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Shoreline Cruises Aboard 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 ssbadger.com.
Celebrate on the S.S. Badger Carferry by taking one or all of the shoreline cruises offered during the summer months. 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! Each summer cruise lasts approximately 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.
Stay tuned for information on shoreline cruises aboard the SS Badger in 2024!
For more information on the S.S. Badger Shoreline Cruises, please contact the Lake Michigan Carferry:
Ludington: 701 Maritime Drive, Ludington, Michigan 49431
Manitowoc: 900 South Lakeview Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220
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