Big Ship, More Fun!
It’s like a mini-cruise… and you can take your car!

Are you planning a family vacation, friends’ getaway, car club excursion, or even a romantic weekend for two? Avoid the hassles of traveling through Chicago and discover thousands of amazing new destinations while having FUN!

  • Spacious outside decks for soaking up sunshine, fresh air, and walking laps for fitness.
  • Free movies, television, entertainment, games, free Badger Bingo and prizes - plus fun activities for kids!
  • Two different dining areas with a wide selection of menu items, plus full bar service and the Upper Deck Bloody Mary Bar.
  • S.S. Badger merchandise in the Badger Boatique onboard gift shop.
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the entire ship, and check out the Xbox gaming room (charges apply)
Lounging in the sun
Kid with sailor cap
Happy hour
Gift shop

Big Ship, Fun Destinations!

The S.S. Badger offers the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes and an authentic steamship experience. The relaxing four-hour, 60-mile cruise takes passengers, autos, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and commercial trucks across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Slow Down, Relax and Reconnect

The Badger experience allows a rare opportunity to explore a little history – and a lot of fun by taking a step back into the past on a journey that’s as important as the destination.

Our 2019 sailing season has ended.  We will begin taking reservations for 2020 in January and service will resume in mid-May.