Why Mackinac Revealed

The Past

Mackinac has a remarkable history. Get the how and the why from a genuine local expert. The history includes everything from fur trading to military events to what is happening today!

Why Mackinac is so special – location, history, character and lifestyles.


Stroll on magnificent bluffs above Lake Huron, see hidden gems you may not know exists and experience Mackinac the way the locals do.

Enjoy rarely visited magnificent sites while hearing insider stories of the real Mackinac Island. Truly appreciate the true wonders of Mackinac Island.


Hear the stories behind the fabulous Victorian summer cottages and growing up in one.

An authentic Islander explains Mackinac, the horses, the people, and the natural beauty as well as the Native people, shipwrecks, carriages, and much more.

Benefits and Pleasures

Get away from the crowds and see Mackinac Islands natural beauty to feel why it is so treasured. Take in unique scenes and grasp the incredible charm of Mackinac, revealed by a local expert and become acquainted with the peaceful, real Mackinac Island, in the woods and quiet neighborhoods, beyond the spirited and busy downtown.

Tours & Services



Mackinac Revealed is THE independent service that works with all Island ferry, tour, hotel and restaurant options to ensure a rich variety of experiences and a complete and satisfying Mackinac vacation.

Mackinac Revealed helps travel professionals and their customers from coach tours, Great Lakes cruise ships, family reunions, business conventions and all kinds of vacationers. As Mackinac’s only travel receptive, we arrange itineraries, events and locations for everything you need.


There are many ways to experience the wonder of Mackinac. Have a lifelong resident and true island specialist ensure you are provided more choices and select the best option. Mackinac Revealed exposes genuine Mackinac Island and explores its special character. Make good use of your time and enhance your customers’ travel experience. Contact Mackinac Revealed for tips, information about sites, activities, attractions,, and for total travel arrangements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an advance purchase required?

Advance ticket purchase is suggested so that we can plan to staff each tour accordingly. We would appreciate at least 24 hours’ advance notice/purchase of tickets, though tickets can be bought up to 4 hours before a tour begins (unless a tour has been canceled).

What about last minute participants?

Last minute participants can attend if group-size permits. If a tour is leaving in less than 4 hours, it is necessary to call the guide Moira Croghan (540/771-0699 Cell; 231/622-4867 Office) and arrange participation.

How long is the tour?

The standard tour lasts about 1 and 3/4 hours, give or take 15 minutes.

How much do tour tickets cost?

Standard tour tickets are $36 each for adults, four person minimum.  Prices are subject to change.  Specialty and private tours cost slightly more. Group rates are available.  Please check the full-FAQ document (in PDF) below for complete cost information.

What is the terrain & distance of each tour?

Walking tours cover approximately 1½ miles at a leisurely pace, with a variety of stops for viewing and talking along the way. There are two hills on the route, taken slowly.  Mackinac is a hilly Island owing to the Bluffs.

What should I bring?

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for heat/cold. Consider bringing water to drink. There is not a bathroom available during the tour.

When do tours start?

All tours begin as scheduled. Please consult the website for individual tour starting times and tour route areas. We ask that you arrive at the meeting location about 5-10 minutes prior to departure.

Where do we meet?

The meeting spot is a large bench in a contained area at the Woodfill Commemorative Bench. The marble bench is in the shape of a horseshoe and is surrounded by white, round, round, planters. Your guide will introduce herself and have a list of the participants. Please check in with the guide when you arrive at the starting location.

Where do tours end?

Tours end where they begin. It is safe to bring a bicycle to that starting point and park it for the duration of the tour.


For more Frequently Asked Questions, please CLICK & download the full Mackinac Revealed FAQ document  – PDF link below.

FAQ – Prices – Precise Directions and Location – Many More Details

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