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S.S. Badger - Historic Lake Michigan Carferry

701 Maritime Drive, Ludington, Michigan 49431 USA

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“big ship, more fun”

The S.S. Badger offers the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes and an authentic steamship experience. The relaxing four-hour, 60-mile cruise takes passengers, autos, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and commercial trucks across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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July 01, 2020
Rated 5.0

THE BEST! This enormous car ferry has been crossing Lake Michigan between Ludinton, MI and Manitowoc, WI from June through mid-October since 1953. Expect a 4-hour, no-data respite from the real world. Read a book, take in the salt-free sea air on deck, or catch a movie in the lounge. Feeling social? Hang out in the cafe and play trivia or Bingo for prizes, or check out the on-board SS Badger museum. State rooms are available if you just want to be alone - also great if you have unpredictable young children who might need a quiet minute. Pets are free and kept (supervised) below-decks during passage.

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S.S. Badger - Historic Lake Michigan Carferry

701 Maritime Drive
Ludington, Michigan
49431 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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