Since there are no automobiles on the island and the only way to get there is by ferry, the Shepler's Ferry takes pets along with their owners on the trip across the Straits of Machinaw. There is no cost for the pet to ride the ferry and they can sit anywhere they like within the ferry as long as it is not on a bench. Once on the island most of the shops allow pets to shop with their owners to insure they purchase exactly the right item to commemorate their trip. Some restaurants will allow the pet to accompany their owner on the deck for outdoor dining which is an extra bonus. Since it is a no auto stop the mode of transportation is horse drawn carriage. Some allow pets but it depends on the attitude of the horses on any particular day.