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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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our last trip was cancelled due to electronics failure. I understand this, weather, and blown engines. I'm a boater myself. what was seriously frustrating is their inability to empty the parking lot ! Myself and two other guys were out there trying to get vehicles out while the shore crew stood around like listless fools. Clueless on how to empty... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I used to use the service when it first went into service, but if your traveling alone and taking a car it will cost you $339.00 round trip! Although the drive around the lake and through Chicago can be very frustrating at time, I now elect to drive and save the money. To me they've priced the service too high... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As a photographer, light is very important to me; as a Pisces, water touches my spirit in ways only I seem to understand. So when I put them together over a two-hour ferry ride across Lake Michigan, going either way between Muskegon, MI and Milwaukee, WI, and well, I'm pretty stoked. I always time it for early morning or late... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have travelled on the Lake Express ferry many times during the past 2 years. It is nice to put the car on the boat and not worry about Chicago traffic or road construction for a couple of hours. Also, the premier cabin is really nice environment to continue working - I hate losing what could be productive work time... More

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East Lansing, MI
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you have to go from Michigan to Wisconsin or vice versa, the lake express ferry is the answer. Driving around Chicago is no fun. The ferry is relaxing and ends up taking roughly the same amount of time. One criticism - the driver is not included in the price for the vehicle.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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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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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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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15 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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