See our Guardians of the Great Lakes in a front row seat!

Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Seventeen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance from Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during these fascinating tours.

First Class Service
for Every Guest, Every Day
Family Owned

Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry was founded in 1945 by Capt. Shepler.

Family Operated

Today Shepler's Ferry operates under its third generation.

Family Oriented

Take a trip with us! Shepler's Ferry is fun for all ages - we promise!

Serving Northern Michigan FOR
What began as a family operated parking lot and hot dog stand thrives today as one of Michigan's longest operating family business, offering the most reliable, friendliest, and fastest ferry service to Mackinac Island.
First Class Smiles
Don't wait to plan your spring adventure,
starting aboard Shepler's First Class Ferry Service
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Night Sky Cruises: Explore the Great Lakes Night Sky!

Operational Guidelines: Shepler's 2021 Guidelines have been updated.

Cruise Tickets Available: Book your cruise now! Tickets are limited

April 26, 2021 Motor Vessel Monday

Wyandot: First Vessel out of Mackinaw City in 2021!

April 27, 2021 Travel Tip Tuesday

Family Packages: Budget friendly family packages!

April 23, 2021 by Feature Friday

Congratulations Geoff! : Captain Geoff has been promoted to Fleet Captain

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