Take A Mini Cruise Along Lake Michigan
The SS BADGER kicked off the inaugural season flying under the Interlake Maritime Services flag on May 20th. Still making her relaxing, fun and memorable voyage from Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. For those who want a taste of the Badger without the cross-lake commitment, try a Shoreline Cruise that departs and returns to the same port. These two-hour “mini” cruises pack a punch — spectacular views along the Lake Michigan shoreline, dinner and drinks, plus entertainment.
With multiple themed Shoreline Cruises to choose from this summer, there is bound to be something for everyone!
For the patriotic — Fourth of July Cruise, Ludington(July 4, 9 to 11 p.m.; boarding at 8:30 p.m.) — This cruise is an Independence Day tradition for many. The ship cruises until sunset and then gets into position outside Ludington’s north breakwall to give guests a perfect view of Ludington’s spectacular waterfront fireworks display. The $52 ticket (kids under 3 are free) includes the S.S. Badger Picnic Buffet with desserts and soft drinks, plus cash bars featuring drink specials.
For the inner pirate — Pirates of Lake Michigan Cruise - Ahoy, matey! Channel your inner pirate, grab your fellow buccaneers and walk the plank to this wildly popular cruise featuring live music. The $42 ticket (kids under 5 are free) includes the Badger Party Buffet with desserts and soft drinks, or wet your pipe with two cashbars featuring grog - er, drink specials. Wear your pirate garb and practice your swagger!
-Manitowoc Cruise, July 24th from 1-3pm Central, boarding begining at 1:30.
-Ludington Cruise, July 31st from 9-11pm Eastern, boarding begining at 8:30. Music by "Road Less Traveled"
For the last-chance partier — Bon Voyage to Summer Cruise - Want to squeeze out the last drop of summer before the kids go back to school? Join this cruise and say good bye to summer on a relaxing yet fun shoreline cruise in Ludington. Let the beautiful views, tropical drinks, warm breezes and summer beach tunes relax and rejuvenate you as you wind down your summer. The $42 ticket (kids under 5 are free) includes our S.S. Badger Party Buffet, desserts and soft drinks, plus cash bars with drink specials.
-Manitowoc Cruise, August 14th from 1-3pm Central, boarding begining at 1:30.
-Ludington Cruise, August 21st from 9-11pm Eastern, boarding begining at 8:30.
Note departure ports listed above with each cruise. Limited seating is available for shoreline cruises, which often sell out weeks in advance.All shoreline cruises run rain or shine. Ticket prices do not include security fees. No passes are accepted for these events.