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Lake Express

2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53207 (Bay View)
866-914-1010
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have taken the Lake Express many times during the past 10 years. We find it a more enjoyable way to travel from Milwaukee to our cottage in MI. With the traffic and construction through IL & IN it's certainly less hassle but definitely more expensive especially with the port charges and fuel add on fees. The view on the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They were really kind when the weather was bad and it looked like our kids might get sick. They passed out anti-nausea lollipops and were very helpful to the families whose kids DID get sick. It was a fun way to avoid Chicago.

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Fredericton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I took the Lake Express from Milwaukee to Muskegeon in August 2014. It was very expensive (twice as much as the other ferry further north) but it was fast. It zips along! The lake was calm (after, from what I understand, several days of canceled trips because the water was too rough) so we moved quickly. Food is minimally adequate... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I have taken the Lake Express at least twice each summer for the past few summers. In all of our trips, there has been one night-before weather cancellation, but that resulted in a reasonably quick refund. Do not book this trip unless you fully grasp that, at times, Lake Michigan can turn ugly and preclude safely operating... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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128 reviews 128 reviews
15 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

During a recent trip around Lake Michigan, we decided to skip driving through Chicago and instead took the Lake Express Ferry from Muskegon, MI, to Milwaukee. The experience was great. The employees were friendly and helpful, check in was easy, the cabin was comfortable, and the ride was smooth despite rain squalls. We were back in Wisconsin in a couple... More

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Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Not something we would do all the time but a very low stress and easy way to get back and forth between Milwaukee and Muskegon, MI. Everything went very smoothly on our trip. Recommend this option if it works with your budget and your schedule.

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Bayside, Wisconsin
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17 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I purchased tickets on-line for two passengers and a car. We arrived at 5:15 am for the 6 am departure. There was a lady directing you when you arrive, so it was pretty straightforward. There is a waiting room with food/coffee for purchase. Boarding is announced. It was recommended that only the driver be in the car; all other people... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I tried to fly round trip from Milwaukee to Grand Rapids to visit friends an found that it involved a change of planes in Salt Lake City. I little research and I found the Lake Express. It cut the travel time of seven hours by air to 5 hours by boat and the cost was lower by $75.00. Smooth ride... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took Lake Express from Muskegon to Milwaukee and we’d do it again if we found ourselves out that way. This high-speed boat makes the crossing in about 2-1/2 hours. Even on a windy day, with the water sometimes a bit choppy, the ride was smooth. The cabin seating is comfortable, vinyl-upholstered chairs, most with small tables in front for... More

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california
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22 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

plan ahead if you are traveling on a holiday week...especially if you want to bring a car or your dog. waited to long to make a reservation and had to leave car behind and due to no seating in coach had to travel in premium class which is nice becasue it has power outlets, bigger seats and wait service.

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