Mini Cruise for Two Adults and Up to Four Children Departing Tue.–Thu. or Fri.–Mon. from "S.S. Badger" (Up to 54% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Historic 410 ft. cruise ship transports guests across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin in four hours; meals and private room included

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 14th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to weather. Must arrive 60 minutes prior to departure. Not valid for transfer of motor vehicles and cannot be purchased for an additional charge. Extra $12 fee for bicycle luggage. Extra fee for childrens' meals. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Traveling by boat lets people enjoy the freedom of open water and avoid driving through dangerous backroads that have fallen to the cow uprising. Float on by with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $149 for a mini cruise for two adults and up to four children younger than 15, departing Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (a $325.95 total value)
  • $162 for a mini cruise for two adults and up to four children younger than 15, departing Friday. Saturday, Sunday, or Monday (a $325.95 total value)<p>

Each trip includes:

  • Roundtrip passage for two adults (a $89 value for each adult; kids ride for free)
  • Access to a private stateroom, stocked with two twin beds, a toilet, and a sink (a $98 value)
  • Four adult meals (a $10 value each)
  • Security fee (a $9.95 value)<p>

Two adults and up to four children can enjoy the fresh lake air aboard the 410-foot steamer boat during a four-hour Lake Michigan crossing, from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Each adult enjoys one meal and a drink per crossing and private stateroom access for a place to nap or store belongings. Roundtrip crossings can be scheduled back-to-back or returns can be scheduled within 48 hours of the original crossing. See the cruise schedule.

S.S. Badger

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 year round. Now the last of the United States’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 efforts to improve their ship environmentally in the near future.

While the boat embarks along 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.

<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.


Reviews

A great experience for the whole family. Why drive through Chicago when you can visit a piece of lake Michigan history.

bigjake1991, TripAdvisor, 6/23/12

If you like boats, or hate driving, or just want to have an unforgettable experience, the S. S. Badger is a great opportunity.

Pferdina, TripAdvisor, 6/18/12

Tips

  • “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.”

  1. A

    Ludington Dock

    701 Maritime Dr.

    Ludington, Michigan 49431

    231-843-1509

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  2. B

    Manitowoc Dock

    900 S Lakeview Dr.

    Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220

    800-841-4243

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