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Lake Express

1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
+1 866-914-1010
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Why would anyone drive to Milwaukee from Michigan when they can zoom over on the Lake Express?

Our family, mostly from southeast Michigan, had a wedding to attend in Milwaukee this past weekend... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saint Ignace, Michigan
via mobile
Always fun

Last minute change of plans due to weather, decided to return to Wisconsin via ferry rather than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn D
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Lake Michigan car-passenger ferry that runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee. America's first high speed auto passenger ferry, continuing a tradition of Lake Michigan carferry service between Wisconsin and Michigan ports.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 04:00 - 23:00
1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
+1 866-914-1010
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family, mostly from southeast Michigan, had a wedding to attend in Milwaukee this past weekend. An eight hour drive including stop and go through Chicago congestion was what most faced. But my husband and I drove two hours to Muskegon, parked the car at...More

Thank BrevortBrighton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute change of plans due to weather, decided to return to Wisconsin via ferry rather than UP. Was difficult to get last minute booking so plan early. Kids liked the deck experience, but nice to have the cabin. Take food and water for the...More

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to get from point A to point B without going through Chicago. What a fun way to go. Loading both of our bikes went very smooth. The water was very rough today, 3-5' waves but the ship handled it just fine and the crew...More

Thank FLSTC08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The thought of avoiding the Chicago loop on our way from Minneapolis to Muskegon was too much to pass up. Being a MN native transplanted to AZ I miss the water. The pricing for four with a car is quite expensive but we were relieved...More

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to let someone else do the driving for a while. Nice way to travel and see the beach from different view. Would recommend doing it at least once.

Thank DutchLace
Reviewed 18 May 2017

one of the most beautiful beaches ever sandy beach as far as the eye can see we watched wind surfers which is large kite pulling person on a ski like set up they can fly across the water then go way up in the air...More

Thank garychewning
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Staff could not have been nicer or more helpful . On time and a very smooth crossing. Look forward to our next trip.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is NOT paddling around in a pool. If you have a tendency to motion sickness, you should be as prepared as you would on the ocean. You will have a lovely cruise on a beautiful fresh water sea. Often you will want jackets because...More

Thank SandyRShaw
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We needed to travel to Wisconsin and decided to take a car ferry, which we had never done before. It turned out to be a great experience! Talk about eliminating that arduous drive around Chicago -- this did it! The staff was extremely helpful, well-organized...More

1  Thank judy3338
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The service was excellent, the staff helpful and courteous in both ports, and the experience was just plain fun. I was quite seasick, as were some others in my party, but they made Dramamine available and recommended sitting outside on the back deck to reduce...More

2  Thank Christie B
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Louise L
Is it possible to use this ferry service with our 28 foot motorhome with tow-dolly with our Ford Escape?
27 March 2017|
Response from judy3338 | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I'm sorry but I don't know. Give Lake Express a call: 1-866-914-1010. They will have to answer that. Good luck!
How early must you arrive brfore departure
4 August 2016|
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Response from LauraRuth71 | Reviewed this property |
They recommend being there one hour before the departure.
Is there anything to do while your crossing the lake? Activities, movies, snacks?
30 April 2016|
Response from 800lms |
I believe they play a children's movie, but you must pay a few bucks to get the earphones to listen. Be prepared and bring some activities (cards, travel games, crayons) in your purse. Between getting in line for a... More