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Lake Express

1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
+1 866-914-1010
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Relaxing crossing of Lake Michigan

This is the second time we have traveled on the ferry. Fortunately for us both times the Lake was... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Bayville, NJ
Beautiful commute option

Our family recently rode the Lake Express from Muskegon to Milwaukee as part of our vacation trip... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Smyrna, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
+1 866-914-1010
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is the second time we have traveled on the ferry. Fortunately for us both times the Lake was calm making the passage very smooth. Ferry fees are not cheap but this time we upgraded to the premier cabin and it was worth the extra...More

Thank mayh0905
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Our family recently rode the Lake Express from Muskegon to Milwaukee as part of our vacation trip. Upon arrival, an employee warned us of 4-6 foot waves and high winds, and offered motion sickness medication, which we were glad to accept. The ride was extremely...More

1  Thank epurcel1
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We used the ferry to start a bike tour in WI. It was a light rain and some waves, windy and cool. The cabin is comfortable and the upper deck is open with just a few seats. The cargo area is TIGHT so be prepared,...More

1  Thank GoForTheExperience
Reviewed July 17, 2017

First of all, I get motion sickness very easily; but I wanted to try this instead of driving through Chicago on a Friday afternoon. The security and boarding procedure was very straight forward. ( I did take a car) and Lake Michigan was pretty calm....More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The Lake Express is a quick and comfy way of crossing Lake Michigan but when bringing a car it gets quite pricey.

Thank LizZ189
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Cross Lake ferry from Muskegon to Milualkee. About 2 hrs. Take your car or bike. Work or pleasure, it's the way to go!

Thank 123Daniel123
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Our family, mostly from southeast Michigan, had a wedding to attend in Milwaukee this past weekend. An eight hour drive including stop and go through Chicago congestion was what most faced. But my husband and I drove two hours to Muskegon, parked the car at...More

2  Thank BrightonAuthor
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Last minute change of plans due to weather, decided to return to Wisconsin via ferry rather than UP. Was difficult to get last minute booking so plan early. Kids liked the deck experience, but nice to have the cabin. Take food and water for the...More

1  Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to get from point A to point B without going through Chicago. What a fun way to go. Loading both of our bikes went very smooth. The water was very rough today, 3-5' waves but the ship handled it just fine and the crew...More

1  Thank FLSTC08
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

The thought of avoiding the Chicago loop on our way from Minneapolis to Muskegon was too much to pass up. Being a MN native transplanted to AZ I miss the water. The pricing for four with a car is quite expensive but we were relieved...More

1  Thank Kurt M
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Anjelica S
July 17, 2017|
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Response from judy3338 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
Louise L
March 26, 2017|
Response from judy3338 | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I'm sorry but I don't know. Give Lake Express a call: 1-866-914-1010. They will have to answer that. Good luck!
August 3, 2016|
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Response from LauraRuth71 | Reviewed this property |
They recommend being there one hour before the departure.