Straits Area Tour Company

Mackinaw City

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Choice of two hour-long tours, which take passengers under iconic Mackinac Bridge or past sights of Mackinac Island State Park

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Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. 24hr cancellation notice required. Tour season begins 5/25. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Even though water covers most of the earth’s surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they’re sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.

$23 for a One-Hour Boat Tour for Two (Up to $46 Value)

The deal is valid for either of the following tours:

  • The Mackinac Island Tour, focused on maritime history and the sights of the state park. Tours run at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., daily, from June 22 to September 3
  • The Mackinaw City Tour of the Straits, which goes under the Mackinac Bridge, imparting historical details of shipwrecks and the bridge’s construction. Tour run at 5 p.m., daily, from May 25 to October 14<p>

The wooden tour boat, Ugly Anne, serves beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages, and departs from Mackinaw City at the Straits Area Tour Company dock. Children 2 and younger ride for free on every expedition. <p>

Straits Area Tour Company

At Straits Area Tour Company, “ugly" has transformed from a schoolyard taunt to a term of endearment, bringing life to the crew's trusty vessel, an authentic North Atlantic wooden lobster boat known lovingly as Ugly Anne. With seating for up to 30, Anne chauffeurs passengers through the waters surrounding Mackinac Island on three unique tours, during which guides pack each voyage with informative tidbits on topics ranging from the Mackinac Bridge’s construction to maritime history, such as how a local Scout troop invented sailing as a way to practice their knots. Alternatively, privately chartered trips can trace custom routes through the depths or escort parties to landmarks such as the Les Cheneaux Islands or the largest island in the Straights of Mackinac, Bois Blanc.

Customer Reviews

Loved the trip-exceeded my expectations! There were several interesting stories about the Straits and the Mighty Mac bridge that were informative and entertaining.
Ann K. · September 17, 2016
Very friendly and informational tour. Great job!
Dena S. · September 9, 2016
Pat is amazing and very sweet!!! Thanks for a wonderful sunset cruise!!!
Mark M. · September 6, 2016
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    Mackinaw City

    229 S Huron Ave

    Mackinaw City, MI 49701


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