Historic S.S. Badger - Lake Michigan Carferry

Historic S.S. Badger - Lake Michigan Carferry

Welcome to the 2014 S.S. Badger Sailing season! Our reservation lines are open! The SS Badger is the largest carferry ever to sail Lake Michigan, providing a fun, reliable and affordable shortcut across the huge inland sea for more than sixty years. SS Badger provides a relaxing 4-hour, 60-mile cruise on a authentic steamship that takes passengers and their vehicles (including RVs, buses, cars and motorcycles) across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The ship features spacious outside decks, walking, reading or relaxing, as well as on-board amenities such as free movies, TV, entertainment, a children's play area, a video arcade, free Badger Bingo, interactive games, a gift shop, two restaurants, and private staterooms. Pets may be transported in the owner's vehicle or kept in a well-ventilated portable kennel on the car deck. Group travel discounts are available for groups over 15. With the excitement and romance of a sea voyage, plus uninterrupted time with family and friends - the journey is as much fun as the destination! Life's fast enough...slow down, relax and reconnect. We'll do the driving! Call our reservations office or book online today.

Lake Michigan Carferry

Contact Information


701 Maritime Drive

P.O. Box 708

Ludington, MI 49431

Driving Directions

Toll Free: (800) 841-4243

Phone: (231) 845-5555

Fax: (231) 843-4558


Location of Historic S.S. Badger - Lake Michigan Carferry

Map of Michigan

Ludington Weather

L/SNOW, humidity 76%, barometer 30.23,
wind 17 mph NNE
Showers of rain and snow; breezy, colder
37°F | 28°F
Showers of rain and snow; breezy, colder
Partly sunny and cold
41°F | 25°F
Partly sunny and cold
Mainly cloudy
48°F | 40°F
Mainly cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
53°F | 44°F
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
Mostly cloudy
51°F | 37°F
Mostly cloudy

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