Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

Keep Mackinac moving! Great opportunity to deliver freight throughout the Island using the original horse power!

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc., located on beautiful Mackinac Island in the clear blue waters of Lake Huron in Northern Michigan, 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.

Mackinac Island, in Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, was the Country's second National Park and Michigan's first State Park. Today the Island remains over 82% State Park. Automobiles have been banned on the Island for over 100 years making the Horse the King in all types of transportation from Carriage Tours to Taxis to horse drawn drays for freight.

About Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

A job at Mackinac Island Carriage Tours can be rewarding and fun!

Being one of the most historic spots in the country, private motorized vehicles are not allowed. Horse drawn vehicles bring a 19th century charm to the island and Mackinac Island Carriage Tours provides most of this carriage service.

The majority of jobs offered by Carriage Tours involve working with horses, working with the public, or in most cases, working with both. Therefore, we seek friendly, enthusiastic people who preferably have some horse experience. Preference is also given to individuals who are available for the longest period between May 18th and October 15th. There are also a number of openings for the period between July 1st and late August.

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Company to offer equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, familial status, height, weight, disability or handicap or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Michigan law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.

Ideal Candidate

Dependable, friendly, enthusiastic persons who love horses and love people. 

Room and Board

Dormitory style housing with usually 2 to 3 persons per room is available.

The cost is $98.00 per week, which includes breakfast and dinner in the employee cafeteria, and the option of making a brown bag lunch.

The cost for a room only, without meals, is $70.00 per week. The cost for meals only is $70.00 per week. Laundry facilities are available at no charge.

Our Jobs


Historically, horse drawn drays were the most common means of moving goods between docks and businesses and homes.  On Mackinac Island, it still is!  Moving everything from building supplies and merchandise, to UPS deliveries, horse drawn freight wagons are what keeps Mackinac moving, and what makes it one of the most unique places in the world to work. 

Dray drivers work five to six days per week.  Pay is $8.90 per hour with hours over 40 per week subject to overtime.  Potential for 50 to 70 hours per week.  Position requires lifting and horsemanship skills. 

Although it is preferable that an applicant has some horse experience, training is provided if an applicant does not have the experience but is a dependable, friendly, and enthusiastic person.

How to Apply

Apply online using the link below!

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