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Lake Express

Open Now: 4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Lake Michigan car-passenger ferry that runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee. America's first high speed auto passenger ferry, continuing a tradition of Lake Michigan carferry service between Wisconsin and Michigan ports.
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1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
+1 866-914-1010
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the ferry from Muskegon to Milwaukee. We had decent weather for most of it. There was a storm off to the side with lightning and the crew made sure everyone was off the deck. The staff was friendly and our pizza was ok...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 12:30 crossing was cancelled about 21 hours before departure because of expected high winds/waves so we opted to take the 6 AM crossing after driving to Milwaukee half a day earlier than planned. Staff did a great job, reaching out by phone and email...More

Thank lavarunner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having travelled I 80 from the East Coast to Iowa many times over the years we chose an alternate route through Ontario, Michigan using the fast ferry across the Lake without sacrificing too much travel time. The fare may be a tad on the high...More

1  Thank Senasqua
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

They are quick, professional and safe. We purchased premium tickets but that was not worth the cost. Cabin service was poor.

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I have taken the Lake Express between Milwaukee and Muskegon many times and while it's not cheap it sure beats driving around the bottom of Lake Michigan. Most trips I've purchases the premium cabin, but my last trip I went in the main cabin. I...More

2  Thank Wayne D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It was my first time on this Ferry from Muskegon Michigan to Milwaukee Wisconsin. It was a smooth ride about 3 hours. We did not take a car but you can or a motorcycle, bike or pet. They had a movie you could watch a...More

Thank curlygirlplayacopal
Reviewed July 15, 2018

My second time utilizing the Lake Express Ferry. The entire operation is run crisp and professional. Staff provides good service. The entire boat is clean. Boarding, unboarding goes smoothly. Adequate room in the cabin. Considering the cost to run an operation like this, I would...More

1  Thank glarsonWisconsin
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We decided to take the Lake Express for our trip out west to Yellowstone Nat'l Park to avoid driving through Chicago. Had a wonderful experience. It was overcast and foggy all across Lake Michigan, but it made for a smooth ride. The gentle rocking of...More

2  Thank Cindy M
Reviewed June 10, 2018

The Lake Express is a great option for avoiding the traffic around Chicago. We had 2 passengers and our vehicle and it cost ~$300. The Lake Express fare is more expensive but is so much faster than the Ludington ferry, the Badger. The Badger trip...More

1  Thank Robin P
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Great ride, comfortable seating in the premier section. definitely worth the extra $ to upgrade to premier.

1  Thank Melanie_Charles
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July 20, 2018|
Response from glarsonWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Minors must be accompanied. We all know what constitutes the definition of a minor. The following is the exact verbage from the website: Minors traveling aboard the Lake Express must be accompanied by a parent or legal... More
Hannah R
June 28, 2018|
Response from Robin P | Reviewed this property |
You have to pay for people and the car. Some people travel without a vehicle.
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Robin P | Reviewed this property |
My experience was the same. People brought their own food and were not bothered.