Cruise on the S.S. Badger Carferry Between Wisconsin & Michigan-Reservations Now Open for 2014

THE S.S. BADGER CAR FERRY IS THE BEST CRUISE SHIP FOR CROSSING LAKE MICHIGAN!

S.S. Badger is now taking reservations for the 2014 cruising season. Call today (800-841-4243) and discover the joy of sailing across Lake Michigan aboard this historic ship.

Blending tradition with innovation, the S.S. Badger is the fun and relaxing shortcut across Lake Michigan--a spring, summer and fall treat for the entire family. The four-hour, 60-mile cruise between Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan has all the comforts of home and more. The 410' S.S. Badger carries up to 620 passengers and 180 cars, tour buses, RVs, and semi-trucks.

AMENITIES ON MANITOWOC'S S.S. BADGER CAR FERRY
Passengers will find spacious outside decks for walking or lounging, free movies and satellite TV, live entertainment, two restaurants, full cocktail service, shopping and staterooms for relaxing or sleeping during the cruise. Activities for kids include a video arcade, coloring contests, and kids' playroom. During the fall, passengers can sleep on the Badger in a stateroom while the ship is at the dock in Ludington, Michigan.

S.S. Badger
CAR FERRY CRUISE ITINERARY
A trip on the S.S. Badger carferry is a vacation within itself! No matter which way you are crossing the lake there are restaurants and shops within walking distance of the dock. Remember when you're on board the Badger, there's plenty to keep you busy, and staterooms are available. Many lodging facilities in both Manitowoc and Ludington offer free shuttle service to and from the carferry docks for those who choose to spend the night. It's a fun and very affordable mini-vacation for your entire family.

Visit Manitowoc - the Wisconsin Port of the Lake Michigan Carferry


Manitowoc is a community of roughly 35,000 and rich in maritime history and is the lone Wisconsin port for the S.S. Badger carferry. Manitowoc was ranked #2 by Forbes Magazine for "Best Small Cities to Raise a Family." The downtown area is within walking distance of the carferry port where you can shop, catch a movie or dine in one of the local restaurants. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride or hike on the Mariner's Trail, a seven mile trail that runs along Lake Michigan. There are numerous other things to do in and around the Manitowoc area. Check out their Calendar of Events for an overview of annual festivals.



2014 Sailing Times for the S.S. Badger Carferry.

S.S. Badger

Spring & Fall (May 16-June 5 & September 3-October 25)
Leave Ludington 8:30am (ET)
Arrive Manitowoc 11:30am (CT)
Leave Manitowoc 2pm (CT)
Arrive Ludington 7pm (ET)

Summer (June 6-September 2)
Leave Ludington 8:30am (ET)
Arrive Manitowoc 11:30am (CT)
Leave Manitowoc 2pm (CT)
Arrive Ludington 7pm (ET)
Leave Ludington 8:30pm (ET)
Arrive Manitowoc 11:30pm (CT)
Leave Manitowc 1:15am (CT)
Arrive Ludington 6:15am (ET)



Shoreline Cruises
Three shoreline cruises will take place in 2014:

  • May 31-Manitowoc Shoreline Cruise
  • June 7-Ludington Shoreline Cruise
  • July 4-Fourth of July Shoreline Cruise (Ludington)


Crossing Time is 4 hours. No 8:30pm trip on July 4. No 12:30am trip on July 5.



Contact Lake Michigan Carferry

Ludington: 701 Maritime Drive, Ludington, Michigan 49431
Manitowoc: 900 South Lakeshore Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220




(800) 841-4243 - www.ssbadger.com



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Last Updated: 02-25-2014 11:22 AM ID: 1389