Whether you use your round trip on the Star Line Hydro-Jet Ferry to cross from St Ignace to Mackinac Island and back again, or simply take a ferry cruise to enjoy the sights of Lake Michigan, the Hydro-Jet Ferry is both functional and entertaining!
Climb on board on the main decks of the Star Line Hydro-Jet Ferry that is barrier-free and experience a beautiful all around view of the area landscape from the cozy comfort of a glass-enclosed cabin or an open-air observation deck. Sit back, relax, and watch from either the main deck or the glass-enclosed cabins as Star Line's unique Hydro-Jets produce their unique and well known 35-foot rooster tail spray. Star Line offers a complimentary shuttle service to area campgrounds, hotels, and motels.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Stop at Mackinaw City Main Dock
Start your ferry ride at one of three locations, including this location at the Mackinaw City Main Dock, for a convenient ride. On your ferry, you can enjoy panoramic views of the water from the comfort of a glass-enclosed cabin or an open-air observation deck.
Stop at St. Ignace Main Dock
Start your ferry ride at one of three locations, including this location at the St. Ignace Main Dock, for a convenient ride! During your ride, you can enjoy sights of the water and marine life from the comfort of a glass-enclosed cabin or an open-air observation deck.
Stop at St. Ignace Railroad Dock
Start your ferry ride at one of three locations, including this location at the St. Ignace Railroad Dock, for a convenient ride! Take in the panoramic views of the water and islands around you as you travel, conveniently watching form the comfort of a glass-enclosed cabin or an open-air observation deck.
Drive By Straits of Mackinac
Your ferry will take you across the Straits of Mackinac, which is a major shipping lane for raw materials and finished goods. At their narrowest point, the Straits are five miles wide, and you can enjoy sights of the other islands on your journey, including Round and Bois Blanc Islands.
Drive By Mackinac Bridge
This toll bridge, envisioned in 1880, is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. You will have fantastic views of the Mackinac Bridge aboard your ferry trip.
Drive By Round Island
One of two uninhabited islands in the Straits of Mackinac, Round Island is a small piece of land conveniently located near the State Dock, giving visitors perfect views of what the Native Americans called "Nissawinagong".
Drive By Round Island Light
Located on the west shore of Round Island in the shipping lanes of the Straits, the Light was built to avoid hazards for ships navigating the Straits. Because of its color scheme and form, the lighthouse has been likened to an old-fashioned schoolhouse and is a recognizable icon of the upper Great Lakes.
Drive By Mackinac Island State Park
Catch a glimpse of the Mackinac Island State Park from your ferry as you approach the Island. Taking up nearly 80 percent of Mackinac Island, the park offers visitors a wealth of natural and historical sights that are sure to entertain the whole family. Make sure to check it all out during your trip to the Island!
Stop at Mackinac Island State Dock
No matter your departure point, your ferry will take you to the Mackinac Island State Dock for your trip to Mackinac Island. From here, you can explore the Island, take carriage rides, and meander around the Park, which takes up the majority of the area.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
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