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Black Friday is a FERRY big deal around here!

Ticket Special Friday and Saturday, November 23 – 24: $6.00 off per adult regular round trip ticket.  Our tickets are regularly $26.00 per adult at the ticket office, so you get tickets for $20.00 each! Just use promo code: blackfriday18 and save. This offer will not be extended past Saturday, November 24th and is only… Read more »

Another season is in the books for Shepler’s Ferry

Every year we get to the last day of the season and think, “where did the time go?” It’s no different this year as we end our 73rd season, and we want to say thank you for making 2018 a huge success for us. We always find this time of year bittersweet.  It is a… Read more »

Win-Some Women Ferry Schedule

Welcome to the Fall session of Win-Some Women!  Please see below for the schedule of departures for October 16th – 19th, 2018.  The additional departures that we are running for the conference are shaded in grey and the blue times are Mighty Mac Departures that go under the Mackinac Bridge on the way to the… Read more »

Choose Shepler’s For Your 2018 Labor Day Bridge Walk Shuttle

Ride Shepler’s and walk the ENTIRE Mackinac Bridge this 2018 Labor Day!   Mackinaw City to St. Ignace SOLD OUT This Labor Day, we are excited to be offering three direct departures for the morning bridge walk. Join us and enjoy a complete walk from peninsula to peninsula. See the schedule below: Times 6:00 am – Departure from… Read more »

Upcoming Events

Lighthouse Cruise June 16 and June 20 Both are evening cruises that will get you back just after nightfall.  Come watch the sunset behind the guardians of the Great Lakes.  Tickets can be purchased here or at the ticket office. Night Sky Cruises What could be better than watching the sun set and the stars… Read more »

Have a Blast with us on 4th of July

Join us in celebrating Independence Day on the Straits of Mackinac. The 4th of July is a great time to be in Northern Michigan and we have the best place for you to watch the fireworks explode overheard as we float on the water in view of the Mackinac Bridge. We have fireworks cruises leaving… Read more »

Mackinac Policy Conference Travel Tips

Welcome Aboard for the Mackinac Policy Conference! Tickets NEW this year, your Conference voucher received in your confirmation packet is your ferry ticket – no exchange necessary for an actual Shepler’s boarding pass.  Be sure to keep the return portion of your voucher for your trip off the Island.  If you do not have the… Read more »

Weather Delays Opening Day

Due to inclement weather, including late season ice conditions, Shepler’s regrets to announce a delayed opening date change for the 2018 navigational season.  We will [tentatively] begin operating regularly scheduled passenger service [weather depending] on Wednesday, April 25.  This date is entirely dependent on continued weather developments.  We encourage you to revisit this page daily… Read more »

Parking Improvements for 2018

We are excited to announce another enhancement to our operation.  We are implementing a new and improved parking system designed for optimum efficiency for you, our guests. St. Ignace Guests If you travel with us through St. Ignace, please proceed to the dock for all parking.  Day parking is free, and overnight parking is $5.00… Read more »