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Ferry Service to Mackinac Island
Passage to Mackinac Island is provided by a few ferry boat lines. Registered guests of Grand Hotel receive a discount by using Shepler’s Ferry and can purchase tickets directly online or may show their confirmation at the ferry dock to receive the discount. In addition to ferry boat tickets, Grand Luncheon Buffet tickets and admission to Grand Hotel (for non-hotel guests) can also be purchased through Shepler’s Ferry.
If traveling with Shepler’s Ferry, please know they have made some changes to their daily operation and parking services for the 2018 season. To learn, more please visit sheplersferry.com for information.
All ferry boat lines provide service from May to November. The boats operate from early morning until early evening, with frequent crossings throughout the day. All ferry boat lines operate from both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan. Luggage transfer is simple and convenient, with assistance provided on both the mainland and Mackinac Island.
Ample parking is available at all mainland ferry docks. Options for parking vary by service and location.
It’s a short walk from the ferry docks to Grand Hotel. Horse-drawn taxi service is also available for a nominal fee. Taxis greet all ferry boats arriving at Mackinac Island.
Mackinac Island Airport (MCD)
Mackinac Island Airport’s 3,500-foot lighted, paved runway is capable of accommodating private and charter aircraft. The airport is one mile from Grand Hotel. Horse-drawn taxi service is available from the airport to Grand Hotel. For more information, please call 906-847-3323.
Fly from your airport directly to Mackinac Island on one of North Country Aviation’s charter planes, including the Cessna 421C, Air Carrier Certificate N4CA490Y. For more information, including servicing airports and rates, please contact North Country Aviation directly at 800-959-1829 or click here for more information.
Mackinac County Airport (83D)
Mackinac County Airport is located in St. Ignace and offers flights to Mackinac Island Airport via two air services: Fresh Air Aviation and Great Lakes Air. Guests who require air transportation from St. Ignace may contact Fresh Air Aviation 231-237-9482 ext. 2 and Great Lakes Air 906-643-7165 directly for more information.
Pellston Regional Airport (PLN)
Pellston Regional Airport is located 12 miles south of Mackinaw City. Air taxi service between the Pellston Regional Airport and Mackinac Island Airport are available 24 hours a day. For information, call Fresh Air Aviation at 231-237-9482 ext. 2 or Great Lakes Air at 906-643-7165.
Commercial air service to Pellston is available daily through Delta Airlink in Detroit.
Mackinaw Shuttle is available at the Pellston Regional Airport for transportation service between the Pellston Airport and the Mackinaw City ferry docks. Transportation from other Michigan cities is based on availability, with reservations made in advance. Reservations are recommended for ALL transportation by calling 231-539-7005.
MackTours – Unique Upper Peninsula Adventures
MackTours offers unique, all-inclusive day tours of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Day tours to and from Grand Hotel can be arranged by visiting macktours.com.