Milwaukee Kayak Company

Thank you for visiting Milwaukee Kayak Company – offering kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard rentals in Downtown Milwaukee on the Milwaukee River with easy access to the Menomonee and KK Rivers. We are open 7-days a week and offer daily rentals, organized guided paddle trips and other events throughout the season. Please check our events page and calendar for details.

Days & Hours of Operation
• Monday: noon-7:30pm (Monday, July 4th: 10am-7:30pm)
• Tuesday-Friday: 10am-7:30pm
• Saturday-Sunday: 9am-7:30pm
  * all boats launch and return to our dock
* all boats are due back to our dock by 7:30pm
* 4th of July and Labor Day we open at 10am
* late season days/hours begin after Labor Day weekend



Register today! Recreational Kayak Classes
We are offering 3 Recreational Kayaking classes this season. Each class will cover the same material. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here for more information.

Register today! MKE History Tours w/ the MKE County Historical Society
Ben Barbera, Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Curator and “Chief Kayaker” will guide us through Downtown Milwaukee as we explore the Milwaukee River, it’s history, the famous names, buildings and bridges that made Milwaukee, MILWAUKEE. Pre-registration is required, click here for details.

River Exploration Paddles w/ Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Wednesday Night Guided Social Paddles
We are officially sold out but may have cancellations. If you’d like to be placed on the waiting list, please let us know by phone or email. Please visit our events page for the schedule.

The Perfect Gift!
Give the gift of health, happiness and adventure with a gift certificate from MKC. You can find gift certificates, tshirts, hats and cool new winter hats online. You can place your order by phone or email too – info@milwaukeekayak.com

If you’d like to schedule a guided trip for your school group, company outing, group of campers or any large group, please send us an email at  info@milwaukeekayak.com and we’ll respond with details.

What should we bring when kayaking with MKC?
We receive lots of questions about what people should bring when they rent kayaks from us. Our suggestion is to keep it simple – and keep it smart. Breathable clothing, simple footwear and bottled water are great starters. Read more here.

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 Event List

Press Room

We have had the opportunity to meet and paddle with many great people at Milwaukee Kayak Company – both locals looking to explore our city and tourists looking for an urban adventure. Many have shared their experience with the world and we give many thanks for paddling with us and for showing their love for our urban water trail and great city of Milwaukee. Visit our Press Room to read their stories!