ferry coming through the water towards mackinac island, sky is blue with pinkish clouds

Climb aboard a Michigan ferry to one of the islands in the Great Lakes.

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Taking a ferry in Michigan is a must for certain getaways in the Great Lakes State. Explore historical Mackinac Island, hike through Beaver Island, or climb aboard the largest operating passenger steamship in the United States - the S.S. Badger. Tap into your adventurous side, and travel by ferry in one of the Great Lakes during your Pure Michigan vacation.

Taking a ferry to one of Michigan's many islands is a great opportunity to discover a secluded getaway. Most islands are comprised primarily of forest area, and small populations.

Even though the S.S. Badger skips the islands, the 60-mile voyage from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan is unforgettable. The National Historic Landmark has been in service since 1953, and provides amenities such as outside deck areas, dining, movie lounges, and a museum!

Don’t let your Pure Michigan adventure sail away! Start planning your ferry excursion today.


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