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S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry

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Address: 701 Maritime Dr, Ludington, MI 49431-2095
Phone Number: 1-800-841-4243
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The S.S. Badger is the largest car ferry to ever sail Lake Michigan and has...

The S.S. Badger is the largest car ferry to ever sail Lake Michigan and has provided a safe, fun, and reliable shortcut across the inland sea for more than fifty years. The ferry takes passengers, autos, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and commercial trucks across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin from mid-May through mid-October.

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SS Badger is a trip back in time, well worth the money, accommodations are great, crew is friendly and nice

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Woodstock, Georgia
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Woodstock, Georgia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

SS Badger is a trip back in time, well worth the money, accommodations are great, crew is friendly and nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Traveled to northern Illinois via the expressway. Chose to come home via the Badger. A most excellent voyage. The crew is fantastic.

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Thank Deanna E
Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was so much fun. We took the kids and the car across to Michigan from Wisconsin and back. Since we were on a 2 day cruise, we saved some money by having the hubby purchase a 2 day mini cruise ticket for $89 which allowed up to 2 children 15 and under to travel for free, then I just... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice buffet and fun time for the Grand kids. Neat old ship, clean, and friendly crew. cabins and game rooms are fun too

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Thank capligian
Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took this ship on a vacation to Ludington, MI. Not a luxury cruise ship by any means, and most of the ship lacks air conditioning, but it's about 10 degrees cooler out on Lake Michigan, so that doesn't matter so much. In the main commons/dining area, entertainers play Bingo with the passengers, and the captain will later answer questions about... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took the Badger's fourth of July shoreline cruise, which was great fun. Watch the fireworks on the shore from your lounge chair on deck. Wonderful ship.

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Toledo, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was ill with shingles in my mouth, throat, and face, but sailing was so much fun, that the four hours just melted away. The breakfast is tasty, reasonably priced, and satisfying. I needed ice for my coffee, and they said I could have more coffee and ice whenever I wished. The staff on the boat are polite, cheerful, and... More 

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Hingham, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have crossed Lake Michigan both at night and during the day. Both were unique experiences. The day crossing was with young grandchildren and they were entertained which would have been difficult in a long car ride. It's a nice leisurely cruise during which you can walk about, play bingo, sing karaoke and just relax. The night crossing is a... More 

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Thank jbeinc1
Black Earth, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I Have traveled on the SS Badger many times. It is a great way to avoid the drive around lake Michigan and have a great time too! Lots for your family to do Game room, TV, room, Wi-Fi, Great food, Drinks, Bingo, or lounging & enjoying the trip & meeting other people! I also you to work back in 1968... More 

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Nora Springs, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a classic car across from Manitowoc WI to Ludington MI. Everyone was very helpful with the car and it's ride. We saved a few dollars taking the red eye and there were fewer travelers so made our trip less hectic than with more travelers during the daytime. This worked out well for our needs.

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