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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

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Mackinaw City, United States
Safety measures
icon1 hour  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon1 hour  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
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Safety measures
icon1 hour  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel under Michigan’s majestic Mackinac Bridge and learn about the many shipwrecks that happened below on this guided, 1-hour history cruise. Discover more than 100 years of history in the Straits of Mackinac and see Fort Michilimackinac and the Old Mackinac Point Light from the water.
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac
  • Travel under the Mackinac Bridge
  • Learn about the history of the bridge
  • See local points of interest from the water
  • Educational and entertaining for the entire family
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Live commentary on board
Local guide
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA

Departure Point: MRA Dock Address: 229 S Huron Ave Mackinaw CIty, MI 49701 Directions: Dock is between the USCG Ice breaker Mackinaw Museum and Bells Fishery.. Across the street from Starbucks Coffee Shop.

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Climb aboard Ugly Anne, an authentic North Atlantic wooden lobster boat from the Gulf of Maine, at MRA Dock, and prepare for a 1-hour cruise along the Straits of Mackinac.

Travel under the magnificent Mackinac Bridge, an awe-inspiring suspension bridge that connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsula. Enjoy a narrated history of the many shipwrecks that happened beneath the bridge and learn about living in the north country and the maritime history of the area, including local Native American lore.

Find out how the bridge was built and hear about the car ferries that traveled this route for over 100 years. From the water, see Fort Michilimackinac, the former 18th-century French-turned-British fort and trading post, and the Old Mackinac Point, located at the junction of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Mackinac Bridge
Take a trip under the Mackinac Bridge aboard Ugly Anne (an authentic North Atlantic wooden lobster boat from the Gulf of Maine). Information will be given by a local guide about the over 80 shipwrecks, building of the Mackinac Bridge and the car ferries that traversed the Straits for over 100 years. See Fort Michilimackinac and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse from the water. Enjoy the cruise with historic video footage, live narration from natives to the Northern Great Lakes region, while traveling under the Mackinac Bridge. Questions are encouraged while on the tour.
Stop At:  
Colonial Michilimackinac
Take a trip under the Mackinac Bridge aboard Ugly Anne (an authentic North Atlantic wooden lobster boat from the Gulf of Maine). Information will be given by a local guide about the over 80 shipwrecks, building of the Mackinac Bridge and the car ferries that traversed the Straits for over 100 years. See Fort Michilimackinac and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse from the water. Enjoy the cruise with historic video footage, live narration from natives to the Northern Great Lakes region, while traveling under the Mackinac Bridge. Questions are encouraged while on the tour.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Take a trip under the Mackinac Bridge aboard Ugly Anne (an authentic North Atlantic wooden lobster boat from the Gulf of Maine). Information will be given by a local guide about the over 80 shipwrecks, building of the Mackinac Bridge and the car ferries that traversed the Straits for over 100 years. See Fort Michilimackinac and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse from the water. Enjoy the cruise with historic video footage, live narration from natives to the Northern Great Lakes region, while traveling under the Mackinac Bridge. Questions are encouraged while on the tour.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ugly Anne Boat Cruises
Take a trip under the Mackinac Bridge aboard Ugly Anne (an authentic North Atlantic wooden lobster boat from the Gulf of Maine). Information will be given by a local guide about the over 80 shipwrecks, building of the Mackinac Bridge and the car ferries that traversed the Straits for over 100 years. See Fort Michilimackinac and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse from the water. Enjoy the cruise with historic video footage, live narration from natives to the Northern Great Lakes region, while traveling under the Mackinac Bridge. Questions are encouraged while on the tour.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ugly Anne/ Straits Area Tour Company
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mackinac Bridge History Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Mackinac Bridge History Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mackinac Bridge History Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Mackinac Bridge History Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mackinac Bridge History Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mackinac Bridge History Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mackinac Bridge History Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mackinac Bridge History Cruise.

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star-5
very nice cruise
Terri_C
, Jun 2021
Beautiful cruise. The staff members were so kind. Very reasonable. And accommodating. Just a nice easy going boat ride. Good history lesson.
star-5
Birthday ride!
Mark_H
, Jun 2021
Loved the view, the ride, the history of the bridge and the straits. It was my son’s tenth birthday. He will remember it forever. Myself….I’m 47, and have been over the bridge over a hundred times. This enhances the experience.
star-5
Amazing!!!
Paige_K
, Jul 2020
Such a fun and educational boat tour! It's amazing just looking at the structure of the bridge from underneath. Will be back!
star-5
Great!
DayTrip30523060784
, Jun 2019
We were pleasantly surprised how fun, informative and relaxing this one-hour tour was! It was great to be able to go directly under the longest suspended bridge in the Western Hemisphere. This family owned business is top notch.
star-5
Beautiful day! Everyone we dealt...
Val K
, Jul 2016
Beautiful day! Everyone we dealt with made the experience very enjoyable. They treated us like we're family.
star-4
Great people, great tour. Loved the...
Dorothy R
, Jul 2016
Great people, great tour. Loved the personal touch with additional stories that were piggy backed by the guy on the boat besides the pre-recorded information.
star-5
This was an awesome trip, found out...
Kelly H
, Jun 2016
This was an awesome trip, found out more history then I ever knew and I have been coming up here going on 40 years now. Finally got a real view of the bridge.
star-5
Fantastic tour!! Company is fantastic...
Jennifer H
, Oct 2015
Fantastic tour!! Company is fantastic!! 5 plus stars loved it!!

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