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

Early on the morning of July 21st, 2023, the Badger experienced a mechanical failure of its ramping system that has resulted in the cancellation of the rest of the 2023 sailing season. Reservation teams are in the process of issuing full refunds for ticketed passengers. For more information, please visit www.ssbadger.com


Celebrate on the S.S. Badger carferry by taking one...or all seven...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! Seven of these fun excursions are planned for this summer (three in Manitowoc, four in Ludington), 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 four and under 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.


Below is the 2021 Shoreline Cruise Schedule:

Saturday, June 19th, 2-4pm. $42 per person
Saturday, July 24th, 2-4pm. $42 per person
Saturday, August 14th, 2-4pm. $42 per person

Saturday, June 12, 9-11pm. $42 per person.
Sunday, July 4th, 9-11pm. $52 per person
Saturday, July 31st, 9-11pm. $42 per person
Saturday, August 21st, 9-11pm. $42 per person



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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Contact Lake Michigan Carferry

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

(800) 841-4243

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Last Updated: 08-03-2023 01:25 PM ID: 1823