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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac
  • Travel under the Mackinac Bridge
  • Learn about the history of the bridge
Mackinac Bridge History Cruise
From US$24.00
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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise
From US$24.00
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Boat Cruise

We took the history boat cruise that went under the Mackinaw Bridge. It was a fun and informative cruise. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a great time!

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 2 September 2018
Lots of Mackinac Bridge history

We had a great time on the Mackinac bridge history tour. Lots of history of the area and Mackinac Island. and of course going under the bridge was really cool.

Thank Ptmo4
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile
So much fun!

Really enjoyed this Cruise on the ugly Anne. Very friendly staff. Made you feel like a welcome guest. The narration was interesting and the ride was smooth. Beautiful views of the bridge. Highly recommend this, well worth the cost. They do offer a v Cruz...More

Thank 22dianar
Reviewed 15 August 2018
Loved this personal and cozy tour!

Such a nice family who took us on a wonderful boat ride full of facts about the bridge. It was wonderful to experience such a personal aspect of this touristy community. You won't go wrong with this tour or this company. We plan to take...More

1  Thank Tina M
Reviewed 6 August 2018
The Owners Do This Out of Love

This family truly loves the Mackinaw area and sharing it with others. They've lived it and studied it and have wonderful stories. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank pcann0n
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3 September 2018|
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Response from Ptmo4 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is the same boat. Give them a call, the lady that answers is the captains mom. She was very nice
Donna D
7 June 2018|
Response from 22dianar |
The history tour leaves at 5. They have a sunset tour that changes time of departure based on the time of the sunset. That time is posted at the ticket booth.