School & Scout Groups

Shepler’s offers more than just a boat ride to Mackinac Island. We also provide exciting educational adventures for students of all ages – from the time you arrive at our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace dock until your last minute aboard our ferries.

School group specials include:

  • Group discounts for advance reservations.
  • Your group will board together. (We will keep your group together on one boat unless the total size of your group exceeds the capacity of the boat, in which case we will accommodate the group on two boats for the same departure time.)
  • Mighty Mac views: Show your students the Mackinac Bridge from a whole new angle, looking at the underside from below. Simply ask for a Mighty Mac Departure on the way to the island when making your reservation.
  • Free tickets: One free adult ferry ticket for every 30 paid students.
  • Free package planning: We customize each island package to your group’s needs; with visits to Fort Mackinac, a carriage tour and more.
  • Fun and educational information for teachers: Curriculum packets include lesson plans, puzzles and a scavenger hunt that your students can do while on Mackinac Island. Please be sure to request this when making your reservation.

Scout Groups can receive:

  • Group discounts for advance reservations.
  • Free package planning: We customize each island package to your group’s needs; with visits to Fort Mackinac, a carriage tour and more.
  • Ask about our island scavenger hunt when making your reservation.

Start your educational adventure today by calling one of our student group experts at 800-828-6157 or email us at groups@sheplersferry.com.

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