Ride Shepler’s and walk the ENTIRE Mackinac Bridge this Labor Day!

 
This Labor Day, we are excited to be offering three direct departures for the morning bridge walk. Join us and enjoy a complete walk from peninsula to peninsula. See the schedule below:

Times
6:00 am – Departure from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace
6:30 am – Departure from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City
7:00 am – Departure from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace

Cost
$20.00 per adult
$10.00 per child (ages 5-12)
Free for children under 5 years of age.Tickets for our Labor Day direct departures are only available online and are non-refundable unless the walk is cancelled.  Tickets will be sold for the capacity of each departure.

We’re encouraging guests to walk between our St. Ignace dock and Little Bear Arena, where shuttles will be available to take guests to the north end of the bridge.  We’ll be offering limited transportation between our dock and Little Bear Arena.  If walking from Mackinaw City, guests can take a shuttle from the north end of the bridge to Little Bear Arena and walk to our St. Ignace dock.

Guests wishing to walk the entire bridge and then visit Mackinac Island may simply purchase a regular round trip ticket and “boat hop” via the island.  Visit sheplersferry.com/schedule to view our regular printed schedule for Labor Day.

For questions and concerns about the many changes to this year’s Labor Day Bride Walk, please visit mackinacbridge.org.

We anticipate a sell out for these direct departures, so be sure to buy your tickets early!  If you have questions regarding these new departures, please let us know by emailing  info@sheplersferry.com or by calling our office at 1-800-828-6157.

Buy Tickets HERE

16 Comments

Ida smith

Will you offer a boat shuttle from the island to Ignace the morning of the walk, then a shuttle from dock to bridge.

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Misty Martinchek

We will be offering additional departures at 6am and 7am from the Island to St. Ignace. We will not have ground transportation to the bridge, but will have limited transportation from our dock to Little Bear Arena where you can take the provided shuttle to the bridge. We are encouraging guests to walk to the arena, which is 2 blocks from our dock. Have a great time!

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Jane Weyher

Will Shepler’s provide parking if using their ferry to St Ignace prior to the Bridge Walk?

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Misty Martinchek

You will be able to park for free in our Day Lot in Mackinaw City or St. Ignace, depending on your final destination. Have a great time!

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Corinne Eisenman

Hello, I’m new to this walk and have a question. Is it allowed to park in Mackinaw city, walk across the bridge, turn around halfway and finally return to Mackinaw City to retrieve my car?
If so- where is the designated parking? Thank you!

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Misty Martinchek

If you choose to park in Mackinaw City and walk half the bridge and return, there are several spots to park in the City. Most of the parking lots that day will have event parking for a fee.

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Mary Bridgeman

Is it possible to park in St. Ignace and walk the full bridge. Get a ferry from mackinac city over to the island and then take a ferry back to St. Ignace?

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Misty Martinchek

That is definitely possible. Our St. Ignace dock will be open at 6am that morning.

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Kathy Perutelli

Hi!
We are staying overnight on the island before walking the bridge. I was told by a friend, that on the morning of the walk to send our luggage back to Mackinaw City, where are car is parked, and then take a boat to St. Ignace. Wanted to check to make sure that was okay to do.

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David L.

I see you mention that tickets will be sold for the capacity of each departure. Being our first experience with BridgeWalk, I’m not sure what to expect for queue time doing a S.I. > M.I. ferry. Once walking into S.I. would there be a place in the queue reserved once checking in? I see it’s ok to “hop” and return from M.I. > M.C. In the event something prevents us from walk into S.I. is it equally ok to “hop” ferry from M.C. > M.I. instead or does that interfere with the aforementioned departure totals procedure? Do you anticipate ticket sell-out? Thanks, all helps to get a feel for if it’s smarter to buy tickets in advance versus not.

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Misty Martinchek

The only tickets that we are taking reservations for are the direct departures that go from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace or the reverse. Regular departures that are listed on our schedule will still work the same way as our regular tickets, and are open for any departure date and time. Our direct departure boat holds 281 people and that will be the number of tickets that are sold for those three departures. Whichever departure you specify when purchasing, is the departure that you need to be on. If you do the walk first, no matter where you start from, you can buy a round trip ticket and go to the Island and then on to the city where your vehicle is parked. As of August 15th, we have about 100 tickets left on each departure, but we do expect to sell out as we get closer to the date. The direct departure tickets have to be purchased online prior to arrival. Please note that they are non-refundable. Have a great walk! We’ll see you in a couple weeks!

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Tammy Noirot

If walking from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace, in order to return to Mackinaw City am I reading correctly, a person needs to ferry to the island and then take the return ferry to Mackinaw from there? Somehow using a round trip ticket?

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Misty Martinchek

That is correct. The other option would be to take one of our direct departures, at either 6am or 7am from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace and then walk back to Mackinaw City. Those tickets have to be purchased in advance, online. Enjoy the walk!

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