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Lake Express

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Address: 2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
Phone Number: +1 866-914-1010
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Lake Michigan's only high speed car-passenger ferry. Offering convenient...

Lake Michigan's only high speed car-passenger ferry. Offering convenient 2-1/2 hour runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee. Visit our website for a full schedule of daily crossings and to book your trip. Cut hundreds of miles of driving and enjoy the hours you save when you take the Lake Michigan ferry shortcut offered by Lake Michigan's fast ferry, the Lake Express.

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Taking the ferry to avoid Chicago :)

The ferry was comfortable and clean. Much more space than I had anticipated. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Recent movie and decent food. Only negative is the steep price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kimberly H
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ferry was comfortable and clean. Much more space than I had anticipated. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Recent movie and decent food. Only negative is the steep price.

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Thank Kimberly H
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we started out early from Milwaukee arriving in Michigan by 9:16am right on time. waves were 6to8 feet but the ride was really very good. a little ruff but not bad. we did take our car with us. geting that on and off was very easy.Can't wait to try it again.

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Thank sas22555
Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Little expensive but if you aren't thrilled with driving, this is the way to go. However if your from Chicago it will not save you any time. The ride is two and a half hours on the water.

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Thank JerryH3216
Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've taken the Lake Express several times, and I have always enjoyed it--this time was no exception. When you can avoid what must be the worst drive in American (that being through Chicago) and step onto a boat instead, that is bliss.

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Thank elevatorguy
Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've used the Lake Express on numerous occasions to avoid Chicago traffic when going to visit family in Michigan, and our mother who just turned 90, has used it even more frequently. Recently she's experienced health problems that force her to use a wheelchair when boarding. We wanted to compliment the crew onboard and staff at both terminals for the... More 

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Thank WisconsinJimJames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Express is a wonderful experience n we loved taking it across Lake Michigan to Michigan. We vacationed in Michigan and it was a lot shorter than driving thru Chicago. Everyone should experience the wonderful n amazing ride.

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Thank milwgal
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day and an excellent trip. It was well managed and well staffed. I would highly recommend this trip.

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Thank John O
Keyport
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry was a fun and interesting way to travel. It was punctual and efficient. Almost impossible to get food. The menu is limited and expensive and the crew was insufficient to meet the demand. There was a very long line the entire trip trying to order food.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean facility, plenty of seating. Significantly larger than the Muskegon building, which is somewhat surprising. I always assumed they'd be almost identical. (We do a lot more picking up and dropping off than riding.) Due to storms the day before, it was a rocky trip until about mid-lake, but as long as you held onto the seats as you walked,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful day to cruise across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee to Muskegon. Everything was positive EXCEPT for the Cost. It is expensive but we were in a hurry to get home and wanted to avoid the stress of traveling through Chicago. It was worth every penny. We arrived back home stress free and enjoyed the beautiful cruise across... More 

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