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Take a Shoreline Cruise on the S.S. Badger Carferry

Celebrate on the S.S. Badger carferry by taking one...or all six...shoreline cruises this year. It's a guaranteed fun time for all!


If you've never taken a trip across Lake Michigan aboard the S.S. Badger, start small and take a Shoreline Cruise! Six of these fun excursions are planned for this summer, each one lasting two hours. It's time to join in the festivities and celebrate this grand ship. For all cruises, tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. The ticket price does not include the security fee. Kids under five are always free. No passes will be accepted for the shoreline cruises, and they go on rain or shine. Tickets must be purchased in advance by stopping in at the Manitowoc or Ludington ticket offices or by calling (800) 841-4243.

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2018 Shoreline Cruise Events


Manitowoc S.S. Badger Vintage 65th Anniversary Shoreline Cruise - June 2

Celebrate the Badger's 65th birthday on this vintage cruise, where everyone is welcome to dress in 50s attire. Featuring original menu items and staff uniforms from 1953 as well as trivia from that year. Passengers can board the S.S. Badger June 2 at 1:30pm and the ship will cruise the Manitowoc shoreline from 2-4pm (CT). The $42 ticket price includes the Badger Party Buffet with desserts and soft drinks. Two cash bars will be available with drink specials. Space is limited and event sells out fast. Tickets are available for purchase online after May 9 or call (800) 841-4243 in March.

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Ludington S.S. Badger Vintage 65th Anniversary Shoreline Cruise - June 3

Celebrate the Badger's 65th birthday on this vintage cruise, where everyone is welcome to dress in 50s attire. Featuring original menu items and staff uniforms from 1953 as well as trivia from that year. Passengers board at 8:30pm and the Badger will cruise the Ludington shoreline from 9-11pm. Ticket price of $42 includes the Badger Party Buffet with desserts and soft drinks. Two cash bars will be available. Space is limited and this cruise typically sells out weeks in advance. Tickets are available online after May 9 or by calling (800) 841-4243 in March.

Ludington Fourth of July Shoreline Cruise - July 4

This annual July 4th cruise is popular because it gives you a spectacular view of the fireworks. Passengers board at 8:30pm and cruise starts at 9pm. The S.S. Badger will cruise along the Ludington shoreline until sunset, then get into position outside the breakwall just in time to experience the fabulous fireworks display. Ticket prices are $52 per person and includes the all-you-can-eat Badger Picnic Buffet with desserts and soft drinks. Two cash bars will be available with drink specials. Space is limited so get your ticket online before May 9 or call (800) 841-4243 in March.

Ludington Pirates of the Caribbean Cruise - July 25

Get out your tropical attire and enjoy this cruise with a Caribbean theme. There will be live music from Two Dudes in Flip Flops, plus brothers Greg and Jeff return in 2018 with "Trop Rock for Your Caribbean Soul" via guitar, steel pan and tight vocal harmonies - designed to take you to the islands! Ticket prices are $42 per person and includes the all-you-can-eat Badger Picnic Buffet with desserts and soft drinks. Two cash bars will be available with drink specials. Space is limited so get your ticket online after May 9 or call (800) 841-4243 in March.

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Ludington Bon Voyage to Summer Cruise - August 15

Say goodbye to summer with this shoreline cruise in Ludington. Passengers board the ship at 8:30pm and the Badger will cruise the shoreline from 9-11pm. The $42 ticket price includes the all-you-can-eat Badger Party Buffet, desserts and soft drinks Two cash bars will be available with drink specials. Space is limited so get your ticket online after May 9 or call (800) 841-4243 in March.

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Manitowoc Labor Day Weekend "Go Packers" "Go Badgers" Shoreline Cruise - September 1

This shoreline cruise takes place September 1 over Labor Day weekend, so come and celebrate! Wear your favorite Packer or Badger colors and know your fight song to qualify to win free round trip passes aboard the Badger. Passengers board at 1:45pm and cruise time is from 2-4pm (CT). Ticket price of $42 and includes the Badger Party Buffet and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available with drink specials. This popular cruise will sell out early, so get your tickets online after May 9 or call (800) 841-4243 in March.

Visiting Port Manitowoc, Wisconsin

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.



Visiting Port Ludington, Michigan

Ludington is a top vacation destination in Michigan...due to the miles of beautiful beaches, first class fishing and the Ludington State Park. The S.S. Badger docks just a few short blocks from Ludington's vibrant downtown, filled with great shops, restaurants and galleries...or visit one of our historic lighthouses. Ludington has plenty of lodging facilities, from hotels/motels and resorts to charming bed & breakfasts. Any time of year, there's a fun event happening in the area.




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

(800) 841-4243
www.ssbadger.com






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Last Updated: 01-16-2018 11:29 AM ID: 1823