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Great Turtle Kayak Tours – Mackinac Island

Premier Paddle & Camping Adventures – Mackinac Island, MI

Safe, Fun, Unforgettable!

We are dedicated to giving you the best possible experience of the Straits of Mackinac, and the surrounding islands. We provide a safe and comfortable environment, as well as the unique privilege of navigating the Straits in your own vessel. Our Red Cross certified guides will give you the best view of the water and the Islands. They are filled with knowledge and passion for paddlesports and the local area, and adept at supporting all ages and skill levels. We offer a perspective of the beautiful Islands and Straits of Mackinac, that can only be experienced thru immersive watersports.

How To Find Us

Mackinac Island (pronounced Mak-in-aw) is located in Michigan, in Northern Lake Huron.

The island is accessible via ferry boat from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.

We are located in the middle of town, on the shore line, behind the historic Horse Corral Mall.

  • Marthas Sweet Shop is on the street side inside the Horse Corral Mall.

  • Follow the rock path on either side of the buildings to the beach.

  • You can see us from the ferry boats, we are adjacent to the Sheplers Dock.


(231) – 71 – KAYAK

(231) – 715 – 2925


7395 Main St.

Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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