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Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises
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Owner description: Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance of Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during these fascinating tours. For close to three centuries, the Straits of Mackinac has been a vital nautical thoroughfare, providing passage between Lakes Huron and Michigan. But traveling its famed blue waters has not come without risk. Over the many decades, lighthouses were built to protect mariners from dangerous shoals and reefs. Each has a story to tell. Shepler's exclusive Lighthouse Cruises are voyages of discovery. Guests are treated to awe-inspiring views and the fascinating history surrounding these Great Lakes guardians.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Took Shepler's to the island. Very professional and comfortable trip to the island. Would go on again.

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you so much for experiencing one of our lighthouse cruises. We appreciate you posting and hopefully we'll see you again very soon!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you are into lighthouses this is the Tour to take. (any one of three) We traveler to lighthouses that can only be seen by water. great boat ride. Book early

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello Rich and THANK YOU so much for the glowing five stars! We appreciate you posting and we look forward to seeing you next season!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

After reading TA reviews decided to book Sheplers for 5 hr Lighthouse Cruise. We set off at 1:30 for cruise and were immediately given box lunches that included turkey or ham sandwich, chips, cookie, apple and bottle of water. The narrator for the cruise was very animated and excited as he shared all the info about the rivers and lighthouses. The boat turned at each lighthouse so that whichever side of the boat you were on, you had an excellent view. My only suggestion would be for someone to come thru the boat a time or two with a bag to collect trash.

Thank EarleneBrad
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello EarleneBrad and thank you so much for choosing one of our lighthouses cruises! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed and we thank you for the glowing five stars. Also we want to thank you for your suggestion about trash collection. This is an excellent recommendation that we've passed along to our president, Chris Shepler, for his review. We take great pride in the housekeeping and maintenance of our fleet and we appreciate this suggestion for improvement on our longer cruises. Thanks again and we hope to see you back here very soon! Safe travels until then.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Amazing just how vast Lake Huron is and this cruise leaves no doubt as to why these light houses are so critical to safe navigation. Guides were very knowledgeable of each light house, the weather and its effects on water levels and the area in general.

Thank Gary C
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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Greetings Gary and happy to hear that you enjoyed! We appreciate the wonderful five stars and we hope to see you again real soon. Thanks for choosing Shepler's!

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We lucked out and had a picture perfect day for this cruise. The water was unnaturally calm, the day was sunny and clear and it was worth every penny to be on the upper deck of the boat to take photographs of the lighthouses. For lighthouse lovers and those who just want to ride the boat in the Great Lakes, this is the cruise for you! We plan to go on the Extended Western Lighthouses Cruise next summer. Highly recommend this cruise!

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Ami W, Guest Relations Manager at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Greetings Kanda and thank you so much for posting! Sounds like you did in fact have the perfect day! Happy to hear you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again next summer!

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