Two centuries ago, when the governor of the Michigan Territory stopped at Mackinac Island on an expedition, his team was struck by the variety and delicacy of the fish – especially the rich flavor of the whitefish. Charter fishing boats that operate in the Straits of Mackinac find that to be true still today. But even if you’re not a fisherman, you can still get out on the water and enjoy the beauty of Mackinac Island from lake level in a kayak, sailboat or a sunset cruise under the Mackinac Bridge. Or, if you’re a thrill seeker, get up high above the water and go parasailing.

E.U.P. Fishing and Charters

Join us for a relaxing and exciting day of fishing on the gin clear waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Fish in calm waters within view of Mackinac Island and…

Great Turtle Kayak Tours

Explore the Straits aboard your choice of single kayak, tandem kayak, or stand up paddleboard. Our guides have been paddling the local waterways for over 20 years, and will show…

Mackinaw Parasailing

Parasailing is an exciting water sport for all ages. Come view the “Straits of Mackinac” from a new perspective. Their custom boat enables the parasailers to take off and land…

North Shore Fishing Charters

North Shore Sport Fishing Charter, based in St. Ignace, specializes in trout and salmon fishing on the Straits of Mackinac and offer competitive prices on full and half day charters.

Shepler’s Ferry

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry has been bringing guests to Mackinac Island with outstanding quality service since 1945. Family owned and operated for over 74 years, and offering the fastest ferries…

Sip N’ Sail Cruises

Enjoy 90 minutes of panoramic views aboard the Isle Royale Queen III, an 81' well-appointed vessel with multiple viewing areas, heated cabins, restroom, a full service cash bar and live…

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry provides service to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan. Star Line offers free daily parking, group rates and Mackinac Island ferry packages.

Tour the Island By Kayak

See the island from the duck’s view, in your own or rented kayak. The sounds of downtown will fade and you’ll hear the waves lapping against your vessel as you…

Ugly Anne Tour Company

The Straits Area Tour Company offers tours out of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island along with charter opportunities from anywhere in the Straits of Mackinac. Explore the history of the…

Wild Honey Sailing Charters

Sailing the magnificent waters around Mackinac Island will be the highlight of your vacation. You can enjoy an afternoon of the tranquil beauty and romance of Mackinac Island from offshore.…

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Welcome to Grand Hotel 🐢 - it only took me 2.5 months to post this photo, but here we are in all my sun-kissed glory. ...

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I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. 🍁 ...

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15x12” “112 Years of Spring Love and Lilacs” If you look close you may notice the wedding couple and then the MI Governor’s Mansion in the upper left.
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Summer is here and there are very few things we can do in the current situation. Cycling around the Mackinac island was an awesome way to spend the weekend! This beautiful island in Northern Michigan is rich with historic landmarks, nature trails and a cycling route along its entire deep blue and turquoise coast! Would ya’ll love to cycle around and breathe in the fresh air too? Let us know in the comments!!
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On the easel today “Glorious Morning” 16x20 oil. Zoom Painted with friends davesink claudiabdesign boxcar9snaps a fun 3 hours thanks.

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A vibrant aerial perspective of our little slice of Heaven! 💙

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What tropical far flung destination is this? 😍😍 It’s Mackinac Island in MICHIGAN. This is Lake Huron! THE MIDWEST .. if you don’t know, you do now! 😍 ...

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Welcome to Friday! The Sun is Up on mackinacisle
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Mackinac Island! What paradise looks like!
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Spooky Season has reached the Island ...

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Sunrise on Mackinac Island. Don’t miss it.
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8x6” Tip: Sometimes it is a simple as choosing a different angle on favorite subjects. Hot off the easel.
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Fort Mackinac still overlooking our #puremichigan Island gem❄️
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Just your daily dose of summer views of the Mackinac Island shoreline. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Plein air piece of Mackinac Island not painted today!😆 “Colors After a Little Rain.” 12x8” Sometimes inclement weather can bring out beauty... I remember waiting for a storm to pass and this garden in front of The Island House struck me in contrast with dark blue sky. Time to set up the easel!
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Fresh off the easel. Classic view of Mackinac Island’s East Bluff at sunrise.
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Stay bundled Mackinac! Pure Michigan weather! ☃️ ...

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Our shores recently were graced with blocks of blue ice!

Blue ice forms when snow on top of the ice is compressed and squeezes out all of the air bubbles increasing its density. This process allows the ice to absorb colors, resulting in vibrant chunks of blue ice. When the light hits the ice, especially on a bright Michigan winter day, the sight is chillingly beautiful.

Blue ice may be a rare find but it’s common to see here in the Straits of Mackinac. Let’s see how long the blue ice will stick around! #mymackinac #lakehuron
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Arch Rock....#puremichigan #puremittigan #michigan #mackinacisland #thegreatlakestate #archrock #northernmichigan #islandlife #mackinacislandlife #mackinacstraits #mymackinac #upnorthmichigan #upnorth #makeitmackinac #greatlakes #lakehuron #travelmichigan #michigan_wanderlust #bikemichigan #hike #hikemichigan #kayaking #michiganunsalted #puremidwest #michiganmoments #naturephotography #capturingmichigan #michiganoverboard #mustbemichigan #summerloving ...

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Not sure why it took me so long to make it U.P. here....🗺
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