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

CLOUDY, humidity 89%, barometer 30.30,
wind 3 mph ESE
Rather cloudy
34°F | 29°F
Rather cloudy
Mostly cloudy
38°F | 33°F
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
42°F | 36°F
Mostly cloudy
Rain and snow showers
42°F | 34°F
Rain and snow showers
Very windy; periods of snow
37°F | 30°F
Very windy; periods of snow

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