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.
- $24 for a Mackinaw city boat tour for two adults (a $48 value)
Over the course of an hour, the Mackinaw City Tour of the Straits, which takes passengers under the Mackinac Bridge and past Fort Michilimackinac and the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, imparts historical details of shipwrecks and the bridge’s construction. Tours depart at 5 p.m. daily.
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 5 p.m. history cruises.
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.