Star Line Good Fortune
Good Fortune, Star Line, Mackinaw City, Mich. Credit: Star Line

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (June 3, 2020) — Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet® Ferry, a ferry boat company serving Mackinac Island from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, Michigan, has announced new family-friendly Mackinac Pirate Adventure Tour excursions to Mackinac Island on its pirate ship Good Fortune beginning June 19, just in time for the 2020 summer season.  

Known for its high-speed hydro-jet rooster tail boats, Star Line’s pirate ship Good Fortune will take passengers to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City five times daily during peak season. A special nightly cruise will sail under the Mackinac Bridge in the evening for all ages.

The Mackinac Pirate Adventure Tour with the Good Fortune pirate ship will feature water cannons for the kids as well as a bar for nightly cruises.

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Good Fortune pirates in front of Mackinac Bridge.
Credit: Star Line

Star Line will kick off the season with special events and giveaways online, including a Pirate Festival via its website and social media channels, Facebook and Instagram.

Evening cruises will run daily and begin at 6 p.m. starting June 19 and will run through Aug. 20. As the days become shorter, these evening cruises will begin at 5 p.m. starting Aug. 21 and will run through Sept. 6. 

In addition, a new ferry tracker app which uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict when your boat will arrive in real time by using GPS on all Star Line boats, is now available for iOS, Android or PC download. Also, a new Tesla Super Charge Station, based on the fastest Level 3 electric car charging technology, has been added at the end of the dock in Mackinaw City with Tesla destination chargers also available at Star Line’s St. Ignace dock.

For pirate ship and Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-jet® Ferry schedules, click here.

Given the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet® Ferry also announced their protocol for boat sanitation, which is currently in place for all residents taking Star Line ferry service to Mackinac Island. All boats are sanitized with the Silver Bullet Tri-Jet ULV Non-Thermal fogging system — the same used by many major airlines — to sanitize down to a micron, even in corners. All common areas on the boats are also wiped down and sanitized. All passengers are asked to wear masks and to “social distance” on the boat. During the fall/winter 2020 season, Star Line continued to be the lead ferry service for Mackinac Island residents. Star Line has also serviced the island throughout COVID-19 by helping to transport needed supplies and groceries to its residents.

Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet® Ferry will also feature: 

  • The mackPASS will offer visitors an easy-to-plan visit to the Island and includes a discounted roundtrip ferry ticket, a 1.5 hour narrated carriage tour, and entrance to the historic Fort Mackinac and other area attractions
  • Classic ferry boats will continue to ferry passengers to the Mackinac Island at a budget conscious price
  • Passengers have more ticket options to customize their trip to Mackinac Island with, like the classicPASS, flexPASS, fastPASS, mackPASS and piratePASS
  • Antique Bike and Boat motor museum located in the Ship Store — a boutique store on the main dock at Mackinac Island features Star Line merchandise, apparel, gifts and collectibles 
  • Star Line will again feature the only catamaran with the fastest and smoothest ride of any ferry service to Mackinac Island

About Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet® Ferry

St. Ignace, Michigan-based Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet® Ferry and its acquired lines of ferries began serving Mackinac Island in 1878 and has since been ferrying families and islanders from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. The company is best known for its high-speed hydro-jet rooster tail boats, family-friendly atmosphere, most frequent number of trips to and from Mackinac Island and underneath the Mackinac Bridge. In addition to five classic ferries, Star Line’s ferry boats include the Mackinac Express catamaran, Marquette II, Radisson, Cadillac, Joliet, LaSalle, and Anna May and its newest addition, the pirate ship Good Fortune.

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