Lake Michigan Carferry Service/SS Badger

The S.S. BADGER Carferry takes daily trips across Lake Michigan from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan. The carferry season runs daily, mid May thru Oct , with two sailings per day June -Aug . The 410' ship holds 600 passengers and carries cars, motor homes, buses, and bikes. Enjoy dining, a gift shop, entertainment, lounge and fun kids activities. WiFi and state rooms are also available.

Hours of Operation

2015 Sailing Schedule: Spring & Fall: May 15-June 11 & Aug 24-Oct 11, Summer: June 12-Aug 23. Start of 2016 season: May 12. Start of doubles: June 5. End of season: October 16, 2016.


  • On Water
  • Disabled Access
  • Boating Services Available

History/Heritage Type

  • State Historic Site
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Tour Type

  • Excursions & Tours
  • Ferries
  • Transportation

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes