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Lake Express

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
+1 866-914-1010
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A Relaxed Way to Travel

If you are looking for a relaxed mode of travel between Michigan, Illinois and / or Wisconsin... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BHH3
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Southfield, Michigan
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Poor Customer Service

I have traveled a few times with this company without a hitch. However, if you need to speak... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fresew
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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 hours you save when you take the Lake Michigan ferry shortcut offered by Lake Michigan's fast ferry, the Lake Express.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxed mode of travel between Michigan, Illinois and / or Wisconsin without burdensome Chicago traffic and tolls, Lake Express is the ticket! One way or round trip, with or without a vehicle, you won’t be disappointed or tired once...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled a few times with this company without a hitch. However, if you need to speak to someone about your trip, tickets or reservation. Be forwarned they are not good at returning calls or emails. i was charged twice for the same person...More

Thank fresew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the early morning Lake Express ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, and our expectations were met or exceeded in all respects. The price we paid was more than offset by the convenience and saved time. Every person we interacted with was friendly and helpful....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have used this ferry service several times, and have always found it to be a relaxing experience.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

My wife took the Express in August and loved it. Luckily it was a calm day so we don't really know how the boat handles rough water, but she loved it. It is a bit pricey, but speed kills the trip through the Windy City.

3  Thank Chas S
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Though the price may deter you, this is worth the money. I loved starting a week long road trip by easing into it onboard the Lake Express. I was afraid of seasick ness but it was a smoother crossing and picture perfect day.

2  Thank Turtlesue66
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

My wife and I have taken the Lake Express ferry several times to visit friends in Michigan. We have been fortunate to have smooth journeys. I cannot comment on how this ferry ride feels in rough water. However, if you are a couple, i.e., not...More

Thank NDanger427
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry to avoid Chicago traffic or even longer trip around the UP of MI. Everything was great from the efficient loading of cars to seating on the boat. We took our dog & had reserved a kennel on the boat.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

2 out of 3 of my trips this year were canceled. One for mechanical reasons, which is fine, except we were more than 1/4 of the way across. (the maintenance company is back where we came from - so maybe they thought it better that...More

1  Thank Tom C
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I didn't want to spend seven hours driving around Chicago with the traffic and road problems. The boat ride was a great saving of time and stress. Good accommodations made for a pleasant, though unexciting trip. A safe trip, a relaxing trip; good experience.

Thank Hayden S
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littlelambSussex
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.
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USA35805
27 December 2017|
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Response from WinstonB261 | Reviewed this property |
We live close by and did not utilize any deals. Nothing is close that I know of except for downtown Milwaukee.
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Susan S
7 May 2017|
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Response from lexhsf | Property representative |
We ask that you arrive and check in 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Passengers that arrive less than 15 minutes prior to a scheduled departure cannot be loaded. Please call our callcenter at 866-914-1010... More
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