Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get to Mackinac Island?
It takes approximately 18 minutes.
Can we bring our dog on the boat/Island?
Yes, you may bring your dog(s) on the ferry as long as it is on a leash and under control. Most businesses on the Island do not allow dogs into their establishments unless they are seeing eye dogs. Also, by city ordinance you must have your dog on a leash and under control at all times as well as clean up after them.
Are reservations required?
Reservations are not necessary, but do plan on arriving approximately 15 minutes before your planned departure time.
Do I need to purchase my tickets in advance?
No, tickets are available on all docks and we also have ticket booths located throughout the local area.
Is there a charge for strollers?
No, strollers are welcome at no additional charge.
Can I bring my electric wheelchair?
Yes, if it is medically necessary they are welcome on the ferry and Island.
Are roller blades/scooters allowed on the Island?
Yes, but they are prohibited from use in the downtown area. For more information please contact the local Chamber of Commerce.