What You'll Get
$139 for a roundtrip ferry for two adults ($282 total value)
- Round trip passage for two adults ($121 value each)
- Two meals ($40 total value)
Two adult passengers 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 passenger enjoys one meal and a drink per crossing. Roundtrip crossings can be scheduled back-to-back. See the full schedule.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 16, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must be at least 16. Subject to weather. If a trip is cancelled for weather or mechanical issues the customer may rebook the full value of the deal anytime during the active period, however no additional compensation will be offered. Arrive 60 minutes before departure. Extra $12 fee for bicycle. Car passage can be added for $144. You may upgrade at booking to a stateroom for either or both legs of the trip for $49 each way. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Both passengers must be traveling on same sailings. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About "S.S. Badger" Lake Michigan CarFerry
While the S.S. Badger has been honored as a National Historic Landmark, 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 quaint museum 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.