Are you ready to ferry into an unforgettable adventure? Embark on a stylish journey to Mackinac Island with Shepler’s Ferry, renowned for its reliable, safe, and timely departures. Offering the fastest ride to Mackinac Island, Shepler’s Ferry is also a premier choice for weddings and charters on the Great Lakes, promising “First-Class Service to Every Guest, Every Day” from our convenient docks in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.

For over 75 years, the Shepler family has been dedicated to providing safe and memorable passage to Mackinac Island. From the moment you arrive, Shepler’s takes care of every detail, ensuring unparalleled service. Our enthusiastic cast members are ready to welcome you aboard your quick 16-minute voyage. Plus, we also offer free on-site, daily parking at our St. Ignace dock for your convenience.

Our amenities are designed to make your journey as comfortable as possible. Enjoy our covered waiting areas, clean and spacious restrooms, and top-notch boats. We also provide complimentary hotel and campground shuttle services, making your trip hassle-free from start to finish.

Shepler’s Ferry isn’t just about getting you to Mackinac Island; we also offer a variety of additional services:

Day, Evening & Lighthouse Cruises:

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Lake Michigan’s lighthouses on our Westbound Lighthouse Cruises. Marvel at the stunning coastline views of Wilderness State Park and beyond, or take in the captivating lights along the eastern shores of Lake Huron. Our expert guides from the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association will share fascinating lighthouse history and maritime lore. For a truly magical experience, join our Evening Lighthouse Cruise and watch as the sun sets and the stars light up the night sky.

Weddings, Charters & Private Events:

Shepler's Ferry is your go-to choice for planning a corporate event, reunion, or wedding. With over five decades of experience accommodating groups of all sizes, we guarantee a trouble-free experience for every guest. Choose Shepler’s for your next event and let our award-winning service exceed your expectations. For a unique touch, book a private cruise to complement your event on Mackinac Island.

Visit to order your ferry tickets online. It’s fast, easy, and saves time at the dock—just bring your email confirmation with your QR code for seamless boarding. You can also add tickets for carriage rides, park admissions, and more to your vacation package, ensuring you make the most of your time on the island.

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