Kids Ride Free on the Lake Express this Summer

March 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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lake expressIf you’re looking for a unique family vacation this summer, consider traveling to Michigan aboard the Lake Express.

The Milwaukee – Muskegon high-speed car ferry is celebrating its tenth year of operation by offering a special deal for families this summer.

Between June 15 – September 2, children ride free on the Lake Express when accompanied by a paying adult. Families can receive up to two free child tickets for each roundtrip adult Classic Cabin ticket purchased. Port, security and fuel surcharge fees apply to all tickets, including the free child tickets.

Visiting Michigan on the Lake Express is something that I have always wanted to do with my family. Although it is an expensive trip, it would be nice to avoid Chicago traffic and arrive in Michigan in less than three hours. Plus, riding on a high-speed ferry seems like a very cool thing to do!

The Lake Express makes three roundtrip sailings between Milwaukee and Muskegon each day during the summer. For full details, including fares for adults and vehicles, check out the Lake Express website.

Lake Express Free Kids Offer Extended Through The Summer

June 19, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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lake-expressLast month we wrote about the kids ride free promotion that the Lake Express was running during the months of May and June.  Recently, they decided to extend the offer for the rest of the summer!  Through the end of August, kids ride free on the ferry when accompanied by a paying adult.  The high speed car ferry travels between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Michigan 2 times daily through the end of June, and then 3 times daily through the end of August.  Taking the ferry to Michigan this summer could be a unique alternative to your normal summer vacation plans.

A round trip fare on the Lake Express for kids between the ages of 5 and 17 is usually $78. With the special, a family of four can ride round trip between Milwaukee and Musekgon for $296.  As a comparison, Wisconsin’s other Lake Michigan car ferry, the S.S. Badger out of Manitowoc charges $340 for a round trip voyage for 2 adults and 2 kids.

You can bring your car along for an additional $165, roundtrip. Lake Express also has car rentals available from Hertz at the Milwaukee and Muskegon terminals. Depending on your length of stay, renting a car may be more economical. We checked some random dates, and were able to find car rentals for as little as $37.50 per day.

More information on this special deal can be found on the Lake Express website.

Kids Ride Free on the Lake Express in May and June

May 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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lake-expressThe Lake Express, the high speed car ferry that travels between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Michigan, has a great offer for families.  During May and June, kids ride free on the ferry when accompanied by a paying adult.  Taking the ferry to Michigan this summer might be a unique alternative to your normal summer vacation plans. 

A roundtrip fare on the Lake Express for kids between the ages of 5 and 17 is usually $78.  With the special, a family of four can ride roundtrip between Milwaukee and Musekgon for $296.  You can bring your car along for an additional $165, round trip.  Lake Express also has car rentals available from Hertz at the Milwaukee and Muskegon terminals.  Depending on your length of stay, renting a car may be more economical.  We checked some random dates, and were able to find car rentals for as little as $37.50 per day. 

More information on this special deal can be found on the Lake Express website.