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How do I get to the Conference?

The approximate driving time from Detroit is five hours, plus a 15-minute ferry ride to the island. Proceed northbound on I-75, take exit 337 and follow the signs to the dock.

Can I fly to the island?

Flying to Pellston



Delta Air Lines – Additional flights have been added to maximize your options when flying. Check back later for a list of available flights. Delta Air Lines flies from Detroit Metro to Pellston.

Ground Transportation

It is a 20-minute drive from Pellston to the ferry. Guests can arrange ground transportation from the Pellston airport by calling Wolverine Stages at 800.825.1450 or Mackinac Shuttle at 888.349.8294. Advance reservations are recommended.

Flying to Mackinac Island

To fly to Mackinac Island from Pellston, call Great Lakes Air at 906.643.7165. Advance reservations are recommended.

Grand Hotel has a plane available statewide, call Jennifer Bryant at 906.847.9202.

For charter air service directly to Mackinac Island from either Pontiac or City Airport, call Dick Greenough at Airnet at 248.666.1300 or Les Brown at American Business Airways at 248.444.5202.

Other Charter Options

Charter air services are also available through DCT Aviation at 248.755.3195, Pentastar Aviation Charter at 800.662.9612 or Flagship Private Air at 734.485.9182.

For charter air service from Oakland International Airport, please contact Les Brown at American Business Airways at 248.444.5202.

Will I get ferry tickets? When do the ferries run?

You will receive a round-trip ferry voucher in your confirmation mailer, which you will receive in the middle of May. The voucher must be exchanged at the Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry ticket office for an actual round-trip ticket. If you forget your ferry voucher, the Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry ticket office will have a list of registered attendees and will be able to assist you.

Check back later for the 2015 ferry schedule. Click here for ferry travel tips at the 2015 Conference.

*The approximate drive time from Detroit to Mackinaw City is five hours.

How do I get to Grand Hotel and around the Island?

Registrants staying at accommodations other than Grand Hotel can pick up six complimentary taxi tickets at the Chamber Registration Desk (additional rides are at your expense). Gratuity is NOT included – please be generous. Reservations can be made ahead of time by calling 906.847.3323.

The average taxi rides are $4.75 to $6.75 for a one-way trip to Grand Hotel.

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