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$162 for a Round-Trip Mini-Cruise for Two Adults from the "S.S. Badger" Lake Michigan Carferry ($325.95 Value)

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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

Promotional value expires Oct 13, 2013. Amount paid never expires. 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.


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.

The Deal

  • $162 for a mini cruise for two adults and up to four children younger than 15, (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. Trips are available on any date through October 13; see the full schedule.

"S.S. Badger" 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.


98% of 828 customers recommend

  • “Recommend bringing your car so you can enjoy the sites in Luddington and surrounding area.”

  • “This is a great relaxating weekend for us. We try to do it yearly and would like another groupon for next year for Mom.”

  • “Watching the boat load with different big trucks and trailers is always fun. Also like to watch the boat when it gets ready to leave the pier, and when it docks. ...”

    “Watching the boat load with different big trucks and trailers is always fun. Also like to watch the boat when it gets ready to leave the pier, and when it docks. The staff is always friendly and helpful, and bingo is fun with lots of inexpensive prizes. It's a relaxing way to cross the lake.”

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    Manitowoc Dock

    900 S Lakeview Dr.

    Manitowoc, WI 54220


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    701 Maritime Dr.

    Ludington, MI 49431


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