04/29/19 2019 MPC Travel Tips

Welcome Aboard for the Mackinac Policy Conference! Tickets 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 return portion, you…

03/22/19 2019 Win-Some Women Spring Ferry Schedule

Welcome to the Spring session of Win-Some Women!  Please see below for the schedule of departures for May 14th – 17th, 2019.  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…

2/28/19 Mackinac Island Dock Expansion Updates

Mackinac Island Dock Expansion When we first started telling you about our Mackinac Island Dock expansion project back in the fall of 2017, we had no idea the impact the weather would have on the construction.  Cold winters have made building a challenge, but a year and a half into the build, and we are…

02/14/19 Puppy Love From Your Pet-Friendly Ferry

We are celebrating our furriest, friendliest, tail-waggingest guests!  We LOVE your pets and there are many ways that we show it. Your pet will always get a free ride on Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry.  We love little dogs, big dogs, dogs with squishy faces, dogs with big noses, dogs with big floppy ears, and dogs…

01/29/19 2019 Schedules Announced

In preparation of our 2019 season that starts on April 21st, we have released our ferry and cruise schedules.  You can also purchase ferry tickets here. Our ferry schedule has more departures that ever to fit your travel needs.  All of our boats are fast and will get you to the Island in a quick…

01/29/19 2019 4th of July Cruise Details

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…

01/21/19 2019 Parking Information

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.  The entire lot at the St. Ignace Dock is…

01/18/19 2019 Night Sky Cruise Descriptions

Join us for a wonderful night under the stars.  Mary Stewart Adams will provide her signature storytelling of sky lore and the celestial events that are happening right before your eyes as we cruise the waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Saturday, June 15th  Strawberry Moon Cruise   8:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. The Strawberry Moon lends…

10/31/18 Another Season In The Books

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…

09/27/18 Seven Tips for the Best Fall on Mackinac

Every season has its own special qualities on Mackinac Island, but Fall seems to bring out the true beauty.  Warm breezes turn crisp and the deep green of the pine trees mingle with the flaming reds and yellows of the Maple and Beech trees.  If you are planning a trip to enjoy the Island’s majestic…