Labor Day Bridge Walk Direct Departures

Thank you for a great Labor Day adventure in 2019!

The information below is from 2019.  Stay tuned in the summer of 2020 for details on our 2020 departure plan. We look forward to another great #MightyMacWalk adventure on the Straits!

Tickets now on sale!

Enjoy direct ferry service between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace for this year’s Labor Day Bridge Walk.  Please visit for details on this amazing Michigan tradition, 62 years in the making before purchasing tickets.



Adult: $20.00
Child (ages 5-12): $10.00
Child (under 5): Free, But Ticket Required

* Tickets for our Labor Day Bridge Walk direct departures are available online only and are non-refundable/non-exchangable.  Select tickets may be available in person at our ticket offices on the day of the walk. 


Bridge Walk Direct Departure Tickets are Non-Refundable

Tickets are entirely non-exchangeable and non-refundable.  The only exception to this policy will be if the Mackinac Bridge Authority cancels the 2019 Labor Day Bridge Walk (see below).


What if the bridge walk is cancelled?

In the highly improbable and unlikely event that the Mackinac Bridge walk is cancelled, the following process will be followed.

  • If walk is cancelled prior to 5:30am on Labor Day:  All guests will receive a 100% refund.  Should this happen, all guests should visit our website after 12:00pm on Labor Day for details on receiving their full refund.
  • If walk is cancelled after 5:30am on Labor Day: Guests who have already departed should immediately proceed to the nearest Shepler’s dock for direct and complimentary ferry service back to their original departure location and will NOT receive a refund.  Guests who have not yet departed will receive a complete refund and should visit our website after 12:00pm on Labor Day for details on receiving their full refund.
  • Refunds will not be processed at either ticket office on the day of the event.

Additional Bridge Walk FAQs

Start time?  Ground transportation?  Parking info?  Visit our blog post for additional FAQs regarding the 62 Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk.  View Bridge Walk FAQs.

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing direct departure tickets, guests agree to the Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry terms and conditions.  Review terms and conditions.


A limited number of tickets are available for each departure.  Tickets are dated, timed and passengers are required to board at the location and time stated on their ticket(s) purchased.

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