Commercial Trucking with S.S. Badger
Big Ship, Big Trucks! Bring your rig and take the relaxing S.S. Badger shortcut across Lake Michigan. While onboard you can enjoy everything the ship has to offer. Due to safety and security regulations, drivers may not stay on the car deck during the crossing. No hazardous materials can be transported on the SS BADGER. This includes items such as propane tanks, black powder, anything toxic or anything dangerous to humans.
Important Notes About Departure
Please be sure you have a reservation and arrive one hour before scheduled departure time.
Our sailing season will run from May 18th through October 9th, 2023. The schedule will run as follows:
- Depart Ludington, MI at 9:00 a.m. EST > Arrive in Manitowoc, WI at 12:00 noon CST.
- Depart Manitowoc, WI at 2:00 p.m. CST > Arrive in Ludington, MI at 7:00 p.m. EST
View more about our schedule and fares information here. *Please note that on June 18th, July 4th, 22nd, 29th, August 12th and 19th we have Shoreline Cruises and the schedule will be changed. Please see our Shoreline Cruise page for more information.
OS Dimension Capabilities
16' W x 282' L x 18' 6" H; weight almost unlimited.
Contact the Commercial Business Office
For rates and other information, contact the Commercial Business office:
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Mad Tran, Inc.
101 Skyline Dr, Unit 5
Arlington, WI 53911
As a small trucking company owner in Madison, WI, I wanted to share with you the economic benefit the ferry served over the summers of 2018 & 2019. We were able to shave many miles and costs off by using the ferry to bridge Wisconsin to Michigan. This turned into a cost benefit to our customers and helped us retain a relationship with them during record breaking freight rate hikes. We highly recommend other trucking companies look at the advantages the S.S. Badger Lake Michigan Carferry can provide.
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