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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise provided by Ugly Anne Boat Cruises

Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

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View one of the world's largest suspension bridges from a unique vantage point on a boat tour from Mackinac Island. The short cruise covers more than 100 years of history through illumining live narration on Native American folklore, local shipwrecks, and the history of the 5-mile bridge. Along the way, pass by famous landmarks including Old Mackinac Point Light and Fort Michilimackinac.
  • Travel beneath the Mackinac Bridge by boat
  • See local points of interest from the water
  • Take a tour that the whole family can enjoy
  • Listen to commentary on the history of the bridge
Important Information
Departure Point
229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kay Bauserman wrote a review Oct 2019
Corydon, Indiana2 contributions
It was a very interesting perceptive of the famous bridge. We learned a lot of information and got some great pictures despite the gray day. All the passengers were good sports in the unseasonably cold weather. The wife in the ticket booth was very friendly and cheery. It was
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Date of experience: October 2019
Sparty80 wrote a review Sep 2019
Orchard Lake, Michigan127 contributions56 helpful votes
Our group of 6 ranging in age from 24 to 63 found this tour to be fun, educational, interesting and better than anyone thought it would be. Motoring under big Mac was really unusual and the photo opportunities were endless. The narration was full of fun facts, like how many
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Date of experience: September 2019
mpr1230 wrote a review Aug 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin58 contributions13 helpful votes
The bridge tour was very informative, and being out on the lake was awesome. It was a bit choppy, but that made it more fun.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Dan D wrote a review Aug 2019
8 contributions
Had a wonderful time on the Ugly Anne sunset tour. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for much of a sunset, but the cruise was still fun. Very informative and a fun crew to learn some history from. We got some great pictures and up close to the Mackinac bridge!
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Date of experience: August 2019
teammillar wrote a review Aug 2019
Troy, Michigan17 contributions3 helpful votes
It was a great time. Great to be out on the water. It was amazing to be under the bridge and to learn so many facts.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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By: Ugly Anne Boat Cruises
Rick M
Great way to see the straits of Mackinaw
The very knowledgable and friendly crew gave us a great tour of the Mighty mac as well as taking us to and from St.
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Ugle Anne Boat Cruise
We were on the very last cruse of the season and it was a bit cold and could not see the moon or the stars but we h
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Must do in Mackinaw city
The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would do this cruise again just because of the staff. Any question
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My husband and I had a wonderful time. The sunset was breathtaking and the crew was great! They were very knowledge
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Jim F
A very nice cruise!
This cruise was interesting, and informative. Best of all you get some awesome views of the bridge. Traveling out
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Elisabeth S
Great boar cruise
This was an informational and fun boat ride. Great views of the Mackinaw Bridge from the underside. Would recommend
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Trip cancelled
We drove two hours only to find out cruise was cancelled due to rain coming in. I understand that, but we should ha
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Amazing adventure
Just an amazing experience to be out there on that big lake under the big Macinaw Bridge. Great group of people ve
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Doug U
Trip up north
Needed to get away, took Mackinaw City Sunset Cruise it was very information and it was interesting. It was a grea
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Hannah E
We really enjoyed our sunset cruise a few nights ago. It was the last thing on our “babymoon” before we headed home
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Mackinaw History Boat Tour
Very nice tour, and great to be able to go under the Mackinaw bridge. Learned lots of new facts about the bridge a
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Fun trip
We enjoyed the boat ride and history explanation. I would have enjoyed the time on the water better without the mu
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Jeanie S
We were expecting a boat more like the ferries we've seen and it wasn't like that... but that was okay! And I ment
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Sunset cruise
A group of us took the sunset cruise yesterday. Very fun experience but please realize it is not a romantic or lei
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Robert G
Stunning service and sunset cruise
Provided an excellent cruise out to Mackinaw bridge to watch an awesome sunset. The captain was very informative. I
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Key Details
  • Mackinac Bridge, Colonial Michilimackinac, and 2 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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