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“Use Arnolds”

Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
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US$15.00*
and up
Lumberjack Show Tickets
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Shepler's offers 5 different Lighthouse Cruises through the Straits of Mackinac. Each cruise is narrated by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. A portion of the proceeds from each cruise go to help with upkeep and restoration of area lighthouses. See the full schedule and buy tickets online.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Use Arnolds”
Reviewed 18 August 2012 via mobile

Never again for Sheplers....they cram to many people on the boat and then do nothing to help their patrons find a seat. The boat actually pulled away from the dock before everyone had found a seat and no one bothered to check. Very unprofressional and not very safe. Never again. Always to rode Arnold in the past but we wanted out kids to try the 'jet' boat but never again.

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Cloyne, Canada
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65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely cruise!”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

The ferry looked new and the added bonus of sailing under the bridge made the ride memorable! The staff were nice, friendly yet got everyone seated on board quickly. We loved the ride, but waiting to get off the island in the sun was not so pleasant. Wish there was a canopy over the outside benches. The boat ride much better then the expensive attractions on the island.

Visited August 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good ferry service”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

Clean boat, nice staff. No problems. Ferry every 30 minutes to and from the island. Took about 15 minutes each way.

Visited August 2012
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Cambridge, Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Efficient,well-run ferry service”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

A short wait, clean ferry, polite employees. I have used Sheppler's twice now and highly recommend it.

Visited August 2012
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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7 reviews
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“Great Experience”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We booked out tickets online and got a great deal. We arrived about 5 minutes before the 10:30 am ferry left for Mackinac Island and still got a seat on the top of the boat. Nice and friendly crew to help with bikes or any luggage you are bringing on board. Will definitely use them again.

Visited August 2012
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