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Lake Express

Open Now: 4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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What a time saver!!!

A great way to relax and get to lower Michigan without the traffic and you'll save at least 5 hour... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Racine, WI, United States
Easy peasy! We drove on, relaxed while crossing and drove off!

We skidded in ... last car to load. They helped us maneuver into our spot. We went up to a comfy... read more

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Lake Michigan's only high speed car-passenger ferry. Offering convenient 2-1/2 hour runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee. Visit our website for a full schedule of daily crossings and to book your trip. Cut hundreds of miles of driving and enjoy the...more
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2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We skidded in ... last car to load. They helped us maneuver into our spot. We went up to a comfy seat where food was available if desired. It was fun to meet others crossing the lake. They shared some interesting facts about the lake...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pdpd10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Lake Express. It is a seamless and easy easy to get across the lake. The staff have the operation down, and make boarding and simple process whether you are traveling in your car on on foot. It’s definitely a luxury, as it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

A great way to relax and get to lower Michigan without the traffic and you'll save at least 5 hour getting there. Coming back is the same.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank brucep656
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The ferry ride worked out great- motorcycles were free in September. It saved us many miles of driving- it was a very cold day- didn't have to drive thru Chicago- we were just able to relax!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bikerrichfield
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful way to save a day of driving! I needed to get to Grand Rapids from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and it worked perfect! The staff on board were helpful and polite. I took a premium fare and it was peaceful and the Internet was good.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cicoe
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I took the first boat when they opened this boat, every year I have taken this boat just to see friends in Michigan ,A must thing to do.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TINYTIMM1963
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Never took a ferry before with a car. Everyone there was so helpful. We loved the ride - so quiet and smooth. We had a salad and a couple drinks and just relaxed in the comfy wide seats with lots of legroom. And oh yes,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is our second time to use this ferry. We took our car this time. The staff are extremely competent at both terminals, but Muskegon is easier to deal with when taking a car. The boarding process is very well coordinated. In Milwaukee, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Relaxedtravels57
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We were wanting to break-up a 7.5 hour drive. The ferry really on cut 1/2 hour off our total travel time - BUT we were not sitting in crappy Chicago bumper-to-bumper traffic. It is E X P E N S I V E for what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BellesWorldTravel
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We were in Milwaukee for the Harley 115th anniversary We rode our motorcycles from mid Michigan through the UP and down to Milwaukee. We decided to take the ferry back home for the experience and to save some time on the ride home. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan B
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9 January 2019|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
If you're only going downtown I sugge6just take a taxi or Uber and save the cost of the car. If you are going places other than downtown, you can consider the breakeven point comparing taxi cost with the ferry cost for... More
23 August 2018|
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4 May 2018|
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Response from NDanger427 | Reviewed this property |
I've taken this ferry many times and I have never experienced a delay or cancellation. Having said that, the lake can be a little less predictable in October. I probably would not risk it.