Birthdays  –  Anniversaries  –  Reunions  –  Weddings  –  Receptions  –  Company Parties

Make your group’s experience in the Straits of Mackinac area a memorable one!

  • Full bar service
  • Restrooms on the vessel
  • Complimentary parking
  • We are happy to recommend local caterers
  • Choose your departure and return location (Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, or St. Ignace)
  • Ability to broadcast music through the PA system
  • The minimum cruise length is one (1) hour
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The Straits of Mackinac II vessel is ready to deliver a unique experience for private parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, dinner cruises, and area tours.

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Mackinac Island Ferry Company Wedding Photo by Mackinac Express


For a unique and memorable service, your wedding vows can be officiated on board by your own clergy. We also have caterers available who can create a dining experience to the level you desire.

Our exclusive Wedding Package offers special discounts, complimentary perks and special charters. Details of customer service, helping the bride and groom make travel arrangements, and ensuring a smooth enjoyable experience for our customers is our top priority. Call us today to receive personal assistance with customized details for your wedding or group travel needs.

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Pirate Ship Cruises

Good Fortune Pirate Ship Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Company

The Good Fortune pirate ship cruises start June 15th and run through August 17th. Family friendly cruises depart at 5:30 PM on Wednesdays through Saturdays and Nauti Pirate Cruises (21 and older – valid ID required) depart at 7:00 PM on Thursdays through Saturdays.

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Straits of Mackinac II History

Built in the 1950s, Straits of Mackinac II is one of Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Company’s classic boats. This vessel acts as both a leisurely ferry and a cruising boat on the water with a capacity of 295 passengers.

Straits of Mackinac II   Specs

  • Carries up to 295 persons
  • 120 fixed seats on upper deck
  • Up to 80 removable seats on lower deck
  • Two restrooms onboard
Straits of Mackinac II - Mackinac Island Ferry Company