Lighthouse Cruise – Eastbound

 

You’ll start by passing under the Mackinac Bridge, then you’ll head across the Straits between Round Island Light and Round Island Passage Light. Turning east, you’ll pass by the privately owned Bois Blanc Light. Poe Reef and Fourteen Foot Shoal Lights mark your turn into the South Channel. ... Read More >

Adults: $51.50

Children (ages 5-12): $29.50

Children (under 5): Free

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Lighthouse Cruise – Westbound

 

Five Lake Michigan lighthouses and stunning coastline views of Wilderness State Park are the hallmark attractions of the three-hour Shepler's Westbound Cruise.  Expert guides from the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association explain unique construction of lighthouses. This cruise is 3 hours lon... Read More >

Adults: $51.50

Children (ages 5-12): $29.50

Children (under 5): Free

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Lighthouse Cruise – Extended Eastbound

 

You’ll start by passing under the Mackinac Bridge, then you’ll head across the Straits between Round Island Light and Round Island Passage Light. Turning east, you’ll pass by the privately owned Bois Blanc Light. Next you'll be treated to a chance to see the elusive Spectacle Reef Lighthouse.... Read More >

Adults: $69.00

Children (ages 5-12): $40.25

Children (under 5): Free

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Lighthouse Cruise – Extended Westbound (New 2020 Route)

 

New route for 2020!!  Seven Lake Michigan lighthouses as well as stunning coastline views of Wilderness State Park are the hallmark attractions of the Shepler's Extended Westbound Lighthouse Cruise - featuring an all new route for 2020.  Guests will enjoy a Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Associati... Read More >

Adults: $62.00

Children (ages 5-12): $36.00

Children (under 5): Free

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Lighthouse Cruise – Evening

 

Looking for a new perspective of the wonderful Straits area lighthouses? Join us on an Evening Lighthouse Cruise and you’ll see the lights at work as the sun sets and the stars come out to guide us on our journey. You can cancel up to 48 hours prior to the cruise for a full refund. Any cancel... Read More >

Adults: $51.50

Children (ages 5-12): $29.50

Children (under 5): Free

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Lighthouse Cruise – Les Cheneaux

 

Only Shepler's offers a cruise that gives guests remarkable views of six Lake Huron lighthouses and an inside look at the beautiful 36-island Les Cheneaux archipelago chain off the southeastern Upper Peninsula. The islands' sheltered channels and bays near the Straits of Mackinac offer some of the m... Read More >

Adults: $78.00

Children (ages 5-12): $43.00

Children (under 5): Free

Cost includes a boxed lunch.

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Night Sky Cruises

 

Experience an unforgettable narrated tour of the Great Lakes night sky aboard a Shepler's cruise! All aboard as we set sail under the natural beauty of the night sky.  Enjoy a relaxing and educational cruise exploring the wonder and mystery in our galaxy and beyond.  Our 2020 night sky cruisee sc... Read More >

Adults: $29.00

Children (ages 5-12): $17.00

Children (under 5, on lap): Free

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Private Charter Cruises

 

Your VIP cocktail reception, catered dinner, or area tour awaits you on the Straits of Mackinac!   Contact our group sales team to discuss your upcoming private event on the open waters of the Straits of Mackinac.   Shepler's private charters create unforgettable memories for your guests f... Read More >

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4th of July Cruise – Mackinaw City

 

Celebrate America's Independence Day on the Straits with a VIP view of Mackinaw City's fireworks display!   Experience a 4th of July to remember aboard a Shepler's cruise!  The best seat in the house, on the Straits, awaits you for a VIP viewing of Mackinaw City's stunning fireworks display.... Read More >

Adults: $28.00

Children (ages 5-12): $16.00

Children (under 5, on lap): Free

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4th of July Cruise – Mackinac Island

 

Enjoy a 4th of July to remember on board our Mackinac Island fireworks cruise departing/returning our island dock!   Mackinac Island residents and guests can experience a front row seat to the island's spectacular fireworks display aboard our special scheduled cruise.  Enjoy a VIP Independen... Read More >

Adults: $28.00

Children (ages 5-12): $16.00

Children (under 5, on lap): Free

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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 Mac... Read More >

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Cruise Travel Tips


• Only trained service animals are permitted on Shepler’s cruises.
• Outside food or beverages are not permitted.
• Smoking is not allowed.
• Passengers of all ages are required to have a ticket for boarding. Children under five are free of charge, but do require a ticket for boarding and must sit on a parent’s lap. A paid child’s seat is required for a seat.
• Guests should plan to arrive one hour prior to departure time.
• All cruises depart from Mackinaw City unless otherwise specified.
• Guests departing on a Shepler’s cruise enjoy complimentary parking in our Day Lot (visit our Parking page for details).