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Good service

We did NOT take the ferry for both our visits to Beaver Island (we flew), but we did send our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
StrangeTripper
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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
Great ride

The service is great, they answer all your questions. The ride was very smooth and we were able to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mahritzah
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26210 Main St, Beaver Island, MI 49782-5101
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did NOT take the ferry for both our visits to Beaver Island (we flew), but we did send our vehicle over (and back) on the ferry.... Can’t speak for the ferry ride itself, but i found the customer service to be very good, and...More

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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you had a good experience with our services and staff. We hope to see you ride the boat in the future! Happy travels ahead!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice boat ride, though a bit long for my taste. Then again only one of two ways to the Island and surely the most affordable. Its comfortable, but not for those who get motion sickness (take something), though dogs seemed not to have any issue...More

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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you had a comfortable journey. Getting off the grid 32 miles into Lake Michigan to escape to the island, does require about a 2hr boat ride. We agree that it's comfortable and relaxing on your journey....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is great, they answer all your questions. The ride was very smooth and we were able to walk around the boat. It is a 2 and 1/2 hour ride, so make sure you have games or activities for kids. People can bring their...More

Thank Mahritzah
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad you had a smooth ride and fun time. We are not equipped with a bar, but passengers are allowed to bring their own beverages, adult beverages as well provided they consume safely and respectfully. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

Our ride was smooth and seemed to go pretty quickly! The boat was pretty clean and love the fact they provide bags incase you get sick! There is parking and the driver only can get a shuttle from the parking at the school to the...More

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Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you so much for your helpful 5 star review. Glad to hear you had a wonderful experience aboard and we hope you choose to ride with us again. Happy travels!

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Very smooth and enjoyable ride. Our price included an Island tour Vending machines on board. Inside and outside seating

Thank Sharon P
Becky B, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Sharon, Thank you for your helpful review. We hope to see you ride the boat again very soon. -BIBCO

Reviewed 8 September 2017

My boys had a blast riding the boat for the first time--the captain even let them come in and see the controls before we shipped out. Such fun! If you're traveling in rough weather, I definitely recommend staying as high as possible on the boat...More

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BeaverIslandBoatCo, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your helpful review. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time and the captain personalized your experience.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We went to beaver Island on the Emerald Isle, and just loved it ,did not seem like two hours ride. We were lucky to have wonderful weather that gave us sunny views. Great people on the boat and plenty of bathrooms that were nice! We...More

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BeaverIslandBoatCo, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your helpful review. Glad to hear your had a wonderful experience on and off the boat. We hope you ride with us again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The 2 hour ferry trip to the island was both comfortable and clean, however their schedule is limited. We enjoyed our boat ride.More

Thank Judy A
BeaverIslandBoatCo, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your helpful review. Glad to hear your experience aboard was comfortable. Yes, due to being 32 miles from the mainland we do offer a limited schedule on some days but try our best to offer more trips during our peak summer months....More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

I really enjoyed this boat trip. The seats were comfortable, plenty of bathrooms were provided, plus you got an amazing view of the water and the island in the distance. I loved sitting on the top of the ship watching the waves and feeling the...More

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BeaverIslandBoatCo, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your helpful review. Glad you could enjoy your view and have a relaxing trip to the island!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Staff were really helpful in getting tickets and loading luggage. The ferry ran like clockwork to get our family out to the island.

Thank MichiganSuzi
BeaverIslandBoatCo, Public Relations Manager at Beaver Island Boat Company, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review! We appreciate all feedback and glad to hear your experience was 5 star. Thank you for riding the boat! -BIBCO

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Carmen J
3 July 2017|
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Response from bookittt | Reviewed this property |
There is a discount if you want to take a island tour and book with the ferry ticket purchase, but I did not want find any discounts for the ferry ride itself.
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The ferry was a comfortable ride. It takes two hours and you don't see any land for awhile. Take something to do, they do have WiFi on the boat. I read while I rode. On the ride over we meet an islander and learned about... More
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