Mackinac Island, Michigan Jet Charters
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Private Jet Charter Flights to/from Mackinac Island
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 the island’s famous fudge. Visit Fort Mackinac, built during the American Revolution, or just relax by the shores of Lake Huron.Read more about private jet charter flights in Mackinac Island
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.
Things to Do on 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)
How to Book Charter Flights to Mackinac Island
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 in to 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
Furthermore, by flying on a Mackinac Island private jet charter, you get to choose your departure time. If you happen to be flying on a spur-of-the-moment getaway, we can even arrange last-minute jet charters with just four hours’ notice.
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Mackinac Island Jet Charter Airports
Unlike many popular travel destinations, you can’t simply book a private plane to Mackinac Island and be on your way. The runway at the local airport, Mackinac Island Airport (MCD), is only 3,500-feet long. As a result, turboprops like the Pilatus PC12 or Beechcraft King Air 200/300 are best suited for landing there. There are other airport options in the area. Pellston Regional Airport (KPLN) is 36 miles away, but landing there means lengthier ground transit times, including a ferry ride.