Getting to the Island

Mackinac Island can be accessed from the boat docks in Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula or from St. Ignace boat docks in the Upper Peninsula. If you are traveling by car, I-75 will bring you to either Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.

All season long, Mackinac Island is serviced from both of these cities by two ferry companies: Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry and Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry. Travel time is less than 30 minutes.

Pellston Airport is approximately 15 miles from the Island. Mackinaw Shuttle Services and Wolverine Stages (800) 825-1450 are located in the main terminal of the airport to provide ground transportation to the ferries headed to the Island. Additionally, Great Lakes Air and Fresh Air Aviation are full service charter services that offers a seven minute flight from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island.

Upon arrival at the boat dock on Mackinac Island, there will be dock porters to direct you to Metivier Inn on Market Street and help you with your luggage, if you choose.

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