Wanna get out on the water for an hour, an afternoon or an entire day? Whether you are an experienced boater or a total newbie there’s a float-astic experience out there for you.
Here are some boat and kayak rental places in Milwaukee. Some businesses have COVID-19 rules in place, so call or visit the websites to get the latest, safest info.
Rent a 4-person retro boat, 10-person "donut boat" and pontoon. Prices vary based on type of boat, day of rental and duration of water time.
Brew City Kayak
Brew City offers single or tandem kayaks and SUP rentals for 4 hours or for a full day.
CWO Kayak Rental
Located at the Milwaukee Public Market, CWO offers kayak and paddleboard rental.
Kanola Tiki Lounge Boat
This floating tiki lounge accommodates 12 people, including one person in your group who is the designated (sober) driver. (Or for no additional cost, Kanola Tiki will provide a driver.) Must be 21 years old to participate.
Milwaukee Duffy Boat Rentals
Milwaukee Duffy Boats rents out vessels to cruise the Milwaukee River for up to 12 people in 90-minute increments.
Milwaukee Kayak Company
Rent a kayak, tandem kayak, canoe or paddle board for four hours seven days a week.
Milwaukee Paddle Tavern
Paddle your way around the river with up to 13 other people on a unique "paddle tavern."
Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals
Riverwalk rents pontoon boats either by the hour during the week or in increments of four or eight hours on the weekends.
SailTime offers memberships for the more-serious sailor who wants to access the lake 3-7 times per month, but without the cost and responsibility of owning a sailboat. SailTime has locations in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha.
Urban Ecology Centers
There are three Urban Ecology Centers in Milwaukee. Canoe and kayak rental is available for free for members.
Wheel Fun Rentals
Rent a swan boat by the hour. Large swans fit up to 5 people. Ideal for families with younger kids.
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