Charters Charter Flights to Mackinac Island
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A perfect place to escape and unwind, Mackinac Island is a unique Michigan destination due the fact that no cars are allowed on the island. Instead walk, bike or hail a horse–drawn carriage to explore the island’s eight-mile loop. Take in the charming Victorian village, where you can shop for curios and sample some of the island’s famous fudge.
Visit Fort Mackinac, built during the American Revolution, or just relax by the shores of Lake Huron.
How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Plane to Mackinac Island?
While the size and type of the Mackinac Island charter plane both play a factor when determining the cost of booking a flight, you can also look at the most commonly flown routes to come up with an estimated cost. Because of the small runway on Mackinac Island, it requires a small plane to get there and most of those come in from the closest airports, including some major airports. (No commercial airlines fly to the island.)
Some of these routes include flights to and from Mackinac Island from other parts of Michigan including Oakland County, Gaylord, Ypsilanti, Traverse City, and Lansing. Flights from Chicago to Mackinac Island are also common. Milwaukee to Mackinac Island is a frequent route. Even flights from Cleveland to Mackinac Island can work.
Mackinac Island Jet Charter Information
Renowned as the “Jewel of the Great Lakes,” Mackinac Island is located in between Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas, and has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Traveling to Mackinac Island is like traveling back in time. Completely surrounded by Lake Huron, the island is accessible only by ferry or turbo-prop plane. It features a narrow, eight-mile loop that is the only U.S. state highway where automobiles are not allowed. Named as one of the “10 Great Places to Get Your Feet Back on the Ground,” by USA Today, cars have been banned on the island since 1898, although some emergency vehicles are allowed. Instead, the island’s 500 or so residents and many visitors get around by walking, biking, or enjoying a leisurely horse and buggy ride. While the ferry shuts down in winter when the lake freezes, visitors can still visit in the snowy months by air and enjoy activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and fat tire biking.
Popular Things to Do in Mackinac Island
Located at the Island Ferry Dock is Mackinac Island’s Victorian village, where you can sample the island’s famous homemade fudge, shop in the many retail businesses, dine on fresh-caught freshwater salmon, steelhead or lake trout, and enjoy a cocktail at the Grand Hotel, famous for being the site of the film Somewhere in Time, starring the late Christopher Reeves. The village is also where you can embark on a carriage ride to get to the historic Fort Mackinac and Mackinac Island State Park, which covers most of the island and features trails, forest and the limestone Arch Rock formation. Built by the British in 1780 during the Revolutionary War, Fort Mackinac is a walled cluster of military buildings on a coastal bluff. In the 19th century, it served as an outpost of the United States Army and was the site of two battles for control of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. For a cultural activity, why not visit the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, which has local works, including Native American art, maps and 19th-century photos. The island also plays host to a number of annual events that draw plenty of interest, including:
- Mackinac Island Lilac Festival (June)
- Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac (July)
- Fudge Festival (August)
- Island Halloween Weekend (October)
It requires careful planning in order to book Mackinac Island charter flights, as certain aircraft (mainly turbo-props) have the runway capabilities to land at the local airport. That’s where Stratos Jet Charters’ experience comes into play. Our charter agents will guide you through the flight planning process to ensure your aircraft:
- Features the amenities you require
- Has the necessary performance characteristics for your chosen itinerary
- Provides the widest margin of safety possible
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Always a wonderful experience with Stratos: great flight crew, excellent catering menu, comfortable plane.
Steve was a joy to work with he was very helpful and insightful. We look forward to doing more business with your company
Joel got us a plane in less than 24 hours as we needed it for an emergency- thank you so much we are very grateful!
Stratos was great and we for sure will recommend our broker to our friends
Excellent experience with booking, the flights, ground services, etc.
As the operator, this client showed great brokerskills. Precise emails and everything was provided shortly after requested. Would love to work with StratosJets again soon.
It's so easy to book and Anthony is amazing. No hiccups and always informative.
I was pleased with the way Heather assisted me. She followed-up throughout the process and during the flight.
It is clear that Stratos Jets is one of best charter brokerage companies in the world. When we get the pleasure to work with Joel and his entire team, we get to see first hand what sets them apart. The knowledge of operations, safety and different charter markets is always spot on. The trips are sent to us complete and executed flawlessly which makes the entire process more effiecient and better served the client. In addition to being one of the top aviation professional, Joel is a role model for many and I am grateful to have him part of my journey as a friend.
Ricky was wonderful to work with and answered all our many questions!
I thought it was very well-organized and information flows were smooth. The broker worked with me to get an excellent option at an attractive pricing point. The flight was smooth and professional. An outstanding experience!
Joel I do not use google sign in re survey Let me simply say Ms Hill was outstanding every step of the way as was the service at Dolphin Sun night Thank you Jim W. Charter flight Omaha to Sarasota Mar 12
Always awesome working with Kerry!
I have dealt with Stratos Jet for the past 10 years Always great response and outstanding service Highly recommend them for any charter service you may need
All aspects of our interaction with Stratos was perfect. My wife and I will definitely use their services in the future.
I thought Stratos was professional and easy to work with. We didn't have any problems or communication issues whatsoever. It's really nice when we don't have to deal with 10 different people to coordinate a trip.
Hey Wanted to let you know that your pilots were so thoughtful and attentive to my daughters needs yesterday. They removed all unnecessary obstacles for her. Thank you so much
My experience with Joel and his team a Stratos was great! We had a little wrinkle in our trip when we were diverted from our destination to another airport. It had nothing to do with our flight. There was a disabled plan on the runway. We diverted to the other airport and waited briefly for word on when it would clear. Joel and his team were all over it. They had alternate transportation lined up for us, which, we didn't end up using and ultimately got back on the plane and went to our intended destination. There were no extra charges and we only lost about an hour. Our return trip was fast and uneventful. Stratos helped us find the right plane for our trip and kept us within our budget. Thanks Joel and team!
Other than the expected 12/26 ATC "hold" , we enjoyed another perfect flight!; great crew, great equipment and a most pleasant ride!!
None that I can think of. Very Satisfied.
It’s always a pleasure working with Stratos jets! Your team always seems to be on top of everything. Thanks again for another smooth trip.
Yes, as always, you are right there on top of everything. you actually do "your job", and we always hope that we do our job to your liking.
While this was the first time between these two cities, we may take this route frequently in the future.
Anthony should get a Raise
As a part 135 operator, I have been doing business with Stratos Jets since it was founded by Joel Thomas in 2006. Since the first trip I could tell they were a different type of Jet brokerage. Joel and his team of aviation advisors have always conducted themselves with the highest of standards and partnered with platinum operators like us to give their customers a luxurious private jet experience. Thank you for a decade of partnership and excellence. Thank you for your friendship! Rich Brennan VP of Sales
We are very happy with Stratos and will contact again when we return to our summer home next May. The fuel stop in Charleston was not scheduled but we understand that depends on the winds. Burlington Vermont to Fort Myers Florida is near the range list of a 400XP
Great communication, easy to work with
You did a superb job, and the crew was first rate. We will be back.
Looking forward to our next booking with you! Professionalism at its finest!
This was my 3rd trip with Stratosjets and all travel were arranged by Kyle Jones. Everything was efficiently and professionally done, and Kyle and the team were always prompt and responsive. I definitely will recommend the team to friends. Thank you.
Everything went very smoothly and we were pleased with everything on the trip.
Great experience as always!
We were on a commercial flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City when part way into our flight we got notification from Delta app that our delay was going to cause us to miss our connection. We were on a long weekend for MLK to go skiing in Lake Tahoe. We were going to be rescheduled the following day, thus missing half of our vacation. I had email only, and emailed Garett asking if they had an operator in SLC who could get us to Tahoe that evening. Within 20 minutes he came back with two quotes. By the time we landed he had set up the flight, emailed me the number to the shuttle to get from Delta terminal to the private terminal, and did it all for a great price. To throw things off even more, we were set to fly to Tahoe, but Delta somehow got our bags on the flight to Reno that they said we couldn't make. So at the last minute we changed from Tahoe to Reno for a destination. By the time we took the shuttle to the FBO our flight plan was set and we took off within 10 minutes. It could not have been more seamless. It literally saved our vacation. Time is the most precious resource we have and time with family is even more precious. Our daughter is a senior and this is one of the last trips we'll have with her; it meant a lot, and Stratos savings our vacation, allowing us to create memories, means all that much more. Thank you!! Dave
Excellent Customer Service booking and during the flight!
We just completed a move from California to Hawaii with our dog a lot of our stuff which we would need until our mean shipment of household goods arrives in 10 days. Randy was able to secure the perfect your craft for people pets and stuff. Pilots were great. Aircraft was comfortable and a great easy ride.
Joel Thomas is knowledgeable and attentive. We always feel that we are getting the attention we need. The charters he has put together for us have been exactly how we wanted them to be. We have no hesitation in giving him our highest rating.
Working with Stratos vs other jet charter companies lends a personal touch that seems lacking in others. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stratos to friends.
Yes, would recommend Stratos to anyone looking for a charter!
Great job Steve!
Always great working with you guys!! Great job all around as usual.
The whole team is always professional and great to work with. You can tell there's a lot of integrity and experience in the company. Thank you folks!!
Great trip! Keep us informed of empty legs to Aspen
My boss recently travelled to Europe for the entire month of August. During that time his jet had mechanical issues and could no longer fly where he wanted. He had about 12 flights left in his trip around Europe and Stratos Jet Charters, especially Heather Latch, saved our lives. They were able to accommodate 90% of the trips he wanted at the time he wanted. She really was a life saver for myself and my boss. I will definitely use Stratos Jets again and work with Heather any day of the week! They are magnificent!!
We needed to book a same-day plane for employees and tools to provide urgent assistance to a customer. Zach was effective, proactive and cooperative in providing a solution, precise information and updates. Would recommend Stratos Jet anytime! Thank you!
We had a great experience, Anthony our contact was in close contact before the flight keeping us updated and the service was excellent on both sides.
Katie was great on very short notice. Here is were the 5th star was lost: No on board bathroom and I was not told about it. I specifically asked about quality of safety and maintenance by operator and got incorrect information initially; although there was no apparent problem .