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Lake Express

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
+1 866-914-1010
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beautiful start to vacation

Though the price may deter you, this is worth the money. I loved starting a week long road trip by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Turtlesue66
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Smooth Sailing in the Premium Cabin

My wife and I have taken the Lake Express ferry several times to visit friends in Michigan. We... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
NDanger427
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“chicago traffic” (27 reviews)
“round trip” (13 reviews)
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2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
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"chicago traffic"
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"round trip"
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"cross lake michigan"
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"grand rapids"
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"foot waves"
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"loading and unloading"
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"ferry ride"
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"rough water"
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"premium cabin"
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"premier section"
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"pleasant trip"
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"western michigan"
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"hour trip"
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"top deck"
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"chicago area"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 11 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.

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Reviewed 31 October 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

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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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The Lake Express is a fun way to get to MIchigan. While it is expensive, nothing beats the break from being in the car, the ability to bypass construction and traffic in Chicago , IL and Gary, IN. It is a great way to meet...More

Thank Jenna S
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Boat is nice and convenient. Brought my family and our car across the lake and it was good with nice views near both shores, especially MI, just very expensive. Something like 800. Definitely take motion sickness pills if there is a swell!

Thank puravida919
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Mid October and we were planning to cut a few hours off our drive from WI to NY by taking the ferry. There was an announcement that the lake would have 4 foot waves so my DW went to the concession counter at the MKE...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a large high speed boat going across Lake Michigan powered by 4 big MTU engines with total power 12000 Bhp. It is a unique exciting experience as you stand on the top deck and the wind blows about 40 mph chasing away the...More

Thank lfiloti
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Traveled in premier from Wisconsin to Michigan and it was worth every penny. We had wifi and no children under 12 were allowed in the premier section. We had private restrooms and a steward to get us drinks and food. There were a lot of...More

Thank Polkadot72
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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
6 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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23 April 2017|
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Response from lexhsf | Property representative |
Smoking is not allowed on board the Lake Express ferry. Smoking is allowed outside the Milwaukee and Muskegon terminals.
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