School & Scout Groups

Shepler’s offers more than just a boat ride to Mackinac Island for both school and scout groups. Contact our group sales team to inquire about exciting educational adventures for youths of all ages – from the time you arrive at our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace dock until your last minute aboard our ferries on the return trip home.  Advance reservations for all school and scout groups highly recommended.


Plan your educational adventure today by contacting our Group Sales Department directly at 231-436-5023, via email to, or by completing the form at right.  We look forward to hearing from you!

School & Scout Group Options:

  • Group discounts on advance reservations.
  • Group boarding (Our capable dock team will assure your group departs together at one time – whether on a single ferry or multiple ferries if needed).
  • Mackinac Bridge views on request (Experience the Mighty Mackinac Bridge from a whole new angle as your group takes a brief detour under the bridge en route to Mackinac Island – be sure to ask about a Mighty Mac departure when making your reservation).
  • Complimentary package planning assistance. Allow our group sales team to plan a custom island experience specific for your group with visits to island attractions such as Mackinac Island Carriage Tours.
  • Educational packets for chaperones (Inquire about Shepler’s fun curriculum packet featuring lesson plans, puzzles and an island scavenger hunt – be sure to ask about educational packets when making your reservation).
  • Convenient single dock location at all three ports (Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, and Mackinac Island).
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