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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-638-9892
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Fast and fun

We took a hydro jet boat to the island on a time they went under the bridge. It wasn't a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Indiana, United States
via mobile
Nice ride.

It's the only (or main) way to get to the island...so what is there to say? We stayed over the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Huntertown, Indiana
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Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry offers the best ferry prices in town! Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, Round Island Lighthouse, Mackinac Island & the shoreline of Michigan's great peninsulas aboard a classic ferry. A 30-minute cruise from St. Ignace or a 40-minute cruise from Mackinaw City is just the right amount of time to enjoy panoramic views from covered, wide-open decks. Travel comfortably aboard the only ferries with on-board restrooms, handicapped-friendly indoor seating & the largest USCG certified passenger capacities. All guests receive complimentary day & overnight parking, luggage handling & hotel/campground shuttle service. Additional parking services, directions, departure times, Sip n' Sail cruises & staying overnight tips are listed on our website. Your next adventure begins on Arnold, Mackinac Island's most historic ferry line, transporting visitors, explorers & adventurers since 1878.
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7271 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-638-9892
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a hydro jet boat to the island on a time they went under the bridge. It wasn't a sightseeing cruise and they didn't slow down as such, but it was nice of them to allow people to see the bridge that way for...More

Thank indianaseth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's the only (or main) way to get to the island...so what is there to say? We stayed over the weekend and bought the "Mac Pass". Very good value. I bought the "secured parking", but doubt that I would again. Dockside parking is probably fine....More

Thank richardsH2698JW
Reviewed 3 days ago

The boat was clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. An attendent noticed I had a printed ticket I got from the hotel and directed me to the gift shop who could exchange it for a real ticket. He was also telling other people the same.

Thank Barb6789
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always use Star line. Multiple trips to and from the island daily. The workers are friendly and courteous. Great ride to the island.

Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I can forgive a ferry service for changing their schedule. Stuff happens, after all, but when they leave you sitting on the dock waiting for a ferry they know is not coming, that's not service. Despite being told that the noon ferry back to St....More

Thank LarryBernath
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was very pleased with the service that Star line offered. Since I was responsible for group of 27 people, Star Line had me talk to Andria who was very nice and professional! I would recommend this ferry service for large or small groups.

Thank jhelmuth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I found the entire experience to be great! We parked in the secure parking lot and took our bikes to Mackinac. A great way to get across.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish they would maintain a more frequent pick up during all seasons, but with that being said, they are still a great choice for getting on the island.

Thank Jessalayne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Star Line is the best. Great people, very accommodating and helpful. Prices are reasonable. Always on time and plenty of parking.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took Star Line from Mackinac City, to access the island pier next to Chippewa Hotel; the Mackinac City crew were so good - took advantage of their valet parking (so handy! especially when you return!) Rode the hydro-jet catamaran - comfortable, quick crossing. Baggage was...More

Thank Mike T
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Jacqueleene W
27 August 2017|
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Response from DianeEB | Reviewed this property |
Take a look at the website they have discounts for AAA, they also have packages for the different activities to do along with the ferry ride.
Sonia G
7 July 2017|
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Response from Phyl S | Reviewed this property |
Too much for the service. Used them again this week. Boats late and loading passengers took very long. Took too long to get to island...won't use them again.