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Anythind sailing related to do around Mackinac?

My wife and I will be meeting up with her parents in St. Ignace, MI from the 21st to the 24th (two full days, 22nd, 23rd). Anything to do? Rent a Hobie? Go for a sail with a forumer?

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Sorry you are not getting any responses to your question. Afraid that I can't add much as I am unaware of any boat rental sites in the Mac area. Lots of ferry's to the island, but other than that not much that I am aware of.

Not sure how familiar you are with the area, but the bridge and the island are great places to visit. Have a good time.
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I believe there is a sailing catamaran that offers tours around the island. I've seen it in the marina there. I have never done the tour, and don't remember the name of the boat/company.

The island can be a great getaway. I hope you have fun.
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Found one charter business.
Don't think its a bareboat, looks like a crewed boat.


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Hey Mike,

If your in-laws haven't been to Mackinac Island, I would recommend the ferry ride to the island. It's the only place I've been to that you can walk your buns off and still gain weight! Too many fudge can gain weight just by BREATHING! The BEST FUDGE I've ever had!!

I'd also recommend the carriage tour. It is the best and most relaxing way to see the island and get a lot of the history of the island and area (all of the drivers are well versed in that area, along with some humor...I was a driver in the early 70's for a summer season). Plus it would be 'easy' on the in-laws. If they are up for a walk(all down hill from the Fort back to town) the carriage tour will let you off at Fort Mackinac for more history and some pretty good views. Oh yeah, don't forget to tip your driver if he/she was worth their salt....the pay was very low and most rely on the tips to help with college. That part probably hasn't changed in all these years. Anyway, if you don't stop at the fort, the carriage will drop you off back in town.

All and all, it makes for nice day of sightseeing.

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