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Hello!

Milwaukee Kayak Company (#MKC) is a cool, casual, professional and fun paddlesports rental business located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our fleet of boats includes mostly single kayaks that fit one person (age 12+), a few tandem kayaks, a few canoes and 4 standup paddleboards.

The tandem kayaks fit two adults OR one adult and one child. The canoes fit two adults OR one adult and one small child. All paddlers need to be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks.

Boat Rental Rates:
Single kayak: $35 / 0-4 hours
Tandem kayak: $50 / 0-4 hours
Canoe: $50 / 0-4 hours
Paddle board (SUP): $35 / 0-4 hours

The cost to rent a kayak or SUP is $35 for up to 4 hours. The cost to rent a canoe or tandem kayak is $50 for up to 4 hours. When you make your reservation, we will block off 4 hours for you. You can return your boats whenever you’d like during those 4 hours – some paddlers stay out for an hour, some stay out for 4 hours – it’s all up to you!

We encourage reservations, especially on the weekends. When you call to make your reservation, please have this information ready:

1) First and last name
2) Date of reservation
3) Time of arrival
4) How many kayaks (and what kind – singles, tandems, canoes, paddle boards, etc).
5) Contact phone #

We create our schedule based on your schedule and when you want to arrive. After you tell us when you’d like to arrive, we block off 4 hours for you. Once the daily schedule is full, we have to then tell people when boats are available.

We are located on the Milwaukee River, with easy access to the Menomonee River heading west or the KK River going south. We are located in the Harbor District, in a boatyard called Jerry’s Docks. We are across the river from the Historic Third Ward neighborhood and across the street from Next Act Theater.

When you paddle with us, you will be paddling on our rivers. Upon arrival, we will outfit you with the proper boat, life jacket and paddle. We will review the river map and be sure you’re comfortable on-land before venturing out. All of our boats launch and return to our dock. We are not a public launch so if you have your own kayak and are looking for a public launch, please see the public launch question below for information, thanks.

We encourage the buddy system and can accommodate individual reservations, small groups and large groups. We offer daily rentals and organized guided trips. If you’re looking to organize a guided trip, please get in touch with us over the phone or through email, thanks.

We are currently closed for the season and will re-open Memorial Day weekend. We may open earlier – it all depends on river and weather conditions.

MKC – Main Location
Milwaukee Kayak Company
– located in Jerry’s Docks
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

MKC Mailing Address:
Milwaukee Kayak Company
P.O. Box 1496
Milwaukee, WI 53201

During the summer months, we have two locations – our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street and our “pop-up” location at Schlitz Park.

MKC “Pop-Up” @ Schlitz Park
Milwaukee Kayak Company
1555 North RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Kayak Company
– located in Jerry’s Docks
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

We are located on the south side of the river, in the Harbor District, across from the Historic Third Ward.

Directions to our main location:
On the corner of 1st Street & Pittsburg (Colectivo Coffee is on that corner) turn east onto East Pittsburg. Continue a couple blocks east and curve to the right, which is SOUTH Water Street (do not go over the Broadway Street bridge into the Third Ward). Proceed on SOUTH Water Street a bit to our location which will be on your left. We are located inside of the boatyard and a MKC banner is attached to the fence. We are located in the middle of the boatyard on the river.

During the summer months, we have two locations – our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street (open every day) and our “pop-up” location at Schlitz Park (open weekends).

We are currently closed for the season and will re-open Memorial Day weekend. We may open earlier – it all depends on river and weather conditions.

MKC – Main Location
Milwaukee Kayak Company
– located in Jerry’s Docks
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

MKC Mailing Address:
Milwaukee Kayak Company
P.O. Box 1496
Milwaukee, WI 53201

During the summer months, we have two locations – our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street and our “pop-up” location at Schlitz Park.

MKC “Pop-Up” @ Schlitz Park
Milwaukee Kayak Company
1555 North RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI

We are currently closed for the season and will re-open Memorial Day weekend. We may open earlier – it all depends on river and weather conditions.

We check messages frequently. If you receive our voice mail, please leave a message and we will call or text you back weekdays between the hours of 2:00-5:00pm. We are good at calling and texting people back.

In-Season:
We encourage reservations to ensure boat availability.

Please call us at (414) 301-2240 to make your reservation. Please provide this information:
• Date
• Time of arrival
• How many kayaks
• First & last name
• How many kayaks
• Phone # (cell- we may text you back)

Our fleet of boats includes mostly single kayaks that fit one person (age 12+), a few tandem kayaks, a few canoes and 4 standup paddleboards.

The tandem kayaks fit two adults OR one adult and one child. The canoes fit two adults OR one adult and one small child. All paddlers need to be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks.

Boat Rental Rates:
Single kayak: $35 / 0-4 hours
Tandem kayak: $50 / 0-4 hours
Canoe: $50 / 0-4 hours
Paddle board (SUP): $35 / 0-4 hours

The cost to rent a kayak or SUP is $35 for up to 4 hours. The cost to rent a canoe or tandem kayak is $50 for up to 4 hours. When you make your reservation, we will block off 4 hours for you. You can return your boats whenever you’d like during those 4 hours – some paddlers stay out for an hour, some stay out for 4 hours – it’s all up to you!

We encourage reservations, especially on the weekends. When you call to make your reservation, please have this information ready:

1) First and last name
2) Date of reservation
3) Time of arrival
4) How many kayaks (and what kind – singles, tandems, canoes, paddle boards, etc).
5) Contact phone #

We create our schedule based on your schedule and when you want to arrive. After you tell us when you’d like to arrive, we block off 4 hours for you. Once the daily schedule is full, we have to then tell people when boats are available.

Please call with questions – see you on the river!

Milwaukee Kayak Company
P.O. Box 1496
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Thanks for asking.

Gift certificates are available along with MKC t-shirts, caps, winter hats and more.

You can pick up a gift certificate at our main location or you can buy one online and we will mail it to you.

Please shop us online or call with questions (414) 301-2240. Please keep in mind that single kayak and paddle board rentals are $35 each and tandem kayaks and canoes are $50 each.

Parking is available on the street or within the gravel area located directly outside of the main entrance gate. We may have parking inside the boatyard too.

Please look for our directional signage outside of the boatyard.

Please keep all goods locked in your trunk. We have a limited supply of dry bags that you can borrow. Dry bags protect your items when on the water and fit a small purse, bag or clothing.

Experienced and non-experienced paddlers are welcome. Our fleet consists of recreational and touring kayaks which are ideal for slow moving rivers. We advocate for our rivers and recommend that paddlers renting from MKC stay on our rivers and do not venture out past the Hoan Bridge to Lake Michigan (due to safety concerns).

Experienced paddlers equipped with sea kayaks and proper safety equipment are more suited for large bodies of water, such as Lake Michigan.

The maximum weight capacity for our most stable recreational kayak is 325 lbs. – depending on river and weather conditions.

All kayakers must launch and return to our dock and need to enter and exit their kayak from our dock. We are not located on a beach where you can push off from land or sand.

If you have any questions or concerns about weight limits for our kayaks, please give us a call. Or, please stop over to talk about kayak options that may work best for you.

Please note that we are not able to fit all paddlers, so please call or visit us before making your reservation. Thank you.

You’ll be paddling, so plan on preparing to get a little wet while enjoying a great day in the sun.

You will want to dress for the weather, so we recommend wearing lightweight, synthetic, quick dry clothing. Try to avoid wearing jeans and heavy clothing. If possible, wear thin-soled shoes or sports sandals.

Consider bringing a rain jacket to protect you from wind and other elements. You can always store it in the boat with you.

Bring a water bottle filled with water, sunglasses, sunblock and a hat for protection. Consider bringing a camera, but know that it has the possibility of getting wet. We may have dry bags (waterproof bags) available that you can borrow while out on the water.

Please be sure to bring a water bottle filled with water.

The maximum weight capacity for our most stable recreational kayak is 325 lbs. – depending on river and weather conditions.

All kayakers must launch and return to our dock and need to enter and exit their kayak from our dock. We are not located on a beach where you can push off from land or sand.

If you have any questions or concerns about weight limits for our kayaks, please give us a call. Or, please stop over to talk about kayak options that may work best for you.

Please note that we are not able to fit all paddlers, so please call or visit us before making your reservation. Thank you.

Thank you.

All paddlers must review and sign a waiver. Download WAIVER here.

All paddlers must be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks. All paddlers must be over the age of 18. All paddlers under the age of 18 need to have their parent/guardian approval, and must have their parents/guardian sign the waiver.

Please call with questions.

Here’s an INFO SHEET filled with tips on how to make your experience a good one.

Please call with questions.

  • What's the age requirement?
  • Are life jackets included in rentals?
  • Can we take boat rentals off-site?
  • I have my own kayak - can I launch it at Milwaukee Kayak Company's docks?
  • What's the policy with weather and general cancellations?

All paddlers need to be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks.

Paddlers under the age of 12 can share a tandem kayak or canoe with someone age 18 or older.

All paddlers under the age of 18 need to have their parent/guardian approval, and must have their parents/guardian sign the waiver.

Please call with questions (414) 301-2240.

Yes, all of our rentals include life jackets and paddles. We will outfit you when you arrive and have jackets to fit children, youth and adults.

All of our kayaks, canoes and paddleboards must launch and return to our dock. We are located Downtown Milwaukee, in the Harbor District, on the Milwaukee River with easy access to the Menomonee (going west) and KK River (going south). You will be paddling on our rivers.

If you’re looking to rent and transport your boats, please call Laacke & Joys out in Brookfield (262) 782-2960.

Our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street is located on private property. We cannot your own personal watercraft from our site, thanks for your understanding.

Here’s a list of a few good public launches close to our dock:

• Marine Terminal Lofts just re-installed their public dock. This dock is located directly across from our dock and is on Erie Street just east of the Broadway Street bridge.

• Between Hansen’s Landing & Harbor Point Condos / Milwaukee River across and just downriver from MKC
The closest option (to MKC) for launching personal watercraft is the public dock between Hansen’s Landing and Harbor Point Condos in the Third Ward on Erie Street. This location is across the river and just downriver from our dock. Parking is available on the street. This dock is very convenient and is a nice low dock with public access. The closest intersection is E. Polk Street and E. Erie Street – walk down to the river, between the buildings and you’ll see the public launch.

• Riverfront Boat Launch – Milwaukee River/Milwaukee Harbor
The next closest public launch is the Riverfront Boat Launch at the end of Bruce Street a few blocks down river from MKC directly in line with the Hoan Bridge. There may be a fee to launch from this spot. Please note that this launch can get busy with motorized boats, especially on the weekends. Closest intersection is Bruce Street and South Water Street.

• Emmber Lane – Menomonee River
The Emmber Lane kayak launch on the Menomonee River is a great place to launch your kayak or canoe. The launch is very close to Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful’s office. Closest intersection is Emmber Lane and Mt. Vernon Avenue on the Menomonee River – launch is on the northwest corner of the bridge.

• Kiwanis Landing Boat Launch – Milwaukee River
One of the best places to launch your kayak or canoe is the new Kiwanis Landing Boat Launch near the River Revitalization Foundation offices located on the Milwaukee River near the Humboldt Street bridge. This is very close to the old North Avenue dam. Closest intersection is Humboldt Avenue and Riverboat Road.

• Pere Marquette Park – Milwaukee River
Pere Marquette has a nice public dock located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. You may have to park, unload your kayak and then find a parking spot on the street. There are parking structures close by too. This launch is located off N. Old World 3rd Street between W. Kilbourn Avenue and W. State Street.

Thanks again for your understanding – please call us if you have any questions. – Beth @ MKC

Weather:
Weather is hard to predict, so please come prepared to paddle or give us a call to check in on conditions.Rain, stormy weather, wind and river conditions are all factors when it comes to safe paddling conditions.

General cancellations:
Please only make a reservation if you know you can keep it. With that said, we understand that life happens and things to come up, so please let us know if you need to cancel your reservation ASAP so we can release your kayaks. We are a small business, understand things come up and appreciate your consideration – thank you!

* We reserve the right to refuse rentals to anyone who may be under the influence of alcohol or for any other reason. Safety is our top priority.

  • So, how does it all work?
  • Where is Milwaukee Kayak Company located?
  • What are the days and hours of Milwaukee Kayak Company?
  • Do I need reservations?
  • How much does it cost to rent a kayak?
  • What is the mailing address of Milwaukee Kayak Company?
  • Are gift certificates available?
  • Is parking available?
  • Do I need experience?
  • What should I bring and what should I wear?
  • What are the weight restrictions?
  • DOWNLOAD: Waiver
  • DOWNLOAD: Info Sheet
  • What's the age requirement?
  • Are life jackets included in rentals?
  • Can we take boat rentals off-site?
  • I have my own kayak - can I launch it at Milwaukee Kayak Company's docks?
  • What's the policy with weather and general cancellations?

Hello!

Milwaukee Kayak Company (#MKC) is a cool, casual, professional and fun paddlesports rental business located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our fleet of boats includes mostly single kayaks that fit one person (age 12+), a few tandem kayaks, a few canoes and 4 standup paddleboards.

The tandem kayaks fit two adults OR one adult and one child. The canoes fit two adults OR one adult and one small child. All paddlers need to be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks.

Boat Rental Rates:
Single kayak: $35 / 0-4 hours
Tandem kayak: $50 / 0-4 hours
Canoe: $50 / 0-4 hours
Paddle board (SUP): $35 / 0-4 hours

The cost to rent a kayak or SUP is $35 for up to 4 hours. The cost to rent a canoe or tandem kayak is $50 for up to 4 hours. When you make your reservation, we will block off 4 hours for you. You can return your boats whenever you’d like during those 4 hours – some paddlers stay out for an hour, some stay out for 4 hours – it’s all up to you!

We encourage reservations, especially on the weekends. When you call to make your reservation, please have this information ready:

1) First and last name
2) Date of reservation
3) Time of arrival
4) How many kayaks (and what kind – singles, tandems, canoes, paddle boards, etc).
5) Contact phone #

We create our schedule based on your schedule and when you want to arrive. After you tell us when you’d like to arrive, we block off 4 hours for you. Once the daily schedule is full, we have to then tell people when boats are available.

We are located on the Milwaukee River, with easy access to the Menomonee River heading west or the KK River going south. We are located in the Harbor District, in a boatyard called Jerry’s Docks. We are across the river from the Historic Third Ward neighborhood and across the street from Next Act Theater.

When you paddle with us, you will be paddling on our rivers. Upon arrival, we will outfit you with the proper boat, life jacket and paddle. We will review the river map and be sure you’re comfortable on-land before venturing out. All of our boats launch and return to our dock. We are not a public launch so if you have your own kayak and are looking for a public launch, please see the public launch question below for information, thanks.

We encourage the buddy system and can accommodate individual reservations, small groups and large groups. We offer daily rentals and organized guided trips. If you’re looking to organize a guided trip, please get in touch with us over the phone or through email, thanks.

We are currently closed for the season and will re-open Memorial Day weekend. We may open earlier – it all depends on river and weather conditions.

MKC – Main Location
Milwaukee Kayak Company
– located in Jerry’s Docks
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

MKC Mailing Address:
Milwaukee Kayak Company
P.O. Box 1496
Milwaukee, WI 53201

During the summer months, we have two locations – our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street and our “pop-up” location at Schlitz Park.

MKC “Pop-Up” @ Schlitz Park
Milwaukee Kayak Company
1555 North RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Kayak Company
– located in Jerry’s Docks
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

We are located on the south side of the river, in the Harbor District, across from the Historic Third Ward.

Directions to our main location:
On the corner of 1st Street & Pittsburg (Colectivo Coffee is on that corner) turn east onto East Pittsburg. Continue a couple blocks east and curve to the right, which is SOUTH Water Street (do not go over the Broadway Street bridge into the Third Ward). Proceed on SOUTH Water Street a bit to our location which will be on your left. We are located inside of the boatyard and a MKC banner is attached to the fence. We are located in the middle of the boatyard on the river.

During the summer months, we have two locations – our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street (open every day) and our “pop-up” location at Schlitz Park (open weekends).

We are currently closed for the season and will re-open Memorial Day weekend. We may open earlier – it all depends on river and weather conditions.

MKC – Main Location
Milwaukee Kayak Company
– located in Jerry’s Docks
318 SOUTH Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

MKC Mailing Address:
Milwaukee Kayak Company
P.O. Box 1496
Milwaukee, WI 53201

During the summer months, we have two locations – our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street and our “pop-up” location at Schlitz Park.

MKC “Pop-Up” @ Schlitz Park
Milwaukee Kayak Company
1555 North RiverCenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI

We are currently closed for the season and will re-open Memorial Day weekend. We may open earlier – it all depends on river and weather conditions.

We check messages frequently. If you receive our voice mail, please leave a message and we will call or text you back weekdays between the hours of 2:00-5:00pm. We are good at calling and texting people back.

In-Season:
We encourage reservations to ensure boat availability.

Please call us at (414) 301-2240 to make your reservation. Please provide this information:
• Date
• Time of arrival
• How many kayaks
• First & last name
• How many kayaks
• Phone # (cell- we may text you back)

Our fleet of boats includes mostly single kayaks that fit one person (age 12+), a few tandem kayaks, a few canoes and 4 standup paddleboards.

The tandem kayaks fit two adults OR one adult and one child. The canoes fit two adults OR one adult and one small child. All paddlers need to be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks.

Boat Rental Rates:
Single kayak: $35 / 0-4 hours
Tandem kayak: $50 / 0-4 hours
Canoe: $50 / 0-4 hours
Paddle board (SUP): $35 / 0-4 hours

The cost to rent a kayak or SUP is $35 for up to 4 hours. The cost to rent a canoe or tandem kayak is $50 for up to 4 hours. When you make your reservation, we will block off 4 hours for you. You can return your boats whenever you’d like during those 4 hours – some paddlers stay out for an hour, some stay out for 4 hours – it’s all up to you!

We encourage reservations, especially on the weekends. When you call to make your reservation, please have this information ready:

1) First and last name
2) Date of reservation
3) Time of arrival
4) How many kayaks (and what kind – singles, tandems, canoes, paddle boards, etc).
5) Contact phone #

We create our schedule based on your schedule and when you want to arrive. After you tell us when you’d like to arrive, we block off 4 hours for you. Once the daily schedule is full, we have to then tell people when boats are available.

Please call with questions – see you on the river!

Milwaukee Kayak Company
P.O. Box 1496
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Thanks for asking.

Gift certificates are available along with MKC t-shirts, caps, winter hats and more.

You can pick up a gift certificate at our main location or you can buy one online and we will mail it to you.

Please shop us online or call with questions (414) 301-2240. Please keep in mind that single kayak and paddle board rentals are $35 each and tandem kayaks and canoes are $50 each.

Parking is available on the street or within the gravel area located directly outside of the main entrance gate. We may have parking inside the boatyard too.

Please look for our directional signage outside of the boatyard.

Please keep all goods locked in your trunk. We have a limited supply of dry bags that you can borrow. Dry bags protect your items when on the water and fit a small purse, bag or clothing.

Experienced and non-experienced paddlers are welcome. Our fleet consists of recreational and touring kayaks which are ideal for slow moving rivers. We advocate for our rivers and recommend that paddlers renting from MKC stay on our rivers and do not venture out past the Hoan Bridge to Lake Michigan (due to safety concerns).

Experienced paddlers equipped with sea kayaks and proper safety equipment are more suited for large bodies of water, such as Lake Michigan.

The maximum weight capacity for our most stable recreational kayak is 325 lbs. – depending on river and weather conditions.

All kayakers must launch and return to our dock and need to enter and exit their kayak from our dock. We are not located on a beach where you can push off from land or sand.

If you have any questions or concerns about weight limits for our kayaks, please give us a call. Or, please stop over to talk about kayak options that may work best for you.

Please note that we are not able to fit all paddlers, so please call or visit us before making your reservation. Thank you.

You’ll be paddling, so plan on preparing to get a little wet while enjoying a great day in the sun.

You will want to dress for the weather, so we recommend wearing lightweight, synthetic, quick dry clothing. Try to avoid wearing jeans and heavy clothing. If possible, wear thin-soled shoes or sports sandals.

Consider bringing a rain jacket to protect you from wind and other elements. You can always store it in the boat with you.

Bring a water bottle filled with water, sunglasses, sunblock and a hat for protection. Consider bringing a camera, but know that it has the possibility of getting wet. We may have dry bags (waterproof bags) available that you can borrow while out on the water.

Please be sure to bring a water bottle filled with water.

The maximum weight capacity for our most stable recreational kayak is 325 lbs. – depending on river and weather conditions.

All kayakers must launch and return to our dock and need to enter and exit their kayak from our dock. We are not located on a beach where you can push off from land or sand.

If you have any questions or concerns about weight limits for our kayaks, please give us a call. Or, please stop over to talk about kayak options that may work best for you.

Please note that we are not able to fit all paddlers, so please call or visit us before making your reservation. Thank you.

Thank you.

All paddlers must review and sign a waiver. Download WAIVER here.

All paddlers must be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks. All paddlers must be over the age of 18. All paddlers under the age of 18 need to have their parent/guardian approval, and must have their parents/guardian sign the waiver.

Please call with questions.

Here’s an INFO SHEET filled with tips on how to make your experience a good one.

Please call with questions.

All paddlers need to be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks.

Paddlers under the age of 12 can share a tandem kayak or canoe with someone age 18 or older.

All paddlers under the age of 18 need to have their parent/guardian approval, and must have their parents/guardian sign the waiver.

Please call with questions (414) 301-2240.

Yes, all of our rentals include life jackets and paddles. We will outfit you when you arrive and have jackets to fit children, youth and adults.

All of our kayaks, canoes and paddleboards must launch and return to our dock. We are located Downtown Milwaukee, in the Harbor District, on the Milwaukee River with easy access to the Menomonee (going west) and KK River (going south). You will be paddling on our rivers.

If you’re looking to rent and transport your boats, please call Laacke & Joys out in Brookfield (262) 782-2960.

Our main location at 318 SOUTH Water Street is located on private property. We cannot your own personal watercraft from our site, thanks for your understanding.

Here’s a list of a few good public launches close to our dock:

• Marine Terminal Lofts just re-installed their public dock. This dock is located directly across from our dock and is on Erie Street just east of the Broadway Street bridge.

• Between Hansen’s Landing & Harbor Point Condos / Milwaukee River across and just downriver from MKC
The closest option (to MKC) for launching personal watercraft is the public dock between Hansen’s Landing and Harbor Point Condos in the Third Ward on Erie Street. This location is across the river and just downriver from our dock. Parking is available on the street. This dock is very convenient and is a nice low dock with public access. The closest intersection is E. Polk Street and E. Erie Street – walk down to the river, between the buildings and you’ll see the public launch.

• Riverfront Boat Launch – Milwaukee River/Milwaukee Harbor
The next closest public launch is the Riverfront Boat Launch at the end of Bruce Street a few blocks down river from MKC directly in line with the Hoan Bridge. There may be a fee to launch from this spot. Please note that this launch can get busy with motorized boats, especially on the weekends. Closest intersection is Bruce Street and South Water Street.

• Emmber Lane – Menomonee River
The Emmber Lane kayak launch on the Menomonee River is a great place to launch your kayak or canoe. The launch is very close to Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful’s office. Closest intersection is Emmber Lane and Mt. Vernon Avenue on the Menomonee River – launch is on the northwest corner of the bridge.

• Kiwanis Landing Boat Launch – Milwaukee River
One of the best places to launch your kayak or canoe is the new Kiwanis Landing Boat Launch near the River Revitalization Foundation offices located on the Milwaukee River near the Humboldt Street bridge. This is very close to the old North Avenue dam. Closest intersection is Humboldt Avenue and Riverboat Road.

• Pere Marquette Park – Milwaukee River
Pere Marquette has a nice public dock located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. You may have to park, unload your kayak and then find a parking spot on the street. There are parking structures close by too. This launch is located off N. Old World 3rd Street between W. Kilbourn Avenue and W. State Street.

Thanks again for your understanding – please call us if you have any questions. – Beth @ MKC

Weather:
Weather is hard to predict, so please come prepared to paddle or give us a call to check in on conditions.Rain, stormy weather, wind and river conditions are all factors when it comes to safe paddling conditions.

General cancellations:
Please only make a reservation if you know you can keep it. With that said, we understand that life happens and things to come up, so please let us know if you need to cancel your reservation ASAP so we can release your kayaks. We are a small business, understand things come up and appreciate your consideration – thank you!

* We reserve the right to refuse rentals to anyone who may be under the influence of alcohol or for any other reason. Safety is our top priority.