Kids ride free, as do motorcycles, with early-season offers
The Milwaukee-based Lake Express ferry is just weeks away from returning to its home at the Port of Milwaukee, yet steps are being taken now to meet the needs of budget-conscious travelers.
To open its 2010 season, the Lake Express Ferry is offering two “freebie” deals aimed at providing low-cost travel options to Midwest riders. When ticket sales officially open on Monday, March 15, families will be able to take advantage of “kids ride free” deals, while a new “motorcycles ride free” offer will also be available.
“Travelers are just as cost-conscious now as they were last year, and this is our way of continuing to help them through these tough economic times,” said Ken Szallai, president of Lake Express. “The ‘kids ride free’ travel deal was a big help to our riders last year – more than any of us had expected. We’re happy to bring it back this year, along with the new deal for those traveling on motorcycles.”
Lake Express’ popular “kids ride free” travel offer, which first launched in 2009, allows kids under age 17 to ride the ferry for free when accompanied by an adult. This special deal applies to trips booked before the ferry’s official launch on April 30, and it helps a family of four save up to $95 for a one way trip or $156 for roundtrip travel.
The new “motorcycles ride free” deal allows bikers to ride both the roads and waves this year, all while watching their wallets. With this offer, passengers can bring their motorcycle onboard for no extra charge until June 30, for a total savings of $62.50 for a one-way trip and $100 for roundtrip crossing.
Along with the freebie travel deals, Lake Express will launch its new online reservation system on March 15, making it easier for customers to purchase and alter their reservations through the ferry’s website, www.lake-express.com.
The high-speed ferry has terminals in both Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich., and accommodates 250 passengers and 46 vehicles during each trip across Lake Michigan. With multiple daily voyages – about two-and-a-half hours in length – riders often choose the ferry as a convenient alternative for avoiding congested Chicago traffic, and reducing travel time between Michigan and Wisconsin.
Lake Express is an eco-friendly ferry and has been Travel Green Certification by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism since 2008. For more information on Lake Express, ticket prices or schedule details, call 1-866-914-1010 or visit www.lake-express.com.
About the Lake Express: The Milwaukee-based Lake Express ferry began service in 2004, and it is the Midwest’s only high-speed auto/passenger ferry. The ferry accommodates 250 passengers, and holds up to 46 vehicles and 12 motorcycles. With terminals in both Milwaukee, Wis. and Muskegon, Mich., Lake Express makes multiple daily trips across Lake Michigan, with each voyage totaling two and one-half hours. Ample parking and easy interstate access are available at both terminals, as well as car rental, taxi and shuttle services. As a fun, fast and easy transportation service, Lake Express has become the premier travel option to avoid lengthy, congested drives through Chicago, Ill. For more information or to schedule a trip visit www.lake-express.com or call 1-866-914-1010.
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