New Mackinac Island Businesses Joining the Tourism Bureau in 2022

Published on April 13th, 2022

Coming off a historic year for Mackinac Island tourism, your favorite Mackinac Island businesses are prepping for a busy 2022 season.

And while you’ll see familiar names, business fronts, and faces as you visit Mackinac, we’re excited to share 7 new businesses that have recently joined the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau!

BRAD DeROCHE – CLASSICAL GUITARIST ON MACKINAC ISLAND

A portrait of classical guitarist Brad DeRoche, who plays at concerts, weddings and other Mackinac Island events.Brad DeRoche has explored a wide variety of musical styles ranging from classical masterpieces to modern works by living composers. He is an active concert artist, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist. He is also a recording artist for the Centaur Records label with Spanish Guitar Classics and the Complete Cello Suites of JS Bach as his first releases. He is passionate about the music of Bach and Spanish composers and often includes them in his concert programs.

Contact Brad for information and pricing regarding booking a Mackinac Island event. He is available for public concerts, salon-style house concerts, live stream concerts, weddings, and other events.

BROWN EYED GIRL BOAT CHARTERS ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Brown Eyed Girl Boat Charter, a new boat charter service on Mackinac Island, is seen here on the Straits of Mackinac with Round Island Lighthouse and Grand Hotel in the background.Book a private boat charter for your next visit to Mackinac Island! Brown Eyed Girl II offers private powerboat charters for families and small groups.

Cruise the Straits of Mackinac aboard the Brown Eyed Girl II with a certified USCG Master Captain. Customize your tour – enjoy sightseeing while viewing the island and surrounding area from a different perspective or simply spend some time swimming and soaking up the sun!

Contact Mackinac Island’s Brown Eyed Girl Boat Charters for more info.

INSIDE OUT TOURS OF MACKINAC

Inside Out Mackinac Walking Tours leads walking and biking tours through the interior of Mackinac Island.Enjoy a two-hour tour that takes visitors out of downtown to Mackinac Island’s interior gems to explore Mackinac Island State Park. While exploring, you will learn about the history and legends of these special places. It’s the unpaved trails that hold Mackinac Island’s best kept secrets for those who truly appreciate them.

Hiking, biking, and children’s treasure hunt options available for individual or group tours. Click here for more details or to set up a Mackinac Island tour.

MACKINAC CYCLE

Mackinac Cycle is one of Mackinac Island's bicycle shops with specialty bikes, tag-a-longs, and burleys.Mackinac Cycle carries a huge selection of SPECIALIZED brand rental bikes in single to multi-speed comfort bikes and hybrids that are ideal for biking on Mackinac Island. They also carry tandems, tag-a-longs, Burleys and special needs carts.

Mackinac Cycle offers maps and information on free, self-guided, attraction tours of historic Mackinac Island. Whether using your own bike or renting theirs, these tours offer an immersive adventure unlike any other.

Click here to see more info about Mackinac Cycle.

MACKINAC WELLNESS

Mackinac Wellness is an exclusive concierge wellness spa providing services on Mackinac Island beginning in 2022.Mackinac Wellness is the exclusive concierge wellness spa on Mackinac Island. Their team of clinicians come directly to clients in the comfort of your hotel rooms, yacht, venue or spa, wherever you prefer and feel most comfortable.

Wellness services on Mackinac Island include group or individual IV hydration therapy, IV vitamin therapy, botox, dermal fillers, custom wellness plans & more. Additional spa services and products are available to make you feel your best on your Mackinac Island getaway.

PATRICK KELLY WISE FINE ART ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Mackinac Island artist Patrick Kelly Wise poses with a bride and groom whose wedding portrait he has painted.Capture the energy and spirit of your special event with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will last a
lifetime. A live event and wedding painting for the elegant and adventurous couple looking for a unique wedding day experience and original fine art.

Your dream wedding is artistically captured on canvas for you and your guests to enjoy while your reception unfolds. See their Mackinac Island paintings and website here!

IT’S WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHY ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It's Wonderful Photography is your go to resource for Weddings and portraits on Mackinac Island.Based out of Mackinac Island, MI, It’s Wonderful Photography specializes in wedding imagery and portraiture.

Photographer Sara Wright relishes the chance to capture couples’ love stories on scenic Mackinac Island and beyond. She knows all the best beauty spots having lived on the island all year round for many years. Her artistic approach to catching those fleeting, candid moments between loved ones are preserved for a lifetime in classic photos. Click here to find out more information about Mackinac Island photo shoots with It’s Wonderful Photography!

THE WOODLAND’S ACTIVITY CENTER AT GRAND HOTEL

A curated version of the best the island has to offer, all in one place. For guests and visitors alike, The Woodlands brings to life the natural wonders and family-friendly activities that are already favorites of Mackinac Island. The Woodlands Activity Center includes a new suite of amenities and activities, including:

  • Pickleball Court
  • Bike course
  • Bike rentals
  • The Gem – 18 hole miniature golf
  • Multi-sport half court
  • Greenhouse with on-site Naturalist offering guided tours about the native flora on the island

The Woodlands Activity Center welcomes all visitors (fee for non-guests).

CHAD’S WONDERFUL WINTER WALKING TOUR

Chad Bennett, a Mackinac Island resident is starting winter walking tours for the 2022 winter season.Join local resident Chad Bennett on a wonderful winter walking tour. Each tour can be customized for various routes and abilities. Chad will share interesting and historic island facts while showing you places of interest on the island. Winter tours will be available November 1st – May 1st.

Chad can be reached by phone at 248-425-1183.

Also be on the lookout for these new businesses. More information coming soon!

Pink Pony Club and Point of View Art Gallery

And we can’t forget to mention these 3 businesses that joined late in the 2021 season.

FARLEY PROMO ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Farley Promo offers customized products for businesses on Mackinac Island and beyond!Established in 1972, Farley Promo helps create long lasting relationships and brand recognition with customers through the power of branded promotional products. Farley Promo provides products that are proven to be one of the most effective mediums for advertising. They are tangible, useful and highly targeted to the audience, delivering high rates of return on investment.

Farley Promo has several Mackinac Island clients including, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Iroquois Hotel, The Inn at Stonecliffe, Great Turtle Brewery and Distillery, Arnold Freight, Sip & Sail and others. Visit Farley Promo’s Mackinac Island website for first class customer service and competitive pricing!

MY FLIGHT TOURS OF MACKINAC ISLAND

A helicopter from My Flight Tours of Mackinac Island takes off from Mackinac Island Airport.My Flight Tours is a helicopter sightseeing tour that provides customers with a unique bird’s eye view of Michigan in both comfort and style. My Flight Tours’ commitment to customer service is only matched by its commitment to safety. With safety at the forefront of their operation, My Flight is proud to have a ZERO accident and incident record. This achievement speaks to the ongoing dedication to both maintenance and safety training.

All flights depart from the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace Michigan. Tours of Mackinac Island can be booked online or in person upon arrival at the airport. There are numerous tours to choose from ranging from $50 – $225 including the Bay Tour, the fan favorite Mackinac Bridge Tour, the Sunset Tour, the Mackinac Island Tour and the Extended Tour!

MYERS FLYERS

Myers Flyers Photography is a year-round photography service on Mackinac Island.Year-around island resident specializing in videography, and portrait and wedding photography! Also available for business needs as well. Contact Rodney for all of your special events or visit www.myersflyers.com to view beautiful island images available for purchase as well!

 

NORTHERN TRANSPORT AND SHUTTLE TO MACKINAC ISLAND 

Northern Transport & Shuttle offers transportation services for Northern Michigan, Straits Area and the Upper Peninsula! Call or message Northern Transport and Shuttle to arrange your Northern Michigan shuttle to hotels, ferries, car rentals, airports, shopping centers, and more!


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