To reach the Harbour View Inn from the south by automobile, take I-75 to Mackinaw City. From Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, drive to St.Ignace. Since the island does not allow motor vehicles, the only way to the island is by boat. In either city, you'll enjoy an exciting ferry ride to Mackinac Island.
The island also offers a 3,500-foot paved and illuminated runway that can accommodate private and chartered aircraft. Chartered flights are available 24 hours a day from Pellston Regional and St. Ignace airports.
Island taxi services will be happy to transport you to the Inn with porters available to assist with luggage.
Mackinac Island Ferry Information
Arnold Transit Company (800) 542-8528
Star Line (800) 638-9892
Shepler's (800) 828-6157
Passenger ferry services to Mackinac Island are located in the downtown areas of Mackinac City in the Lower Peninsula and St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula. There are the three ferry lines listed above to choose from. From May to October all three ferry lines run regular schedules from St. Ignace and Mackinac City. The ferry ride to the island is approximately 20-25 minutes.
Before boarding the ferry, please ask the ferry dock attendant to tag your luggage for the Harbour View Inn. Retain your luggage claim check and make sure your luggage is properly labeled with your name and contact information.
Upon arrival to the island, your luggage will be transported to our hotel by our dock porters and will be waiting for you at check-in.
Transportation Options While on the Island
The Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Company owns and operates all horse drawn carriage transportation on the island and charges a fee for their service. You may choose to ride a horse drawn taxi, ride a bicycle or walk. Our property is only a short ten minute walk from the ferry docks.
Bicycle rental is also available through many different vendors including our hotel.
Other Transportation Information
Harbour View Inn I 6860 Main Street I PO Box 1207 I Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757
Tel: + 1 (906) 847-0101 | Fax: + 1 (906) 847-3998