ST IGNACE DOCK, 587 N. State St St. Ignace, MI 49781
MACKINAW CITY DOCK, 801 S. Huron St Mackinaw City, MI 49701

"High Tails It"

to Mackinac Island

mackPASS Package

2018 Discount Mackinac Island Package!

Board the barrier free main decks of a Star Line Hydro-Jet ferry or one of our NEW Classic ferries and enjoy a panoramic view of the Straits that includes the Mackinac Bridge. Sit back, relax and enjoy the area’s scenic beauty from the comfort of our glass enclosed cabins or our open air observation decks. Watch as Star Line’s Hydro-Jets produce their distinctive 35′ rooster tail spray!

Our mackPASS is a great value that includes:

  • Round Trip Ferry Ticket
  • 1 1/2 hr Narrated Carriage Tour




Mackinac Island Carriage Tour

Your 1 1/2 hour narrated carriage tour begins downtown, right in the heart of Mackinac Island plus makes stops at:

  • Surrey Hills Museum  – enjoy a leisurely visit through the museum displaying historical carriages and browse on-site gift shops.  Your tour will resume aboard their open 3-horse carriage.
  • Arch Rock is your next stop for an approximately 5 minute viewing and picture taking adventure of one of Mackinac Island’s most famous rock formations.
  • Fort Mackinac Avenue of Flags – Spend as much time as you wish enjoying historic Fort Mackinac.  As passengers depart arriving carriages, you may re-board as space is available to continue your island tour.
  • Return to Surrey Hills Museum and board one of the 2-horse carriages to venture back downtown or end at Grand Hotel.



NEW in 2018 – Create your own adventure with our new add-on options to our mackPASS

Fort Mackinac 

Fort Mackinac Admission – Located on Mackinac Island

Self Guided Tour – You can spend all day or just an hour.  Fort Mackinac has live reenactments every 45 minutes in the peak of summer.

Constructed by the British during the American Revolution, Fort Mackinac served as an imposing sentinel in the Straits of Mackinac for 115 years. Within its 14 original buildings, you’ll enjoy informative and interactive exhibits, a children’s play area, and a Victorian-themed museum store. Outside, our 1880’s soldier interpreters play concerts of military music, fire rifles on the parade ground, and deliver a cannon salute over the harbor.





Grand Hotel Admission or Grand Luncheon Buffet 

Architecture Photography by Michigan Photographer Don Johnston

Grand Hotel Admission
Enjoy “America’s Summer Place” and walk the world’s longest front porch by adding on Admission Tickets to Grand Hotel if you are a non-guest.  Grand Hotel does adhere to an evening dress code after 6:30 PM.  Please click here for more dress code information.

Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet
Put that check mark next to the Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet on your Bucket List and purchase a ticket today!  Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet does include your admission cost to Grand Hotel as well and does not need to be purchased on top of the lunch buffet ticket.  One of the most unique lunches you will enjoy with views of the Straits of Mackinac from their Main Dining Room that seats 1200 people!  Their desserts are to die for and cannot be missed.  The Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet is served most days from 12 PM to 2 PM.  Please see a list of black out (closed) dates: May 16th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th and 31st; October 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2018.


Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House and Insect World
Enhance your mackPASS by adding on a trip to the Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House. It is the 1st of its kind in Michigan, and the 3rd oldest LIVE butterfly exhibit in the United States. The world-renowned facility has 1800 sq ft of tropical garden filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents. Located behind Historic St. Anne’s Catholic Church off Main Street.