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Winter Service – Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry offers winter ferry service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island November thru April, weather permitting. (Service is halted during the winter when the harbors freeze over – generally sometime in January to sometime in March or April. Check the website and/or facebook page for latest updates on service.)

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Winter Schedule – Page

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Winter Schedule – PDF

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Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry
First Class Service. Every Guest. Every Day. Shepler’s clean, comfortable passenger ferries zip you safely to Mackinac Island in just 16 minutes! You may choose from the cushioned seats and wide aisles of our main deck lounge, or experience a spectacular panoramic view of the Straits of Mackinac from the open-air top-deck seating area. Quick Links: • Ferry [...] more...

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry
Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Winter Schedule Winter Service – Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry offers winter ferry service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island November thru April, weather permitting. (Service is halted during the winter when the harbors freeze over – generally sometime in January to sometime in March or April. [...] more...

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Mackinac Island Ferries On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from Star Line and Shepler’s On Facebook.

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Friday February 21st, 2020 - 8:22 am

Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

#FBF 40 years ago when we made our first cameo appearance in the motion picture, Somewhere In Time. πŸ˜‰

#RideSheplers
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#FBF 40 years ago when we made our first cameo appearance in the motion picture, Somewhere In Time.  πŸ˜‰

#RideSheplers

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Oops πŸ˜‚

and it was a beautiful thing

nice veiw

So many fond memories!

Where are they sitting?

Purchased an anniversary sweatshirt on the Island in October. Celebrating the movie. "Somewhere in Time on Mackinac Island"

The original photo bomb...lol

You've aged quite well... πŸ™‚

I have enjoyed my time on Shepler's. Everything was very professional. Best of luck for many more years.

That's back when Shepler's ran a paddle wheel steamboat.

Great movie

Love that story

Watch out for that penny...

Hard to believe it’s been 40 years

Loved this movieβ€οΈπŸ’•

My favorite movie which took me to stay at The Grand!! πŸ’—

I REMEMBER THAT, IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE

Never noticed that, have to go back and watch it again.

What year was the movie made ?

One of my favorite movies

I love this movie!!

I watched them film that movie, when I was in 6th grade.

Oops!

Martin Hensel

Was this picture taken in Mackinaw City? Isn't that the hotel in the background?

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Wednesday February 19th, 2020 - 11:30 am

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

While we wait for the ice to thaw, our favorite horse teams are still hard at work making deliveries on Mackinac Island! ... See MoreSee Less

While we wait for the ice to thaw, our favorite horse teams are still hard at work making deliveries on Mackinac Island!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Is the Grand Hotel closed in the winter

My stent on the island when it was like this didn't go well for me. I chuckle because its just my luck. I was working for the Grand at the time. I fell on ice, as many of us did going up the hill. Broke a rib in that event and did some damage to my left leg. I had to leave a great job and go home totally defeated. I love the island but will not come back during the winter LOL Sure is beautiful though.

I hope these sweet babies get a vacation before the busy season starts. πŸ–

I found out all or most all of the horse's are or were trained by the Amish.

I see motorized vehicles in the pix. ! !

I would love to rent a place up there for one winter. I think that would be a great experience.

My favorites in the summer toπŸ’œ

They love to pull.

Nice winter scenes of Mackinac Island.

Wish that I was there!

Awesome pictures ❀️

Love these "gentle giants"! 🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴

GREAT place to visit

Remember riding around the island with light snow and sleet pelting down.

Can’t wait to come back❀️❀️❀️❀️

Love the horses!

Ah love that place❀️❀️❀️❀️

Love that place.

Beautiful Mackinac Island !

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. ♥️♥️

Great photos

Nice photos

Is there any place to rent a snowmobile?

Beautiful horses

did it freeze over for the trail to mackinaw

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Tuesday February 18th, 2020 - 4:05 pm

Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

Join #TeamShepler in 2020!! Now hiring all seasonal positions and we'd love to have you on board with the greatest team to sail the Straits as we embark on our 75th anniversary!! β›΄πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Browse open positions and apply online: sheplersferry.com/employment/
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Join #TeamShepler in 2020!!  Now hiring all seasonal positions and wed love to have you on board with the greatest team to sail the Straits as we embark on our 75th anniversary!!  β›΄πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Browse open positions and apply online: sheplersferry.com/employment/

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I WISH I LIVED CLOSER!

Melissa BurrowsπŸ’•

How many days????

The only team we want to be on: Team Captain Pat.

You always hiring the best people in the world. God bless for another successful year.

You know I would love to work there but live to far away to make it in time for my shift....Oh yeah and Probley to old.

Congratulations on 75 years of service! We love to ride on our visits to Mackinac Island!

Can I drive a boat?

Mary Jo Myers

Very nice weather that you are having for this time of year!.

Spent a summer working my two off days from my porter bike at the Island House in late 90’s. Time of my life ! πŸ›₯ 🌴

Devin Bice

Always said when I semi retire I was going to work at Sheplers for the summer. I have great customer service skills since it has been my life. What months does it run?

Janice Justis Jannie how about this for a summer job!

Andrea Rosemarie Beth Collins Miranda Rigot

Brianna Allen Looking forward to seeing you in real life soon! πŸ˜‰

Think twiceπŸ˜‰

Best summer job with the greatest office views!

Help Shut Down Line 5 In the Mackinaw Straits (Or Else Your Whole Company Will Become Obsolete when it ruptures)

❀️❀️❀️

What's pay start at

CassπŸ€”

Calvin Villwock you need a summer job... ❀️

Hi Capt Eric and crew!

Donya Leach Dreffs

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Monday February 17th, 2020 - 7:52 pm

Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry

It was a stellar weekend for the Labatt's Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship in St. Ignace! We hope everyone in attendance enjoyed! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’πŸ˜Ž

Photo: instagram.com/northern_territory_imaging

#puremichigan
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It was a stellar weekend for the Labatts Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship in St. Ignace!  We hope everyone in attendance enjoyed!  πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’πŸ˜Ž

Photo: instagram.com/northern_territory_imaging

#PureMichigan

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Correction, LABATT Blue. We just dated ourselves!! Cheers!

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Friday February 14th, 2020 - 2:49 pm

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Sad day in the straights today. Due to the current ice conditions, we have had to cease winter service until further notice. We will keep everyone up to date with any further developments. We look forward to seeing you all again soon once the ice thaws. Until then, take a look at this video that Captain Sid was able to film before we were frozen in! ... See MoreSee Less

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Best Wishes over the Winter.... stay warm. 🌷

coming hot. be safe and stay warm

Stay warm and safe

Stay safe guys.

See you in the fall

Be safe.

That's a lot of frozen water.

Keep safe.

For "mild" winter's such as this year, has the Island ever considered installing "bubblers?"

Rick Johnson Johnson it’s ice bridge time! 😎

Katherine Stead we're gonna haff to wait....βš“οΈ

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Friday February 14th, 2020 - 10:00 am

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Happy Valentines Day! Speaking of this lovely holiday, if you or someone you know is planning their special day on Mackinac Island we can help! Contact our group sales reps for wedding information. Send us an email anytime to reserve your wedding group rates at groups@mackinacferry.com! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Valentines Day! Speaking of this lovely holiday, if you or someone you know is planning their special day on Mackinac Island we can help! Contact our group sales reps for wedding information. Send us an email anytime to reserve your wedding group rates at groups@mackinacferry.com!

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When my daughter was married on the island 10 years ago, everyone on the island was amazing from the moment we arrived!

Beautiful

Are you running the Valentine's Day ticket 2 for 1 sale this year?

Beautiful

WOW!

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