From the imposing size and power of the Great Lakes – the Inland Seas – to the abundant rivers, lakes and streams, the St. Ignace area is an ideal venue for water enthusiasts.
The City of St. Ignace maintains boat launches at points along the municipal waterfront. There are 4 ramps at Hazelton Street. The launches have amenities including restrooms, picnic areas and fish cleaning stations.
Three passenger-ferry lines: Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, and Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry, offer round-trip passage between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. The ferry season opens when the ice goes out in spring and runs until after New Year when the channel freezes.
Given the strategic location of St. Ignace, it is hardly surprising that there is an abundance of state-of-the-art resident and transient docking and slip facilities. Slips are available in St. Ignace at the St. Ignace Public Marina and nearby at both the Mackinac Island State Dock and at the Mackinaw City Marina.