Three Mackinac Island Ferries

Three Mackinac Island Ferries to choose from when heading over to Mackinac Island.

All Three Mackinac Island ferries run from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula during the active seasons of spring, summer and fall.

Click on the Photos to Read More About Your Ferry Choices:

Arnold-LineShepler’s-FerryStar-Line-Ferry
Arnold Line Info Shepler's Ferry Info

Starline Ferry Info


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All three companies are safe and dependable. All have docks with ample parking (at their Mackinaw City or St. Ignace docks) with crews ready to assist you with your luggage, bikes and other gear. It is always nice, although not required, to tip the people who unload your car and put your belongings on a cart for the boat.

It's best to choose your ferry service by the location of their dock to your lodging or destination. All three can arrange taxi service to Hotels and other Lodging.

They also have porters that will take your luggage to your destination for a fee. However, if these items aren't in your budget then choose your ferry wisely.

For more detailed information about all the Mackinac Island ferries click here to read more info.


Insider Tip:If your plans are to stay on the eastern side of the Island then the Arnold Ferry dock is the best choice. If your lodging is on the western side then Shepler's or Star Line are the best choices. This might sound silly but lugging your suitcases, strollers, or back packs a few extra blocks through busy and crowded Main Street is not fun!



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