Official Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.
7278 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Experience the History and Charm of Mackinac on your narrated carriage tour of the island!

Prepare yourself for a tour like no other! What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to view the island. Keep in mind there are no set departure times. You will be on the next available carriage Approximate tour time: 1 hour & 45 minutes. Tickets may be purchased on-site or at the front desk of mainland hotels.

We are pet friendly! Small dogs welcome on a lap. Larger dogs may require purchase of a child ticket.

Since motor vehicles are not permitted to intrude on the natural beauty of Mackinac Island, there is no better way to visit this historic isle and see important historical points of interest by carriage.

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours is the world's oldest Horse and Buggy Service with approximately 100 carriages pulled by over 400 horses.

Carriage men officially began providing tours of the Island in 1869 when the first city carriage license was issued. In 1948, the carriage men officially established Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.

The founders of Mackinac Island Carriage Tours have had a very prominent role in making Mackinac Island Michigan's most popular tourist attraction. It was the carriage men, led by their president, Thomas Chambers, that petitioned the Village of Mackinac Island to ban the automobile as the "horseless carriage" startled the horses.

Descendants of the founding carriage men still actively manage the company that was formed over 100 years ago.

Today, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc. is the world's largest, oldest and continually operated horse and buggy livery, with approximately 100 freight and passenger carriages put in motion by over 400 horses.

Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
  • Pet Friendly
  • Historical Tour