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June 16, 2024

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Mackinac Island and Straits of Mackinac Shipwrecks - Michigan

June 16, 2024

Join us for a fun family weekend were we will explore Mackinac Island and dive some of the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes!

Mackinac Island and Straits of Mackinac Shipwrecks - Michigan

Fudge, Horseback riding, hiking, diving Shipwrecks, hang out with your DiveFAM!


What’s the diving like?

The Great Lakes of Northern Michigan are home to numerous shipwrecks, making it an ideal destination for those interested in underwater exploration. From the Straits of Mackinac to the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, divers can discover the remains of historic vessels that have met their fateful end beneath the waves.

Exploring these shipwrecks offers a unique opportunity to dive into the region's maritime history, from the earliest wooden schooners to more modern steel-hulled ships. Some of the most popular wrecks to explore include the Eber Ward, a 200-foot steamer that sank in 1909, and the Joseph S. Fay, a 266-foot-long vessel that met its end in 1905.

In addition to the shipwrecks themselves, the Great Lakes offer divers a chance to see a wide variety of aquatic life, including freshwater fish and plants. Whether you're a seasoned wreck diver or a beginner looking to explore the underwater world, the Great Lakes of Northern Michigan have something to offer.

The Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve covers a vast area of 148 square miles, stretching from the Cheboygan area to Wilderness State Park, encompassing the majority of the South Channel and extending to the northern edge of Mackinac Island. The preserve is divided by the iconic Mackinac Bridge, which effectively separates it into two distinct regions.

Encompassing the offshore waters of Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, as well as the shorelines of Bois Blanc Island, Mackinac Island, Round Island, and St. Helena Island, the preserve is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the region's rich maritime history. Visitors can explore a diverse array of shipwrecks scattered throughout the preserve, providing a unique opportunity to glimpse the past and explore the underwater world

Family Friendly?

Yes on the surface only. Divers: Advanced, Deep, and Wreck Divers

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Water Temp:

60°F - 72°F

Itineraire/Group Excursion Options:

We will enjoy Mackinac Island and the local area around the Harbor everyday, Horseback Riding on the island, trying fudge and ice cream, hiking in the park, visit the Fort, and tour by horse drawn carriage.


Saturday June 15: Travel up to Mackinaw City

Sunday June 16: Two Tank Afternoon Diving

Monday June 17: Two Afternoon Diving

Tuesday June 18: Two Afternoon Diving

Wednesday June 19: Two Afternoon Diving


$599 Per Diver

What's Included:

Dives Only Per the rates.

Not Included:

Transportation, Air Fare, Lodging, Instruction Fees, Dive Gear, Gratuity, Park Fees, Taxes, Surcharges

Note: Rates do not include the $200 Booking Fee per person or 3% charge for credit card payments. We appreciate your understanding that we do not inflate the trip costs for all travelers to include credit card fees. 

Payment Schedule:

55% non-refundable deposit      Balance Due Thursday, May 2, 2024

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits are per person and are non refundable. A full refund of payments made to date, minus deposit and a $400 processing fee for cancellations greater than 180 days from departure. If a reservation is canceled within 180 days prior to departure we will refund a trip minus the deposit and a $400 processing fee, ONLY if the trip is full and if you are able to resell your canceled space within the same parameters as the original booking.


Ray Scuba may alter the payment schedule or cancellation policy based on vendor rules for a particular trip. Please consult the individual trip details to determine a particular trip's cancellation policy and payment deadlines. 

If payment is not received within 10 days past the due date, a 10% late fee will be added to the balance owed. If a payment is outstanding for 30 days, the space on the trip will be released and all funds paid will be forfeited.

If you do not sign up with a roommate, we will try to find you one; if we cannot find one, the single person will need to pay the Single Supplement price. Changes to package and cancellation penalties do exist, consult the trip application and wavier.

Travel & D.A.N. Insurance are always recommended. 


CONTACT US today to reserve your spot, get a travel insurance quote or find out more information!

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