Mackinaw City Labor Day Direct Departure

2019 Information coming soon!

Shepler’s will be offering special direct departures for the Labor Day Bridge Walk.


Many changes have been made to the Labor Day Bridge Walk this year.  We suggest checking out all of the new rules at The biggest change is that you will only be able to walk the entire bridge if you reach the midpoint by 10:00 am and have your own transportation waiting for you on the other side.

That is where we offer the solution.  Take one of our direct departures from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace prior to starting the walk and end up back in Mackinaw City for an easy departure home.  See below for schedule.


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


$20.00 per adult

$10.00 per child ages 5-12

Free for children under 5 years of age.

Tickets available in-person at the ticket office starting at 5:00 a.m. There are a limited number of tickets available. Buy early to be assured a ticket.  We will have general boarding for these departures.  The capacity of the boat will dictate how many tickets can be sold.

We will have limited ground transportation from the St. Ignace dock to Little Bear Arena, where guests can get a shuttle down to the bridge.  However, the arena is only about 2 blocks from our dock and we encourage guests who are able to walk to do so.

If you wish to walk the bridge and then take the boat to the Island and back to your starting city, you can purchase a regular round trip ferry ticket and make a stop at the Island on your way back.

These tickets are non-refundable.

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