Mackinac Island Transportation and How to Get Around the Island-4 Best Ways | Taxi Info
Making Mackinac Island transportation easy, one horse at a time!
So, how on earth do we get around on Mackinac Island?
Maybe you have on super cute heels and you have no intention of walking numerous blocks to your restaurant from your hotel?
Maybe you've walked further than planned and need a ride back to town?
We have the solution for transportation on Mackinac Island...
Map of Mackinac Island Transportation
Mackinac Island Transportation Ideas
1. Take a Horse Drawn Taxi on Mackinac Island!
Horse Drawn Taxi on Mackinac Island
One way to get around Mackinac Island is by Taxi, Of Course! Need a ride to your hotel with your luggage?
How do you call a taxi on Mackinac Island? You must call the taxi dispatch office to request taxi service. Request a taxi by calling: (906) 847-3323
Whatever your reason, a taxi is just a phone call away!
Horse-drawn taxi cabs are radio dispatched and available 24 hours per day during the summer season. But you can not just "hail" a taxi on Mackinac Island, you must call the taxi dispatch office to request taxi service.
Taxi service is available November through April by appointment.
Rates are approximately between $6.00-$8.50 per person depending on the zone. Children age 5-12 years-of-age riding with an adult are half the adult fare.
Request a Taxi by calling 906-847-3323.
2. Mackinac Island Sightseeing Carriage Tours
Want to see the island and all of its famous sights but don't wish to bike or walk? Well, you are in luck! A covered carriage with numerous rows of padded seats is awaiting you!
There are no set departure times so once you have purchased your ticket at the ticket office you simply wait for the next available carriage to come along!
Mackinac Island Sightseeing Carriage Tours
The ticket office for Mackinac Island Carriage Tours is located at 7278 Main Street, very close to where the ferries dock. See the map below.
Approximate tour time: 1 hour & 45 minutes
A private tour of up to 8 people can also be arranged.
By the way, the carriage tours are pet friendly! Small dogs welcome on a lap and larger dogs may require purchase of a child ticket.
3. Rent a Bike on Mackinac Island
Rent a bike-renting a bike is a great way to see the entire island and get some exercise as well! It's our favorite mode of Mackinac Island Transportation!
So much quicker to navigate the island than walking as it allows you to explore the hidden areas of the island at your own pace.
There are three places to rent bikes very close to the ferry docks on Main Street.
Bring your own bike- you can bring your bike on the ferry to Mackinac Island and it's cheaper than renting.
4. Rent a Horse on Mackinac Island
Rent a horse!-There are two stables very close to the ferry docks. What an experience!
Check out Cindy's Riding Stable and Jack's Livery Stable.
Cost: $50/hour for a saddle horse rental.
SO MANY Mackinac Island Transportation ideas, which will you choose?
- Taxi's may charge you an excessive baggage fee if you have over three pieces of luggage per person. So travel light!
- Be organized. Taxi's charge by the minute if they have to wait for you.
- Taxi drivers are able to accept cash only.
- ATMs are available at the taxi stand and at the Island banks.
- No bicycles allowed on the taxi's
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