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

2017 Badger Sailing Season Schedule: May 19th - Start single crossings, June 16 - Start double crossings, September 10 - End of double crossings, October 15 - Last sailing day of 2017 season crossings.


  • Disabled Access
  • On Water
  • Boating Services Available

History/Heritage Type

  • State Historic Site
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Tour Type

  • Excursions & Tours
  • Ferries
  • Transportation

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes