1. Each lighthouse cruise is narrated by members of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. Shepler’s donates 10% of all proceeds to the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association to assist in their preservation efforts.
  2. Guests may cancel their tickets up to 48 hours prior to the cruise date for a full refund. Cancellations within the 48 hours before the cruise are non-refundable.
  3. If Shepler’s cancels the Lighthouse Cruise, for any reason, the guests will receive a full refund.
  4. We do not refund tickets due to poor weather.  We will go out if it’s raining or foggy, so please come prepared with the appropriate clothing. Don’t worry, the enclosed cabin is a comfortable place to be on less-than-ideal weather days as we head out to the lighthouses.
  5. It is often a bit cooler out on the water so having a sweatshirt or jacket with you “just in case”, even on warm days, is recommended.
  6. If a guest has a gift certificate for the Lighthouse Cruise, they must bring that with them to the Mackinaw City office to exchange for their boarding vouchers. Reservations with a gift certificate must be made through the Mackinaw City Office. Call 1-800-828-6157.
  7. Seats are not assigned and you may choose any seat you’d like once you are on board.
  8. While we love pets and welcome them on our ferry boats to the Island, they are not allowed on our Lighthouse Cruises so please make alternative arrangements for your four-legged friends before the cruise.
  9. The day of the cruise the Captain could choose to change the direction of the cruise based on wind and wave condition.
  10. We board each cruise by boarding number and boarding numbers are determined by the order in which the tickets are purchased. In other words…those who buy first, board first, so the earlybirds get their choice of seats.

Our Lighthouse Cruises fill up fast so make your reservations today!