Set Your Watch to Island Time!

The Best Prices & Cash Bar. Enjoy the View!

Why rush? Start your vacation as soon as you push off from the mainland. Breathe in the breathtaking sight of the Mackinac Bridge, Straits of Mackinac, Grand Hotel, lighthouses, and Mackinac Island & Michigan’s great peninsulas. A 30-minute cruise from St. Ignace or a 40-minute cruise from Mackinaw City is just the right amount of time to appreciate these unforgettable panoramic views.

New this year! Sip a cocktail from our cash bar while underway. 

Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry offers the lowest prices for ferry tickets to Mackinac Island. Pets ride free. Click here for details.

Arnold ferries have on-board restrooms, the most covered seating, handicapped friendly indoor seating, wide-open decks for gorgeous panoramic views. Don’t get left on the dock waiting for your ship to come in! Arnold ferries have the largest USCG approved passenger capacities.

Arnold Transit Co. offers regular departures from Mackinaw City & St. Ignace to historic Mackinac Island. All docks offer indoor waiting areas.  Arnold’s Mackinac Island Passenger Dock is in the heart of downtown shopping, dining & lodging, across the street from the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, public restrooms and the closest ferry dock to Mission Point Resort, Island House, Fort Mackinac & Chippewa Hotel.

FREE day & overnight parking. FREE local hotel & campground shuttle service. Click here for information about shuttles & parking.

NEW! Sip N’ Sail Cruises aboard Arnold’s newest fleet member, the Isle Royal Queen III. Unforgettable views of Pure Michigan shorelines, lighthouses, sunsets, fireworks & more aboard a selection of themed cruises. Click here for Sip n' Sail cruise calendar. 

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Escape with a group of friends, a loved one or the whole family. Whether you are here for the day or staying for the night, join us for one of the many events, festivals & celebrations!

Sip n' Sail Cruises

Everyone is excited about our new Sip n' Sail cruises! Choose your favorite time to enjoy the sights of the Mackinac Bridge, the sounds of live music, the tastes of Michigan's fine craft beers & more. Click here for details!

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