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Milwaukee Kayak Company

Thank you for visiting Milwaukee Kayak Company – offering kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard rentals on the Milwaukee River with easy access to the Menomonee and KK Rivers. Milwaukee Kayak Company (MKC) was founded in 2013 after many years of adventures and exploration on our urban water trail which includes the Milwaukee, Menomonee and KK Rivers. We are celebrating our 3rd season and look forward to seeing you on the river soon!

Paddling Hours:
• Tuesday-Friday 10am – 7:30pm
• Saturday-Sunday 9am – 7:30pm
* all boats need to be back to our dock by 7:30pm
* we are closed on Monday / open Labor Day
* late season days/hours begin after Labor Day (open Thursday-Sunday)

Current Schedule, Guided Trips & Daily Rentals:
• Tuesday, August 25th:
Kayaks available 10am-5pm
We will be opening at 10am – all boats are due back to our dock by 5pm for a special guided trip starting at 5:30pm. Thanks for your understanding.

• Wednesday, August 26th: Kayaks available 10am-5pm
We will be opening at 10am – all boats are due back to our dock by 5pm for a special guided trip starting at 5:30pm. Thanks for your understanding.

• Thursday, August 27th:
Kayaks available 10am-1:00pm
We will be opening at 10am – all boats are due back to our dock by 1:00pm for a special group outing starting at 1:30pm. Thanks for your understanding.

• Tuesday, September 1st: Open 10am-1:30pm
We will be opening at 10am, but all kayaks are due back to our dock by 1:30pm for a special group outing starting at 2pm. Thanks for your understanding.

• Saturday, September 19th: Open 2pm-7pm (closed all morning-2pm)
We welcome and support the Milwaukee River Challenge taking place on the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers on Saturday, September 19th. Both rivers will be closed until 2pm so we’ll be opening at 2pm. All kayaks due back to our dock by 7:30pm.

All of our guided paddles and events are booked for the season- thanks for your interest. Daily rentals are available Tuesday-Sunday so if you’d like to go out on your own and/or with family and friends, please give us a call to reserve your kayaks. Upon arrival, we will outfit you with the proper kayak, life jacket and paddle. We will review the River Map and be sure you are comfortable on-land before venturing out. Call anytime (414) 301-2240. If you receive our voice mail, please leave a message and we’ll call you back ASAP (please note that if we don’t answer we are busy outfitting kayakers and working the dock).

Can we launch personal watercraft from MKC?
We cannot launch personal watercraft from our location because we are located on private property. There is a public launch directly across from our dock (Broadway & Erie Street) and one down river too (Riverfront Boat Launch). Both are very convenient, especially if you have friends renting from MKC… simply launch your boat and paddle up to our dock to meet them. Click here for more specific information, thanks for your understanding.

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.

Thanks for visiting our website. Please check back for updates and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #MKC #milwaukeekayak #paddleonmilwaukee

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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!