Smooth sailing on the S.S. Badger in Ludington, MI
The S.S. Badger is the largest car ferry ever to sail Lake Michigan. She has transported over 2.5 million passengers since her re-birth in 1992.
Making lasting memories with family and friends
The Badger is the continuation of a vital maritime tradition which we celebrate in ways that both educate and entertain our passengers.
The Badger's historic maiden voyage in 1953
Her mission of carrying railroad cars 365 days a year has changed, but her role in the economies and hearts of the areas she serves has not.
Enjoy our amenities on your trip across Lake Michigan
Just to name a few, the Badger offers free bingo, movies, satellite TV and a children's play area. Have a meal, use wifi, rent a stateroom or shop on-board.
The Badger has loads of experience with motorcoaches
The S.S. Badger is a favorite amongst motorcoach tours and travel groups crossing Lake Michigan for good reason. Let us highlight your trip!
Commercial trucks and oversized cargo sail with us
The 410’ S.S. Badger accomodates 600 passengers and 180 vehicles, including RVs, motorcycles, motor coaches, and commercial trucks.
Antique cars and specialty vehicles are a common sight
We have group rates for car clubs and travel groups. Life’s already fast enough... slow down, relax and reconnect. We’ll do the driving.