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“Large Family 50th Anniversary Celebration”

Sip n' Sail Cruises
Ranked #2 of 11 Tours in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Enjoy 90 minutes of panoramic views aboard the Isle Royale Queen III, an 81' well-appointed vessel with multiple viewing areas, heated cabins, restrooms and a full service cash bar. Enjoy a beautiful evening cruise and view the sunset under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge. Ply the pristine waters of both big lakes, Huron and Michigan on this spectacular cruise. Take advantage of amazing photo opportunities as you skirt the shoreline of Mackinac Island and view the elegant Victorian and turn of the century homes. Enjoy Live Entertainment by a line-up of talented musicians and singer/songwriters. The Porthole Bar is stocked with your beverage of choice along with a few specialty cocktails that will add to your fun! This cruise will leave you talking about your unique adventure on Mackinac Island and longing to return. Whether you are by yourself, on a date or in a group you will have a memorable experience on a Sip n' Sail cruise with our friendly crew!
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This was a wonderful cruise for our family of 10 adults and 11 children (ages 2-16, with most in the 8 to 11 age group).
The staff members were exceptional and very friendly. They made it a point to recognize our 50th anniversary and talk with our group.
When our herd first entered the boat other adult passengers gave the "oh boy our cruise is going to be noisy" look. Fortunately for all customers there is a room just back from the bow that fit our family and kept our noisy crowd away from the other folks.From this room/cabin we had direct access to the open area at the bow of the boat. It was perfect.
The water was calm, the weather was beautiful, the cruise was a great memory for us.
On the return trip the skipper let my 11 year-old grandson steer the boat, under the skipper's direction, until we neared the dock at Mackinac Island.
A truly great time. We will do the cruise again in the future.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Molly C, Manager at Sip n' Sail Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

We were more than happy to have your big family with us to celebrate! Family is paramount to us, and we are so happy that we could provide you with a fun activity for everyone. We would love for you to come back and make more memories with us! Thank you for choosing Sip n' Sail to celebrate such a momentous occasion.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We had so much fun on the Sip N Sail cruise. The music was wonderful and the staff was so pleasant. They had a variety of choices at the cash bar and the boat was really nice. Loved the sunset views under the bridge. I'd go again in a heartbeat.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Molly C, Manager at Sip n' Sail Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for all the wonderful compliments! We are happy to hear that you were pleased all around. We would love to have you on board again someday!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The views were beautiful however the seating is minimal for anyone wanting to sit on the top deck to receive the full view and enjoy the entertainment. This was disappointing. There's enough seating for about 6 people and there's plenty of room for more seating. I was with my fiancee who is an injured veteran and is unable to stand for a long period. I'm sure there are others who can't stand for a long period either. This was very disappointing. I told one of the employees and all he could say was "we can only do so much". Really?? I think he could've figured out a solution to the problem.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Molly C, Manager at Sip n' Sail Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hi Patty,

First of all, I would like to apologize for both your disappointment in our seating arrangement, and for the way it was handled by our staff. Our seating is designed to feel “homey” and inviting, and less like a passenger ferry- that’s why there is less traditional seating than other boats. However, we strive to be inclusive for all of our guests, including having a special ramp for motorized wheelchairs. That being said, had you made us aware of your fiancée’s needs, there are so many things we could have offered for the two of you (early boarding for priority seating, for instance). We do as much as we possibly can to accommodate our guests’ needs, but we have to be aware of those needs in order to do so.

I’m sorry that this experience merited a one-star review from you. Going forward, we would be happy to offer the two of you complementary tickets on another cruise. We do not like anyone with disabilities to feel they are not welcome on the Sip N’ Sail. Thank you for your input.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Despite the rainy start to the trip, the cruise was wonderful. The information on the Mackinaw Bridge was educational. The crew was so accommodating. Definitely one of the highlights of our stay on the island.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Molly C, Manager at Sip n' Sail Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

We are thrilled to hear that we were one of your highlights! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great time on the ship. Up close with the bridge at sunset was wonderful. Nice staff but they did not push you to buy more drinks. Entertainment was good as well. Staff wanted us to have a great time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank christopher j
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Molly C, Manager at Sip n' Sail Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

You’re right, Chris- we absolutely want you to have a great time! It’s not our prerogative to sell drinks or pester our guests. We simply aim to be available to you at all times! Thank you for the kind words.

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