$162 for a Round-Trip Cruise Across Lake Michigan for Two with Stateroom and Meals from "S.S. Badger" ($325.95 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Traverse Lake Michigan on the largest car ferry ever to sail on it

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 13th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required; subject to weather and availability. Must be 16 or older. Must arrive 60 minutes before departure. Extra $12 fee for bicycle. Extra $202 fee for car passage w/unrestricted return. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $162 for a round-trip mini cruise for two from Manitowoc to Ludington, Michigan (a $325.95 value)
  • Security fee included in value
  • Four-hour cruise each way

Up to four children aged 15 and younger can ride for free with paying adults, and the ticket grants parties four meals plus use of a stateroom for napping or providing a quiet space for children. Trips are available on any date through October 13; see the full schedule. The mini cruise requires a return trip within 48 hours of the departure. For an extra fee, guests can bring a vehicle or additional passengers.

<i>S.S. Badger</i> Lake Michigan Carferry

While the S.S. Badger has been honored with a placement on the National Register of Historic Places, its beginnings were humble. First setting sail in 1953, the Badger originally carried railcars, along with a few select passengers, across scenic Lake Michigan. Now the last of the Great Lakes's coal-fired steamships, the 410-foot vessel ships cargo of a different kind, transporting guests and their vehicles across Lake Michigan with the comforts and amenities of a modern cruise ship, with ongoing efforts to improve their ship environmentally.

While the boat sails between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin, guests amble through the open deck for views of the scenic shorelines or set up shop on deck chairs, armed with a cool drink and a Mermaid-to-English dictionary. The ship’s shaded interior entertains with movies, guests shouting at celebratory bingo, and arcade games giving off musical tones as kids set new high scores. For a more muted ride, private staterooms let guests snooze away the hours, and a quiet room elucidates the ship’s history in hushed solitude. An in-house bar blends, shakes, and stirs ingredients into a range of refreshing cocktails, while the café showcases artfully crafted sandwiches like a deli hall of fame.


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97% of 557 customers

  • “THIS IS A FANTASTIC SAVINGS ...DO THE MATH AND YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO GO GROUPON. I HOPE HAD A GREAT TIME BEING OUT ON THE LAKE IN THE SUNSHINE. THIS BEATS THE...”

    “THIS IS A FANTASTIC SAVINGS ...DO THE MATH AND YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO GO GROUPON. I HOPE HAD A GREAT TIME BEING OUT ON THE LAKE IN THE SUNSHINE. THIS BEATS THE DRIVE AND THE STAFF ARE SO FRIENDLY. THE BADGER IS VERY WELL KEPT UP AND CLEAN.”

  • “Excellent experience, good food, nice people”

  • “Great staff and well maintained boat.”

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    Manitowoc

    900 S. Lakeview Dr.

    Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220

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  2. B

    Ludington

    701 Maritime Dr.

    Ludington, Michigan 49431

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