Mackinac Island: A Water Enthusiast’s Escape
Ancient Native Americans christened Mackinac Island the “Great Turtle,” and to this day it remains a peaceful place to relax and bask in the sun, as if perched on a log. It’s also a fine spot to stick your head out of your shell and explore the water all around, either with your own boat or through one of Mackinac Island’s many water attractions. Starting with the ferry boat from the mainland, there are lots of ways to get out on the water when visiting Mackinac Island – from paddling tours and boat trips to fishing the depths and parasailing the heights.
Island Experiences You Will Love
Bring Your Own Boat
Charter a Fishing Boat
Parasail the Straits
Board a Sip ‘n Sail Cruise
Take a Boat Tour
Watch a Yacht Race
Many visitors catch a glimpse of the surrounding waters while coming over from the mainland on a ferry boat. You can get an even deeper appreciation for why Mackinac Island is known as the Crown Jewel of the Great Lakes by spending a little time in that water, whether in your own personal boat or as a guest on one of Mackinac Island’s many prized vessels. From paddling and fishing to the exhilaration of parasailing and the stunning beauty of sunset cruises under the Mackinac Bridge, the waters around the Great Turtle are worthy of your exploration. Come embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
Deciding which water excursions to enjoy is just one part of planning an unforgettable trip to Mackinac Island. For help choosing a place to stay and finding everything else there is to see and do on and around the Crown Jewel of the Great Lakes, click the links below.
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Of course, Mackinac Island offers a lot of things to do on shore, too. From biking around the island to hiking through the forest to playing some of the world’s most extraordinary golf courses, see what else you might enjoy when you visit!