenger ferry assets. We will continue their long tradition of classic ferry departures to and from the Island, and keep their original docks in... More 

Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Arnold Ferry is no more. Click on website your directed to Star Line. Used all three service, prefer Shepler's Ferry. Star was my least favorite.

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Haley C, Customer Service at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. Arnold Transit seized their passenger ferry service this past fall and Star Line purchased their passenger ferry assets. We are going to offer a choice to our passengers and let them pick if they would like to ride a hydro-jet ferry, or classic ferry. We hope you will give us another chance for your... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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668 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Have been using this company for years. Leaving from St Ignace is better as it is a shorter distance to the island. I like the town better too as it is less touristy than Mackinaw City. Great service and great ride.

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1 Thank Nancy O
Haley C, Customer Service at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! Star Line has purchased Arnold Line's passenger ferry assets and will continue to run the Classic Ferries along with our Hydro-Jet ferries. We are honored to continue the tradition that Arnold Line was well-known for. We hope to see you this coming season for another trip to Mackinac! More 

mpls
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We chose Arnold's solely because it was a very windy day with choppy waves and they had a bigger boat that seemed more resistant to the weather. Other boat companies were faster but Arnold's was cheaper and only a few minutes longer. In looking at other brochures from other companies I think it was maybe not as comfortable as other... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! Star Line has purchased Arnold Line's passenger ferry assets and will continue to run the Classic Ferries along with our Hydro-Jet ferries. We are honored to continue the tradition that Arnold Line was well-known for. We hope to see you this coming season for another trip to Mackinac! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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123 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have been using the Arnold Transit Company for the past 26 years. We attend the "Somewhere in Time" weekend at the Grand Hotel. They have the best service and are always on time. You can leave from either Mackinac City or St. Ignace both trips are the same price. Their staff are very accommodating and will help you any... More 

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Haley C, Customer Service at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! Star Line has purchased Arnold Line's passenger ferry assets and will continue to run the Classic Ferries along with our Hydro-Jet ferries. We are honored to continue the tradition that Arnold Line was well-known for. We hope to see you this coming season for another trip to Mackinac! More 

Traverse City
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

even through the ride is slower, its far more smoother ride. i left the island during the storm where there was high wave, the boat handled it very well....the staff is friendly and helpful

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1 Thank Lisa S
Haley C, Customer Service at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! Star Line has purchased Arnold Line's passenger ferry assets and will continue to run the Classic Ferries along with our Hydro-Jet ferries. We are honored to continue the tradition that Arnold Line was well-known for. We hope to see you this coming season for another trip to Mackinac! More 

Michigan
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great ferry for the budget!! However, it is the slowest ferry!! This ferry will take about 40 minutes from Mackinaw City! The price is excellent!

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Thank Cindy B
Haley C, Customer Service at Arnold Transit Company - Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! Star Line has purchased Arnold Line's passenger ferry assets and will continue to run the Classic Ferries along with our Hydro-Jet ferries. We are honored to continue the tradition that Arnold Line was well-known for. We hope to see you this coming season for another trip to Mackinac! More 

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