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“Avoiding Chicago traffic”
Review of Lake Express

Lake Express
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Muskegon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Hilton Head
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Avoiding Chicago traffic”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

A very pleasant experience. Waves 3-5 feet. A bit bumpy but a great trip if you heed the warnings and take an anti nausea med if you are prone to motion sickness. Everything clean, neat & very efficient. A 2 1/2 hour trip sure beats 5+ hours in the car especially going through Chicago traffic.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Joe F
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“What a Ride!!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Remarkable boat, one of a kind of its type, per the company. It's a catamaran that carries about 40 cars, plus people. It's very clean, good accommodations, including a limited but good menu. As someone else said, the ride can a tad rough when Lake Michigan decides to take charge! Coming from Michigan, the upper peninsula, the ferry saved me nearly six hours of drive time, so the fee for my Edge, plus two adults was worth it. Met some nice folks and enjoyed the ride!

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Rich W
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Ada, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Fast & enjoyable when calm....”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The terminals are clean and convenient, the loading and unloading are efficient and fast, and the crossing is very fast and enjoyable...unless the waves decide to give the boat a ride. I don't have trouble with seasickness but this boat definitely can be unsettling in anything over a chop. Still a very pleasant cabin with good food, very courteous staff who helped my elderly mom down to our car, etc. A great way to enjoy the trip between Wisconsin and Michigan, get a little work done instead of fighting traffic in Chicago, and to enjoy the great Lake Michigan!

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Bob E
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Greenville, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great fast trip”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Traveling the Lake Express is simple and efficient. The terminal in Muskegon is clean. Loading, two adults and our motorcycle was simple. A nice breakfast on the way over. The ride was smooth. Bathrooms very clean. Chairs comfortable. All in all a nice was to cross the lake.
The boarding and leaving the boat was done quickly and simply.
Cost $210 total.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank muskratroadtroupe
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Novi, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great trip!”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Went to Oshkosh via Lake Express shortcut to get to Wisconsin. Great and fast trip - friendly staff. A little rough with the waves, but we didn't have any problems.

1 Thank Michigan_Mark
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