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We appreciate all the feedback from our first season 2019 day-tour offerings and have made some changes to the 2020 tours to give guests more time on the light station.


  • The tours will leave out of Mackinaw City aboard the M/V Ugly Ann (a 42' wooden Maine lobster boat converted to passenger use). Tours will be offered on Tuesdays only with the first tour departing on Tuesday July 10, 2020.  All tours will leave from the dock located at 229 S Huron Avenue (across from Starbucks) and return to the same location.  The boat will leave at 9:00AM sharp, so please be at the dock no later than 8:30AM for check-in.   The boat will return by roughly 5:00PM.

  • The ticket price has also been set at $170.00 PER PERSON ($180.00 w/fees) for the 8-hour adventure. This price includes transportation to and from the light station, a 4-hour tour inside the lighthouse, a lunch on the crib deck of White Shoal Light, and a donation to our organization to help us raise funds for the restoration. Approximately $100.00 of your ticket price is a tax- deductible donation to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit WSLHPS.

  • Guests will have to be 10 years and older to participate in this tour and all will be required to sign a waiver for transportation and a waiver for visiting the structure.

  • We are not able to offer any discounts for children.  However, we have just announced our WSL membership programs on our website...if you would like to become a member of our organization, you can receive discounted ticket prices and many other benefits.

  • All guests will be required to wear close-toed shoes and hard hats during the visit to the light station (hard hats will be provided).  It is also highly recommended that guests wear blue-jeans during their visit to the lighthouse and that they bring an extra sweatshirt.  It can easily be 20 degrees cooler on the water.

  • All guests are reminded that there are roughly 180 steps from the boat up to the parapet...please make sure you are physically capable of climbing stairs. Of course it is not required that you climb the tower, but it is highly recommended.

  • Another thing to keep in mind for those guests who may experience motion sickness, you need to be prepared for the potential of a rough ride. Also, keep in mind that our charter boat the Ugly Ann is about 1/2 the size of the Shepler's Ferrys and will ride much differently through the water.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Another change for 2020 is that we will not be offering any cash refunds!  If your tour is canceled due to weather, you will be offered either a rain check to another tour date OR a free upgrade to an overnight stay for the current season or the 2021 season (based on availability).

What to Expect for Light Station Access:

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