2023 Kayak Crawl

Hey everyone! We’re having a Kayak Crawl and everyone is invited!

It’s a pre-Packer game party and we’ll be paddling with the Funktoon who will be playing a classic Nashville “In the round” singer/songwriter showcase featuring:
Rich Travis
Shell Bells
Jon Blair
Dan Buddah

The goal is to bring paddlers together in a nice, fun and safe environment. We will meet at the confluence of the rivers, paddle up thru Downtown, turn around as time allows (hoping to make it to Schlitz Park) and paddle back up the Menomonee River ending at Twisted Fisherman. Let’s dress in bright colors, wear our life jackets, have some fun in the sun and enjoy life on our rivers.

MKC rentals are available at our main location in Jerry’s Docks and at our Twisted Fisherman location. Any and all other rentals are welcome and if you’d like to launch your own, please use a public launch and meet us at the confluence of the rivers at noon.


Sunday, September 10th

Meet at the confluence at 12/noon; end at Twisted Fisherman around 2-2:30pm.

Funkwagon will launch from Twisted Fisherman around 11:30am and meet everyone at the confluence at noon.

• 12pm/noon: paddlers meet at the confluence of the Milwaukee & Menomonee Rivers (near the Menomonee River Train Bridge) where we’ll meet up with the Funktoon!
• shortly after noon, we’ll start paddling up the Milwaukee River thru downtown from the confluence, turnaround as time allows and paddle down and then up the Menomonee River, ending at Twisted Fisherman around 2-2:30pm

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• stop at MOTOR/Harley-Davidson Museum for 1/2 off appetizers
• stop at City Lights Brewery for Sunday fun
• stop and finish at Twisted Fisherman for more specials and Sunday fun


Milwaukee Kayak Company staff will be outfitting guests renting from us at our main location in Jerry’s Docks and at our Twisted Fisherman location. All of our kayaks are due back to either of our docks by 4pm. We will take note of your intended drop off location when you check in with us for your rental.


• You!
• Water bottle filled with water
• Sunscreen
• Small coolers okay
• Dress for the weather – consider bringing a windbreaker (do not wear jeans or heavy cotton)
• Camera
• ID
• Towel to sit on (optional)
• Paddle or biking gloves (optional)


• Kayak
• Life jacket
• Paddle
• Dry-bag (limited supply available)
• Water, snacks and sunscreen are always on-hand
• Paddle lesson and instruction
• Safe and fun atmosphere


• Lightweight clothing (do not wear jeans or heavy cotton)
• Sandals, flips or shoes with a thin sole
• Rain jacket/windbreaker
• Sunglasses and/or hat


• We will check you in.
• We will outfit you with the proper kayak, life jacket and paddle.
• We will provide introductions, review information and rules of the river.
• We will ask you where you intend to drop off your kayak – either our main location or Twisted Fisherman location.
• Life jackets must be worn at all times when you are near or on the river.


• All participants must be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks
• All participants must know how to swim (unless child is with a parent/guardian)
• All participants under the age of 12 can share a tandem kayak or canoe with someone age 18 or older*


If the Kayak Crawl needs to be canceled due to weather or river conditions, we will notify you by phone and/or email and you can rebook for a rental on a different date or receive a refund, whatever works best for you. If you need to cancel due to personal reasons, please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly. We are cool and understand things come up.


For those launching their own kayaks, there is no charge… simply launch at a public dock and meet us at the confluence of the rivers at noon. Please see our blog for a list of public docks at www.milwaukeekayak.com.

For anyone launching their own, please keep up with us here, on our blog and social sites for any updates regarding this event. You can also send us an email at info@milwaukeekayak.com and we can keep in touch with you there too.

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MKC is owned and operated by Beth Handle, who grew up on the north side of Milwaukee. Beth is active in our community and is on the Board of Directors for Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Milwaukee Riverwalk.