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Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry

587 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1428
+1 906-643-7635
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Never gets old

We've always liked the ferry out of St Ignace rather than Mackinac City due to smaller crowds. Do... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Easy transportation to Mackinac Island

We took the ferry to Mackinac Island as a day trip. We checked the schedule and took a boat over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann G
Wausau, Wisconsin
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587 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1428
+1 906-643-7635

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've always liked the ferry out of St Ignace rather than Mackinac City due to smaller crowds. Do the tour that takes you under the bridge. It's awesome.

Thank lyle7692
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the ferry to Mackinac Island as a day trip. We checked the schedule and took a boat over that went under the bridge as part of the trip. It was a nice inclusion in the ride. They offer some trips that go under...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, reliable, good schedules, decent parking, easy access, made the trek easy. Priced competitive.

Thank DrHow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always take the Star Line to the island There are a couple trips a day that take you under the bridge which is awesome

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing that is confusing is deciding which dock to leave from... Main dock (3?) is where the hydro-jets leave from, but on our way out, we made a short detour to dock 1 to pick up more passengers for the hydro-jet before heading...More

Thank rollngstone
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For years we've wanted to visit Mackinac Island. So much less than we had imagined and hoped for, and Star Line was largely responsible. We were led to believe you could buy a combination ticket for a ferry ride and horse and carriage ride on...More

1  Thank EdRockster
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We tried this company this time around from St Ignace. We shuttle to the island every year and usually use another service. Basically, the ride was very smooth and we were treated fairly. The problem comes in with confusing choices: fast boat or conventional boat,...More

1  Thank silverbolt
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We always use Star Line. The hydroferry gets you there pretty quick for a decent price. If you are lucky, your ferry will take you under the Mackinac Bridge. They do that twice a day around 10 and then 12pm or so.

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day on Mackinac Island, the boat ride over was fantastic and one really needs to spend 2 or 3 days here to take it all in. If you can afford it, stay overnight on the island. There are dozens of packages available, it will...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The ride back from the island was quick and everything when smoothly. They took excellent care of all of our bikes. They were all very friendly and courteous. Knowledgeable staff! Highly recommend!

Thank Tom Peggy L
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Jan E
12 June 2017|
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Response from LakeState | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you may bring your dog(s) on the ferry as long as it is on a leash and under control. Most businesses on the Island do not allow dogs into their establishments unless they are seeing eye dogs. Also, by city ordinance... More
7 February 2017|
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Response from Haley C | Property representative |
Thanks for asking this question! There is plenty of parking for the ferry either in Mackinaw City or St. Ignace. There are multiple levels of parking options, free, secured-overnight, and valet. When you arrive at the dock... More
17 December 2016|
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Response from Haley C | Property representative |
Typically the last ferry from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island on a weeknight in September is around 6pm. Our schedule changes from year to year, and the 2017 schedule will be released in late winter to early spring. Thanks!